iOS 5 revamps iOS camera functions

Scott Fortsall has just made a lot of iOS camera users out there happy during the keynote from WWDC 2011. In total five new features have been added to the iOS camera -- one of which, was hotly debated among app developers for a while now. Yes, in iOS 5 you can now make use of the volume up button in order to go ahead and take pictures. In addition to that function, you can now also edit photos directly on your device by using the built in photo editor. You can can crop, rotate, reduce red-eye and it even has a one-click enhancement button should you choose to go that route.

If you're a security conscious person, unlocking your device to snap a pic is now a thing of the past -- iOS 5 will bring a lock screen shortcut for image taking but keeps all your already existing photos safe and secure from viewing. one final feature added to the iOS 5 camera app, is the increased functionality of the auto-focus and auto-exposure settings. In iOS 5, you can pinch-to-zoom right in the app, and if you hold on a part of the photo you can then adjust the exposure settings on just that portion alone. All in all, some great additions there that is sure to please a lot of folks.

Chris Parsons

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Joni says:

Wow, Apple was browsing through cydia... and then copy paste

(Copy of) Dev says:

They didn't even have to browse Cydia...they yanked an app store app for remapping a button to take a picture.

Joni says:

thats right. but the lock screen camera is a wellknown cydia tweak

Ilovegeorgia says:

it shouldnt matter, all things done in the jailbreak store should be accessible to apple because they were attempts to make the iphone better or add functionality.

johncblandii says:

I like the lock screen having the camera. That's very useful but remapping the volume button after they blocked apps for doing just that is just wild.

Rene Wilson says:

What about the camera roll.why can't we make folders for certain pics.that would have be a great upgrade.

DrBach98 says:

I believe I read (on Apple's website) that you can create and delete folders for pics.

Joel Ramirez says:

Can u zoom in when recording video on iOS 5?

Hmar9333 says:

You know, Windows Phone 7s all have dedicated camera buttons, you can even go from a locked phone straight to the camera, no messing about on the lockscreen.

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