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Part 2 Of Our Ten Part iPhone Camera Series
|This is Part 1 of a series by Shirley Craig called HIDDEN iPHONE TIPS & TRICKS|
In the latest software update. some editing functions are built right onto the screen for each picture, so you don't have to go out to a third party app unless you're doing something more than basic.
Select a picture you want to correct and then tap on the Edit button at the top right of the screen - that will bring up the editing functions.
The edit functions are as follows:
The Rotate function will rotate the picture counter-clockwise each time you tap on the arrow; the Auto Enhance function will automatically enhance the photo for you; the Red Eye button will help remove those awful red eyes and the Crop function, does just that - crops the photo.
Even though there is a built in Crop button, sometimes an even easier way to crop a photo is to go to the photo, zoom in using your two fingers, then take a screen shot of that picture by clicking the Home button and the On/Off switch at the same time. This takes a picture of your screen and saves it in your album. And remember, just scroll left to right to access your camera roll to see if your cropped picture looks like you want it to.
However, the Crop function, if you select it, will allow you to crop by dragging the edges of the picture to where you want them placed.
If you select Constrain, that will bring up an automatic set of cropping functions by size. Try experimenting with the sizes!
After making your edits, tap the Save, Crop or Apply yellow button at the top right of the screen to keep your changes.
The iPhone Camera also gives you some options when taking photographs. One of the really nice features is the Panarama option. To find this function, select the Options button when in the Camera application.
There are three features under the Options Button.
The Grid On/Off switch turns a lined grid on or off. This can help you frame the shot as you are taking the photograph.
Secondly is the HDR on/off switch. What is HDR you ask? It stands for High Dynamic Range and is really cool. It actually takes a couple of images, each shot with a different exposure from darkest to lightest. It will save all the shots in your camera roll for you to choose from. It's automatic, so when you tap the shutter once, a couple or even several photos, depending on the exposure available, will be taken.
The do's and don'ts of HDR. It's good for close-ups and pictures taken outdoors or where there is dim lighting and you're not using the flash. Don't use HDR for moving objects or when you are taking pictures on the run. It's also not good in very bright, sunny conditions or for quick successive snapshots you shoot.
And lastly is the Panorama feature. When you tap Panorama, instructions will appear telling you to move the iPhone continuously when taking a photograph. I would recommend you practice a little before going on that once in a lifetime vacation trip and missing all those incredible panoramic shots.
Shirley Craig has been involved in training and teaching Apple and iOS apps for years. Read Shirley's All Things Apple Blog http://www.revuptransmedia.com/index.php/tutorials/training-blog for more