Orientation Lock

For some purposes, you may want to stop the automatic screen rotation and also lock a specific orientation of the camera. Once Orientation Lock is activated, the current orientation of the app interface is saved and the orientation of your captured photos and videos does not adjust when rotating your device (e.g. switching from landscape to portrait orientation).

Enabling the Orientation Lock button:

  1. On the ProCamera Capture Screen, open the Control panel.
  2. Swipe left to access the second page of the Control panel.
  3. Tap the Orientation Lock button here to display the Orientation Lock button on your Capture Screen.

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When the Orientation Lock feature is enabled in the Control Panel, you will find a round HUD button on the Capture Screen which allows you to quickly activate/deactivate the Orientation Lock function:

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By default, automatic orientation detection is enabled, which means that Orientation Lock is disabled (the lock icon on the Capture Screen is white). This way, the camera automatically detects whether you hold your iPhone in landscape or portrait orientation and saves photos and videos accordingly.

Interface orientation

The interface orientation indicates the orientation in which the photo/video will be captured. 

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When Orientation Lock is enabled, all interface elements (buttons, etc.) will remain fixed in their orientation, even if the phone is tilted or rotated.

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Orientation Lock use case

To take pictures with your iPhone camera facing straight up or down (for example when photographing a document), first set your iPhone to either landscape or portrait orientation. Then, tilt your phone so the camera is facing up or down.

If you are finding it tricky, use the Orientation Lock. First set your phone to your preferred orientation, and then engage the Orientation Lock. This tool ensures that your chosen orientation is always applied.

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