The Edit Photo screen features a host of tools to get your photos looking their best including color correction and cropping. The following is a run-down of the features you can use while editing your photos.
Original vs. Edited
Tapping your photo will allow you to toggle between the original photo and the edited version, so that you can compare and contrast as you add adjustments.
The Adjust screen is home to all your exposure and color adjustments. Click each effect and move the slider to adjust the effect. To remove all effects, just hit the Reset All button. To remove a single effect, double-tap the effect you wish to remove.
Easily correct the exposure of your image by using the Exposure slider.
If your image is looking a little too light or dark, try using the Contrast slider to adjust the difference between dark and bright in your photo. Decreasing the contrast will bring your shadows up and your highlights down, while increasing it will do the opposite.
Adjusting the Highlights will help recover detail in your whites. Increasing it will bring out the detail of highlights that are too dark, while decreasing it will help tone down highlights that are too bright.
Adjusting the Shadows will help to darken light areas of your photo and reveal more of the highlight detail that was captured in your image. Increasing it will make shadows less dark, while decreasing it will make shadows even darker.
Punch works similarly to the way clarity works in other programs. It is a softened contrast effect that doesn't clip the whites and blacks. It emphasizes texture and is used to create local contrast, which separates tones on a smaller level. The result gives your photos more pop without being overpowering.
A Few Words on Whitepoint, Midpoint and Blackpoint
Adjusting these three values can remove unwanted color-casts in your image, and helps to restore it to its full dynamic range.
Whitepoint is the combination of red, green and blue colors that make up the whites in your image. Using the single slider will adjust red, green and blue channels equally. Clicking the RGB icon will split the adjustment slider into red, green and blue channels, allowing you to fine tune color further.
Midpoint is the combination of red, green and blue colors that make up the mid, or center of the tonal range of your photo. Using the single slider will adjust red, green and blue channels equally. Clicking the RGB icon will split the adjustment slider into red, green and blue channels, allowing you to fine tune color further.
Blackpoint is the combination of red, green and blue colors that make up the true black of your photo. Using the single slider will adjust red, green and blue channels equally. Clicking the RGB icon will split the adjustment slider into red, green and blue channels, allowing you to fine tune color further.
Adjusting the Saturation of an image will increase or decrease the intensity of its colors. Increasing Saturation will make colors overtly bright, while decreasing it will remove color.
Adjusting the Temperature of your photo will make the image look "cooler", with more of a blue/green tone, or "warmer", with a more of a red/orange tone. This can often be used to fix images shot with inaccurate white balance.
Tint can be used to apply an overall color cast to an image. Increasing or decreasing its value will change its color on the spectrum.
Intensity is a master gain on all the adjustments made previously in your edit.
The crop screen allows you to quickly change the size of your image, as well as rotate it. There's even a custom crop for Instagram stories!
For a video tutorial on editing photos, check out our tutorial here!
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