Eye-Popping HDR Photography Now Standard On iPhone

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image via gdgt.com
image via gdgt.com

The iPhone’s strong nod to photography just got more emphatic with the introduction of HDR in today’s iOS 4.1 update.

HDR, or High Dynamic Range, combines the best parts of an underexposed image with the best parts of an overexposed image — so it’s really three images in one.

The results can be stunning, and up till now the effect was only available on the iPhone through third-party apps. It’s another sign that the iPhone is more than just a photographic toy, and it’s a big deal that Apple saw fit to include it in iOS 4.1.