Photography

iOS 11.2.1 update puts iPhone camera in focus

iPhone X

The latest update to iOS was billed as a HomeKit fix, however users have reported additional benefits to the install. iPhone X, iPhone 8 and iPhone 8 Plus users began reporting autofocus issues with the camera after installing iOS 11.2. Some devices would switch between wide and telephoto lenses, or refuse to make images sharp. Turns out these issues have been resolved on iPhones running iOS 11.2.1.

Apple iPhone cameras dominate Flickr

Flickr devices 2017

Photo-sharing site Flickr performed an analysis of uploads for its annual Year in Review. Following recent trends, smartphones were used to capture a full 50 percent of photos in 2017. The majority of remaining photos were posted by DSLR users, clocking 33 percent. Point-and-shoot cameras declined to 12 percent of images, with mirrorless cameras holding steady at 4 percent. The breakdown of device brands is where Apple shines.

How to use hashtags in your Instagram posts

How to use hashtags in Instagram on iPhone and iPad.

If you are looking to grow your Instagram audience, using hashtags will certainly be a part of your strategy. The hashtag, if you are new to the concept, is basically a tool used to organize and navigate content on social media sites. For example, if you are looking for Instagram posts about skiing, you might search for #skiing, which may lead you to a post about skiing in Vail that may be tagged with #skiing and #skivail, at which point you could narrow down to just posts about Vail by clicking on the #skivail hashtag.

How to add geotags to old photos on iPhone

How to add or edit geotags to photos on iPhone and iPad.

If you owned an an early generation iPhone (or any camera phone or digital camera) before it was equipped with GPS, chances are you have photos in your camera roll that have no location information. iPhones now geotag your photos automatically (unless you have turned the feature off), which helps with categorizing them and allows them to import into your "Places" album. You can, however, add locations to your "dumb" photos using Apple's Photos app on a Mac. Here's how to do it:

How to turn your photos into Apple Watch faces on iPhone

How to create Apple Watch faces from your photos on iPhone and iPad.

While it is already possible to create watch faces from your photos for your Apple Watch, iOS 11 makes the process much easier with a new function in the share sheet. "Create Watch Face" lets you select up to ten photos to use in a watch face and lets you customize the layout and information displayed. Here's how to create a watch face from your iPhone Photos app:

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