Use the manual exposure control in iOS 8 to come up with better photos
posted by Ray S. / Sep 24, 2014, 8:36 AM
The thing that makes this new feature very cool is that it's so easy to use, plus it can come in really handy when shooting in some tricky lighting situations. Let's go into a little bit more detail, though...
The iPhone has had a semi-automatic exposure setting for years now. The way it worked was: you touch the area of the photo where you want to phone to focus, and it also uses that area to set the correct exposure for the camera, so that this particular area appears fine in the image. Most of the time, this level of control would be perfectly sufficient to allow you to take a pretty nice image. However, there can be some tricky scenarios where the software wouldn't set the right amount of exposure, or when you'd feel that the image could use some brightening or darkening, despite the fact that the auto-exposure has done a relatively good job.
That's where the new manual control comes in, and it's so intuitive to use. Once you have tapped on the screen in order to set the focus and exposure, a small sun icon appears next to the focus area. From then on, you simply swipe your finger up or down to adjust the level of exposure. Once you're happy with the result, just tap the camera shutter to take the photo. Let's take a look at some examples, which prove the usefulness of this new feature!
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Other flagships don't get this much support! Why???
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 8:40 AM 0
Now I'm a bit curious in what you meant. Did you mean why don't other flagships have these features or did you mean why other flagships don't get the same support from PA like the iPhone does?
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 11:54 AM 2
Posts: 188; Member since: May 25, 2014
Well that's the wrongest thing someone said since darkjedi last posted. Literally every single android and WP I have owned or used for the last four years (which is how long I've been using smart phones) offers manual camera mode. Once again, welcome to several years ago, iOS slaves.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 7:14 PM 0
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May want to clean up that first sentence of your second paragraph.
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 8:42 AM 0
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I am very impressed with this very new technology as it is came from Apple #iNNovation
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 8:43 AM 1
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Ah, #iNNovation eh? Acer already have this feature on their phones lol. #iPouredthecoldwater
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 8:49 AM 1
Lol that article picture is funny, fits the title (better photos part)
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 8:59 AM 1
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I know it's such Android Vs Apple bait... Very calculated PhoneArena.com! +1
posted on Sep 24, 2014, 9:08 AM 0
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