Major Improvements Coming to Windows Phone Camera in MangoAugust 30, 2011 No Comments
The Mango update is no longer a thing of mystery to us since many of the details have already been released. It should come as no surprise that the Windows Phone Blog is choosing to share some more stuff that we can expect with the Mango update.
- Autofixâ€”Apply some common photographic fixes to a picture, on your phone, in
- Touch focus and captureâ€”Tap any spot on the screen to focus there and take
the shot. (This varies according to hardwareâ€”some phones will have
tap-to-capture but will still automatically center focus.)
- Sticky settingsâ€”Save your custom camera settings for next time.
- Ability to mute the shutter soundâ€”Good for taking pictures at those school
holiday pageants (not available in all countries and regions).
- Review pictures above the lockâ€”Snap a photo when your phone is locked, then
take a peek at it above the lock. Youâ€™ll only be able to get to photos you just
tookâ€”better for security.
- Changes for portrait orientationâ€”Now, when you take a picture in portrait
orientation, youâ€™ll see it in portrait orientation when you review it.
- Video sharingâ€”Send your vids in email or post them to Facebook or
- Twitter integrationâ€”Tweet your pics!
- Easy picture tagging on upload to Facebook or SkyDrive.
- View and add tags on your friendsâ€™ Facebook and SkyDrive pictures.
- Integration with the People Hubâ€”View your friendsâ€™ albums on their contact
cards and on Group cards.
- People viewâ€”See snapshots and albums from your favorite contacts in the
- Personalizeâ€”Tag some favorites and choose Shuffle background in the Pictures
Hub, and youâ€™ll see your favorite photos on the Hub and on Start.
- When you choose a photo from within an app, you can now pick from online
albums on Facebook or SkyDrive, not just pictures saved on your phone.
- Quick access to the Camera Rollâ€”Before, it took two taps in the Pictures Hub
to get the photos youâ€™ve snapped. Now itâ€™s front and center.
- Apps paneâ€”Developers can register their photo-related apps to show up in the
Pictures Hub for easy access.
- Autoshare to SkyDrive changed to Automatically upload to SkyDrive, which you
can turn on to upload a lower-res version of every picture you take to a private
location on SkyDrive.
- Pin any album to Start, including Facebook albums.
I have to admit that the camera has been a big issue for me with my HD7. I haven’t felt as though I am getting quality pictures from it, so hopefully these changes help provide better pictures because I really enjoy having a camera accessible all the time.
Source: Windows Phone Blog
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