Photography

Take photos right from the home screen with 3D Touch

Point-and-Shoot 3D Touch camera

The shortcuts provided by 3D Touch on the iOS Camera app can speed up the image capture process. Installing the jailbreak tweak Point-and-Shoot brings this concept to a whole new level, bypassing the Camera app entirely. Options to Take Photo or Take Selfie will open a live viewfinder directly from the 3D Touch shortcut menu. The action takes place directly on the home screen, right next to the Camera icon.

How to take the best Panoramas on iPhone

PANO

Since PANO mode on the iOS camera first appeared on iPhone 5, Apple has continued to refine the process of panoramic image capture. While the photos are now up to 63 megapixels, the basic process of recording a panoramic photo has remained the same. Here are several handy tips for taking good iPhone panoramas, starting with how to switch the PANO arrow direction when recording.

Adobe updates Lightroom app for iOS 9 and iPad Pro

Adobe Lightroom iOS 9

Lightroom users can enjoy several enhancements and new features in the latest version of the mobile app. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for iPhone version 2.1 is now available on the App Store. The update brings iOS 9 and iPad Pro compatibility to the table, as well as several new ways to capture and adjust images on the go. Photographers can also use Lightroom for mobile to share pictures, and with a Creative Cloud membership even more features can be unlocked.

How to import photos directly to iPhone with iOS 9.2

Lightning photo import iPhone

The iOS 9.2 update featured a long list of improvements, bug fixes and new features. While Apple Music, News, and Mail Drop made headlines, photographers will enjoy one important item buried in the list. Apple's $29 accessory, the Lightning to USB Camera Adapter is now compatible with the iPhone. Until the iOS 9.2 launch, the cable could only be used in conjunction with an iPad.

iPhone holds top spot on Flickr in 2015

Flickr 2015

The photo sharing site Flickr has revealed its 2015 Year in Review. Aside from showcasing some of the year's best photography, Flickr is able to crunch the EXIF data embedded in photos uploaded to the site. As it turns out, camera phones were used to capture a total of 39 percent of all photos and videos posted this year.

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