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Edit Your Photos

Edit your photos, enhance RAW captures, trim videos and more.

Basic Photo Editing

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > photos app icon Photos.
  2. Tap a photo thumbnail to view it in full screen.
  3. Tap edit icon, and then do any of the following:
  • Tap edit photo icon to adjust the brightness, color, and more.
  • Tap filters icon to apply a filter to the photo.
  • Tap crop and rotate icon to rotate or crop the photo.
  1. While you're editing, touch and hold the photo to compare your changes to the original.
  2. After making your adjustment, tap Save.

Enhance RAW Photos

After capturing RAW photos, you can improve its contrast and detail from the Photos app.

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > photos app icon Photos.
  2. Find and tap the RAW photo you want to enhance. RAW photos are marked with the raw indicator icon icon on the thumbnail.
  3. Tap edit icon, and then tap RAW Enhancement.
  4. Tap raw enhance icon to toggle between before and after photos.
  5. Tap check mark icon when done.

Trim a Video

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > photos app icon Photos.
  2. Tap a video thumbnail to view it in full screen.

Note: Videos captured using hi-res audio cannot be trimmed. See Record Video in 3D Audio or High Resolution Audio.

  1. Tap edit icon, and then drag the trim sliders to the part where you want the video to begin and end.
  2. Tap play icon to preview your trimmed video.
  3. Tap Save.
  • The trimmed video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.

Change the Playback Speed of a Slow Motion Video

Adjust the playback speed of a selected section of a slow motion video.

Note: You can only change the video playback speed of videos captured using slow motion in the Camera app.

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > photos app icon Photos.
  2. Find and tap the thumbnail of slow motion video to view it in full screen. Slow motion videos are marked with the slow motion icon icon on the thumbnail.
  3. Tap the screen to see the onscreen controls.
  4. Frame the sequence you want to slow down by moving the left and right sliders.
  5. Tap play icon to watch the result.
  6. You can still adjust the playback speed while previewing.

Editing a Hyperlapse video

If you captured a video in Hyperlapse mode, you can apply varying speeds to different sections of the video.

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > photos app icon Photos.
  2. Find and tap the Hyperlapse video to view it in full screen. Hyperlapse videos are marked with the hyperlapse icon icon on the thumbnail.
  3. Tap hyperlapse icon.
  4. Move the left and right sliders to divide your video into sections.

    screenshot of edit hyperlapse
  5. Tap a section that you want to adjust, and then tap a dot that corresponds to particular playback speed to modify the selected section.
  6. Repeat the previous step for the remaining sections.
  7. Tap check mark icon.
  • The edited video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.

To add a Hyperlapse effect on a regular video:

  1. Tap home key > all apps icon > photos app icon Photos.
  2. Find and tap the thumbnail of a video to view it in full screen.

Note: You cannot add a Hyperlapse effect on a video that was captured using hi-res audio. See Record Video in 3D Audio or High Resolution Audio.

  1. Tap options icon > Edit in > Zoe Video Editor.
  2. Tap Create a Hyperlapse video.
  3. Move the left and right sliders to divide your video into sections.
  4. Tap a section that you want to adjust, and then tap a dot that corresponds to particular playback speed to modify the selected section.
  5. Repeat the previous step for the remaining sections.
  6. Tap check mark icon.
  • The edited video is saved as a copy. The original video remains unedited.