Edit photos in iOS 8
Adjust your shots and add effects in Photos
Your iPhone’s camera is capable of taking amazing shots, but the fun doesn’t end in the Camera app: you can apply a variety of adjustments and effects to liven up your snaps. Photos in iOS 8 has a whole bunch of new editing tools and holds its own against costly desktop editing apps.
The tools you’re likely to use most often are crop-and-rotate and, for portraits, Remove Red-Eye. You may also find the Auto Adjust option handy: one tap of this can improve many images. For more control, though, you’ll want to get to know the new adjustment options inherited from iPhoto, which is no longer supported in iOS 8. In Photos in iOS 8 you can manually adjust Light (exposure, brightness and contrast) and Colour, and create custom mono conversions. You’ll be amazed at how much control these new tools offer. There is also a range of photo filter effects to instantly add the look of cross-processing, instant-camera shots or ‘Chrome’ among others. There’s everything you need to freshen up your shots or transform them completely.
The real stars of Photos in iOS 8, however, are the extensions. These enable the Photos app to plug into other apps and add a near-limitless range of new effects and filters. Let’s get started! Lou Hattersley
For more control, you’ll want to get to know the new adjustment options