Join Seán Duggan for an in-depth discussion in this video How to use 3D Touch, part of iPhone and iPad Photography with iOS 10.
- Before we get into more detailed looks at the native camera app, or editing, organizing, and sharing images. I want to take a quick look at a feature that you can use, to easily access different aspects of the camera and photos apps. If you have an iPhone 6s, 6s Plus, or an iPhone 7, or 7 Plus, the 3D touch capability offers some interesting ways to interact with the phone's operating system. In addition to simply tapping on the touch sensitive screen, you can tap and press down with different levels of pressure.
This provides access to useful shortcuts, and enhanced functionality. Let's just take a look at this. For example, if I do a hard press on the Camera app icon, it opens up a menu with options for taking different types of photos. Including Selfies, Videos, Slo-mos, or just a regular photo. I'll just tap on the screen to dismiss that. If I do a hard press on the Photos app, that opens up a menu with options for my Most Recent images, Favorites, pictures from a Year Ago, or Searching for my images.
Additionally, I can come up here, and tap on a memory to go directly into that album as well. I'm just going to come out here, and go back to my regular albums. Come into my Favorites. When you're viewing your thumbnails, you can do a hard press on one of the photos, and it'll open up what's called a peek. Now, if you let go it's going to disappear there. Let me do it again, hard press, open up a peek, and if I press again it opens it up into the normal large size view.
Let me just go back a bit there. Let's do another one here. I'm going to do a hard press, it opens up the peek. Notice the little arrow up at the top. If I swipe up to the top, this gives me some additional options here, to Copy, Share, Unfavorite it, or Favorite it, if I hadn't already Favorited it. Show Photos from that Same Day, or Delete it. Just going to tap off there to deselect that. Live photos is a feature that was first introduced with iOS 9, and the iPhone 6s, and 6s Plus.
When this is turned on in the camera app, it captures 1.5 seconds of video before, and after you take the photo. As you swipe through images on the camera roll, you'll see a quick bit of motion on the ones that are captured as live photos. To view the full effect for a live photos picture, just press down on the screen. The image is going to go out of focus for a bit, and then you'll see the video playing. Try it on another one here. To learn more on how to take advantage of 3D touch, as well as other new features in iOS, check out the course on iOS 10 new features, with Nick Brazzi.
- Shooting panorama photos
- Creating slow-motion videos
- Taking time-lapse videos
- Capturing RAW photos
- Working with editing extensions
- Previewing and trimming videos
- Sharing photos with the Photos app
- Using facial and content recognition
- Transferring photos to and from your device