You can edit photos right on iPhone. If your photos are stored in iCloud, your edits are updated across all your devices set up with iCloud, and both your original and edited versions are saved. If you delete a photo, it’s deleted from all your devices and iCloud. Photo app extensions can provide special editing options.

Note: When you edit a Live Photo, Photos turns it into a still image (except when using auto enhance or the Remove Red-eye tool). To restore the Live Photo, tap the image, tap Edit, then tap Revert.

Edit a photo. View the photo full screen, tap Edit, then tap one of the tools. To edit a photo not taken with iPhone, tap the photo, tap Edit, then tap Duplicate and Edit.

  • Auto-enhance the Auto Enhance button improves a photo’s exposure, contrast, saturation, and other qualities.

  • With the Remove Red-eye tool the Red Eye button, tap each eye that needs correcting.

  • Tap the crop button, and Photos suggests an optimal crop, but you can drag the corners of the grid tool to set your own crop. Move the wheel to tilt or straighten the photo. Tap Auto to align the photo with the horizon, and tap Reset to undo alignment changes. Tap the rotate button to rotate the photo 90 degrees. Tap the aspect ratio button to choose a standard crop ratio, such as 2:3 or Square.

Crop screen with Crop, Filter, and Adjustments icons are aligned vertically along the left edge. Indented from there are the Rotate icon at the top, the tilt wheel in the middle with the Reset option showing, and the Ratio icon at the bottom

  • Photo filters the filters button let you apply different color effects, such as Mono or Chrome.
  • Tap Adjustments the adjustments button to set Light, Color, and B&W (black & white) options. Tap the down arrow, then tap the list button next to Light, Color, or B&W to choose the element you want to adjust. Move the slider to the desired effect.

Compare the edited version to the original. Touch and hold the photo to view the original. Release to see your edits.

Don’t like the results? Tap Cancel, then tap Discard Changes. Tap Done to save changes.

Revert to original. After you edit a photo and save your edits, you can revert to the original image. Tap the image, tap Edit, then tap Revert.

Trim a video. Tap Edit to display the controls, drag either end of the frame viewer, then tap Done. Tap Save as New Clip to save the new video clip in your Videos album.

Video with the frame viewer across the bottom. The Cancel button is in the lower left and the Done button is in the lower right

Set the slow motion section of a video shot in Slo-Mo. (iPhone 5s and later) Use the vertical bars beneath the frame viewer. 

Adjust the section of the video that plays in slow motion by dragging each end