iPhone camera just got a lot better, thanks to iOS 14.


iOS 14 has added several tools and features that make your iPhone’s camera faster and easier to use.

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I am using iOS 14 Since Apple announced the return of the beta version to WWDC in June. Now Apple’s new operating system is out of beta (If you have not yet installed your iPhone in iOS 14, here’s how), And were Still discover new features to love About, including Widgets, picture-in-picture video, translation app for home screen even more. One of my favorite discoveries is the new tools and improvements to the iPhone’s camera. New camera features usually only come up when a new iPhone is released, but Apple has been able to add more camera functions through software updates alone.

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New features allow you to take photos faster and control risk more easily. They can also help keep you steady while taking night mode photos. These are all improvements that make the camera app easier to use.

If you want a step-by-step guide to each of the new iOS 14 camera features, take a look at the video below.

iOS 14 Adds Guide to Night Mode

If you want to take a great night mode photo, you still have to keep your phone as still as possible. In iOS 14, handheld night mode now guides to help you keep your phone steady while capturing photos.

iOS 14 camera night mode

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If you push your iPhone too far, a pair of crosshairs (one yellow and one white) will appear on the screen. You can adjust the way you are holding the iPhone until the two crosshair guides meet. As a result, the cameras will be more stable and will be able to take sharper pictures.

The new Night Mode guides are reminiscent of crosshair guides that pop up when taking top-down shots.

Mirror your selfie

When you take a selfie, the iPhone changes your picture so that things like text are readable. But if you prefer a selfie that is your own mirror image, then iOS 14 has your back. you can now Take a photo of the inverted version of your face. If you have text on your shirt, it will appear backwards like a mirror image.

It is worth noting for the “which operating system previously had” competition that Android phones such as Huawei have mirrored selfies for years.

iOS 14 camera mirror selfie

IOS 14 gives you the option of mirroring your selfie (right) or keeping them upside down (left).

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To enable mirror selfie on your iPhone, go to Adjustment, The camera And turn on under the structure section Mirror front camera.

What’s awesome is that it works for both photos and videos. That said, there is no live on-screen preview mirror. So if you want to use your selfie camera to apply makeup, you will see yourself flipping until you record a video or take a photo.

Adds exposure compensation dial to iOS 14 camera app

The brightness of the photo you are taking can be tedious in iOS 13. This is because focus and exposure close together into small yellow squares that pop up when you tap your screen. That yellow square is called the AF / AE box (autofocus / auto exposure).

If you want to override and change the exposure, tap on the Bright icon to the right of the AF / AE box and drag the onscreen icon up or down. It is a pain to use because it is so small: I find myself making these little taps and drugs where I want it and finally feeling like scratching a dog to go in Can be given

iOS 14 Camera Edition

iOS 14 adds a new exposure compensation dial in the Camera Tools drawer above the shutter button. There is also a small light meter that appears at the top left of the screen.

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In iOS 14, there is a new exposure compensation dial that resolves all of this and makes it easier to adjust the brightness of your photo lighter or darker. When you open the camera tool drawer above the shutter button, you will see a new exposure compensation icon, a circle with plus and minus signs in the middle. Tap the icon to open the dial. Then swipe the dial or right to increase or decrease exposure. Apple also labels dials with exposure value numbers, just like mirrorless or DSLR cameras.

When the exposure dial is open, a small meter will appear in the top left of the display. As you make adjustments you can see how much change you are making. If you tap on the small meter, it will also display EV.

All this makes it easy to adjust the brightness of a photo without scratching the finger dog.

Faster shot-to-shot performance in iOS 14

Another great addition is the ability to take continuous pictures. When you are not in Burst mode, iOS 14 provides a shorter delay between capturing one photo and taking you another immediately. You can see a side-by-side comparison with iOS 13 on the bottom right and iOS 14 on the right. iOS 14 is quite fast.

iOS 14 makes it so that you can take continuous photos faster. There is less time from one photo to another.

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In iOS 14 beta, it’s on by default, but if you’ve turned it off and need to enable the feature, go Adjustment, Again The camera. You will know Prioritize fast shooting on surface.

iOS 14 lets you use the volume-up button for ripped photos

Currently in iOS 13 when you press the volume button it will record Quick Take video. The iPhone records the video as long as you hold down the button.

In iOS 14, you can remap the volume up button to take a photo burst while you hold it down. As long as you keep the volume in the key, a burst of photos will continue.

iOS 14 Camera Burst Photos Volume Button

You can remap the volume up button in the camera app so that when you hold it down it takes a snap.

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To enable it, go to Adjustment, The camera And turn on Use volume up for burst.

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