iPhone Photo Editor: Versatile Built-in Photo-Editing Tool
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It's believed that a photo masterpiece must be done by a powerful post-processing. However, as for me, a photo masterpiece is a success of both an outstanding photo-taking and a brilliant post-processing.
Many people like using a third-party app to edit photos. It seems to be a tacit fact that people prefer to spend time trying third-party photo editors one after one rather than give it a try on iPhone's default photo editor. Or, perhaps this built-in photo editor is already forgotten.
Before you fall back to a third-party photo editor, why not give iPhone's default editor a chance? It allows you to crop and straighten your image, apply versatile filters, or manually adjust light and color in the photo. Better yet, it provides an auto-enhance way to instantly beautify your image with a magic stick. Now, please allow me to introduce this iPhone photo editor for you.
Crop and Straighten
When you click on the "Crop and Rotate" icon, your image will be automatically adjusted to keep horizontal.
- If you want to set your own crop, you can drag the corners of the grids to adjust.
- If you want to tilt or straighten the photo, you can tap and move the wheel in the middle.
- If you want to rotate your image, click the icon on the lower left.
- If you want to set a scale (Square, 3:2, 5:3, 4:3, 5:4, 7:5, 16:9), choose from the icon on the lower right.
- To reset to the original, click the "RESET" button in the middle.
iOS 11 also brings a whole upgrade to filters. Now, there are up to 9 filters available: Vivid, Vivid Warm, Vivid Cool, Dramatic, Dramatic Warm, Dramatic Cool, Mono, Silvertone, and Noir. Sometimes, a masterpiece only takes a right selection of a filter. Moreover, before you take a picture, you can previously apply these filters in your iPhone camera.
Adjust Light and Color
The third feature allows you to manually change the exposure and coloring of your image. When you click on it, there are three options for you: Light, Color, and B&W. When you tap one of them, there are more options rolling out.
- Light: You can adjust the value of Brilliance, Exposure, Highlights, Shadows, Brightness, Contrast. And Black Point.
- Color: You can adjust the value of Saturation, Contrast, and Cast.
- B&W: You can adjust the value of Intensity, Neutrals, Tone, and Grain.
If you're an artistic person and want to create your own masterpieces, this must be the perfect feature for you. It cannot be more exciting to see yourself turn your image into an extraordinary artwork.
Extra iPhone Camera Tips and Tricks:
1. Perhaps you may find timer useless in iPhone photography. However, if you're tired of being absent in the pictures, or if you're a hand shaker when taking a photo, it's a good option to set up the timer to auto-take a picture in 3s or 10s.
2. Also, you may not know that iOS 11 also provides a hidden trick for us. When you're taking a top-down picture, there will be two crosses on the screen. When they overlap, that means your iPhone camera is totally parallel to the ground.
This is the end of our iPhone Camera Series. I sincerely hope that you enjoy these articles and have fun with your iPhone. If you have any feedback or want me to come out with essays of topics, just let me know. Also, don't forget to share this article with your beloved ones.