iPhone 11 and 11 Pro / Max owners thread

Ted Todorov

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As far as taking the picture goes, iOS 14 allows you to dial in a limited amount of exposure compensation .
Is it possible to eliminate it altogether? What I have in mind are the red, Blade Runner 2049 skies the Bay Area in California had recently - it was virtually impossible to take iPhone photos of it -- because the software was refusing to believe the sky could be that color. All the good photos come from fancy SLRs where all auto correction could be turned off
 

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Is it possible to eliminate it altogether? What I have in mind are the red, Blade Runner 2049 skies the Bay Area in California had recently - it was virtually impossible to take iPhone photos of it -- because the software was refusing to believe the sky could be that color. All the good photos come from fancy SLRs where all auto correction could be turned off
I don't have an iPhone 11, but I found this . It's an article about how to get some manual control over iPhone cameras. (The site keeps popping up annoying ads, but there's some useful information in the free article.)

The problem that people are having with photographing red skies seems to be due to automatic white balance. The article says that you can't turn that off when you are using the standard Camera app. However, there are other apps, like the Camera+2 app, that give you more control over the white balance. (Whether that or other third-party camera apps give you enough control to easily photograph red skies, I don't know. But it sounds as though people who want more control might do well to research reviews of third-party camera apps.)
 

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This is a combo phone and watch question. I want to add another photo for my watch 4. I’ve done it before it’s easy. However this time not so easy because I don’t like the automatic crop the phone (or watch) does. I google how to edit photo for the watch. Every hit I find says edit, crop, select 4:5 ratio. Well that ratio is never one of the listed options.

I’m doing this in the photos app.

What am I doing wrong?
 

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This is a combo phone and watch question. I want to add another photo for my watch 4. I’ve done it before it’s easy. However this time not so easy because I don’t like the automatic crop the phone (or watch) does. I google how to edit photo for the watch. Every hit I find says edit, crop, select 4:5 ratio. Well that ratio is never one of the listed options.

I’m doing this in the photos app.

What am I doing wrong?
There may not be a 4:5 or 5:4 choice, but there is a Custom one. Use "Custom" to select the desired crop aspect ratio.
 
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There may not be a 4:5 or 5:4 choice, but there is a Custom one. Use "Custom" to select the desired crop aspect ratio.
Where is that Custom? I just used photos to Edit, Crop (at bottom of screen), Ratio (my name, at top of screen). Options available are Original, Freeform (crop by dragging Corners), Ssquare, 9:16, 8:10, 5:7, 3:4, 3:5, 2:3. Wait, Isn’t 8:10 the same as 4:5? -_- However, there is no Custom selection that I can type figures into.
 

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At the bottom of the Aspect menu. (Photos version 3.0 (3291.13.230); High Sierra version 10.13.6 (17G14019)). If you want to type in numbers, you must click on the Custom label to get the data entry fields to appear.

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Maybe the problem is caused by the fact I’m using Photos on the iphone?
 

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