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Remove Color Filters from Photos in iOS to Restore the Original Image

May 24, 2014 - 3 Comments
Restoring an unfiltered original image in iOS Photos app

Both the actively applied Camera filters and the later added Photos apps based color filtering in iOS can add some nice stylizing effects to pictures, helping to give them a unique look, but if you decide you’re no longer wanting an image to be filtered through a crazy color lens, you can actually easily remove … Read More

5 iPhone Camera Tips to Make You a Better Photographer

May 21, 2014 - 5 Comments
iPhone camera tips

Many iPhone users rely entirely on the iPhone as their camera of choice, so why not take the best pictures possible? That’s what these Camera app tips are for, helping you snap better photos and making you a better photographer by taking advantage of some of the wonderful features that are built into the camera … Read More

Yes, You Can Recover Photos from an iPhone Backup

May 4, 2014 - 12 Comments
Recover Photos from an iPhone Backup

The iPhone has quickly become the go-to digital camera for many of us, storing thousands of memories and moments in images. But if you lose an iPhone, it becomes broken, or succumbs to water, you may be left with a situation where all you have is an iPhone backup file and no direct access to … Read More

How to Apply Filters to Any Picture from the Photos App on iPhone & iPad

Feb 11, 2014 - Leave a Comment
Photos iOS icon

The iOS Photos app includes native image editing features that allow you to add the same filters from the live camera to pictures you have already taken. Additionally, you can apply those photo filters to any image stored on the iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch, so long as it’s accessible from the Photos app, whether … Read More

Use the Live iPhone Camera Filters to Add Flair to Your Photos

Feb 5, 2014 - 4 Comments
iOS Camera icon

Filtering photos has long been a popular obsession of iPhone users, whether through Instagram, Afterlight, Snapseed, or the Facebook Camera app. Apple took that popularity to heart and built a variety of filters directly into the iOS Camera app, though the feature has gone largely overlooked by many users. Unlike some of the more garish … Read More

How to Make a Photo Black & White on the iPhone

Oct 10, 2013 - 1 Comment
Convert a photo from color to black and white with the iPhone

The iPhone now includes advanced photo and image editing features that allow you to apply various filters to pictures taken on the device. Since iOS 7, this can all be done natively without the need for any third party apps, and one of the better filter sets lets you quickly make any color photo into … Read More

Shoot Photos in Burst Mode with the iPhone Camera

Sep 25, 2013 - 6 Comments
Burst mode camera on the iPhone

Continuous burst mode is a camera feature that rapidly takes a bunch of photos in sequence. It’s a new camera feature that has been toted with the iPhone 5S, but lesser known is that all iPhone models get a variation of this burst mode on their cameras too thanks to the iOS software update. Burst … Read More

How to Turn On the Camera Grid in iOS 7 & iOS 8

Sep 24, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Camera Grid in iOS 7

The optional Camera grid overlays lines atop the viewing screen when shooting pictures on an iPhone and iPad. Dividing the screen into equal parts, it helps to take better pictures by making it simple to follow the longstanding “rule of thirds”, with the basic idea being to align compositional elements to the grid, lining up … Read More

Take a Photo Using Instagram Without Sharing / Uploading

Aug 2, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Save & Apply Instagram Filters without Uploading

Any photo taken in Instagram will automatically post directly to your Instagram feed, sharing the picture with the world (or at least whoever follows you). But what if you want to take a picture or two with the Instagram app, apply those fancy filters, and not actually share them with anyone? That’s not an option … Read More

Quickly Take Pictures with iPad by Accessing Camera from the Lock Screen

Jul 19, 2013 - Leave a Comment
Take a picture from the Lock Screen on the iPad

The lock screen camera is one of the more handy features of the iPhone, but the iPad does not have that same quick-to-access camera option. That doesn’t mean you can’t take pictures directly from the lock screen on the iPad, you just have to use Siri to launch directly into the camera app from the … Read More

Add a Self-Timer to the iPhone Camera with Third Party Apps

Apr 7, 2013 - 7 Comments
The Camera icon

One feature the iPhone Camera app badly needs natively is a self-timer, which allows you to set a time delay, say 10 seconds, before the camera shoots a picture. This lets you as the photographer be able to set the camera up somewhere, set the timer, then walk on over to be in the frame … Read More

Create a Contact Sheet of Thumbnails with Automator in Mac OS X

Apr 6, 2013 - 28 Comments
Generated Contact Sheet made through Services

Contact Sheets, often called Proof Sheets, are essentially columns and rows of image thumbnails, making a bunch of photos very easy to quickly review. Though they’re commonly used by photographers, they have a wide range of uses outside of the pro-photography world, from artists to designers to UI/UX engineers. Rather than creating a contact sheet … Read More

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