Pinching photos

Discussion in 'iPad' started by Avicdar, May 24, 2010.

  1. Avicdar macrumors regular

    Oct 11, 2004
    Was just messing around with the photo app and discovered something I missed before.

    When you have a photo open full size, you can pinch the photo down to a smaller than normal size. When you do this the background with the other images in the album you are in appears. You can also rotate the image in its "pinched" state around it's axis and drag it around.

    It's actually kind of cool. Maybe I am the last person on the planet to stumble across this, but it was a fun little Easter egg to find.

    If you haven't seen this yet, give it a try. It will make for a sexy demo at work tomorrow.
  2. Blorzoga macrumors 68030


    May 21, 2010
    Yeah. It's pretty cool. The transitions in all the apple products are really top notch. I think that's what makes them so addicting.
  3. magrat22 macrumors 6502


    Apr 29, 2010
    Calgary, AB
    Cool, can't wait to get my iPad to try it out. I think the iPhone can do this, don't have one so someone else will have to verify this.

    Thanks for the tip :)
  4. Runt888 macrumors 6502a

    Nov 17, 2008
    Pinching in the photos app is actually a way of navigating in and out of collections, as well as zooming. If you pinch the full size photo enough, you will actually navigate back to the album the photo is in. Do it again, and the album shrinks back into a single stack, and you'll be back at the view with all of the stacks.

    Once you get used to how much you have to pinch to move in and out, I find it to be a very convenient way of navigating. Way faster than using the navigation buttons on the top.

    It's little touches like this that make me love Apple products so much.
  5. BergerFan macrumors 68020


    Mar 6, 2008
    Mos Eisley
    Unfortunately, this is not possible in the native iPhone Photos app.

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