Editing photos on the iPhone has been possible extensively since several iOS versions. Nevertheless, with every new version of the mobile operating system there are always a few additions that are intended to make photo editing easier. With iOS 17 For example, after zooming in, you have the option of saving the image section displayed as a new crop of the photo. Here you will find the new function explained in detail.
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Crop photos to use them as background images, for example
If a photo fills the display, it can be ideally used as a background image or as a contact poster. The latter is a kind of business card that you have over AirDrop can be exchanged via iPhone and Apple Watch. The contact poster also serves to display information for incoming calls. The calling contact can use this to set a photo, the display of their own name and, if necessary, other details as information that fills the screen.
But if you want to use a landscape format photo or just use a section of a portrait format photo, then from iOS 17 you can simply use the Photos app to zoom in and then use the crop button. You can then make further adjustments and save the resulting image. Of course, the individual steps were already possible in a slightly different way before, but now the whole thing is shortened and simplified.
Step by step: Instructions for the new cropping feature in the Photos app
If you can't imagine much from the above, then grab your iPhone and go through the following step-by-step instructions with me. This is probably the best way to understand what the innovation consists of.
- Opens the Photos App on your Apple iPhone
- Select a photo you want to crop
- Zoom through that Separating two fingers on the display
- If the display limits the photo to your liking, tap it at the top right Crop icon an
- Now you can edit the image further and click on it at the top right Check mark icon to save
After graduating from high school, Johannes completed an apprenticeship as a business assistant specializing in foreign languages. But then he decided to research and write, which resulted in his independence. For several years he has been working for Sir Apfelot, among others. His articles include product introductions, news, manuals, video games, consoles, and more. He follows Apple keynotes live via stream.