iOS 7: Photos + Camera

By , Jun 10, 2013

iOS 7 Camera

Thew new Photos app and Camera app included in iOS 7 is, as expected, a pretty significant departure from what we currently know and use. First and foremost, the new Photos app. The new Photos app auto organizes pictures based on when and where you took them, a featured dubbed Moments.

One interesting aspect of Moments is the ability to zoom out, and selectively pick specific photos from the grouping by tapping and dragging your finger over the photos. Photo streams have received a significant update as well, as you can now share your photos directly into other’s photo streams, and vice versa.

Camera in iOS 7 puts all your shooting formats — still, video, panorama, and now square — front and center. With a swipe, you can capture what you want the way you want. Fast. And new filters let you do even more with each image. Give it a retro feel. Dial up the contrast. Or go black and white. Artistic license is all yours.

The updated Camera app is actually, as Apple dubs it, four cameras in one. With a swipe, you can go from the standard camera, to the video camera, to a square Instagram inspired camera, to the panoramic camera. Further showing the influence that Instagram has, you also have the ability to add one of several filters directly to the photos you take without using a third party app.

Now there are faster, easier, and more delightful ways to scroll down memory lane. Introducing Collections, Moments, and Years — smart groupings of your photos and videos based on time and place. Tap Years and all your shots fill the screen. Each year holds Collections, like your trip to San Francisco. And in that Collection are distinct Moments — photos from Union Square, videos from AT&T Park. So you can find a shot from whenever, wherever, in no time.

iOS 7 Photos Moments

Sharing photos is a big deal in iOS 7 as well, and out of the box it looks as if it supports several ways to share. There’s, of course, Twitter, Mail, and Facebook, along with a new AirDrop option. iCloud photo sharers will be happy to hear that for the very first time, there’s video sharing included as well.

iOS 7 iCloud Photo Sharing

What do you think about the update Photos and Camera apps? It’s a pretty big departure from the look and feel of the current version of iOS, wouldn’t you agree?

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  • Tsavo Walker

    I like this, there was a tweak like this but I forgot the name.

  • Ivan Grigorov

    will ipod touch 4g get ios 7

    • omrishtam

      no…

    • Dan

      nope

    • Liam Mulcahy

      no :(

    • Osama Muhammed

      yes but no

  • chiraagnt

    The new iOS is simply amazing… Stunning!! Apple has made iOS 7 own!! What an awesome WWDC!

    • Yash Gorana

      yeah. people who are claiming it’s a ripoff of windows phone 8, bb os 10 and android are have lost their mind.

  • Dan

    This looks pretty good. I like the added features.

    • Liam Mulcahy

      I like the new quick toggles

  • Qasim Bashir

    What devices are getting ios 7?

    • Tsavo Walker

      You can get the beta

      • Qasim Bashir

        How?

    • Burge

      iPhone 4 and up
      iPod 5
      Ipad mini .
      Not sure sure on other iPads ..but I’ll say NEW (3) and 4

      • Qasim Bashir

        So 4G is getting it? Sure?

      • Burge

        There is no iphone called a 4G, it’s call a iPhone 4 ..and yes that gets it..

      • Qasim Bashir

        I appologize for calling iphone 4, 4G

      • Burge

        Haha..don’t worry about..but thanks for being polite about it…

      • mrloko

        ipad 2 n up

      • JoshuaHulgan

        I think they said iPad 2 and up

  • Adam Al A

    Will iphone 4 get ios 7?

    • Sol Estravís

      Yes :D

      • Qasim Bashir

        Are u sure 4G is getting that?

      • http://willowwhispers.tumblr.com/ Mohamad Amin

        Yep

      • Sol Estravís

        Yes, it is! Thankfully.

  • MaK™

    Did anyone else see 60FPs?..

    • David Villamizar

      I saw them in the features, but can’t get it to work…

      • MaK™

        Hopefully that’s just a beta issue.

      • David Villamizar

        Maybe it’s the iPhone5 not supporting it

  • joel

    when does ios7 come out

  • Burge

    Going to loose my jailbreak for this beta…
    So board of iOS at the mo that if 7 doesn’t fix this ..i’am out of here and I’ll get a S4. And get rid of all my apple toys..that’s a mini mac ipad and ATV

    • therealjjohnson

      Seems a bit extreme. what does your mac mini and atv have to do with the GUI of your iPhone?

      • Burge

        It’s more to do with the iPhone and how it works with the other devices.. If I get a S4 that will not work with the mac how my iphone does and as for the ATV ..I might as just well get a Samsung smart TV to use with the S4

    • Anonymous

      If that’s how you want to spend your $$ it’s completely your choice to switch. For me, I love technology, and I love new gadgets more than anything! But I feel loyal to Apple simply because I love the relationship it allows between me and my various gadgets! They all share, and the functionality is the best, imho. Though the S4 camera makes me salivate… (which is why I’m readying this article!)

      • Burge

        Can not argue with what you put , Apple toys just work and they work together..it’s just that my contract is up before ios7 is out and yes I could wait for 7 to be released but I like you i love my toys and I don’t want to be left wondering should I wait or should I jump ship..after using beta 7 i’am still not sure on what to do..the only good thing about 7 so far is contol centre

  • davidcitrang

    Yes it transform a lot and better than ios6, but why I am not getting the feeling of something new. Cause everything in ios7 is already on my GS4 and airdrop doesn’t support my iphone 4s suck!!

    • Girish

      ya sure u had it on ur fragmenting n laggy gs4 before,,,
      bt we nw have these on our virus free,,non fragmenting,,n super fast ios devices :)

  • MvP77

    The gallery app is kinda like the gallery on my HTC One. It organizes photos and videos by location and date. It also automatically creates a video slideshow of the highlights of photos and videos from that location. Wish I took more photos on my mini. Love the feature on my phone. This is very useful.

  • http://www.trädet.se/ Tradet

    It looks great, but it’s super weird the AirDrop doesn’t work between iOS and Mac.

  • sambuzzlight

    I just hope you can actually move a damn photo into a album not just make a copy.

    • Nick Maynard

      I am unable to move or copy photos to the panoramas folder, but i could just be missing something.

  • expensivelu

    Would love to see a tweak that organises photos in that way for ios6

  • Missy Autieri

    I not sure I like the new update on my iPad 2. I used to be able to shrink my pic that I wanted to use as my wallpaper. Now I’m not sure how to do it. I can’t get the whole pic on my wallpaper. I can’t switch to video either.