With our cherished mobile gadgets now packing in very decent cameras, many have opted to ditch the unnecessary pocket-fill of the traditional standalone camera.graypix1

The impact of the smartphone camera – particularly that of Apple’s iPhone – has been colossal, with the 5 and 8 megapixel snappers of the iPhone 4 and 4S respectively rising to become the most-commonly used on Flickr – one of the world’s largest social hunts for photographers.

Maybe we’re just being a little picky here, but the native camera is bereft of many features which would make it a tidbit more complete.

Apple dipped its toes into the panoramic ocean in some of the many iOS 5 betas, but decided to plug the idea with the end-user release in October, meaning the Camera app for the fruit company’s latest mobile operating system remained the same as in the preceding iteration, except for adding a few features.

Sure, there are many third-party photo-centric apps which make shot-taking even more enjoyable, but a more refined stock app is always more favorable in our book. GrayPix, a tweak developed by Elias Limneos, does exactly that – improving the pre-loaded offering by adding one simple feature – grayscale.


Okay, so it’s not exactly a world-beater, and doesn’t do much more than simply de-colorize your images. Nonetheless, sapping the color from a photo can often enhance its effect, and certainly helps out those not-so-photogenic folk amongst us.

It’s free, and can be obtained over at the BigBoss repository, which will be in your default list of sources in Cydia.

You will obviously need to jailbreak your device to install this tweak.

For jailbreaking iOS 5.0.1  untethered on iPhone 4/3GS, iPad 1, iPod touch 4G/3G (A4 devices), you can follow our complete step by step instructions posted here using Redsnow on Mac (or Sn0wbreeze on Windows). For Jailbreaking iPhone 4S and iPad 2 Unthetered, you can simply follow our step by step guide posted here to jailbreak iOS 5.0.1 using Absinthe on Windows or Mac.

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