A new update to Metapho iPhone’s free metadata photo and video app has brought what looks like the first way to tell when Deep Fusion (at least for now) takes your iPhone 11 shots. Follow this neat app for more that allows you not only to check whether Deep Fusion has been used, but also to view and edit EXIF metadata.
Over the weekend, Metapho launched its latest update that includes information on whether or not Deep Fusion was used in a photo (via MacStories). This is notable because Apple made the feature intentionally invisible to users even when inspecting the details of an image (and it is also very hard to tell by just looking at photos, even side by side with the same conditions).
Metapho appears to be the very first app to deliver Deep Fusion testing, although the feature may not be around for long. Fellow camera app maker, Sebastiaan de With said they skipped adding the feature to Halide as Apple expects to kill it soon.
In any case, with an in-app purchase, Metapho is free and easy to use to unlock all features such as metadata editing. And seeing a strong focus on privacy here is fantastic … no servers are involved with anything that happens on the device.
Once you download and open Metapho, all you need to do is give your photo library access to the app. There is even an extension of Share Sheet that you can add to quickly check the metadata of images.
When using Deep Fusion, you will see “Deeply Fused” at the top of the metadata under “Image Data.” You will also see a photo count for Deep Fusion pictures under the “Camera” section.
Metapho now also indicates whether to use night mode.
Full release notes for Metapho 3.4.3: