Category: Camera

How to Use a Virtual Webcam on a Mac

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Ever wanted to enhance the webcam on your Mac? For example, tweak the brightness, contrast, saturation, or even flip the camera horizontally? These things can be done using third-party software called virtual cameras.

The built-in FaceTime cameras on most Macs record at 720p, which is not particularly good for today’s standards. While you cannot magically increase the resolution using software, what you can do is improve how it looks for others. Fine-tuning the lighting of your webcam can go a long way in improving the visuals and make it appear as if you’re…

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Use Time-Lapse on iPhone to Capture July 4th Firework Shows

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Planning on watching an exciting fireworks show and want to preserve a memory of the experience, or perhaps share the firework show with someone else? Consider using the excellent Time-Lapse feature of the iPhone camera!

How to Use Time-Lapse on iPhone Camera

  1. Open the Camera app on iPhone as usual
  2. Swipe over on camera options until you reach “Time-Lapse” camera mode
  3. Set the iPhone down in a sturdy place with a good view of the action, then press the record button
  4. Record time lapse video on iPhone camera

  5. When the action of the firework show is over, tap the stop button to end the recording

You can…

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How to Identify Flowers & Plants with iPhone with a Cool Hidden Feature

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Did you know your iPhone has a built-in ability to identify many common flowers, plants, and objects?

Thanks to Siri Knowledge, your iPhone camera can easily identify a surprising amount of plants, flowers, items, and other objects that you point the camera to and snap a picture of, but most people don’t know about this hidden feature.

Grab your iPhone, go find a flower or plant somewhere, and let’s walk through how this cool feature works.

How to Identify Plants, Flowers, and Objects with iPhone Camera

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How to Silence the iPhone Camera Shutter Sound with Live Photos

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Would you like to snap iPhone photos in silence? As you know, the iPhone and iPad makes a camera shutter sound whenever you take a picture. The sound effect offers auditory feedback to acknowledge that a photo was taken, but there are times where you’d probably like to have the camera be silent too.

You may already be familiar with the traditional method of turning off the camera sound on iPhone by using the mute switch. Using the mute switch on the side of the iPhone will disable the shutter sound effect and allow you to take quiet pictures, but in some…

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How to Enable or Disable Macro Camera Controls on iPhone 13 Pro

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You can choose to have manual macro camera controls, or use the automatic macro mode setting, on the latest top-end model iPhones including iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max. This can help you to take macro photos easier, and more suitable to how you use your iPhone camera.

With manual macro camera controls enabled, when the macro camera is available you can tap a flower macro mode option to enable the iPhone macro camera.

With automatic macro camera mode enabled, the macro camera will activate itself when it is available by moving the iPhone camera lens close…

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How to Take Macro Photos with iPhone 13 Pro

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The iPhone 13 Pro includes a really great macro photo capability, allowing you to take super close-up macro photos of objects, items, textures, or whatever else you want to snap a macro image of.

Using the macro mode on iPhone camera is pretty easy but you’d be forgiven for not noticing how to activate the feature, since macro is not in the list of swipe accessible camera mode options. Let’s dive in and see how macro camera works on the iPhone 13 Pro and iPhone 13 Pro Max.

How to Use Macro Camera on iPhone 13 Pro

  1. Open the Camera app on iPhone, either the app…

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How to Change Frame Rate of iPhone’s Camera

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Do you want to shoot videos at a different frame rate on your iPhone? Perhaps you want to record videos at 24 fps for cinematic visuals rather than smoothness? Or maybe you want to use the smooth 60 fps for a professional video? Changing frame rate of your iPhone or iPad video capture is easy, let’s take a look.

Typically, all iPhones and iPads record videos at the maximum possible resolution and frame rates that their built-in hardware is capable of. Most modern-day iPhones shoot videos at 4k 60 fps out of the box. While these 60 fps videos look really…

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How to Take Photos on iPhone & iPad with Siri

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Did you know that you can use Siri to take a picture instead of pressing the shutter button yourself? This may come in handy when you’re taking group photos and you want everyone in the shot. Apple’s Shortcuts app makes this possible and it’s pretty easy to set up.

You may already know how Siri is capable of opening apps which includes the Camera app as well. Normally, when you say “Hey Siri, take a picture”, Siri just opens the Camera app, but it cannot really take a picture, which beats the whole point of that voice command. However, thanks to the…

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How to Mirror Front Camera Photos on iPhone

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If you take a lot of selfies on your iPhone or iPad, you already know how the final image is not the same as the one you saw in the camera preview. This is because the preview is flipped to make it seem like you’re looking in the mirror, but the final image you get is what the camera actually sees, which is also what someone looking at you would see.

But what if you want the final image snapped with the iPhone camera to stay flipped and mirrored? Of course, there’s a setting for that.

How to Mirror Photos Taken with Front Camera on iPhone & iPad

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How to Change WhatsApp Default Webcam & Mic on PC & Mac

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Do you make WhatsApp voice and video calls on your computer? If so, it’s likely that you may want to change the webcam or the microphone it uses by default. Fortunately, this is pretty easy to do and it just takes a few seconds of your time.

For those who aren’t aware, WhatsApp allows its users to make video calls and voice calls from the WhatsApp desktop app. Some desktop users could run into issues with these calls since the app may not use the hardware that you want to use by default. For instance, you may have an external webcam or a dedicated…

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