Are you SURE that you want to delete 58 photos?
I accidentally took 27 photos of my trousers the other day whilst sitting in the car. I used to occasionally take the odd accidental photo of my feet with the old phone, but the new one has a paparazzi setting which fires off what are called 'bursts' at the lightest touch of the wrong (or right) button.
I know that I am well behind the times as far as iPhones go, and that all you youngsters have known about these features on your phones for years, but it is all new to me.
'Live' photos are a bit disconcerting too. I took a few pictures of the beach at Studland for H.I. to improve some drawings she made there a few years ago, and now when I go back to the album and look at them, the waves move into the shoreline for a fraction of a second, making you think that you are imagining things. It is a bit like glimpsing a mouse in the room from the corner of your eye.
The HD setting on the phone uses technology invented by an American amateur astronomer. He had an idea one day - and it was a day - so he bought a cheap telescope with tracking and an old laptop, then linked the two together.
He set the telescope to track the space shuttle which he knew would pass over his area at various points in the day, then he linked the laptop to it and took a series of photos in broad, sunny daylight as it flew above in the deep blue of the cloudless sky.
He programmed the laptop to overlay the best pictures one on top of the other and produced an image so clear that you could actually read the word NASA on the side of the shuttle.
He emailed the photo to NASA and asked them why they had the bay doors open on the shuttle on that day, and heard nothing back. A day or so later there was a knock on his door and there stood a couple of NASA technicians asking him how the hell he had done that.
He explained what he had done, and now NASA uses a refined version of his software for all sorts of optical procedures as a matter of course.
Where would we be without amateurs?