Report: iOS 8 will offer full manual camera controls

A lot of developers have been waiting for this for a long time. It will make their lives easier and will allow for much improved camera apps and user facing control over them. Looking forward to seeing what they create with this newfound control.


With iOS 8, Apple has shown a more open attitude, promising to let users add widgets and extensions to their iPhones, for example. That openness may expand to third-party camera apps, according to a report from AnandTech. The tech site says Apple will expose full camera controls in iOS 8(s aapl), which could equate to better images through precision settings.

Compared to some other camera apps, the base software in iOS is relatively limited. Apple does a solid job at producing quality images through default settings, but if you want to change your shutter speed or ISO level manually, it’s a no-go. By comparison, Nokia’s(s msft)Lumia 1020 debuted last year with a more robust Pro Camera application that provided user access to nearly every setting a DSLR camera might have.

Nokia Pro Camera

That’s pegged to change when iOS 8 debuts in a few months, says AnandTech: “iOS 8 will expose…

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