How to use the new photo editor in iOS 13

The list of new features of iOS 13 and the new iPadOS presented by Apple at its last WWDC19 conference is such that will give a new life to all the teams that upgrade to this new version of the operating system. One of the most anticipated changes by all, is the photo editing (and videos) which, thanks to new settings and options, will help us achieve that stunning photo.

We are sure that you already used all the advice we gave you in our article to edit photos from the iPhone or iPad with iOS 12. So we have decided to retake the issue, to show you everything that thanks to iOS 13 we will be able to do.

What's new in the photo editor in iOS 13

Apple has decided, very wisely, to optimize the photo editor interface in iOS 13. The new editor is much more comfortable and intuitive, where we will see directly the adjustments on which we can act and just below, the control bar with which to apply the different touches to a greater or lesser extent and that we will see applied instantly.

New Settings in the photo editor

Apple expands the number of adjustments that we can apply in the edition of our photos. If before we had three main categories (Light, color and B&W), Now there are sixteen different settings that we can apply to improve them. Some are totally new as the temperature or the gradient, while others belong in iOS 12 to internal sub-categories such as shadows, or the black dot.

  • Car: As the name implies, it is the automatic adjustment of Apple. The old magic wand that in previous versions was on the top right, joins the rest of the settings that we can select and retouch.
  • Exposure: The tones of the whole image
  • Brightness: Apply specific settings to brighten dark areas, increase light areas and add contrast giving a more vibrant appearance.
  • Clear areas: Increases the brightness of all clear areas of the image.
  • Shades: Makes the shadows look much darker.
  • Contrast: Adjusts the contrast of colors and the separation between similar colors in a photo.
  • Brightness: Adjusts the amount of photo brightness.
  • Black dot: Defines the point at which the darkest parts of the image become completely black and without detail.
  • Saturation: Adjusts the overall color intensity of the photo.
  • Vivacity: Increases or decreases the amount of bright colors in an image, giving more or less color sensation.
  • Temperature: Change the hue of our image by increasing colors cold or warm, from blue to orange.
  • Dye: Change the original color of the image from green to red.
  • Sharpness: Increases the precision of the edges increasing the clarity of the details.
  • Definition Increase or decrease the sharpness of an image by increasing shadows.
  • Noise reduction: Decrease or increase the grain or "noise" of the photo, increasing or decreasing the details of it.
  • Degraded: Create a gradient blur in dark color around the photo giving a retro touch to our images.

What's new in photo filters

The new version of iOS 13 allows us to select the quantity to apply of the filters that we use in them. Not only just select a filter lived warm or black and white for our photographs, but we can choose in what quantity this filter is applied thanks to an action bar to appear after selecting it to fit our needs.

New trimming tool settings

Another of the most interesting news of photo editing in iOS 13 are the three new settings that includes the clipping tool. Now in addition to cropping our image we can:

  • Straighten: We can rotate the image to straighten it or center it with the horizon line.
  • Horizontal: We can adjust the perspective of our images in the horizontal plane.
  • Vertical: The same as before but in the vertical plane.

The combination of the three clipping tools is very useful to improve the perspective of those photos that we make to buildings, and that in many cases are distorted for not doing them from a trpode or platform. Now we can achieve thanks to these tools, a flat effect and without defects of curvature in the lines.

As with iOS 12 (or in previous versions), photo editing allows us to adjust the size of our photo or its aspect ratio, to those preset in the photographic world. The new version of iOS 13 now includes up to 11 preset sizes at the touch of a button (including vertical and horizontal view).

In addition to the top left, two new icons are included to adjust the position of the image with turns of 90 (something we can already do) or to flip it on its horizontal axis.

New Light portrait mode in High Key Mono

Apple adds a new portrait mode with iOS 13 called "Light in high key mono". A new portrait mode model that, unlike the "Mono stage light" mode that makes a portrait with a black background, This new portrait mode creates a beautiful monochrome effect with a white background, with softened contrasts of light and shadow.

For the lovers of the portrait photography is great news, because thanks to the high-key portraits monkey they will be able to highlight the cheerful emotions, with more tenderness and simplicity in their portraits. Need some advice to perfectly use this new portrait mode ?, there are four:

  1. Illuminate the background well with some more intense type of light than the foreground person or object.
  2. Locate people in front of brightly lit doors or windows, as they will help expose the subject correctly, and overexpose the background a bit.
  3. To avoid backlight, you must illuminate the person or object at the time of taking the picture with a good flash that compensates for the backlight, thus having a pure white background.
  4. Outdoors try to overexpose the background a bit without overdoing it To help the monkey high key portrait mode.

Although the best advice we can give you is to experiment and try to find you comfortable taking photos with this new portrait mode.

Settings for editing videos with iOS 13

IOS users shout the ability to edit your video settings, and thanks to iOS 13, they can do it from their own devices in the same way that we have explained in the photo editing settings. Some changes that will be applied directly to the entire video and with which we can experiment to improve or give them another air to our video collection.

Finally you can correct the perspective of that video you made from below, add an effect of autumn colors to reinforce a print during the month of October, adjust the frame of the video or radically change the action by flipping the image.