Apple Photo Album Tricks

Storing, organizing, editing, making GIFs and hiding photo in Apple Photo.

Many of us use our smartphones to take photos and if you’re anything like us, you’ll probably have thousands of images on your device. However, taking all these photos crowds up your Camera Roll, making it difficult to find or organize individual images. For iOS users, these photos automatically file into the Apple Photos app, which is available on iPhone, iPad, and Macbook.

It’s possible to use a third-party app like Google Photos, but for those who stick with the native Apple Photos app, this feature guides you through how to get the most out of it on your iPhone.

Hide photo

  1. Open your Photos app.
  2. Select the photo or video that you want to hide.
  3. Tap the share button > Hide.
  4. Confirm that you want to hide the photo or video.

This method also works the same on your iPhone as it does your iPad and iPod Touch. Keep in mind, however, that this only keeps photos from appearing in the Moments, Years, and Collections views. Hidden photos will still be visible when browsing your Albums.

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Store photos & videos in iCloud

Your photos and videos are stored on your device in their original, high-resolution version. This means that they use a lot of space on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. With iCloud Photos, you can make more space available on your device and have your entire collection, everywhere you go.

Get started with iCloud Photos:

  1. Tap Settings > [your name] > iCloud > Photos.
  2. Turn on iCloud Photos.
  3. Select Optimize iPhone Storage to save space on your device.

Organize photo

Create an album

Use albums to organize your photos.

  1. In Photos, tap the Albums tab, then tap the Add button.
  2. Choose to create a New Album or New Shared Album.
  3. Name the album, then tap Save.
  4. Choose the photos you want to add, then tap Done.

To create a shared album, see Share photos with Shared Albums in iCloud.

Add photos and videos to existing albums

  1. Tap the Photos tab at the bottom of the screen, then tap Select.
  2. Tap the photo and video thumbnails that you want to add, then tap the Share button.
  3. Swipe up, then tap Add to Album from the list of actions.
  4. Tap the album you want to add to.

Remove photos and videos from existing albums

  1. In an album, tap a photo or video to view it in full screen.
  2. Tap the Share button.
  3. Remove the item from just the album or delete it from iCloud Photos on all your devices.

Rename, rearrange, and delete existing albums

  1. Tap the Albums tab, then tap See All.
  2. Tap Edit, then do any of the following:
  • Rename: Tap the album name, then enter a new name.
  • Rearrange: Touch and hold the album’s thumbnail, then drag it to a new location.
  • Delete: Tap the Delete button.
  1. Tap Done.

Editing photo

Adjust light and color

  1. In Photos, tap a photo or video thumbnail to view it in full screen.
  2. Tap Edit, then swipe left under the photo to view the editing buttons for each effect such as Exposure, Brilliance, and Highlights.
  3. Tap a button, then drag the slider to adjust the effect.

The level of adjustment you make for each effect is displayed by the outline around the button, so you can see at a glance which effects have been increased or decreased.

  1. To review the effect, tap the effect button to see the shot before and after the effect was applied (or tap the photo to toggle between the edited version and the original).
  2. Tap Done to save your edits, or if you don’t like your changes, tap Cancel, then tap Discard Changes.

Tip:

Tap the Enhance button to automatically edit your photos or videos with effects.

Crop, rotate, or flip a photo

  1. In Photos, tap a photo or video thumbnail to view it in full screen.
  2. Tap Edit, tap the crop button, then do any of the following:

Crop manually: Drag the rectangle corners to enclose the area you want to keep in the photo, or you can pinch the photo open or closed.

Crop to a standard preset ratio: Tap the Standard Crop button, then choose a ratio like Square, 2:3, 8:10, and more.

Rotate: Tap the Rotate button to rotate the photo 90 degrees.

Flip: **Tap the Flip button to flip the image horizontally.

  1. Tap Done to save your edits, or if you don’t like your changes, tap Cancel, then tap Discard Changes.

Apply filter effects

  1. In Photos, tap a photo or video thumbnail to view it in full screen.
  2. Tap Edit, then tap the Filters button to apply filter effects such as Vivid, Dramatic, or Silvertone.
  3. Tap a filter, then drag the slider to adjust the effect.
  4. To compare the edited photo to the original, tap the photo.
  5. Tap Done to save your edits, or if you don’t like your changes, tap Cancel, then tap Discard Changes.

Revert an edited photo

After you edit a photo and save your changes, you can revert to the original image.

  1. Open the edited image, tap Edit, then tap Revert.
  2. Tap Revert to Original.

Create GIFs

Firstly, it should be noted that turning a Live Photo into a GIF through the Photos app won’t create a real GIF — it’ll just create another Live Photo that looks like a GIF when played on an iPhone or iPad.

This means that if you export this Live Photo to a non-Apple device, it still won’t move. You’ll have to use GIPHY for to create a real GIF.

1. Open the “Photos” app on your iPhone.

2. Tap on the Live Photo you want to turn into a GIF.

3. Tap and hold the bottom of the photo.

4. Slide your finger up to bring up the moving picture menu (Live, Loop, Bounce, Long Exposure).