All of the iPhone photo edit adjustment settings explained

Are you obsessed with Instagram and all things photo-related? If so, you’ll love editing photos on your iPhone. Whether you have a rubbish selfie or are trying to capture the perfect sunset, there are plenty of ways to make your images look a lot better. From simple filters to more advanced editing features, your iPhone can be turned into a photo editing toolkit. Read on for our guide to everything you need to know about editing photos on your iPhone.

How to edit photos on iPhone

There are plenty of ways to edit photos on your iPhone. Whether you want to add a filter or use the Adjustments feature, you can turn any image into a work of art. To edit a photo on iPhone, select it from the Camera Roll or Photo Library by tapping Select, then tap Edit. You can use the following tools to edit your photo – Filters, Adjustments, Frames, Rotate, Crop, and Exposure. Let’s take a look at each of these in turn.

Fix red-eye and other photo flaws

While you can use filters and other editing tools to make your photos look great, you may also want to correct some common photo flaws. To do this, select the photo you want to edit and tap Flaws. You can then use the following tools to fix common issues: – Red-eye – Tap the red-eye icon to automatically fix red-eye. This can be a bit hit-and-miss, though, so we recommend trying it a few times before giving up. –

Crop and Straighten

When I edit photos, I typically start with straightening the photo and then adjusting the crop settings to either crop it to the aspect ratio I need such as 16:9 for Instagram or cut out pieces of the photo that aren’t necessary.

After tapping the crop icon, tap on straight and it should attempt to straighten the photo automatically for you. Then, adjust as needed. To change the aspect ratio, click the icon in the upper right that looks like a few squares within each other. From here, you will have options to choose from.

Add filters to your photos

If you want to add filters to your photos, select the photo you want to edit and tap the Filters icon. You can then select from a variety of filters to add to your images. To select a particular filter, tap the colored icon next to the filter name. Note that you’ll need to have an internet connection to use these filters. You can also use Auto-filter to automatically apply a filter to your photo based on your location and time of day.

What are all the adjustment settings?

While filters are great for quickly applying effects to your photos, you might also want to edit your photos properly to get the best results. Let’s take a look at the editing settings available.

  • Exposure – allows you to adjust the amount of light in your photo
  • Brilliance – This will also adjust the brightness of a photo but more dynamically than exposure while adding subtle contrast
  • Highlights – This will increase or decrease the brightness of the lightest parts of the image, without affecting the darker tones.
  • Shadows – This will adjust the brightness of the darkest parts of the image, without affecting the highlights or mid-tones.
  • Brightness – This will brighten up your image. Exposure has a heavier bias to highlight tones, while Brightness has no bias and affects all tones equally
  • Contrast – This will increase the contrast in your image.
  • Black Point – This will lower the black levels in your image.
  • White levels – This will lower the white levels in your image.
  • Saturation – This will increase the saturation of your image.
  • Vibrance – This is similar to saturation but will brighten the colors to be more realistic and less intense than saturation.
  • Warmth – This will change the color temperature of your image to be bluer or more orange.
  • Tint – This will shift the color balance towards purple or green.
  • Sharpness – This will help bring a photo into focus.
  • Definition – This will sharpens the edges of an image, while adding contrast to create depth
  • Noise Reduction –
  • Vignette – This will add a vignette effect to your image.


Photographing and editing with your iPhone is a great way to express yourself and share memories with friends and family. Editing with your iPhone is simpler than ever with tools like filters, adjustments, and more. Whether you want to simply make your photos look better or dive in and try more advanced techniques, your iPhone can handle it all.

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