Icon in Photos

I have an iPhone 11 Pro Max running the latest iOS, and some of my photos have this icon in the top right corner. I am assuming that it means that the photo has a face which has been recognised or something similar but it would be nice to know.

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This icon means iPhone took an additional photo from the wider angle camera than the one you selected to give you the option to include more photograph beyond the edges of the original.

To include parts of this extra photograph beyond what’s visible, choose Edit, select Crop and drag the crop handles out to include this extra data in the picture.

If you don’t edit the picture within 30 days, the extra data is discarded to save space. You can disable this option in Settings → Camera → Photos Capture Outside the Frame.

For more information, see the Apple support article on this topic: https://support.apple.com/en-gb/guide/iphone/iph8692d3298/ios

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