last week we told you that HDR imaging is coming to iPhone 3GS and 3G (jailbreak only) and today it’s available. Those who are not familiar with the process of HDR imaging, the overall concept is really pretty simple. HDR (high dynamic range) is a techniques that allow a greater dynamic range of luminances between the lightest and darkest areas of an image than standard digital imaging techniques or photographic methods. HDR Imaging automatically combines multiple exposures into a single image.
Thanks to Will for finding out this nifty hack and for posting instruction on his blog. All you need is to add a simple string in a plist.
Note : This hack is for iOS 4.1 jailbroken iPhones only. Official jailbreak for iOS 4.1 isn’t available but if you ae lucky one with old bootrom phones, you can follow Jailbreak iPhone 3GS iOS 4.1 with Pwnage Tool (Unofficial)
Instructions to enable HDR photos on iPhone 3GS, iPhone 3G :
- Connect to your iPhone via SSH. How to Access iPhone via SSH on Windows Mac
For iPhone 3G, navigate to
For iPhone 3GS, navigate to
- Add a key named “hdr-image-capture” with a boolean value of “true” to the “capabilities” section of this property list
<key> hdr-image-capture </ key> <true/>
- Save the plist and upload it back into the iPhone
- Restart SpringBoard, or just reboot your device. You should now have access to the HDR setting in the camera application.