The World Wide Developers Conference took place yesterday and Apple introduced, among other things, Mac OS X Lion, iCloud, & iOS 5. Hit the jump to see a list of the new photography related improvements, which are in my opinion, very significant.
- There is now a lock screen shortcut that will allow you to quickly activate the camera. Double click the home button, tap the camera icon, and you will immediately brought to the camera application.
- The Volume button now doubles as a shutter release
- Grid lines are available to compose using the rule of thirds
- Pinch to zoom into a photograph
- Touch based Auto Exposure and Auto Focus Lock
- The ability to edit photographs in camera (crop, red eye removal, & one touch adjustments)
They also announced iCloud, which is an automatic photo back up system that works wirelessly and syncs with multiple devices. Every time you take a photograph with your iPhone, it is automatically transferred to the online storage system, where it is held for 30 days. You have the ability to transfer any photographs you want to keep before the 30 days is up.
To learn more about these features, you can watch the full WWDC 2011 keynote by following the link below.