Photography

How to turn your photos into Apple Watch faces on iPhone

How to create Apple Watch faces from your photos on iPhone and iPad.

While it is already possible to create watch faces from your photos for your Apple Watch, iOS 11 makes the process much easier with a new function in the share sheet. "Create Watch Face" lets you select up to ten photos to use in a watch face and lets you customize the layout and information displayed. Here's how to create a watch face from your iPhone Photos app:

Apple joins Instagram to showcase iPhone photos

Instagram @apple #ShotoniPhone

Apple has been expanding its "Shot on iPhone" ad campaign for some time through various media channels. Now the company has launched an official Instagram page at @apple to showcase iPhone images. The photos come from iPhone users across the globe. Apple says anyone using the hashtag #ShotoniPhone will put their photos in the running to be featured on @apple.

iPhone 8 to boost 4K video recording capability

iPhone 8 concept Max Rudberg

Yet more information has leaked on Apple's upcoming 10th-anniversary iPhone. The device, which is codenamed D22 has been referred to as the iPhone 8, iPhone Edition and the iPhone X. Apple is expected to announce the flagship iPhone alongside the iPhone 7s and iPhone 7s Plus. The latest news comes from iPhone code within the HomePod firmware that was recently seeded to developers.

How to use Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure effects with Live Photos in iOS 11

How to use Loop, Bounce and Long exposure effects with Live Photos on iPhone and iPad.

Live Photos were first introduced with iOS 9, allowing the iPhone to capture 3 seconds of live footage around a still image. Deep pressing on the still plays the short clip, adding life to the scene. iOS 11 taps into Live Photos potential, making them a bit more interesting with several new features. In addition to adding a much needed Live Photos album, you can now change the key frame of your Live Photo and add several effects including Loop, Bounce and Long Exposure. Here’s how to apply these new effects to live photos on your iPhone:

How to use the new Camera filters in iOS 11

How to use camera filters in iOS 11 on iPhone and iPad.

While lens filters for the iPhone's Camera app have been around for several iOS generations now, iOS 11 not only changes the available filters, but changes the user interface as well. Apple touts them in its iOS 11 preview:

"New professional-quality filters take the camera on iPhone to another level. Portrait photos are more expressive. Skin tones more natural. There are even filters for applying classic looks to your portraiture photography."

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