Earlier in iOS 10, a user had a choice whether he wants to save a regular photo or depth effect photo or both of them while using portrait mode. If you were low on storage, you could always choose to save only depth effect images. With the launch of iOS 11, this choice is gone.

Though it looks like there is only depth effect version, the normal photo is also present in your phone’s storage. The reason we are not able to find the normal photo is that it is hiding. So, sorry to breaking it to you,

In ios 11, it forces you to save both:

the normal photo as well as the depth effect photo when you are using potrait mode on ios 11.

Now, there is no setting available to opt out of this auto-save. But if you connect your iPhone to a desktop, you will be able to see the both versions of the photo. In Mac apps such as Photos and Image Capture, the images with portrait mode will be labelled as Depth effect.

How to find the normal photo?

In order to find the normal photo on your iPhone 7 Plus, follow these steps:

  • On a particular photo, click on the Edit option on the top right corner.
  • Tap on the yellow Depth button at the top.
  • Then click on the Done option in the bottom right to finish.
  • This method is just like converting live photos. Once tapping on Done, the photo will be back to its normal state. It does not mean that the Depth Effect version is lost. You can always go back and tap on Depth to get it back.

With the launch of HEIF (High-Efficiency Image File Format) in iOS 11, you will definitely notice that even if you save both the images, the storage space covered is certainly lesser.

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