Every now and then we get a jailbreak tweak that not only raises the bar of things that are possible with a jailbreak but also does things that Apple should have done in the first place. PortraitXI is one of those tweaks, as it makes it possible for users of single camera devices such as iPhone 8, iPhone 7, iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus to get real portrait mode photos on their devices.
Apple has kept the portrait mode limited to dual-camera iPhones, with the exception of iPhone XR that delivers portrait mode photos despite having a single lens. With PortraitXI you can get similar functionality on older single lens iPhones right inside the stock Camera application.
In addition to taking portrait photos with blur effect, users can edit portrait photos with third-party apps like Focos, change portrait lightning after the photo has been taken and make changes to the portrait shot on macOS Photos application. The tweak is also capable of analyzing the picture and perform auto corrections on the image to get the best results.
According to its developer, PortraitXI works best on human portrait photos and has been designed to deliver great portrait pictures with a single shutter press. While you can also use the tweak’s portrait mode to take photos of your pets and different objects the results are not going to be as impressive.
You can download PortraitXI tweak from Packix repository, where it cost $4.99. The tweak works with iPhone 6s or later and requires at least 2GB or RAM and A9 chip powered device to function.