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iOS 8 Camera Controls

I really like the new exposure slider in the iOS 8 Camera app. Unfortunately, the HDR control is still broken. I set it to On, and within seconds it’s changed itself back to Auto.

Update (2014-10-30): Apple replied to my bug report with Behaves Correctly. They say that the HDR setting is supposed to revert to Auto after the device has been locked for more than 30 seconds. I think this is a poor design. I don’t ever want to use HDR Auto because it often chooses not to use HDR in situations where it would have really helped. With HDR On I can always choose which photo I like better. With HDR Auto, I may forever miss having a good photo of an important life event.

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You wouldn't happen to mean the flash control, would you? As far as I'm aware, HDR doesn't have an Auto setting.

@Tyler I do mean HDR. I think the Auto setting is not available on the iPhone 5 or 5c.

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