1. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Is there a way to zoom to take a picture?
    I was camping this weekend and I tried to take pics of various wildlife from a distance, but the only way I found to zoom was AFTER the pic was taken, by cropping the photo.
    That makes the end result pretty blurry.
    Is there a way to do it like with a standard camera, zoom THEN take the pic?
    04-20-2015 10:26 PM
  2. missy8787's Avatar
    Yea u can when ur in camera mode ready to take a picture you pinch the screen and move up and it should zoom in and out
    04-20-2015 11:12 PM
  3. mulcahyd's Avatar
    Try pinch to zoom method. I always use this method to capture some close ups of the object.


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    04-20-2015 11:12 PM
  4. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Is there a way to zoom to take a picture?
    I was camping this weekend and I tried to take pics of various wildlife from a distance, but the only way I found to zoom was AFTER the pic was taken, by cropping the photo.
    That makes the end result pretty blurry.
    Is there a way to do it like with a standard camera, zoom THEN take the pic?
    Zoom before taking a picture works identically to zooming in after you've taken the picture...
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    04-21-2015 12:08 AM
  5. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Zoom before taking a picture works identically to zooming in after you've taken the picture...
    Aww geez I'm really a doofus when it comes to this stuff lol. Just tried it. It worked. Thanks.
    04-21-2015 01:23 AM
  6. warcraftWidow's Avatar
    Zoom before taking a picture works identically to zooming in after you've taken the picture...
    Yep. The only way around that is to have a camera with an optical not a digital zoom. Digital zoom whether before or after taking the photo will always have a loss of quality.
    04-21-2015 07:28 AM
  7. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Karen is right. Zooming or cropping a photo on the iPhone will result in loss of quality. The more zoom, the worse the photo becomes.


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    04-21-2015 08:39 AM
  8. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed that. This is a pic of an Osprey in its nest atop a tree. I took a bunch and tried to get a clear one but couldn't.

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    04-21-2015 09:20 AM
  9. Ledsteplin's Avatar
    Yes, I noticed that. This is a pic of an Osprey in its nest atop a tree. I took a bunch and tried to get a clear one but couldn't.

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    Otherwise a great shot!


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    04-21-2015 01:18 PM
  10. SeanHRCC's Avatar
    Digital zoom is a really crappy option in my opinion, and it is the industry standard on smart phones (obviously because of continued demands for smaller phone chassis'), but also on many point and shoots (and that just boggles my mind because usually for just a hair more you can start on a DSLR kit that will run circles around ANY point and shoot).

    I hate digital zoom.
    04-21-2015 06:07 PM
  11. Just_Me_D's Avatar
    Digital zoom is a really crappy option in my opinion, and it is the industry standard on smart phones (obviously because of continued demands for smaller phone chassis'), but also on many point and shoots (and that just boggles my mind because usually for just a hair more you can start on a DSLR kit that will run circles around ANY point and shoot).

    I hate digital zoom.
    Yep, and that's why I keep my trusted old Nikon D90 around.
    04-21-2015 06:30 PM
  12. Evilguppy's Avatar
    Otherwise a great shot!


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    Thank you.
    It was a couple, still finishing to build their nest together, I watched them take off and bring back branches it was cool.
    04-21-2015 11:48 PM

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