I rarely use the zoom feature when snapping a photo with my iPhone, but the other day I went to use it – and it was no where to be seen! Where did it go? Was it my new iPhone 4S, or was it iOS 5? Somewhere in my foggy memories I recall that it used to be near the bottom of the screen with a typical slider.
I briefly thought about this for a second and then figured I’d try exactly what I would do while trying to zoom in on a regular photo: I used two fingers in a zoom motion.
Ooohhh! The view in the Camera app had zoomed in and my slider was back.
To zoom in/out you can continue to just use the two-finger gesture, or you can adjust the zoom via the slider. After about 5 seconds the slider will fade away. To get the slider back you just use the two-finger gesture once again.
I wonder if this is an indication that the slider may be gone when iOS 6 rolls out. Guess we’ll find out in the future.
Or maybe the Camera app always behaved in this manner and I never even noticed. Sometimes it is hard to remember such things when you are using different (and updated) technologies every day. 🙂