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How Continuity Camera works in macOS Mojave and iOS 12

Continuity Camera presented in the recent Apple Keynote, it allows you to quickly add photos or documents to projects on your Mac using the camera on your iPhone or iPad. This is a new feature that allows you to share the camera of your iPhone and create a continuity between the new operating system Mojave of the Mac and that of iOS 12. Once the phone is connected to the computer, many apps will have a new option "Take a picture"At your disposal (alternatively you can also use your iPhone to scan documents). Read on to find out how Continuity Camera works.

Continuity Camera a new feature of macOS Mojave is iOS 12 which allows you to open the camera of your iOS device from your Mac, then immediately transfer the photo you are shooting and insert it into a document on the Mac you are working on. So, for example, if you are working on a Pages document and you need a photo of something in your vicinity, you can activate Continuity Camera, take the photo with your iPhone and immediately use the photo that appears in the document on your Mac.

Let's see how Continuity Camera works and how you will use it on your Mac and iOS devices when MacOS Mojave and iOS 12 will be released.

How to add a photo with Continuity Camera

In order to use Continuity Camera, you need to work with an editable document.

  1. Open your document or project on the Mac in an app like Pages, Keynote or TextEdit.
  2. Ctrl-click and right-click on a space in the document (Note: your photo will be positioned wherever you click).
  3. Click on Take a picturewhich you find below insert from your iPhone or iPad. By clicking on "Take photo" your iPhone will instantly detect it, activating the Camera mode.How it worksContinuity Camera 1
  4. Press the shutter button of the Camera on iPhone or iPad and your new photo will immediately be inserted into the app you have opened on your Mac.How it worksContinuity Camera 2
  5. Tap Use photo. Your photo will now appear in the document you clicked.
  6. Double-click on your photo if you want to add some information.
  7. Enter a URL, title and / or description for your photo.
  8. Click on Remove photos from the popup if you want to remove the photo.

This new feature is part of a wider effort that Apple is making to integrate the Mac operating system with that of mobile devices, to offer a unique experience on all its devices.

How to scan a document with Continuity Camera

  1. Open your document or project in an app like Pages, Keynote or TextEdit.
  2. Ctrl-click and right-click on a space in the document (note: your photo will be placed where you click).
  3. Click on Scan documents under insert from your iPhone or iPad.
  4. Scan the document using your iPhone or iPad. Repeat to acquire more documents.
  5. Tap Save. Your documents will be inserted in the document on your Mac.
  6. Double-click on the scanned document if you want to add some information to it.
  7. Enter a URL, title and / or description for your document.
  8. Click on Remove image from the popup if you want to remove the scanned document.

What about this new feature? We had anticipated this new path taken by Appe in a previous article in which we analyzed the upcoming future news, including the possibility of having MacOS and iOS dialogue. But we considered it unlikely that they were introduced at this stage. We thought it would be postponed next year, but instead it surprised us. But this is only the beginning of a now irreversible path that will lead us to use the same apps on both operating systems.