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10/31/17
Original Poster
p_seattle

HDR+ vs HDR+ Enhanced on Pixel 2

Can google please explain the diffrence between these two modes and when to use the Enhanced option?  I can not find anything online with an official take on what the difference is and why I should use one vs the other.  

Thank you 

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10/31/17
Original Poster
p_seattle
One other note - more information about how to enable/disable face retouching is requested as well.  I finally figured out that it only exists on the forward facing camera and that it is off by default.  

With the camera being the #1 most important part of this device, I'd love to see more videos and documentation from Google about how to get the best results with the device.  
Rachael - Community Specialist
11/1/17
Rachael - Community Specialist

Hi there,


Thanks for posting on the Pixel User Community

I see that you would want to know more about the HDR + feature on the Pixel 2 phone. To explain more about this, the HDR+ mode balances the darkest and brightest areas of your photos, making them more vivid.

On the top bar, tap HDR+ to:

  • Turn it off for all photos.
  • Turn it to Auto to let Camera decide when to use HDR+.
  • Turn it on for all photos (we recommend you use this for all types of scenes).

On Pixel 2, HDR+ is always on and the setting is hidden. If you want more control, you can put HDR+ settings on the top bar by going to Menu Gallery Menu > Settings  > Advanced and tapping the "HDR+ control" switch.

Once you have HDR+ control on your top bar, you can:

  • Turn it off for all photos.
  • Turn it on for all photos.
  • Activate HDR+ enhanced mode that makes pictures even more vivid, but takes a little bit longer to process. Don't forget to turn HDR+ enhanced mode off when you're done with it!
Also, for the second part of the question where you mentioned about seeing more videos and documentation from Google about how to get the best results with the device, you might consider sharing a feedback. You can send feedback to Google from your Settings app. This information helps improve Google's products and services for everyone. To send feedback from your phone:
  1. Open your device's Settings app.
  2. Scroll to the bottom and tap About phone > Send feedback about this device.
  3. Type your feedback.
  4. To include your system logs, check the "Include system logs" box. These logs help Google when you report a technical issue.
  5. Tap Send. Your message, system information, and email address (if you're signed in) will be sent to Google.
Hope that helps.

Best,
Rachael
11/1/17
Original Poster
p_seattle
Thank you Rachel.  I'd love more definition around "Activate HDR+ enhanced mode that makes pictures even more vivid, but takes a little bit longer to process"   - When does Google suggest using this feature?  The reply is pretty vague.  I'm doing some testing myself to try to discern how/when it helps but considering it is a feature that Google placed on the camera, having information that suggests when to use the feature is helpful.  

Thank you again.  
Pedrovillarroel
12/11/17
Pedrovillarroel
Hello, good day, this : "Don't forget to turn HDR+ enhanced mode off when you're done with it!"

May i please ask why? can i not just leave it on if is better?

many thanks for your help.
Google user
12/11/17
Google user
HDR+ is basically the new auto mode which lets the camera to decide while HDR+ enhanced is always on, maybe that's why she said to disable it in case you need to click pics in quick succession. 
Source: Other forums and YouTube tech reviewers.
Adam
12/23/17
Adam
Thanks,Kunjan Prasad. But she needs to make an official comment.
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