Get tips and tricks for using the iPad Camera app and the iPad Photos app in this free lesson.
You'll use the Camera app to take photos and videos with your iPad. It's designed to work closely with the Photos app, which lets you view, organize, and edit the media you've captured.
You can access Camera quickly from the lock screen. Just swipe left and the app will open instantly. There's no need to unlock your device first.
Use the pinch gesture to zoom in and out when taking a photo. However, keep in mind that the iPad uses a digital zoom instead of an optical zoom lens (like you'd find on a larger camera). The digital zoom attempts to simulate an optical zoom. As a result, the image quality will become lower as you zoom in.
Rotate the iPad to change the camera orientation from Landscape to Portrait.
Tap the Flip Camera button in the top-right corner to switch between the front- and rear-facing cameras. You can use the front-facing camera to take a photo of yourself. You'll also use the front-facing camera for video conferencing apps like FaceTime.
You can also use the Camera app to record video. To do this, swipe to Video, then tap the Record button.
Press the Home button and the Sleep/Wake button at the same time to take a screenshot. This will take a picture of whatever is currently displayed on your iPad's screen.