With filters, iPhones’ cameras can quickly improve the look of a photo, and Apple’s latest smartphones – the iPhone 12, iPhone 12 Pro, and iPhone 12 Pro Max – are arguably the best cameras in a smartphone right now.
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The Cupertino tech giant’s powerful video recording capabilities and advanced features like Deep Fusion’s software-based photography enhancement are hard to beat. Nevertheless, no matter what kind of photos we create, sometimes we want to use additional filters, and in real time.
If you are one of those users who have upgraded to new iPhones, such as the iPhone 8, you may notice that the Filters option in the Camera app is now missing in its original location. Previously, they were located in the upper right corner of the camera application, but Apple has changed the interface to include more features such as Night Mode, QuickTake video and others. Don’t worry, Apple hasn’t given up on filters like it did with 3D Touch. Instead, the company simply moved them to a different location in the Camera app.
In this article, we’ll explain exactly where you can find the Filters section in the Camera app on the latest iPhones, and how to use them when needed.
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How to open camera filters on iPhone
All iPhones with Face ID have the same redesigned Camera app, so no matter which model you have, the following steps remain the same.
1. Open the Camera app, slide the screen up, or tap the chevron up arrow icon at the top of the screen. This action will bring up additional options at the bottom, just above the shutter icon.
2. You will see a number of different camera functions, including a filter icon at the far right, next to the timer mode option. Just click on the three circles icon to continue.
If there is no icon with three circles (for example, an additional icon will appear in Night mode), slide the toolbar from right to left.
3. You will now have access to the same set of filters as on older iPhones. Just pick the one you want and take the picture you want.
In fact, that’s all there is to it. The filters you have always known and loved are in this place. It just now takes a few extra steps to access them.
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Changing access to filters can be confusing or even a little annoying, especially if you’ve used any of your older iPhones or iPads before. However, this is not the only feature that has been moved to a different section in the Camera app. Lots of features such as Live Photo, Timer mode, aspect ratio switching, and more. have also been moved. They’re all now hidden behind that little arrow icon on the Camera app screen.
Depending on the features you regularly use in the iPhone camera app, the redesigned interface may be pleasant or annoying. But it should be noted that Apple has done a pretty good job of introducing many new camera “tricks” into the application without cluttering the user interface. It now has more options than ever. At the same time, the “Camera” application seems simple and straightforward.
Given the fact that Apple still makes changes to the interface of its Camera app quite regularly, it won’t surprise anyone if something new appears in the future and some settings move to another place or even return to the previous one. Perhaps, the wishes of a particular user for the application interface will be taken into account through its customization.
Let us know in the comments if you think this interface change is warranted and what is your favorite filter.