How to Edit Photos on Your iPhone?

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Clear picture quality is one of the major reasons for the hyped sale of the iPhone. I agree with this that the photo quality and editing options in the iPhone photo editor are the best in class. But not everyone knows how to use the iPhone photo editor or get the best out of it.

Here in this article, you will explore hands-on experiences on one-tap edits or advanced color, brightness or exposure settings using the built-in iPhone photo editor app. There are several adjustments and filters that you can use in the iPhone photos editor app to bring life to dull photos. Try out these steps and variations to get the perfect blend of photos. You may also like to use the Best Photo Editing Apps available on the App Store.

Get the Latest iOS Update:

Before you try any edits using the iPhone photo editor app, ensure to get the latest iOS update on your iPhone. There are several new photo editing features added in the latest iOS 13 update. With the wider editing tools, you can not only edit photos but also can edit videos. Go to ‘Settings’ and navigate to ‘General Settings’ to look for ‘Software Update’ and ensure your iPhone has the latest iOS version.

Duplicate Your Photo:

If you edit a photo using the Photos Editor app, the original image gets replaced with the changes. To ensure that the original image doesn’t get changed, though the changes made are reversible, it is advisable to create a duplicate of your photo for the first few days.

Open the image in the Photos app and tap on the share icon at the bottom left corner of the screen. On the drop-down menu, scroll down and look for the ‘Duplicate’ option. Tap on it to create a duplicate.

Open iPhone Photo Editor App:

There is no new trick to open the Photo Editor app. Simply go to the Photos app and open the photo that you wish to edit. Tap on the ‘Edit’ button on the top right corner of the screen and the iPhone photo editor app will open. There will be three options for an existing photograph or if you are clicking a new one, there will be four options to edit the photo.

Make Desired Edits:

Now turn average to awesome images in a few tweaks. Adjust brightness, color, sharpness, and other balance saturation, exposure or white balance as per your need. There are preset color filters and color schemes that you can choose and apply from. You can also make use of the auto-enhance option to adjust and finetune the changes you made.

Exposure, Brilliance, Shadow, and Highlights options will bring life to the photo. You can also try to adjust the Black-point, Saturation, Vibrance, Warmth, Tint, Sharpness and Definition are the most popular filters that you can apply to your photos. Vignette and Noise Reduction are one of my favorite settings.

You can also use Crop, Rotate, Straighten & Adjust Perspective tools to get the right posture of the photo. Flip horizontal or vertical rotations are also used to make creative images. Aspect ratio is also one of the important changes that you can make to use the photos in presentations or on other devices.

Once you are all set, you can save your edited photo or discard changes if you are not satisfied with your work and start all over again. Even if you have saved the changes, you can always go to the same photo and it will give you the option to revert changes to the original state.

If you have the iPhone 11, 11 Pro, 11 Pro Max, XR, XS, or XS Max series, you get a few more options for ‘Depth Control’ to change the backgrounds of the image. The Portrait Lighting option allows you to apply studio lighting, Contour Light, Stage Light effects by sliding the slider towards left or right.

Photo Editing Apps For iPhone:

For professional photos, we can’t just bank on the built-in iPhone Photo Editor as the features are not complete enough for professional photoshoots. We look for the Best iPhone Photo Editor Apps to get magical photos. There are numerous iOS Photo Editor apps that can add beautiful frames, remove acne, finetune imperfection, add creativity and blend your photos with colorful and advanced effects.

These Photo Editing Apps are free on the App Store and will help you bring out your creativity and incredible thinking. Which free photo editing app you liked the most? Do share us in the comment section.


Hi, I'm Raj Hirvate & I am a Tech Blogger from India. I like to post about technology, gadgets, How-to, Errors and product reviews to the readers of my website. Apart from blogging i'm a big Anime fan I Love Watching Naruto, Jujutsu Kaisen, One piece, Death Note and any upcoming animes.