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How to Show Photos by Location on iPhone

The iPhone & iPad (3G) both have a distinct feature which allows user to see the photos based on their geographical locations right from the home screen of the device. In this article we will explain how to show photos by Location on iPhone or iPad.


How to Show Photos by Location on iPhone

In order to show your photos by the location on which they were taken on the iPhone, do the following:

  • Select Photos and tap on Places located the bottom of the Camera Roll.
  • You need to scroll down and zoom into Google Maps. This will show pins for some specified locations as shown in the image posted above.
  • You may need to tap on the red pin in order see the number of photos that are available from that particular location. Furthermore, you may also click on the blue arrow button shown on next dialogue.
  • By tapping on the blue button, it will open up the camera roll for images from that particular location.

Please note that you may have to enable the geo tagging option & location services for this feature to work perfectly. Doing so would significantly drain your battery life, so you might want to disable geo-tagging and location services after viewing your photos.




How to Remove Unwanted Photo from iCloud Photo Stream

The latest Photo Stream feature in the iCloud and iPhone is simply wonderful. If you are on a WiFi network, the photo you took can be accessed on all of your devices. The same photo can also be used as a screensaver on your Apple Tv right there and then. But what if you took a photo that don’t intend to share on all your devices in the photo stream and you realize that there is no easy way to delete one such photo. Unfortunately you will have to live like this until the photo is pushed further by 1,000 more photos that you took with the passage of time or you will have to reset the entire stream. In this article we will explain how to remove unwanted photos from iCloud Photo Stream.

iCloud Photo Stream

How to Remove Unwanted Photo from iCloud Photo Stream

Before getting started with it, make sure that you have a backup of the photos in your Photo stream. It is advisable to do so in Apple iPhoto or Aperture photo management programs.

  1. Go to and click on your name that is being displayed on the upper right hand corner of the screen.
  2. Click on the option Reset Photo Stream on the appearance of the pop-up.
  3. Once you have made the confirmation, go to the devices and turn the Photo Stream off to get back to the previous content.
  4. You will now have an empty Photo Stream but this can be easily filled back with the original stream using iPhoto and Aperture.

This is specially handy, since you wont be vulnerable to accidently exposing your very personal or private photo to someone else.


How to Use AE/AF Lock on the iPhone’s Camera in iOS 5

Auto Focus (AF) allows iPhone users to auto focus the iPhone Camera lens, where as the Auto Exposure (AE) allows the camera to auto control the exposure of the camera while taking photos. iOS 5 now has a new feature called AE/AF lock or the Auto Focus/Auto Exposure Lock. It basically locks the focus and exposure of the iPhone camera and does not change the focus or exposure.

The feature is very effective when taking photos of little children or moving objects that tend to make sudden movements. Without the AF lock the camera will try to change focus every time it detects any sudden movement from the object. It can prove to be an added tool that allows the enhancing of the camera provided by apple on its devices.

In this article we will explain how you can use AE/AF Lock on iPhone’s Camera in iOS 5. This feature is known to help in stabilizing the autofocus and allows the user to capture better pictures.

How to Use AE/AF Lock on the iPhone’s Camera in iOS 5

Applying the lock on the device is very simple and can be done with significant ease by following these simple steps:

  • Launch the camera application on the iPhone and get the wanted scene in the frame.
  • Press on the object to focus and keep holding it with the finger for a few seconds.AE AF Lock iPhone Camera
  • Release after the focus square appears in blue.
  • The blue square shall disappear and at the bottom an AE/AF lock will appear signifying the focus lock is in place.AE AF Lock iPhone Camera


The feature available from apple will help capture many memorable and important pictures. This allows for more creative photography as the lock remains in place and the process does not need to be followed again and again for similar shots. Apple is known for providing very good improvements to make its devices function better and this feature proves just that.

How to Stop iPhone HDR from Saving Two Photos

There is no doubt that the HDR mode of iPhone allows you to take the best possible photos using your iPhone. When you’ve HDR mode enabled your iPhone will save two versions of all the photos you take, one photo is saved in normal form, where as the other one is saved in HDR from. At 5 megapixels a burst the available storage of your iPhone can quickly become inadequate. This is not good for avid photographers. In some situation, these two photos seem quite similar that they look like duplicates. In this article we will explain how to stop iPhone HDR from saving two photos and hence quickly using up all your iPhone storage.

iPhone HDR Image

How to Stop iPhone HDR from Saving Two Photos

The solution for this is to prevent iPhone from storing the both exposures, the normal and HDR:

  • Click on “Settings”, scroll and Hit on “Photos” option.
  • Under the High Dynamic Range (HDR) option, toggle the “ON” button to “OFF” besides “Keep Normal Photo” option.
  • Close the Settings.

Now, if you wish to capture HDR photo, only the HDR form of the photo will be saved. As earlier, if you are not using HDR then the normal photo will be saved. This makes sense to me and I am somewhat confused that why storing duplicates is the default choice.

By disabling this option, you can prevent duplicate image storage and it will save a lot of storage space eventually. This might not be necessary for people who are also using iCloud to store their photos and hence save up space on their iPhones. However, there could still be iPhone photographers who might want to turn this feature off and save storage space on their iPhone, even in the short term.

iPhone Camera HDR Photo

How to Delete Pictures from Photo Stream and iCloud

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For users who have set up iCloud with iOS 5, the photos are hosted online on and can be streamed via Photo Stream to your current iPhone or other iDevices. Although, you can delete the pictures at any moment you want to. Apple removes those photos automatically after 30 days or if you have exceeded 1000 uploaded images.

How to Delete Pictures from Photo Stream and iCloud

If you want to delete the photos stored in iCloud manually, you can do so by performing the following steps.

  • First you need to login to by using your Apple ID
  • Now look at your name placed in the upper right corner of iCloud window.
  • Now click on “Advanced”
  • Now click on “Reset Photo Stream”

The message window displayed below about “Reset Photo Stream” asks to remove all photos from iCloud. This action will not delete any photos from your devices or computers. It means, that whether the picture is taken by using an iPhone or any other device, the picture will be available until or unless you manually delete from the Photos app. Resetting Photo Stream will actually delete the photos from “Photo Stream” folder and from iCloud.


What this means is that if a picture was taken on an iPhone, it will continue to be in your standard camera roll in the Photos app, but will be deleted from the “Photo Stream” folder, and from iCloud.

If you are to secure more space in your iCloud, you should start thinking about purchasing an upgraded plan in iCloud. The plans start from $20/year for 15GB storage space. In order to upgrade this just make sure that your photos, apps, iTunes music, do not add up to the free plan of 5GB available in iCloud storage space.

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How to Sync iPhone and iPad Photos using PhotoSync

Apple Photo Stream is useful, especially when you are syncing photos across multiple devices. However, there is one problem. Although Photo Stream is absolutely awesome when it comes to photo syncing but it does not support video syncing. Although technically both the tasks are almost similar, the only difference is that video syncing would require more bandwidth. May be this is why Apple has till now avoided providing video syncing feature to its users.

PhotoSync App iPhone iPad iPod Touch

The Photo Stream has limited features if one has to send a video from one device to another. Yes, we have iTunes syncing and iPhoto jig, but there must be a practical way on how to sync videos and photos instantly. Using iTunes and iPhoto jig should now be our second choice especially for photos, now that we have PhotoSync.

PhotoSync is available for only $1.99. What we love about this app is that it fills the hole which Apple’s Photo Stream has thus far left open. It allows users to share videos and photos between iOS devices, PCs, and Macs using wireless or Bluetooth’s connection.

PhotoSync is easy to use. You just set both receiving devices to access on wireless connection, or Bluetooth Connection. The devices must be able to accept the connections when using the app’s settings. Right there, the destination folders will appear for others. PhotoSync can also be used to send photos and videos to other websites such as Flickr, SmugMug, Facebook, Picasa and more.

Transferring photos and videos can be done over Wi-Fi or Bluetooth connections. Take note of the file’s size before syncing or moving them to other devices. Nevertheless, if you find contentment on Wi-Fi iTunes Syncing, you might find this app useful. PhotoSync works on the background while a transfer is being processed. You can close the app and yet the file transfer continues.

This is a handy app for getting photos and videos from one device to another. For those who love to share their photos to their friends and family, this is a must-have app. You can use it between iPhone and iPad devices.

Feel free to share your comments and thoughts on PhotoSync after purchasing the app. We are excited to hear from you.

How To Add Blur Effects to iPhone Photos Using Finger Focus App

If you own the new iPhone 4S than you must have also used it to take photos as iPhone 4S comes with an amazing 8 megapixel camera that can capture a perfect high quality photo. For people who are crazy about post processing their photos ‘Finger Focus’ could come in handy. Finger Focus, is an exciting new app that allows you to add blur effects to your photos by simply moving your finger over it.

How To Add Blur Effects to iPhone Photos Using Finger Focus App:

As is obvious by the name, the core feature of ‘Finger Focus’ is to add blur effects to photos using your finger. ‘Finger Focus’ provides you with the simplest way to add blur effects to your photo when compared to other iPhone apps that try to do something similar. This iPhone app is more intelligent, produce sharp effects and follow instructions precisely to generate an amazing end result.

Finger Focus comes with a number of different features that include:

  • Ability to alter the size of the blur spot
  • Ability to alter the border of the blur effect
  • Options available to alter contrast, saturation and brightness of your picture
  • Ability to easily zoom in and out
  • Ability to zoom to 100% with double tap
  • Option to use different brush sizes
  • Can easily undo the last action
  • Option to post it to Twitter (twitpic) or send the picture to email
  • Can save picture taken with cameras to the camera roll

Even though, Finger Focus can add blur effects to photos on its own, it also provides you with an option to manually control the border and size of blur effects in your photo. You can easily use Finger Focus to do different experiments on your photo according to your liking. Finger Focus can apply different settings and blur effects on the photo on its own in order to give it a natural look. This default feature of Finger Focus makes it easy for people who do not want to add effects manually.

With Finger Focus all you have to do is to move your finger on the photo and it will apply blurred effects on its own. If you are not satisfied the automatic blur effects, you can always switch to manual settings with Finger Focus.

If you want to use Finger Focus on your device, you can easily download it from the iTunes App Store. The requirement for downloading Finger focus is that your device (iPhone, iPad or iPod) must be running iOS 4.0 firmware or latest versions. The app is not free and you have to pay $0.99. One of the drawbacks for iPad users is that you have to use Finger Focus in magnification mode as it is not a universal app but an iPhone app.

If you are already using Finger Focus and want to share your experience with us, feel free to comment below.

How to Take Panorama Photos in iPhone or iPad on iOS 5

Panorama photo is a special kind of photo that captures elongated field of view. The trick is only possible using specialized software. It seems that Apple has developed this functionality in iOS 5. However, it is not refined enough to fulfil Apple’s standards for public release. This is why the functionality is not released to normal iPhone or iPad users.

For people who have managed to jailbreak their iPhone and iPad on iOS 5, we are about to show you a really fascinating trick that will allow you to take Panorama photos using your iPhone or iPad camera.

How to Take Panorama Photos in iPhone or iPad on iOS 5:

Follow these instructions to learn how to enable  panoramic camera mode in iOS 5.

Step 1
First of all, get your iDevice Jailbroken.

Step 2
From your Springboard, open Cydia and select Sections from the tab bar.
Step 3

From the list of Sections, tap on to select Tweaks.

Step 4

From the of packages, tap on to select Firebreak.

Step 5
At the top right of your screen, tap on the Install button.

Step 6
Tap on the Confirm button in order to start the process of installation.

Step 7
After the successful completion of the installation process, tap on the large button of ‘Restart SpringBoard‘.

Step 8
Now, that your SpringBoard has been re-started, tap on to open Camera.

Step 9
To put forth panoramic camera mode, press the Options button and press Panorama.

That’s it, you can now swipe your iPhone across to take a Panorama photo.

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How To Take A Screen shot With iPad

There are a number of reasons that iPad’s screen capture ability can be really helpful. You can show to others how a web page looks like or share an app screen etc.

One of the best ways to put this ability to use has gone somehow unnoticed i.e. you can create new images with it. There is more to it than just that, you can zoom in and get an even closer shot of an image and hence create an altogether new image. It is not hard to do at all. In this article we will explain how to take a screen shot with iPad.

How To Take A Screen shot With iPad:

All you have to do is to follow these steps correctly:

  1. Select the image that you want to work on from your photo library.
  2. Zoom in, by pinching fingers outward to the specific part of the image that you want to work with.
  3. Tap and then hold with one finger to move the image round the screen, so that you can get the area you want to work on placed properly on the screen.
  4. Now press the Home and Power button simultaneously for a brief quick moment, so as to get a screen shot of the image on the screen.
  5. This screen shot could now be saved to the Camera Roll.

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How to Share Photos on iPhone And iPad Using iMessage

Sharing photos with your friends and family using iPhone and iPad is now very simple using Apple’s new iMessages service. The new Apple’s iMessage service is free to use. You can also use old style MMS for those of your friends and family who do not own iOS 5 device yet. Many of you may still be using email, facebook or twitter to share pictures with your friends, but Apple’s new iMessage service provides you with the easiest way to share photos on iPhone and iPad.

The iMessage service is easy and convenient to use. A simple guide explaining How to share photos on iPhone and iPad using iMessage follows:

How to share a single photo:

  1. First, open your photo app and select the photo that you want to share with your friend.
  2. After selecting the photo, you have to tap the arrow button at the bottom left corner of your screen.
  3. The next screen will contain a Message button in the center. Tap the Message button and you will jump to a new screen with blank message but having the photo inserted. You can also add a text along with the inserted picture. Fill the To: field with your friend’s contact and tap send. The message with the photo will be delivered to your friend.

How to share multiple photos:

  1. Open your photo application and select any of your photo folders.
  2. After selecting the folder, tap arrow in the top right corner of you screen. You can select up to 9 photos at one time.
  3. Once done with the selection of photos. Tap share button at the bottom of your screen.
  4. The next screen will contain a message button. Tap “Message” button present in the centre.
  5. The next screen will appear with empty text message along with photos that you selected inserted into the message. You may fill any additional text along with To: field. Once done, Tap the send button.

How to share photos via Messages app

  1. Open message app of your device and create a new message or continue with the existing conversion.
  2. After opening message window, you will be able to see a photo icon at the bottom left of your screen. Tap the icon.
  3. You will have two options. You can either upload photo from your existing folder or you can take a new photo using your iPhone/iPad camera. If you select Take photo, use your camera to take picture, and tap use.
  4. In case you want to choose from an existing folder, browse to the folder and select the photo that you want to send.
  5. The new screen will appear with your photo inserted into a new chat bubble.
  6. You can add more photos by repeating the same steps. You can add any additional text if you want before sending it to your friend. Once finished, tap send.

These are the simple steps that you have to undertake in order to share single or multiple photos via iMessages or MMS. In case of any confusion, feel free to comment below.

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