Adjust the Intensity of Filters
A cool part of the Photos appis the ability to adjust the intensity of filters and other settingsfrom the editing interface. Simply select the photo you wantto edit from the Photos app andtap Edit at the top right of theimage. If you want to adjustfilters and other settings (suchas contrast and saturation) thenselect the filter icon or otherediting tool you would like touse and then adjust the intensityusing the slider that pops upalong the bottom.
Use the Shutter Button to Take
If you have the iPhone 11 orlater, you capture burst imagesdifferently than on older iPhonemodels. Instead of pressing andholding the shutter button, youpress the shutter button, dragit to the left, and then hold itthere! The number that appearsin the center of the circle willshow you how many photosyou’ve taken. When you lift yourfinger, the camera will stoptaking photos. To access burstimages, go to the Photos app,select your collection of shots,choose Select, and then choosewhich ones you would like tokeep.
Use the Shutter Button in
Photo Mode to Record Video
If you have the iPhone 11 orlater, you no longer have swipeto Video mode to start a video!
This feature allows you to starta video much easier. All youhave to do is press and hold theshutter button and your videowill begin. When you releasethe shutter button, your videowill end. If you would like to lockrecording mode, then just slideyour finger to the right and thevideo recording will continueeven after you’ve lifted your finger. To end your recording, tapthe red shutter button again.
Capture Clearer Images
Capturing the clearest imagespossible is very important tome—and there are a few different ways you can accomplishthis! I recommend making surethat your lens is clean first andforemost (this makes a surprising difference). You should alsolock your focus on your subject,which you do from the Cameraapp by tapping and holding onyour subject on the screen untilAE/AF Lock appears at the top. Iwould also recommend shootingin bright, natural light wheneverpossible, as well as steadyingyour hand to prevent camerashake (or use a tripod).
Use the Quick Actions Menu
to Access Features
I forget how useful the QuickActions menu can be whenaccessing an app’s most basicfunctions. If I want to quicklyjump to my Favorites album, forexample, I just press and holdon the Photos app and the QuickActions menu will pop up (onolder iPhone models, you use3D Touch). Likewise, if I pressand hold on the Camera app, Iwill see options for recordingvideo, taking a selfie, or shooting in Portrait mode. If you tapon one of the options listed, thecorresponding app will open toyour desired location.
Find the Photo You’re Looking
As of this writing, I have
12,572 photos in my Photosapp. That, my friends, is a lot ofphotos. So, when I try to searchfor a particular photo in my collection, I hit some roadblocksto say the least. That’s wherethe Search function comes inand saves to day. Just navigateto the Search tab in the Photos app, enter a keyword (likeflower) into the Search bar, andvoila! You will see a collectionof images of flowers. You canalso search for specific peoplethat you’ve added to the peoplealbum, or search locations anddates!