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understanding iphone xs images into Lightroom and HDR like behavior

ipanema

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Hello, I am hoping someone here can help with some confusion on my part. I am culling a catalog of several thousand photos I took three years ago with an Iphone XS. In lightroom, there are many sets of two very similar images. The first image looks slightly out of focus compared to the second. The second looks slightly blown out compared to the first. (Note: not every photo has a second similar cousin but many do.). In looking at the overlay metadata, shutter-speed, aperture, ISO etc are identical in both images. In choosing the better image I was opting for the sharper one. I am wondering, however if the Iphone is taking an HDR like shot by combining two shots and that lightroom imports these as two separate images. As a test, I merged two of these and it did indeed like light an HDR pic. Can someone clarify?
Thank you in advance...
SG
 

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ipanema

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I should add that I no longer own the iphone xs. I do not see HDR anywhere in the lightroom metadata. However, if I go to the original images on my icloud.com account, the are HDR tags on some of the files. So I dont know if lightroom imports these as separate files or as a "stacked" file...
 
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My best guess is that you were using the Lightroom camera and perhaps had it set to HDR mode. There is a setting in the camera to save the unprocessed version as well as the HDR version.
 

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Hello, Thank you for your response. I don't use lightroom camera. I dont even have lightroom on my phone. The images were taken using the iphone camera interface and imported into lightroom. Im stumped.
 
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