Editing multiple photos simultaneously on your iPhone can save you time and effort, especially when you want to apply the same adjustments to several images. In this blog post, I will walk you through the process of how to edit multiple photos simultaneously on your iPhone. Finally, I’ll talk about the benefits of using this method for your photography workflow.
With the release of iOS 16, iPhone users can now enjoy the batch editing feature directly in the native Photos app. This feature allows you to apply the same adjustments to multiple images, eliminating the need to edit each photo individually. However, this feature is not available for iPhones released before iPhone SE (2nd generation) or for users running iOS 15.
What is editing multiple photos at once?
Batch editing, or editing multiple photos at once, is a time-saving process that applies the same adjustments to a group of selected images simultaneously and ensures consistency and efficiency in photo editing tasks. This feature is available in the native Photos app on iOS 16 and some photo editing apps.
To use the batch editing feature on your iPhone, you’ll need to meet the following basic requirements:
- iPhone Model: iPhone SE (2nd generation) or later
- iOS Version: iOS 16 or later
- Storage Space: Sufficient available storage (Clear iPhone storage)
- App: Native Photos app (iOS 16+)
- Time-saving: Batch editing allows you to apply the same adjustments to multiple photos at once, saving you time and effort when editing large sets of images.
- Consistency: Applying the same edits to a group of photos ensures a consistent look and feel to your images, which is especially useful for social media or photography portfolios.
- Streamlined workflow: Streamlining your photo editing process helps you stay organized and focused, allowing you to edit more efficiently and effectively.
- Enhanced creativity: Experimenting with different adjustments and filters on multiple photos helps you explore new creative possibilities and improve your editing style.
Here’s a quick guide on how to edit multiple photos at once using the batch editing feature in an iPhone running iOS 16:
How to Edit Multiple Photos at Once on iPhone
To edit multiple photos at once, first copy the edits from one photo, then select the other photos and paste the copied adjustments. For this follow the following steps:
Step 1: Copy edits from the photo
- Open the Photos app and choose the first photo to edit.
- Tap “Edit” and make your adjustments.
- Tap “Done” when finished editing.
- Tap the “…” button at the top right corner.
- Select “Copy Edits” to save and copy the adjustments.
Step 2: Paste the copied edits
- Go back to the album view by tapping the back arrow.
- Select all the photos you want to edit.
- Tap “Paste Edits” to apply the adjustments to the chosen photos.
- A notification will confirm that the selected photos have been edited.
Note: Keep in mind that a set of edits can be copied from one photo and pasted onto others. Therefore, at least two photos are needed for batch editing – one to copy the adjustments from and another to paste them onto.
How to Undo Edits (Revert) and Restore Original Photos on iPhone
To revert edited photos on iPhone, follow the steps below:
- Open the Photos app on your iPhone.
- Navigate to the edited photo you want to return.
- Tap on a photo to open it.
- Tap on the “…” button in the upper right corner.
- Look and click on the “Revert to Original” option.
- A pop-up will appear, asking you to confirm your action. Tap on “Return to original”.
- The photo will be restored to its original, unedited state.
Edit multiple photos simultaneously on your iPhone, so it can be a game-changer for your photography workflow. By which you can save time, maintain consistency and improve your overall editing experience. With the right tools and techniques, you can take your photography to new heights and create stunning images that will captivate your audience.