Camera Pro Manual
| Professional camera features for your iPhone. Take pictures of yourself with the timer, digitally zoom in on people and objects, burst mode, auto-level and silent shutter. Everything you expect from a digital camera, you can do now with your iPhone.
Camera Pro has many features and this manual describes the usage of each of them.
You may start Camera Pro by tapping the icon on the main iPhone menu. For fast access you may drag this icon to the bottom row.
In the main view of Camera Pro, you see a number of icons in the top row, and a series of buttons in the bottom row. There's a vertical slider on the right.
Top row: Color \ Timer \ Burst \ Size
Bottom row: Camera \ Preferences \ About \ Help
Each of these will be described below.
This will toggle between a full color photo and a black & white photo. Please note that the B&W effect is not visible in the viewfinder, but will be added during the saving of the photo.
The timer allows you to take self-portraits or to set a delay between the pushing of the shutter button and the capture of the image. The amount of delay can be set in the Preferences screen. The Timer Delay may vary between 5 and 30 seconds. The timer may be combined with other functions, such as the Burst mode or the Zoom. They can operate at the same time.
Timer Delay can also be used to reduce motion blur in your photos. Normally, when you push the shutter button, you shake the camera at the moment of capture, due to your finger's pressure. When you set a timer, you prevent this.
The burst mode allows you to take a series of pictures automaticaly. You may use it for action photography, such as fast moving sports games. You would then set the fastest interval (0.0 seconds). But also for a slow timelapse recording, by setting the interval to the maximum value of 10 seconds.
It can also be used as a Best Shot Mode, where you take a number of pictures (e.g. 5 pictures) with a relatively short interval (e.g. 0,5 seconds). When the photos have been taken, you keep the best one and delete the four others.
The Burst Interval (the time between two captures in the series), can be set in the Preferences window. It can vary from 0 to 10 seconds. The Burst Count indicates the number of pictures which will be taken with a single push of the shutterbutton. It can vary from 2 to 10 pictures.
|The image size can be set to four different values. 1600x1200, 800x600, 640x480 and 320x240. It allows you to take smaller pictures, allowing you to store more photos on the iPhone's drive. Pictures in the smallest resolution take 25 times less disk space, compared to the highest resolution.|
|The slider on the right allows you to zoom in and out with a live preview. The magnification level varies from 1 to 16 times. Please note that the zoom is digital, not optical. Therefore, zooming in will lead to a loss of sharpness in the picture.|
|The level indicator can be enabled in the Preferences screen. It will show the motion sensor data from the iPhone in the form of a line and a circle in the viewfinder. You may use it to determine if your camera is tilted or leveled. The line represents the horizon and you can check if it's straight.|
|Auto-leveling can be enabled in the Preferences screen. It will use the motion sensor data from the iPhone to determine if your camera is tilted. It will correct the photo during saving, if you didn't hold the camera straight. The saved picture will be straight, but will have white edges. When auto-leveling is on, a small horizon icon will be shown in the viewfinder.|
|The JPEG quality may be set in the Preferences screen. It can vary from 0 to 100%. It determines the amount of JPEG compression which will be applied to the raw photo when saving. When set to 100%, the photo will be saved with higher quality than the default camera, but the time it takes to save will be longer.|
Save Orientation may be disabled in the Preferences screen. If this option is turned off, the camera orientation won't be saved in the picture's EXIF data. It allows you to take pictures in special positions, for example upside down and still view them in upright position in the photo album.
|Save TIFF also|
The TIFF option may be enabled in the Preferences screen. If this option is turned on, the picture taken will be saved not only as JPEG, but also as a TIFF file.This is the raw camera picture, without compression, so the best possible quality you may get. Warning: each TIFF file is 6 megabytes.
To transfer TIFF files from the iPhone to your computer, install the DiskAid utility on your PC or Mac. It allows you to browse the content of the photo directory on the iPhone. You may then copy and transfer the TIFF images from your phone to your PC/Mac.
|The Silent Mode may be enabled in the Preferences screen. If this option is turned on, shutter sound will be turned off, allowing you take pictures silently.|
|Questions? Please read the FAQ|