iOS 13: All The New Features in Photos App

The Photos app in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 is getting a lot smarter. Apple is making it easier to browse through your collection of photos. Plus, there’s a new photo editor and video editor as well. Here are all the new features in Photos app that you should know about.

All The New Features in Photos App in iOS 13 and iPadOS 13

If you’ve just upgraded to iOS 13, make sure to take a look at our iOS 13 tips and tricks article.

New Photos Tab

iOS 13 Photos App New View

You’ll find a new Photos tap when you open the Photos app. This is Apple’s new gateway to automatically sorting your photos in a couple of different ways. And it works really well.

Apple basically picks the best photos and highlights them for you. If you have more than 20,000 photos in your library, you’ll really like browsing through the Photos tab (thankfully, this feature automatically hides screenshots).

The Photos tab has four different sections. You can view photos sorted by Year, Months, Days and All Photos.

And it’s quite simple how it works. The Days section shows you collections of photos for a given day. The same goes for Months and Years.

But the way the photos are organized between the sections is different. The Months tab will show a preview of videos or live photos in the section.

The Year tab shows you a photo from the same day over the years. This is a great way to browse a photo you took on the same day last year, or 5 years back (as long as all your photos are stored on the device or on iCloud Photos).

Control For Filters

You can finally set the intensity of the filters in the Photos app. When you go to the photo editing screen and select a filter, you’ll also see a slider at the bottom that will let you set the intensity of the filter.

New Photo Editor

iOS 13 Video Editor

Speaking of the photo editor, you should know that this has been redesigned completely. The interface is now much simpler, with an Instagram style editing interface. You can swipe between the tools at the top, and then use the slider to change the intensity.

You’ll find the basic editing features like Brightness, Contrast and so on. Apple has also added new tools like Highlights, Vibrance and more. With these new features, you can now use the photo editor on iPad to replace a basic third-party photo editor like Darkroom or Snapseed.

Non Destructive Edits

Another big change in the Photos app is how it handles the editing. All edits to photos and videos are non-destructive. This means that at any given time you can revert to the original photo or video. You don’t need to make duplicates for important photos before you start editing.

New Video Editor

Along with the photo editor, the video editor also gets an update. You can now crop a video and change the aspect ratio. All the editing tools from the Photos app are also available here. So you can edit brightness, contrast, and more for a video as well.

Your Favorite iOS 13 and iPadOS 13 Features

What are some of your favorite features from iOS 13 and iPadOS 13? Share with us in the comments below.