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How to enable infinite zoom on iPhone photos

Pinch and zoom gesture iOS

Ever notice the Photos app on iOS only allows the pinch and zoom gesture to zoom in so far? Exceeding the zoom limit on iPhone, iPad or iPod touch is possible using a simple trick. There are some caveats, as this process does not always work with photos captured in Square mode on the iPhone camera. This example shows the built-in limits of zooming in Photos.

How to rotate a photo on the iPhone

Rotate photo iPhone

Spinning a picture around is easy to do with the stock iOS Photos app. While it's more difficult to flip a photo, or mirror an image the process of rotating a photo takes only moments with the built-in iOS software. Sometimes the Camera app might get confused, and a picture is taken with the wrong orientation. If you had intended to snap a photo vertically or horizontal and it came out rotated, correcting the orientation of the image only takes a moment.

How to use your iPhone photo albums as screensavers and wallpaper on your Mac

How to use your iPhone photo albums as screensavers and wallpaper on your Mac

A great way to relive vacations or journeys abroad, or to keep family, friends and loved ones on your mind, is to display photos of them. One of the best ways to do that is to set them as a background wallpaper or screensaver (or both) on your Mac. This is easily done, as long as you are syncing photos with iCloud on both your Mac and your iPhone and/or iPad.

How to quickly put photos into a PDF on iPhone

How to save photos in a PDF on iPhone and iPad.

The PDF, or Portable Document Format, was designed as a reliable way to exchange documents independent of software, hardware or operating system. As such, it is has become a popular method of sharing a variety of documents, including photos. You can put your photos in a PDF and share them from the Photos app on your iPhone or iPad, though the feature is not at all obvious as it is found under "Print" in the sharing options. Here's how to put your photos in a PDF file and share it on iPhone or iPad:

5 useful Shortcuts to use with Photos on iPhone

5 useful Shortcuts to use with Photos on iPhone

iOS 12's Shortcuts app has hundreds of useful shortcuts meant to make a variety of different tasks easier to accomplish on your iPhone. A reboot of the old Workflow app, Shortcuts has a gallery of pre-programmed 'recipes' that are basically small programs that use one or more apps to achieve a desired result. For example the Remind me at Home shortcut will remind you of a task as soon as you get home by using location services, Maps and Reminders. You could set this up yourself as a location based reminder, but the shortcut makes it considerably quicker and easier to do.

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