Each year when Apple releases a new iPhone, it can proudly boast how powerful an ISP it comes with. Still, the company never released its one-camera portrait mode solution, viewed on the iPhone XR, to its older but powerful devices like the iPhone 8, iPhone 7. A new jailbreak tweak called PortraitXI from developer Foxfortmobile aims to do just that.  PortraitXI is compatible with all jailbroken iPhones running iOS 11 – iOS 12.2 with an A9 chip with at least 2 GB of RAM. This means that all iPhones from iPhone 6s and above are supported by this jailbreak fine tuning.
Unlike the Portrait effect on the iPhone XR which works only on humans, the depth effect of PortraitXI also works on objects and pets. The developer warns that the depth effect works best on humans. You can also refine the portrait lighting effect after taking a portrait photo.
PortraitXI is also useful for users who own an iPhone with a dual camera setup. This is because while Apple is forcing one to use the telephoto sensor to take portrait images, PortraitXI allows users to take portrait images from the primary wide-angle shooter. The resulting images may not have the same focal length as a typical portrait photo, but the overall image quality will be noticeably better.
Another advantage of PortraitXI is that it also supports portrait mode for the selfie camera in front. While such as the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone 8 Plus have portrait mode, the feature is only present for the rear camera.
The only catch with PortraitXI is that it does not provide a direct preview of the depth effect you would have made on iPhones that natively support the feature.
You can find some examples of portrait images taken from PortraitXI in this Imgur album.
PortraitXI is a paid jailbreak adjustment ($ 4.99) available on Packix repo.
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