How to Get HDR on iPhone 3GS/4 on iOS 4.1/4.0.x: HDR Apps and HDR Camera Enabler

Did you bypass the latest iOS 4.1 update on your iPhone 4 because you are preserving your jailbreak (which is coming soon) For those that did update, you are probably enjoying the benefits of HDR photography.

Did Apple Acquire their HDR Skills from imsense?

The latest HDR story is that Apple acquired the UK company, imsense, for this new feature. MacRumors reports that their iPhone app and desktop apps have been pulled along with their social networking accounts. Furthermore, three of Apple’s officers were named directors of imsense in July of this year. I think it’s a done deal that Apple owns imsense!

Want to Get HDR Photography On your iPhone 4 on iOS 4.0.1/4.0.2?

If you are REALLY desperate and want HDR photography on your iPhone 4, and want it in an easy way I’d suggest downloading one of two HDR apps: Pro HDR or TrueHDR.

Both of these apps have been reviewed and appear to be in worthy contention of replacing Apple’s HDR photography. I tried Pro HDR and here are some of my results:

iPhone 4 camera on iOS 4.0.2


Pro HDR allows for automatic or manual taking of pictures to create your final HDR image. It’s only $1.99 and has been an excellent app so far. One downside is the app does take some time to create your final HDR image. I haven’t tried TrueHDR, but I have read it’s similar to Pro HDR and equally worthy for photography junkies. Click here to download Pro HDR.

How to Get HDR Photos on your iPhone 3GS on iOS 4.1

Apple decided to only allow HDR photography on the iPhone 4. The iPhone 3GS is definitely capable and the iPhone 3G is too (although it’d probably be sluggish). There’s a fresh Cydia tweak to enable HDR easily without the use of SSH. It’s called HDR Camera Enabler (thanks to FSM for the heads up!).

1. Launch Cydia. Install Winterboard.
2. Go to Sections–Tweaks–HDR Camera Enabler (within the ModMyi repo).
3. Enable HDR Camera Enabler via Winterboard.
4. You should have the HDR photo option now on your iPhone 3GS!

How are you enjoying HDR photography on your iPhone 4? Let me know how the above solutions have worked for you!