Photography

How to Shoot 2K Video on the iPhone 5s

While the iPhone 5s shoots 1080p full HD video by default, an upgrade to 2K video recording is now available on the App Store. Ultrakam Pro takes full advantage of the eight megapixel iSight camera on the iPhone 5 and iPhone 5s, capturing pixels well beyond the 1920 x 1080 found in HD video. After all, the main camera on these iOS devices can grab a 3264 x 2448 resolution still image.

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With Ultrakam Pro installed the iPhone 5s can even record 3K video at up to 30 frames per second. For comparison, 2K video clocks 2240 x 1672 resolution and 3K surpasses this with 2592 x 1936 pixel resolution. iPhone 5 owners can use the app, but will be limited to 2K video at 20 frames per second due to the older hardware. Ultrakam Pro can be found on iTunes and is currently on sale for $6.99.

How to Export Photo Files from iPhoto

iPhoto makes it possible to tweak and modify the appearance of photos without permanently changing the original image files. The export function provides several options to control how photos are exported from the iPhoto library. Photos can be exported in their original state or with any modifications that were added by editing in iPhoto.

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To start, open the event or album that contains the photos you wish to export. Photos can be selected by clicking a thumbnail. When selected, thumbnails will have a yellow border. To select multiple photos click while holding the shift or command key. All photos can be selected at once using select all (command-A).

How to Add iPhone Photos to an Existing Album

Managing photos and albums on an iOS device has come a long way. iOS 7 gives mobile photographers many options to edit, organize and share images without having to copy files to a computer. However, adding iPhone photos to an existing album is a multi-step process that may not be obvious at first glance.

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First off, to create a new album open the Photos app and navigate to Albums. Tapping the plus (+) icon and entering an album name will automatically bring up the photo selection screen. Once photos are selected, tapping Done will create the album. But how does one add more photos to this album at a later date?

How to View Exif Photo Metadata on the iPhone

Every photo taken by the iPhone contains Exif metadata, which details everything from an image GPS location to camera and exposure information. The stock Photos app in iOS 7 will organize photos by date and even display them on a map, however the Exif data is hidden. Viewing all of the Exif metadata or GPS coordinates for a particular photo requires a third-party app.

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Exif Wizard is free on the App Store and covers the basics with a simple interface. To view Exif photo metadata on the iPhone, first install Exif Wizard. Once installed, run Exif Wizard and when prompted, give the app permission to access your photos.

How to Resize a Photo on the iPhone

Despite the incredible quality of the iPhone camera, some basic editing functions are not included in the stock Photos app. For example, while cropping an iPhone Photo is pretty straightforward, there is no built-in way to resize an image. Emailing a photo may provide the preset options small, medium and large, but what about a custom size?

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Luckily there are plenty of options in the App Store when it comes to resizing photos on an iOS device. The six free apps mentioned here mostly provide the basics for a one-time resize or infrequent use. There are also five paid apps listed, which often provide more features and a more polished (and ad-free) user experience. The third-party apps here are just a sampling of similar offerings on iTunes, which reduce the megapixel size of an image.

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