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How to Use the Perfect Photo App to Edit Pictures on an iPhone

Updated on July 31, 2015



Perfect Photo Editing App for the iPhone

I really like the photo editing app that came with the iPhone. It is basic, but very easy to use and makes pictures look wonderful.

Since the photo editing app is already on your phone, pictures are added automatically as you take them. Find the 'Photos' app on your phone when you first buy it.

This is the only photo editing app you will need. It is like a smaller version of of iPhoto on the Mac. To use, click on the Photo app.

You can search for pictures that you would like to edit by date (Albums), Events or Places. This app also has photo stream which works with iCloud!

Once you have found a picture you would like to edit, click on it. You will see an 'Edit' button on the top right of the screen. Click on the 'Edit' button. Here is where we begin to edit!

Rotate Your Pictures

To rotate the picture you are working on, click on the arrow on the bottom left of the edit screen.

Each time you click on it, the picture will turn 45 degrees.

Click on the rotate arrow until you have the picture where you want it.

If you go past the correct rotation, simply press the arrow button again until you get back to the position you would like.

Photo App Results

Photo App Results
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To use auto-enhance, click on the wand at the bottom of the edit screen.

The auto-enhance function will automatically brighten and enhance photos to make them look more natural and it will fill in any dark areas on the picture.

Watch out for areas of bright color behind your subject. I have some trouble when using auto-enhance in front of the ocean. My kids are darkened into shadows, but the Ocean looks very vibrant.

Red-Eye Removal

To use Red-Eye removal, click on the red circle with a line through it at the bottom of the edit screen.

It will then ask you to tap on each red eye. When you tap on the red eye, it will get rid of the red in the eye.

Click 'apply' at the top right-hand side of the screen to save your results if you are happy with the picture.

If not, click 'cancel' on the top left-hand side of the screen. It will bring you to the original picture before the red-eye edit was done.

Crop and Resize Pictures

To crop and re-size pictures, click on the square at the bottom right-hand side of the screen. This will create a grid over the picture you are editing.

If you would like to keep the shape of the picture the same or constrain it to a different shape for printing, click on the 'constrain' button at the bottom of the screen.

It will come up with different options you can choose like 3 x 5, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, etc. Choose the shape you would like by tapping on it. This will bring you back to the picture.

Now you can crop the picture by putting your finger on one of the corners of the grid and move it on the screen to make it smaller or larger.

Once you have found the desired effect, tap on 'crop' on the top right-hand side of the screen to cut it down to size. You will then need to tap on the 'save' button on the top right-hand side of the screen to save all of your changes.

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    • caseymel profile image

      caseymel 4 years ago from Indiana

      Thanks Writer Fox! I love my phones' camera and photo editing app so much that I barely ever carry my big camera anymore. It's a lot more convenient and takes good pictures too!

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      Writer Fox 4 years ago from the wadi near the little river

      Amazing information. Appreciated your review.

    • caseymel profile image

      caseymel 4 years ago from Indiana

      I have tried other photo apps that I had to download, but I still keep coming back to my favorite photo app that came with my iPhone. It works very well with iPhoto on my Mac computer!

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      [ Danson Wachira ] 4 years ago from Nairobi, Kenya

      Hi caseymel,

      I am a fan of any app that can add value to my daily life, i will check on this Photo app. In fact, i use a smartphone photo editing app to edit some of my safari photos. I look forward to check on functionality of this one. Great review, voted up and useful.