How to Shoot HDR+ Photos on the Google Nexus 5

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In our review of the Nexus 5, we found that the camera left much to be desired. However, a new HDR+ mode introduced with Android 4.4 KitKat helps the Nexus 5 take better day and night-time shots by taking a rapid series of pictures and merging them together to create a better single picture. Here’s how to use the Nexus 5’s HDR+ mode to take stunning photos, day or night.

1. Launch the Camera App.

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2. Tap the Circle Icon above the capture button in landscape mode (or to the right in Portrait).

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3. Tap the HDR+ Icon on the left-side of the pop-up menu.

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4. Tap the Capture Button to take a picture, and hold the phone in place until the series of pictures are taken.

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