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iPhone Camera Tips

Date Written: August 2012

Here are five helpful tips that iPhone users may not know about when using the iPhone camera.

NOTE: Some of these features are only available in the later iPhone models

  1. Tapping to focus the camera - When you are taking a picture, and you want to focus in on an area, all you need to do is tap the screen where you want the camera to focus. One touch of your finger will quickly correct the exposure and white balance for that area.

  2. Zooming with your camera - If you want to zoom in on an object when you are taking a picture, then you can easily unpinch the screen with your fingers. And to zoom out, pinch your fingers together. You can also use the zoom slider at the bottom of the screen to zoom in and out.

  3. Use your iPhone like it's a regular camera - There are two options for taking pictures with your iPhone camera. You can either take a photo by tapping the camera button on the screen, or you can turn your iPhone to the side and press the volume up button. Turning your phone to the side places the volume up button on top, making it feel like a regular camera.

  4. Camera flash option - The iPhone camera comes equipped with an automatic LED flash. The icon appears in the upper left corner of the screen. By tapping on the icon, you are given the option to turn the flash on or off.

  5. Previewing the picture - When using the camera outside of Palm-Tech, you can instantly preview a picture once you've taken it by dragging your finger from left to right across the screen in the Camera app. This opens up the Camera Roll, where you can continue to swipe through all of your photos. Your picture can also be opened manually for preview by tapping on the icon in the lower left corner of the screen.


Picture of an iPhone taking a picture with the camera

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