Apple posts two video tutorials for Portrait Lighting on iPhone 8 Plus

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Apple on Tuesday added two video tutorials to YouTube, guiding people through the Portrait Lighting mode on the iPhone 8 Plus.

The first takes users through setting a Lighting mode when taking an original photo, while the second covers applying the same effects to a previously shot Portrait. Both clips are less than a minute long.

Portrait Lighting is available on both the 8 Plus and the upcoming iPhone X, both of which have the necessary dual cameras for Portrait shooting. The Lighting mode uses machine learning to process the subject and the background, then apply one of several different schemes: Natural Light, Studio Light, Contour Light, Stage Light, or Stage Light Mono (black and white).

The option doesn't appear likely to come to the iPhone 7 Plus, despite that phone being released just last year and likewise having twin cameras. Apple may feel the phone's A10 processor isn't fast enough to render lighting quickly.

iPhone X preorders will start Friday at 12:01 a.m. Pacific, 3:01 a.m. Eastern, ahead of a Nov. 3 ship date.