How to set a photographic style on iPhone
For many of us, the iPhone is our best camera. He is always with us and ready to go out when a spontaneous moment happens that we want to capture in a photo or video. While the default settings for the Camera app are good, sometimes you might want to add a little more “pull” to all the photos you take. For cases like this, you may want to use the Photo Styles feature.
Photo styles are a newer feature that is only available on new iPhones. At the time of writing, this means that only the iPhone 13 series as well as the iPhone SE (2022) have photographic styles. So if you have an older iPhone, unfortunately, you can’t use this feature. But what are photographic styles? Essentially, they are like camera filters, unless applied to all your images from that point on.
Here’s how to set up a photo style on your iPhone.
What are photographic styles?
Photo styles are basically like iPhone photo filters, but you can adjust the tone and warmth of each style to suit your preferences and tastes. These stylistic effects will not affect the skin tones of the people in your photos. There are four pre-set photo styles: rich, vibrant, warm and fresh contrast.
Vibrant will get your image in bright, vivid colors that still look natural and without exaggeration. The rich contrast gives you a slightly more spectacular look with darker shadows that will increase color and contrast. The warm one adds a golden morning to the photo and the Cool has a little more shades of blue.
While each photo style has a default tone and warmth setting, you can adjust them as you see fit. Once you make the changes, it will stay that way until you make changes again. With photo styles, you can take some aspects of a photo as you take them, instead of waiting until the post-processing stage.
Photographic styles can also be used with the True Depth front camera. However, it is crucial to remember this Photo styles cannot be deleted of a photo once taken, so they are technically destructive. But you too cannot apply a photo style to existing photos.
How to use a photo style in the Camera app on iPhone 13 and iPhone SE (2022)
Here’s what you need to do to use photo styles on your iPhone 13, iPhone 13 mini, iPhone 13 Pro, iPhone 13 Pro Max, or iPhone SE (2022).
- Launch the Camera application on your iPhone 13 or iPhone SE (2022).
Make sure you are regular photo mode, then slide up from the bottom of the viewfinder or tap arrow button at the top of the screen to display additional controls.
- Tap Photographic styles button. It looks like three squares lined up together.
- Slide all four presets: Rich, vibrant, warm and fresh contrast.
To adjust To o Warmthjust tap what you want to adjust and then slide finger through the dial until you get the desired tone or heat setting.
- Take your photo by tapping Shutter button.
Now that you have used a photo style, it will remain in effect until you select another one or return to the standard style.
How to change the active photo style using the Settings app
Another way to change the default photo style is through the Settings app for your iPhone 13 or iPhone SE (2022).
- Launch Configuration on your iPhone 13 or iPhone SE (2022).
- Scroll down and tap Camera.
Under Photo capturefaucet Photographic styles.
Swipe the four different styles with your finger, then tap Use style whichever you want.
Make your photos look better
As you can see, photo styles are similar to photo filters, but they use the magic of Apple computer photography to make your photos look better. It’s important to note that you can’t delete a photo style once it’s applied, and unfortunately it can’t be added to existing photos in your photo library.
Updated July 2022: The iPhone SE (2022) has been added to compatible devices. The steps for photo styles are current with the latest versions of iOS.