How to Edit Photos on iPhone

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Nowadays, the quality of iPhone cameras is so high that many of the traditional features of a camera are automatically applied. Lighting, focus distance, and color intensity all happen without you needing to make any changes. You can take all sorts of cool photos without much effort. 

But what really sets a good photo apart from a great one is the editing. You don't need fancy software or a photoshop subscription to become a savvy photo editor; you just need a few minutes, your iPhone, this article, and Facetune. 

Here's what you need to know to start editing photos on your iPhone immediately. 

Step 1: Open the photo you want to edit in Facetune. 

Step 2: For selfies or photos with clearly visible faces, head to the Retouch feature on the main menu. Use the Auto option to smooth out any fine lines and brighten your skin using the Facetune algorithm for the best results. 

Step 3: Once you're happy, save your edits by tapping the checkmark and go back to the main menu. Then scroll along the bottom menu bar to the Edit option. 

Step 4: In the Edit menu, you can change the overall appearance, color, definition and more. Here's a breakdown of what each feature does. 

  • Brightness: This lets you increase and decrease the amount of light in the photo. 
  • Contrast: Use the slider to make the colors stand out or fade slightly into a grayer tone. 
  • Color: This tool changes the undertone of each color, either focusing on warmer reeds or cooler blues for a subtle color shift. 
  • Sharpen: Increase the clarity of the pixels for crisper, more precise lines. 
  • Grain: Add a slight graininess and coarseness to photos for a vintage style. 
  • Light: Increases the intensity of the light source in the photo to apply different levels of brightness, depending on how close the light source is. 
  • Shadows: The slider can increase and decrease the light in areas of shadow and darkness. 
  • Highlights: Increase and decrease the brightness of areas of light. 
  • Saturation: The slider controls how intense and vibrant the colors are. 
  • Structure: Use this to bring either the foreground or background into greater focus. 
  • Temp: This tool can add a warm red tint or cool blue tone to the entire photo. 
  • Vignette: Slide up to add a faded black border or slide down for a faded white border. 
A person editing a photo on an iPhone with the Facetune app.
Before Facetune
iPhone photo editing menu with color and brightness adjustments
After Facetune

Remember: Once you've made some edits, go back through the menu and try them all again. You might overdo the Brightness, and then when you edit the Highlights and light settings, you will need to go back and fix it. Or you could add too much warmth using the Light tool and then overdo it on the Temp feature.

Step 5: Save your work using the checkmark and return to the main menu. Here you can make additional edits or save your new photo to your camera roll, ready to share online. 

And that's it! Facetune has all the tools you need to create stunning photos on your iPhone in no time. 

It's super easy to take a normal photo and make it amazing with a few simple tips and tricks. If you're sharing an edited photo on Instagram, you won't need to add a filter or use any additional editing tools. Just download Facetune and get started today.

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