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It’s time for a little more info about that easy to use digital camera app on my equally easy to use iPhone, namely Camera Zoom. Last week, I shared some of my favorite features in Seeing Red for the Sandwich Generation – from Easy To Use Digital Camera To Cute Granddog Toy! On this Sweet Shot Tuesday, I thought we’d have fun learning more about it while also celebrating Rednesday AND Flag Day 2011 here in the USA!
I took these photos with my AT&T iPhone digital camera at 8:15 p.m. – still light but definitely not bright, so I made good use of Picnik.com’s tools to lighten these photos up a bit. I used the 7 bursts to take 7 photos in a row and learned that you can NOT change the zoom during the bursts. You have to change it once they’ve all shot. Good to know.
Here it is in its natural state other than being resized:
And here it is with the light exposure “auto-fixed,” color saturation both at 14, and the sharpness adjusted to mid-way.
On this one, here’s the original – other than resizing it
Here, I let Picnik auto-fix the exposure again and resized it and that’s all
And, last but not least, here is a picture taken at 8:35 p.m. with my wonderful and very easy to use Canon Powershot digital camera, using the flash. The first is resized but no other changes.
And here it is after using the exposure auto-fix on Picnik.com
I must say, all these cameras apps and examples were as enlightening for me as I hope they were for you. I will still keep my handy dandy easy-to-use AT&T iPhone close by for those times I need a digital camera in a hurry – but it’s certainly not a match for my reliable easy to use Canon digital Powershot camera! Although, my iPhone is a 3gs. I have a couple of kids with the newer iPhone 4. Hmmmm, guess we’ll have to give that a try for the next “challenge.” In the meantime, if you are interested in trying out the Camera Zoom, i’ve learned a couple of more interesting facts about it:
- It has a preview option but that does NOT work with the burst option
- It has an auto save option with is good for forgetful boomers and seniors but it also does NOT work with the burst option
- It does give you the option to send email to friends and relatives. A great way to send your grandkid pictures and other family memories to your beloved aging parents. Or perhaps send a fun photo to the grandkids.
- It has a grid line option – I have to admit, I’m not sure what that’s for specifically, but I did find it handy to line things up, though I really don’t think I’d use it normally.
- There is a status button at the bottom to show what exactly has been selected – another help for busy baby boomer granny nannies!
Yup, my Canon Powershot is still number one for me for a great choice of a basic easy to use digital camera, but I do like this Camera Zoom App. Very handy for the busy Sandwich Generation! What do you think? Got another suggestion? We’d love to hear. And Happy Flag Day 2011! 🙂
P.S. Fast forward to today, 2015, and I now have the iPhone 5 which comes with even better cameras – I love it, I love that it is an easy to use small digital camera, BUT I also still love and use my reliable and just as easy to use Canon digital powershot camera for special needs, like taking good inside photos of homes for my Roseville CA real estate clients, etc. 🙂
P.P.S. Sadly, Picnik is no longer available but happily Picmonkey has arrived. I love it, have been a premium user of it for years, and highly recommend it. A very handy photo editor for all of us busy with the Sandwich Generation issues of juggling caregiving with work with grandkids with… 🙂