How to enable or disable Ultra HDR in the Pixel Camera app

Google Pixel users can now enable or disable Ultra HDR photos in the Camera settings after the latest Pixel Camera v9.2 update.

Ultra HDR is a cool feature in Android 14 that makes your photos look better. It adds more colors, bright spots, and shadows. Plus, if you see your picture on an HDR screen, it looks even more awesome, with more light and contrast than a regular screen.

If you love taking pictures that show lots of details and feel real, like sunsets, landscapes, or rooms with lights, you’ll like ultra HDR. It makes your photos pop and look natural on your HDR screen.

But sometimes Ultra HDR can make pictures too bright or too colorful. If you share photos with friends who don’t have HDR screens, they might look strange. Ultra HDR also takes up more space on your phone.

How to Turn Ultra HDR On or Off in the Pixel Camera App

How to enable or disable Ultra HDR in the Pixel Camera app

To use ultra HDR in the pixel camera app, you need a Pixel 8 or Pixel 8 Pro phone with Android 14 and the latest Google Camera app. Here’s what to do:

  1. Open the Camera app
  2. Tap the Settings icon
  3. Choose “HDR Enhance”
  4. Pick one:
    • “On” means use Ultra HDR for all photos
    • “Off” means no Ultra HDR
    • “Auto” means the camera decides when to use Ultra HDR

You can change this setting anytime. You can also edit photos later to tweak the HDR look, using apps like Google Photos.

Also Read: How to turn off HDR Video Playback on Android

I trust this guide makes it clear how to turn on or off ultra HDR in the Pixel camera app. If you’ve got any questions or thoughts, feel free to share them with us in the comment section down below.

Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma
Dibyashree Sharma, who graduated in Computer Science from NIT Rourkela, is an experienced blogger and an enthusiast of Android technology. She has spent eight years writing about Android OS, earning a reputation as a reliable source in the technology field. Away from the digital sphere, Dibyashree enjoys playing tennis, a sport she is as passionate about as she is about technology.

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