The camera technology for the iPhone has grown by leaps and bounds from the very first unit that came out. From 2MP of the original iPhone in 2007, the iPhone 12 Pro Max has an astonishing 12MP already. And not only that, it has a host of other features that was probably just a dream back in 2007.
Some of them are:
- Ultra-wide lens – this helps you fit a lot more people into a photo.
- Telephoto lens – trying to take a photo of something far from you, this feature is your go-to tech.
- Night mode – your night photos are a lot more clearer because your camera gathers more light at night.
- Photo geotagging – this helps you remember where exactly you took the photos.
- Image stabilization – if you’re having a hard time taking videos because your hands are shaking, your iPhone will stabilize it for you.
These are just some of the new and cool features of your camera. It has come a long way from a simple point and shoot back in the day. In fact, your iPhone camera is so advanced that there are courses dedicated to it. There are now professionals who can teach you how to make the most out of your iPhone camera.
Advanced camera tech can have a downside
Advancements in iPhone cameras are sometimes not all fun and sunshine. Too much of it can become confusing quite fast. There are even some people comparing iPhone cameras to full-sized camera functions. Imagine that?! A DSLR in the palm of your hand!
As exciting as this sounds, trying to remember all the features and how you can apply each of them for every photo can become a frustrating situation.
Especially when you simply want to take a quick photo of your family. You take out your phone as your son steps up to the plate in his baseball game. But while you fiddle with all the settings on your camera, he already hit a homer and walking to 1st base.
Set your camera setting once and how to keep it that way
Don’t worry, there is a simple way to help you set your camera once and it will shoot that way always. Well, unless you change it again that is.
This is because oftentimes, you already have a way of how you want to use your iPhone’s camera. So you fiddle with the settings once and get it right only to have to do it again when opening your camera again.
Here is what you do.
- You need to find your Settings icon and click it
2. Now go down and look for the Camera option
3. Once you get there, click the Preserve Settings option
4. If you notice, there are a couple of options to choose from. You simply choose the ones you want your camera to remember. So the next time you use it, it will be exactly the same as how you set it the last time. Remember that when the sliders turn green, it means it is on.
One thing to keep in mind though is that the options you see on your iPhone will depend from one iPhone model to another. Also, some of them are only showing up in iOS 15 which is still on beta mode. But here is the list of what you might see.
- Camera Mode – remembers if you are using a photo or video function.
- Filter – you might have a go-to filter and turning this on will preserve that once you open your camera.
- Live Photo – helps you remember if you want this turned on or off.
- Apple ProRaw – this is only available in iPhone 12 Pro and iPhone 12 Pro Max.
- Exposure Adjustment – it helps remember the last used exposure values in your camera.
For the iOS 15, they added the following:
- Night Mode – remembers the settings you chose
- Portrait Zoom – rather than the default lens, you can choose to open your camera and have the portrait mode on
This is a handy tip to help you use your iPhone’s camera to the fullest and help you get that shot of your son batting his first homer.
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