what is hdr and how to use it on iphone

As most of you may know that the Burst Mode is an iPhone feature that lets you take successive photos for as long as you hold the shutter button. The concept of burst mode is to provide the users with a number of same photos so they can pick the best ones out of them and delete the rest. All in all, it is a great feature which is highly praised by most iPhone users.

On the flip side of the coin, there are a few iPhone users who do not rate this feature and nor they want to use it. They prefer to take only one photo when they press the shutter as perhaps, they possess faith in their photography skills. So, if you are not a fan of burst mode but do not know how to turn it off, this article can be a real help.

Enable HDR:

High Dynamic Range, commonly known as HDR is another amazing feature in the iPhone’ camera app. It allows you to take incredible photos in low-light surroundings. It actually takes three photos with different exposures and merges them into a single well-light and balanced photograph. Additionally, iPhone’ camera doesn’t allow two features working in tandem which means enabling HRD will disable the Burst Mode automatically.

Here is how you can enable the HDR mode which will disable the Burst Mode.

1. Open the Camera App on your iPhone.

2. You will see the HRD option disabled on the top of your screen. Tap on it to enable it.
You cannot take burst photos when HRD is enabled

3. You will see HDR enabled on the screen. You cannot take burst photos when HRD is enabled.

Using Flash:

Flash, as the name suggests, is another great feature that adds light to your pictures. Enabling Flash will automatically disable the Burst Mode as two features cannot go along simultaneously. To enable Flash:

1. Open the Camera App on your iPhone.

2. You will be able to locate the Flash Icon at the top-left of your screen. Tap on it.
pressing the shutter will only take a single photo as Burst Mode would be disabled

3. Once the flash is enabled, pressing the shutter will only take a single photo as Burst Mode would be disabled.

Using the Timer:

The final method of disabling the Burst Mode is by using the timer feature on the Camera app. enabling this feature means that your iPhone will capture the photo after 3 or 10 seconds once the shutter is pressed. This feature can come handy when your iPhone is mounted on a tripod or a selfie stick. The main thing, however, is that enabling the Timer will turn off the Burst Mode. Here is what you need to do:

1. Open the Camera app.

2. Locate the Timer Icon (Clock lookalike) and tap on it.
Set your timing

3. Set your timing; either 3s or 10s option.
The timer doesn’t allow the Burst Mode so it will be only a single picture

4. Now take the photo with a delay. The timer doesn’t allow the Burst Mode so it will be only a single picture.

So, people who do not love the Burst Mode can turn it off with the three methods mentioned above. As you may have learnt, you wouldn’t even need to leave the camera app to disable this feature. However, this feature, at times, can come handy so if you wish to enable it, simply turn off the features such as Timer, Flash, and HDR.

Moreover, Burst Mode Photos also go to the Photos app and you can delete either the whole Burst Mode picture (all Pictures) or you can delete selective ones too.