How to Edit Photos on the iPad mini - dummies

How to Edit Photos on the iPad mini

The iPad mini is never going to serve as a substitute for a high-end photo-editing program such as Adobe Photoshop. But you can do some relatively simple touch-ups, right from the Photos app.

Choose an image and tap Edit. At the bottom of the Edit Photo screen are five icons:

  • Rotate: Rotate the image counterclockwise.

  • Enhance: Let the iPad take a stab at making your image look better. Apple lightens or darkens the picture, tweaks color saturation, and more. Repeatedly tap the icon to turn this tool on or off. Tap Save if you like the result. Along the way you can always tap Undo or Revert to Original.

  • Add a filter: Tap Filters to choose a filter — Mono, Tonal, Noir, Fade, Chrome, Process, Transfer, and Instant. If you’re not satisfied after applying a filter, tap None or Revert to Original to go back to the original photo.

  • Remove red-eye: Get rid of that annoying red-eye. Tap Red-Eye and tap each eye; tap again to undo. If the iPad doesn’t actually find an eye to correct, a message pops up indicating that is the case.

  • Crop: Crop the image. By tapping Crop and then Aspect Ratio, you can crop the image through many different options (Original, Square, 3 x 2, 3 x 5, 4 x 3, 4 x 6, 5 x 7, 8 x 10, 16 x 9). Drag the photo around the crop grid, then pinch and zoom. If need be, choose Reset and pick a new aspect ration.

    When you’re satisfied with the result, tap Crop and then tap Save to save the image. Or tap Cancel to revert to the original or tap Revert to Original at the top of the screen to accomplish the same thing.

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