Apple had another successful Wordwide Developers Conference, an annual meeting where they revealed their latest technology to software developers. One of the more interesting revelations at the conference was iOS 11 and its new photo features.
Now iOS has better photo compression technology and new effects that you can add to your photos. You can modify your Live Photos using a variety of tools, take long exposures, and enhance your photos with new filters. For many, this can mean being able to add a bit more life to their Live Photos before pressing the “Share” button, or it can mean being able to make their selfies more glamorous before posting them for the world to see.
Part 1: What Are the Updates for Photos in iOS 11 - Apple’s WWDC 2017?
Here is a list of some of the updates that you will find in iOS 11, according to Apple’s WWDC 2017:
- Loop Your Live Photos
Have you every wanted to stare at the same Live Photo playing over and over? Now you can loop your live photos like an animated gif or a video, and share it with others in iOS 11.
- A New “bounce” Feature for Live Photos
The bounce feature will play your Live Photo forwards and backwards, making every action in the Live Photo “bounce” back to the beginning. Besides, you can choose what thumbnails you want displayed in your gallery out of any of the frames of your Live Photos iOS 11.
- The “Long Exposure” Feature
This allows you to expose your photo for a long time, which can make for very artistic shots. As the objects move during the exposure, they make beautiful streaks across the photo. This feature works especially well for nighttime shots with moonlight, stars, or even fast-moving cars.
- Filters and Portrait Effects
Just as you might have used Instagram filters to make yourself look more beautiful in your pictures, you can now use a variety of new filters in the Camera app. The filters can also make photos look more natural, like classic film photography. Basically, you will have more control over the way the final photo looks.
- Advanced Photo Compression and Improved Photo Quality
According to WWDC, iOS 11 supports HEIF, a new photo compression technology that helps you save space while still allowing improved photo quality. If you like to take tons of pictures, this can be a lifesaver that will keep your iPhone from running out of room.
- HEVC Encoding for Videos
Similarly, new HEVC encoding allows for high-quality, but efficient videos that take up less space in iOS 11.
- More Efficient App Drawer
Whether it’s Photos or any other app, you will be able to get to what you need with less tapping because there is a newly designed interface in iOS 11 that uses an “app drawer.” This way you can more easily bring up your camera without missing a moment or bring up the new photo editing tools without delay.
Part 2: Tips to Manage iPhone Photos in iOS 11
Managing your iPhone photos in iOS 11 isn’t always easy using Apple’s tools, though. Having to swipe through your iPhone interface and delete or move photos that way can be very cumbersome. Sometimes third-party software can make the process more convenient. It’s much easier looking through hundreds or thousands of photos on your computer instead of a tiny iPhone screen.
Using an application called iMyFone TunesMate, you can easily transfer photos from computer to your iPhone, from iPhone to your computer, and from one iOS device to another. You can also easily organize your photos and delete duplicates, all using the very simple TunesMate interface.
Steps to Manage iPhone Photos on Computer
Step 1: Download and install iMyFone TunesMate to your computer (Windows or Mac). Plug your iPhone, iPad, or iPod to your computer, then launch TunesMate.
Step 2: Click on the “Photos” tab at the top.
Step 3: Now you can edit, delete, and move photos wherever you want. Simply select the photos that are listed on the screen.
As you can see, TunesMate gives you a lot of control over your photos and it’s a great addition to your Apple software. You can also use it to organize music, videos, and other files.