Edit pho­tos in iOS 8

Ad­just your shots and add ef­fects in Pho­tos

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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

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