Category: photos

How to Copy & Paste Text from Photos on iPhone & iPad

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Copy & Paste Text from Photos on iPhone & iPad

Did you know that your iPhone and iPad can detect text in images? Thanks to a unique feature called Live Text that debuted in iOS 15, you can now copy text information from photos, and paste that text anywhere you’d like.

Many people nowadays store a lot of information in the form of image files on their devices. These include pictures of signs, menus, documents, screenshots, notes, and other handwritten content. Well, the stock Photos app can automatically check for text content in your images, and you can select it just like any regular text.

Apple uses…

Read more: How to Copy & Paste Text from Photos on iPhone & iPad

How to Take Photos on iPhone & iPad with Siri

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Take Photos on iPhone & iPad with Siri

Did you know that you can use Siri to take a picture instead of pressing the shutter button yourself? This may come in handy when you’re taking group photos and you want everyone in the shot. Apple’s Shortcuts app makes this possible and it’s pretty easy to set up.

You may already know how Siri is capable of opening apps which includes the Camera app as well. Normally, when you say “Hey Siri, take a picture”, Siri just opens the Camera app, but it cannot really take a picture, which beats the whole point of that voice command. However, thanks to the…

Read more: How to Take Photos on iPhone & iPad with Siri

How to Search Photos by Captions on iPhone

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Search Photos by Captions on iPhone

If you have thousands of photos stored on your iPhone or iPad, then finding a specific photo could be a tedious process. If you use Photos captions, the search feature in the Photos app makes it a whole lot easier to filter out specific photos and find just the ones you need.


Apple allows users to add context to their photos with captions. This feature extends to photos search as well, as you can now search for specific photos by the captions you added. Photos captured by your iPhone, screenshots, and other images stored on your device will all be indexed by the…

Read more: How to Search Photos by Captions on iPhone

How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

An interesting privacy feature allows iPhone and iPad users to have complete control over which apps can access the photos on their device. If you’re interested in limiting which apps can access your device photos, read along.

This app specific access feature is available in iOS 14 and later. Previously, there were two options when it came to providing photo access for apps. You could choose to either share all the photos in your library or completely block photo access. But with new iOS and iPadOS versions, you’ll be able to take advantage of a new…

Read more: How to Limit App Access to Photos on iPhone or iPad

How to Mirror Front Camera Photos on iPhone

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Mirror Front Camera Photos on iPhone

If you take a lot of selfies on your iPhone or iPad, you already know how the final image is not the same as the one you saw in the camera preview. This is because the preview is flipped to make it seem like you’re looking in the mirror, but the final image you get is what the camera actually sees, which is also what someone looking at you would see.

But what if you want the final image snapped with the iPhone camera to stay flipped and mirrored? Of course, there’s a setting for that.

How to Mirror Photos Taken with Front Camera on iPhone & iPad

Mirroring…

Read more: How to Mirror Front Camera Photos on iPhone

How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

Adding captions to photos can help you to add context or a note to a picture or video, and this is now easily done on iPhone and iPad.

Captions are a useful feature for cataloging images and adding notes about a photo too, for example maybe you took a photo of people and you wanted to add a caption with each of their names, or perhaps you took a photo or video of an event and you want to add a caption to specify what it was and help add some context to the image, or for future reference. Captions could also be helpful when someone else goes through some of the…

Read more: How to Add Captions to Photos on iPhone & iPad

How to Markup, Draw, & Write on Images on Mac from Finder with Quick Look

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Markup, Draw, & Write on Images on Mac from Finder with Quick Look

Looking for a way to quickly annotate images and screenshots on your Mac, right from the Finder? Sure you could use Preview, or a third party app, but thanks to Markup it’s also a feature that is available natively in macOS Finder. Markup is also pretty easy to access and has all the basic tools that are required for annotation.

Markup may be a familiar feature if you’re an iPhone or iPad user, serving as a quick way to add text or draw sketches on your screenshots immediately after taking them. Fortunately, Apple has made this feature available on Mac as…

Read more: How to Markup, Draw, & Write on Images on Mac from Finder with Quick Look

How to Add Photos to Apple Watch

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Add Photos to Apple Watch

Did you know that you can store photos and view them on your Apple Watch? This is a feature that can be handy if you want quick access to your favorite album, or if you like to set photos as custom watch faces. Thankfully, this can be done within seconds.

Apple Watch offers the ability to store photos using its built-in physical storage space. These photos can be viewed even if the watch isn’t actively connected to the paired iPhone. Of course, viewing photos on such a tiny screen may not be ideal, but some users like to personalize their watch faces with…

Read more: How to Add Photos to Apple Watch

How to Edit Videos on iPhone & iPad

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Edit Videos on iPhone & iPad

Do you want to trim or shorten some of the video clips you shot with your iPhone or iPad camera? Maybe you want to apply some video adjustments or filters? Well, you’ll be pleased to know that you don’t need to install a third-party video editing app from the App Store, nor do you even need to run iMovie, as simple video editing is available directly in iOS and iPadOS.

The default Photos app that’s baked into iPhone and iPad has allowed users to trim video clips for quite a while now. And with modern iOS and iPadOS versions, Apple has overhauled the…

Read more: How to Edit Videos on iPhone & iPad

How to Change Photos Frame on iPhone Camera

Go to OSX Daily to read How to Change Photos Frame on iPhone Camera

Do you take a lot of pictures using your iPhone camera? If so, you may be surprised to know that you can actually adjust the framing of your photos after you capture them.

This feature is available on iPhone 11 and iPhone 12 series and later. Apple’s newest iPhone models come with multi-lens camera systems to help you take high-quality pictures even in challenging situations. By taking advantage of the ultrawide lens on these iPhones, Apple gives you the option to capture content outside of the frame. This could prove to be useful when you’re editing the…

Read more: How to Change Photos Frame on iPhone Camera