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Back in the day, different model cameras would each have their own effect on how your photos looked. Some camera models might make the colors warmer, while others make them cooler.
This feature is now available in a new, easy-to-use form with iPhone’s Photographic Styles.
With just a few taps, you can instantly elevate your photos, adding contrast, vibrancy, and warmth to make your images stand out from the crowd.
The difference between using Photographic Styles and regular filters is that with Photographic Styles, the effect is added before the photo is taken. So, you don’t need to go into your Photos app and edit or apply anything.
In this tutorial, I’ll show you how to get started with Photographic Styles on your iPhone and make every snap look great!
If you edit your iPhone photos regularly, be aware that you can’t undo the edits applied to an image taken using Photographic Styles later. Your iPhone adds the effect as you take the photo and it can’t be removed later.
This feature is only available for the iPhone 13, iPhone 14, and 3rd Generation iPhone SE. If you have an earlier iPhone, you can apply Photographic Styles by copy and pasting. Let me know in the comments if you’d like me to do a tutorial on this process for earlier iPhones.
How to Add an iPhone Photographic Style
Your iPhone Camera is set to “Standard” by default. The “Standard” setting is a balanced style that is accurate to true life.
If you’d like to apply a different Photographic Style, follow these steps:
1) Open Camera, then tap the Camera Controls button.
2) Tap the Photographic Styles button, then swipe left to preview the different styles:
- Rich Contrast: Darker shadows, richer colors, and stronger contrast create a dramatic look.
- Vibrant: Wonderfully bright and vivid colors create a brilliant yet natural look.
- Warm: Golden undertones create a warmer look.
- Cool: Blue undertones create a cooler look.
To customize a Photographic Style, tap the Tone and Warmth controls below the frame, then drag the slider left or right to adjust the value. Tap the Photographic Styles Reset button to reset the values.
3) Tap the Photographic Styles button to apply the Photographic Style.
To change or adjust a Photographic Style that you set, tap the Photographic Styles On button at the top of the screen.
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Kirsten Schwendiman says
Yes, please do one on photographic styles for earlier iPhone models!
Yes, please do an article for earlier iPhones. I have an 11 Pro. Thanks!
I loved being able to hear the article. Thanks!
Pamela Butler says
I have the iPhone 8 would live some photo tips
Yes, do a video. I could not find the camera control button.