How to Enable a Grid in iOS’ Camera for Perfectly Straight Photos

how-to-enable-a-grid-in-ios-and-8217;-camera-for-perfectly-straight-photos photo 1

If you like to use your iPhone’s camera for than mere selfies and portraits, then you probably want to make sure you frame everything as straight as possible. This is much easier if you enable iOS’ camera grid.

A grid is a fairly typical feature on most digital cameras and phones. It simply overlays a grid over the top of the display, which then lets you better line up your photos so they’re straight, thus saving you time later straightening them in post-processing (if you even get around to that).

For example, if you want to take a photo of a sweeping vista with a distant horizon line, it can often be difficult to get it lined up perfectly straight. With a grid enabled, however, you can align  up the horizon with one of the grid’s lines, guaranteeing a straight photo.

Unfortunately, turning the grid on and off in iOS isn’t exactly intuitive. In fact, it’s kind of inconvenient, since it isn’t even in the Camera app itself–it’s in iOS’ Settings.

To start, open the Settings app and scroll down to Photos & Camera.

how-to-enable-a-grid-in-ios-and-8217;-camera-for-perfectly-straight-photos photo 2

Tap into the Photos & Camera settings, thenscroll down to the Camera section and tap on the Grid switch.

how-to-enable-a-grid-in-ios-and-8217;-camera-for-perfectly-straight-photos photo 3

Now just exit the settings, open the camera app, and you will now have a simple 3×3 grid that allows for easier framing.

how-to-enable-a-grid-in-ios-and-8217;-camera-for-perfectly-straight-photos photo 4

Without the grid, it would be a bit more difficult to keep the camera straight with the top of the fence.

If you decide later you would rather not use the grid, then simply repeat the steps above and turn it off.

Suffice to say, it would be nice to be able to just enable or disable the grid on your iPhone with a simple button press from the actual Camera app. This is one of those things that is oddly harder than necessary, but at least the feature exists, and you can kiss crooked photos goodbye.

Article How to Enable a Grid in iOS’ Camera for Perfectly Straight Photos compiled by Original article here

More stories

Is There a Way to Force-Enable Reader View in Mozilla Firefox?

The Reader View feature in Mozilla Firefox can vastly improve the readability of a webpage, but is there anything that you can do if a particular webpage does not appear to support the feature? Today’s SuperUser Q&A has some helpful suggestions for a frustrated reader.

I Got Scammed by a Counterfeiter on Amazon. Here’s How You Can Avoid Them

Amazon, for all its conveniences, isn’t like walking into a traditional retail store. Amazon is a full marketplace that connects you not only to their own store, but to third-party sellers. This was driven home for me when I recently bought one of the top mini PCs on Amazon and found it came with

Why Is My Phone Calling Itself?

You hear your phone ringing and you look down to see who it is, when you notice that your own name shows up as the caller ID. Is it yourself calling from the future? Maybe just a glitch with your phone? The latter is far more possible, but there are also several other possibilities.

How to Make the Echo Dot Battery Powered (and Put It Anywhere You Want)

While Amazon offers a battery-powered version of the Echo in the form of the Echo Tap, it doesn’t have the always-listening capabilities that makes the original Echo and Echo Dot so great. However, you can run the Echo Dot on battery power and have it last for days–all you need is a USB battery