How to Zoom the Camera on iPhone

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    How to Zoom the Camera on iPhone




    Using the camera zoom feature on an iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch running iOS 5+ is slightly different than in previous versions. Here is how to activate and use zoom:

    Open the Camera app or swipe up to access the lock screen camera

    Bring up the familiar zoom bar with a pinch gesture

    Use a outward spread gesture to zoom in, or use a pinch gesture to zoom out

    Once the magnification bar is present you can also slide on the bar itself to zoom in and out, the same way it worked in prior versions of iOS.

    Remember the iPhone cameras zoom feature is currently limited to digital zoom, this basically means that a standard photo is taken and then automatically cropped around the portion you zoomed into, mimicking a real zoom feature. This is a common practice on all digital cameras and smartphones, but the resulting zoomed in images are grainier than a zoomed out picture would be. That cropping and zooming ability is a task anyone could do themselves manually in iPhoto or another basic image editing app too, and for that reason itís often better to ignore the digital zooming ability and just take a standard photo to later edit yourself.

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    How to Use the Lock Screen Camera in iOS 5.1




    You may have noticed that iOS 5.1 changed the behavior of the lock screen camera compared to itís predecessor, this has caused some confusion as to how it works compared to iOS 5. Youíll notice that if you tap on the camera icon now it just causes the screen to bounce. No, the bouncing screen doesnít mean the camera isnít working anymore, itís aim is to indicate how it works.

    You now swipe up to activate the lock screen camera in iOS 5.1. Likewise, you can swipe down to deactivate the camera and return back to the lock screen.





    Get used to the new gesture, itís actually faster than the double-tap home button method before in iOS 5, and youíll be able to take pictures quicker than ever after you get accustomed to it. There also doesnít seem to be a way to return to the old behavior anyway, so old habits will have to be broken here.

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