Camera And Photos Apps Get New Features In iOS 5

iOS 5

iPhone 4 will soon become one of the most popular camera on Flickr, but Apple wants to make using the camera even better in iOS 5.

So Apple has updated the Camera and Photos app in iOS 5 and was one of the major features demoed at today’s WWDC 2011 Keynote.

Camera app gets the following new features in iOS 5:

  • Lock Screen Shortcut – When you double click the Home button, you will get a new Camera icon next to Slide to Unlock button, you can tap on it to launch the Camera app from the Lock screen.
  • You can access the Lock Screen shortcut to take new photos even if you have a passcode set, but you won’t be able to access the camera roll without entering the passcode.
  • Gridlines has been added as an option to help you align your photo.
  • Gets pinch-to-zoom gestures, which will make the zoom feature a lot more intuitive.
  • Single-tap focus and exposure lock to compose a picture on the fly.
  • You can use the volume-up button to take photos rather than the on-screen button.

You can check out some screenshots below of the revamped Camera app:

Photos app gets the following new features:

  • Finally, the Photos app gets the ability to create albums right on the iOS device.
  • Ability to crop, rotate, enhance, and remove red-eye
  • If Photo Stream is enabled in iCloud, the photos taken on one iOS device are automatically synced to other iOS devices.

You can check out some screenshots below of the new features in Photos app:


None of the new features are earth-shattering, but they’ll make the Camera and Photos app a lot more useful for users and features such as the ability to create albums, remove red-eye on the iOS device itself, auto-sync to other iOS devices have been some of the most requested features by users.

You can also check out other new features introduced in iOS 5:

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