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Question: How to take a photo thru window screen?

I sometimes want to take a picture through my outside house windows, which have window screens on them. The trouble is that the iPhone 7 focuses on the window frames or screens, which are inches away, rather than on the distant object which is visible through the screen.


Is there any way to override this manually so that the camera focuses on the distant object instead of the screen?


Thanks.

iPhone 7, iOS 10.2

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Dec 10, 2017 12:39 PM in response to jpbpe In response to jpbpe

With respect to the provided Camera App in iOS I believe you can only control roughly the location of focus by touching that part of the screen, but that also changes Exposure for that section - which you can then adjust manually by moving your finger up or down while keeping it on the screen.


To get the same manual control for Focus as the standard App allows for Exposure you need to purchase one of several third party Apps offered in the App Store.


https://www.imore.com/best-manual-camera-apps-iphone

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Dec 10, 2017 12:55 PM in response to jpbpe In response to jpbpe

I've been looking at this for my iPhone X, good reviews and appears to offer manual control on all basic function (focus, exposure, iso etc). Also you can select in what format you wish to save the image ie. jpg or raw.


https://halide.cam/


https://9to5mac.com/2017/05/30/halide-iphone-camera-app/

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Dec 10, 2017 12:39 PM in response to jpbpe In response to jpbpe

With respect to the provided Camera App in iOS I believe you can only control roughly the location of focus by touching that part of the screen, but that also changes Exposure for that section - which you can then adjust manually by moving your finger up or down while keeping it on the screen.


To get the same manual control for Focus as the standard App allows for Exposure you need to purchase one of several third party Apps offered in the App Store.


https://www.imore.com/best-manual-camera-apps-iphone

Dec 10, 2017 12:39 PM

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Dec 10, 2017 12:55 PM in response to jpbpe In response to jpbpe

I've been looking at this for my iPhone X, good reviews and appears to offer manual control on all basic function (focus, exposure, iso etc). Also you can select in what format you wish to save the image ie. jpg or raw.


https://halide.cam/


https://9to5mac.com/2017/05/30/halide-iphone-camera-app/

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