Daily tip: How to enhance a photo in iOS 5

Running iOS 5 and wondering how to automatically enhance your images directly with the built-in Photos app? This is a really simple, one-touch feature that will help give bland photos a lift, and flat pictures that extra oomph.

  1. Open Photos app
  2. Tap on the photo you wish to enhance
  3. Tap edit in the top right corner (if the menu has disappeared, tap the photo once to bring it back)
  4. Tap the enhance button. It looks like a magic, sparkly wand.
  5. If you like what you see, tap Save.

It's important to note, that some photos receive more drastic changes than others. If you photos has a lot of colors, they will likely become brighter, if your photo is a little dark, it will likely be lightened, and if your photo is nearly perfect, the changes may not be even noticeable.

Additionally, the enhancement may not always have a positive impact on your photos. The biggest thing to keep an eye out for is over-saturation. For example, there may times when reds become too red, which is not something you want on a portrait.

If you decided after you've saved your photo that you liked it better before it was enhanced, repeat the steps above to turn off the enhancement. Your previous save did not cause any permanent destruction to the file.

Hope this helps! If you have any questions, please let us know in the comments below!

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Leanna Lofte

App and Photography Editor at iMore. Mother, wife, and math instructor. Follow her on Twitter @llofte and send her apps to consider for review at iosapps@imore.com

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Iuhfeuif says:

Seriously? a daily tip? "tap the enchance button" !!! C'mon!

Araham says:

Hey, I didn't know this existed until I read this post. Give them a break.

Iuhfeuif says:

Tomorrows tip "how to answer a call..."