2. iOS 11 Photos and Camera tips
Change Live Photo effects: iOS 11 now lets you change from the default Live Photo effect. Go to your Photos app, open a Live Photo and swipe up on it to reveal three new effects: Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure.
Keep the original photo while using Live Photo effects: Once you choose one of the new Live Photo effects, it saves it on your phone as a video, not a photo. If you want to keep the original shot as a still photo as well, just hit the share icon and tap “duplicate” and save another copy of the original photo. (You’ll need to do this before you change the Live Photo effect – or just go back to the original Live Photo style and do it then).
How to apply a filter to a Live Photo: You can now apply filters to Live Photos and still keep them as a Live Photo, something you couldn’t do in some older versions of iOS. To apply a filter, do so as you have previously. Go to the photo in question, tap “edit” and select the filter you want.
How to quickly launch different camera modes: If you’ve got a 3D touch enabled iPhone press firmly on the camera app and you’ll get the choice to Take a Photo, Record a Slow-Mo, Record Video, or Take a Selfie. On dual camera models you get “Take Portrait” instead of the regular photo option.
How to Merge People in Photos app: Photos in iOS 11 has the ability to scan your photos and detect people and places. If you find that the app has picked out the same person but says they are different people you can merge the albums together. To do this, go to the Photos app > Albums and select People. Tap on the word “Select” at the top right of the screen and then select the images of the people you want to merge.
Remove people in Photos app: Go to Photos App, Albums, and select People. To remove tap on “Select” and then tap on the people you don’t want to see before tapping on “Remove” in the bottom left of your iPhone screen.
How to create Photo Memories: You can create your own Memories from your own albums. Go to an album you’ve already got and tap on the right facing arrow (“>”) that’s in line with the album name at the top of the screen. This will allow you to see your Memories. Scroll to the bottom and tap on “Add to Memories”.
How to share a Memories movie: The Apple Photos app automatically creates a mini slideshow for you that can then be shared as a video. Go to the Memory you want to share, tap on the “play” icon on the main picture and then tap on the share icon.
How to change the style of a Memories movie: You can either opt for the default movie style from Apple or change it to fit a handful of different styles. Head to the Memory you want to edit, tap on the “play” icon on the main picture, then tap on the video again when it’s playing. You’ll now see slideshow style options like Dreamy, Sentimental, Gentle, Chill and Happy, among others. You can also choose between Short, Medium or Long.
Duplicate as Still Photo: If you’ve taken a Live Photo you can now create a full resolution still photo from it as a duplicate without damaging the original Live Photo. To do so, find the picture you want to duplicate, press the share button and then select Duplicate. On the next menu choose “Duplicate as Still Photo”.
Editing photos: Find the photo you want and tap “edit” in the top corner. Here you can press on the wand to auto enhance your photo or press on the icon that looks like a volume knob with dots around it. The latter will bring up three new sub menus: Light, Color, B&W with various granular settings within them. If you select Light you can then gesture left or right to make the picture lighter or darker.
Straightening your photos: You can now quickly and easily straighten your photos. To do so select the cropping tool in Photos > Edit and then move the dial that appears on screen.
Search Photo albums: Go to the Photos app and press on the magnifying glass. Immediate suggestions include narrowing your image results by Nearby, One Year Ago, and Favourites, however you can type in lots of different searches like place names or months.Or a combination of the two.
Ask Siri to fetch a photo for you: Siri can now search your photos based on their information and criteria. Ask her to find a specific photo from 14 July 2015, for instance, and she’ll do just that. Amazeballs.
Upload Photo Bursts: Go to Settings, then tap on your name at the top of the screen. Then go to iCloud > Photos > Upload Burst Photos. Doing this will back up all the photos in the burst rather than just the favourite one.
Favourite photos: If you’ve got photos that you want to mark to show others quickly later rather than searching or scrolling for them you can favourite them instead. To do this, simply find the image you want to favourite and press the heart button. To find them quickly when you go into the Photos app, press on the Albums icon at the bottom right, then select the Favourites album.
Better viewing Shared activity: Turn the iPhone or iPad sideways. It looks nicer.
Quickly finding a photo in Years: Go to “Collections” in the Photos section, then tap “Years” in top left corner. Any single year has hundreds of photos, force press on one to expand it.
See where you took a photo: In the Albums section of the app, tap on the “Places” album. Here you’ll find all of the locations you’ve taken photos in and which photos were in which part of the world. Zooming gives more specific locations, while tapping “Grid” lists the locations in that particular view.
Hide a photo: Find the photo you want to hide from Photos, Collections and Years, and long press on the photo itself. When the option comes up to hide, select that option and then confirm your choice. The photo is still available by Albums.
Turn on iCloud Photo Library: To turn on the new iCloud Photo Library feature that will mean all your photos are automatically uploaded and backed up to the iCloud go to Settings > Photos and then toggle the iCloud Photo Library option.
Take a Live Photo: Your camera can capture 1.5 seconds before and 1.5 seconds after a photo in order to capture a “live photo” with a sense of movement. To take a live photo from the Camera app, tap the Live Photo button in top center (looks like a set of diffusing rings) to toggle it on (yellow), and then tap the shutter button.
View Live Photos: Once you have taken a Live Photo, you can view it in the Photos app on your phone. Open the image, then hard press on the photo (activates 3D Touch), and play it.
Create a time-lapse: A setting in the camera app lets you create a time-lapse video with little to no effort. Just swipe sideways in the camera app to reveal the Time-Lapse mode. Once you’ve worked out what you are going to film press the record button. You should film for at least 30 seconds to see the effects.
Record video at 60 fps: With any iPhone newer than iPhone 6 and 6 Plus (basically anything from the last three years) Apple offers you the chance to record 1080p at 60fps but turns it off by default. To turn it on go to Settings > Camera > Record Video and then select the “1080p at 60fps” option.
Record 4K video: Some newer iPhone models allow you to shoot video at 4K resolution. Go to the same option as above, but choose “4K at 30fps”.
Change Slow-Mo speed: Newer iPhones allow you to record in Slow-Mo mode, to change the speed, go to Settings > Camera > Record Slo-mo.
AE/AF Lock: To change the exposure or the focus of your shot, tap anywhere on the screen and it will change instantly. To lock that exposure or focus (great for dramatic panoramas) press and hold on the screen until the square box “locks in”.
Changing exposure on the fly: Once you’ve found your focus point (the big yellow square) in the Camera app press on the small sun icon and swipe up or down to change the exposure setting. Up to make it brighter, down to make it darker.
Activating Timer mode: In the Camera app there is an icon that looks like a stopwatch in the top toolbar. Tap it, then choose whether you want a 3 second or 10 second timer.
Burst Mode: Users can snap photos in Burst mode by either holding their finger on the shutter or on the volume key to take a burst of photos as the action happens. Once you’ve taken a Burst of photos you can then choose your favourite one(s). Tap on the gallery icon in the bottom of your camera app, and tap “select”. Tap on the photos you want, then hit “keep only X favourites” to save only the ones you’ve chosen.
Easily select multiple photos: In your Photos app, in an album or collection, tap “Select” and swipe your finger across the screen to select many photos at once.
Exit photo preview: When browsing your pictures in the Photos app, you can enlarge a photo in the grid to see it full screen, but now, you can also easily swipe down on preview to toss it away and return to the grid.