Do you have a grid on your iPhone camera screen, or have you seen someone else that does? This is not a special camera app, but rather a setting that can be enabled on a stock iPad running the iOS 7 version of the operating system.
This grid is helpful by allowing you to use the rule of thirds, which is a photography technique that is aimed at improving the composition of your pictures. So if you are interested in learning how to take better pictures with your iPad’s camera, then follow the steps below to learn how to turn on the iPad’s camera grid.
How to Turn on the iPad Camera Grid
The steps in this article will modify the appearance of your camera screen so that a nine-rectangle grid overlays the screen. This grid will not display on the final picture. It is merely meant as a way to help you set up your pictures more effectively.
Step 1: Tap the Settings icon on your iPad’s camera screen.
Step 2: Scroll down and select the Photos & Camera option in the column at the left side of the screen.
Step 3: Touch the button to the right of Grid in the Camera section at the right side of the screen.
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