Demon Baby

The new High Dynam­ic Range (HDR) option found since iOS4.1 (the oper­at­ing sys­tem for iPhones, iPods, iPads) onwards can be described as the best of times and the blurst of times.

From what I can fig­ure out, this tech­nol­o­gy takes three pho­tos in rapid suc­ces­sion, each with dif­fer­ent expo­sure set­tings — one based on the auto-expo­sure set­ting, one under­ex­posed, and one over­ex­posed. The brain inside the iDe­vice then does some pro­cess­ing and comes up with a mind meld­ed pho­to that con­tains the best of all three expo­sure worlds.

Sounds great!

The catch is if the cam­era moves a micron in between those three shots, the result­ing pho­to can be a lit­tle dis­tort­ed, and poten­tial­ly evil. Here is my evi­dence to back it up:

GIVE ME YOUR SOUL!!! And a warm bot­tle please.

My son can be naughty at times, but it wasn’t until a HDR pho­to tak­en with my iPhone 4, that I realised how tru­ly pos­sessed he is.

Any­ways, there are many, many arti­cles on the web about using HDR effec­tive­ly which I will leave you to go and find. In the mean­time, does any­one know of a good exorcist?