Jerusalem News Agency – 4 tips to discover the potential of your phone’s camera


The photography tools in your smartphone can bypass the most commonly used photo capturing operations such as portrait or low-light photography.

With an updated operating system, you can conduct shooting sessions using voice commands, create wide-screen images, record videos at various playback speeds, and visually search for objects in the Internet..

The exact set of features depends on the camera software you are using as well as the type of phone. Here’s a quick tour of the things that you can do using virtual applications such as “Google Camera for Android.”” (Google Camera for Android), And the Apple Camera app” (Apple) For iOS system” (iOS) On iPhones” (iPhone).

Get help without using your hands

Your phone’s virtual assistant can quickly handle part of your image capture attempt. For example, using Google Assistant (Google Assistant), Just say “OK, Google, take a picture” or “OK, Google, take a selfie”, You’ll see a camera, display a countdown, and take a photo.

You can also tell the assistant to share photos, start recording a video, and do more, and the Google Assistant is available on Android.

Siri also responds” (Siri) Apple assistant for a lot of requests, it can open the iPhone camera app if you say it “Siri, take a picture”, But it leaves you to actually press the capture button.

And phones running the “iOS 12” can” (iOS 12) Or a later version, use the ShortCuts app (Shortcuts) Free app from Apple to create commands that the assistant can trigger when asked, such as opening the camera and then automatically emailing the photo after it’s taken.

As for the “Bucksby.”” (Bixby) Plugin on a number of Samsung Galaxy phones” (Samsung Galaxy)Then it can take photos and videos on demand as well.

Take off with a panorama

Want to take a bigger picture from the camera screen? You don’t need an extra app or a phone with a wide angle lens, you just need to use the panoramic mode of the camera, as it takes a series of pictures and combines them into one big photo.

Open the camera app in Google and swipe left along the horizontal menu at the bottom of the screen, then press the Modes button, select Panorama, then press the shutter button while slowly moving the phone to take the photo.

And in the Apple Camera app; Swipe left and select the “Bano” pose“(Cloth), And follow the instructions on the screen. You can also ask Google Assistant or Siri to open the camera directly in panoramic mode.

The Google Camera Mode menu also includes the “Photo Sphere” option” (Photo Sphere) To go full circle and capture a 360 view.

Click the shutter button on the PhotoSphere screen, and let the program guide you.

Video at different speeds

Camera software from Google and Apple include modes to add cinematic effects to your video, and the interval setting speeds up slow-motion events like sunset or storms..

The slow motion setting naturally records and then reduces the speed of movement in the clip, adding drama to the sports scene videos and animal oddity..

To access the settings in Google Camera, swipe left in the horizontal menu for the video and select the recording mode “Slow Motion”” (Slow Motion)Or, “normal” (Normal), Or “Time-Labs.”” (Time Lapse) Besides the speed you want; The smaller rates are usually like 5x Best for short recordings.

And in the Apple Camera app; Swipe to the right in the list until you reach Time Lapse or Slow Motion, then tap the Quick Switch button in the top corner to adjust the resolution and speed.

Keeping the phone steady results in better time-lapse video so consider using a tripod if you don’t have a fixed location to support the device. Slow motion usually works best outdoors, away from certain types of indoor lighting that can cause video flickering.

Discover things

It might be Google Lens” (Google Lens) –It is an AI-powered image recognition program – already present on your phone, as it is listed in the settings menu in Google Camera, and in Google Photos for Android..

When you point the camera at something (or open an image that it has already taken) and click the square Google Lens icon, the program analyzes the image and searches for relevant information via an Internet connection. And Google Lens can learn about animals and plants, search for products, learn about landmarks, and more.

Google Lens can also translate text in an image and use augmented reality to show words in your preferred language. He is not the “best translator”, but he often does the job.


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