Photography

How to Flip a Picture on the iPhone

Flipping an image horizontally or vertically with the stock iOS Photos app is not possible. Pictures can be rotated with the Edit function, however getting a mirror image of the photo requires third party software. Fortunately, there are many free options on the App Store. One versatile example is Adobe Photoshop Express.

Click here for instructions on how to rotate (spin) a photo around.

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To flip a picture you have taken vertically or horizontally, install and open Photoshop Express. Give the app permission to access the Camera Roll, then tap Open from Camera Roll to import the image you wish to modify. The image will load.

How do I save both normal and HDR photos to the iPhone camera roll?

iPhone photographers have the option to save both a normal version of a photo and HDR version when using the stock iOS camera app. Saving both versions of the image requires that a toggle in settings be enabled. Otherwise, HDR mode will only save the HDR photo, discarding the normal version.

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To enable Keep Normal Photo follow these steps:

1. Navigate to Settings -> Photos & Camera

How to Undelete Photos on the iPhone

Looking for a way to recover deleted photos on the iPhone? The scenario can be grim when important images are deleted before being backed up or imported to iPhoto. Unfortunately, iOS does not have a trash can or recycling bin that stores deleted files.

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This means that when pictures are deleted in the Photos app or elsewhere they are immediately removed from the iPhone. So is there any hope for recovery? Luckily there are several software packages that can be used to recover deleted images on iOS hardware. Leawo iOS Data Recovery is one example, which can be installed on Mac or Windows computers for $59.95.

How to Add Photo Booth to the iPhone

Photo Booth is a fun way to snap photos using the Mac iSight camera for OS X users. Several filter effects applied in real time have given countless photos the Photo Booth look. Now iPhone owners with jailbroken devices can install a port of Photo Booth to get these effects on the go.

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Once installed, the Photo Booth app icon is added to the home screen. Opening the app will present nine preview thumbnails updated in real time for each effect. The standards Thermal Camera, Mirror, X-Ray, Kaleidoscope, Light Tunnel, Squeeze, Twirl and Stretch surround a center panel dubbed Normal with no effect applied. Simply tap the effect of your choice to start the Photo Booth camera.

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