5 surprising things you can do with your photos in iOS 17

Your new iPhone can do a lot, thanks to the new iOS 17 update. You don’t need an iPhone 15 to access this operating system update, but that’s what comes installed when you buy a new iPhone 15, iPhone 15 Pro or iPhone 15 Pro Max.

With iOS 17, you get a wide variety of great new photo features that you might not be aware of. That includes the ability to make stickers out of any photo, crop images with just one tap, and get information about things like pets and washing instructions from a single snapshot.

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Want to learn how to use these simple photo tricks? It’s easy – we’ve laid each one out for you, step by step.

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Your Photos app has a feature called Visual Look Up that can help you identify things in both images and videos you’ve taken. Use it to learn about pets, food, clothing, and much more that might be in your camera roll.

For instance, you can analyze a picture of a dog to figure out what breed it is in seconds. You could take a photo of a dinner you saw on Instagram to see what kind of dish it is. You can also take pictures of things like shirt labels to display washing and drying instructions in what normally would be a difficult task to do reading the microscopic text on your label.

It’s a powerful tool that can help you learn a lot more than you might think. Visual Look Up can be done in a few quick steps, and you can try it on any image with the Visual Look Up icon badging. Here’s how to use Visual Look Up on your iPhone.

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The iPhone 15 Pro and iPhone 15 Pro Max share a similar camera setup. The main camera has 1X zoom, and the ultra-wide camera on both features a .5X zoom. You can control your zoom levels as of iOS 17 by going into the menu and adjusting the main zoom and focal lengths to your liking.

You can even choose one of them as your default choice for the main camera. Just tap and hold a zoom level, then swipe left or right to open up a wheel.

You can tweak the wheel a bit to control exactly how much your phone zooms in. It’s so much easier than pinching to zoom, which might not be as precise as you want for some pictures. Here’s how to adjust the camera zoom on your iPhone 15.

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One of the most fun parts of iOS 17 is the ability to make your own stickers out of any photo. You can then edit the sticker and create five different types to send to your friends and family: Original, Outline, Comic, Puffy, and Shiny. Here’s how to Create and Customize Your Own Stickers from Photos.

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Cropping photos in iOS 17 is a lot easier than it used to be. It used to be a multistep process that was a little annoying to go through when you needed it most. Now, iOS 17 lets you jump straight into the process.

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When you took a screenshot in iOS 16 and earlier, you would normally get an option to save as a PDF. As of iOS 17, you will see a Save to Photos option. This will let you save the full page of your screenshot as an image instead if you’d like. This only takes a couple of steps. Here’s how to save a full page screenshot as an Image in iOS 17.

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The iOS 17 is packed with amazing photo features that can make your pictures more fun, informative and creative. Whether you want to make stickers out of your photos, zoom in with more precision, or learn more about what’s in your images, iOS 17 has you covered. You can enjoy these features on any iPhone that supports iOS 17, but especially on the new iPhone 15 models that have improved cameras and displays.

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