The Google Photos feature lets you get a portrait light effect on your old, used, or newer photos that come with a filter. The pixel-shifting technology in the image is capable of creating a portrait effect that is very similar to what the new Apple ‘Aperture’ mode does, but instead of letting you control exposure, you get to adjust the level of contrast and brightness.
The main difference between this portrait light effect feature and the ‘Aperture‘ mode is that it applies the same image processing as you would have in Photoshop, but the results can be a little better in terms of getting good results. While you can always edit your photos in the Photoshop program, you won’t have much control over how much contrast or brightness is applied. The ‘Aperture’ mode on the iPhone lets you fine-tune the levels of color and contrast by tapping on different areas of your photo.
When you tap on the center of an image or tap the right edge of one, the portrait light will be applied to the area. When you tap the bottom edge of an image, the portrait light will be applied to the bottom portion of the image. This will give your background a more vibrant look. However, you will need to have the portrait lighting option enabled for the photo to take advantage of the feature. The more light that is applied, the richer the colors will appear, so try to avoid photos with bright backgrounds if you want to use the portrait light feature on your iPhone.
You can also choose to keep the background of the portrait light effect in tact or allow the light to illuminate everything around the image. If you have the portrait lighting option enabled and choose to keep the background of the image the way it is, the effect will be the same as that of the photo in your album, except that the colors will pop out more and the background will be in shadow. If you opt to expose the background of your photo, however, you will lose some of the natural look of the image. In this case, the effect will resemble that of a night shot.
The portrait light effect works with all kinds of shots – the landscape, the portrait, and the person. The best thing about it is that you can change the color of the background, which makes the effect more natural-looking and less artificial. If you have the portrait light feature turned on, however, you can choose to make the color match that of your clothing and use a neutral tone to match your surroundings.
The portrait light effect works by changing the color and intensity of the pixels that are present in your photo – not the color and intensity of the actual light itself. As you can see, there’s no artificial processing involved here. It is an easy way to create a professional looking portrait in your old, used or new photos.