iOS 16 Includes Copy and Paste Feature for Photo Edits

The iOS 16 Photos app adds a new edit feature that's designed to let you copy your edits from one photo and paste them onto another photo, which is useful if you have multiple photos that you want to edit in the same way.

ios 16 photos copy paste edits
To use the feature, you can apply your edits to an image and then tap on the three dots icon in the upper right corner, which is new in ‌iOS 16‌. From here, you can tap on Copy Edits to copy everything that was done to the image.

Open up another photo, tap on the same three dot icon, and choose Paste Edits and the second image will get the exact same adjustments. This feature is handy if you have a specific aesthetic that you like to have for all of your images or if you have a batch of iPhone photos taken at the same time that would benefit from similar improvements. Previously, copying edits across photos this way would require a third-party app, but now it can be done right in the default ‌Photos‌ app.

Apple has also made other improvements to the ‌Photos‌ app. There's an option to undo and redo edits so you don't need to discard all of your changes if something doesn't work out, and there is an option to sort the People album alphabetically for the first time. All of these new features, copy and paste included, are available in ‌iOS 16‌, iPadOS 16, and macOS Ventura.

Related Roundups: iOS 16, iPadOS 16
Related Forum: iOS 16

Top Rated Comments

jouster Avatar
26 weeks ago
I know there are options for this in many apps—probably better than this implementation. But it makes me unreasonably happy that Apple is finally enabling it.
Score: 9 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Sharky II Avatar
26 weeks ago
It’s only taken… 13 years
Score: 7 Votes (Like | Disagree)
alpi123 Avatar
26 weeks ago
The built-in photo editor sucks big time. Basic shadows/highlight changes shift the whole saturation and brightness of the image, no other app does it that awfully. Lightroom for example will only tackle the shadows or highlights, it doesn't cause any weird HDR effect like what Apple does.
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Randel.D Avatar
26 weeks ago
A feature I didn’t know I needed, but I think I’ll be using a lot! ??
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
eyeseeyou Avatar
26 weeks ago
This and the ability to shoot raw is the most "pro" updates they've made to the photos app... maybe ever. Allow us to save presets would be cool too.

Now if they could just clean up their shared albums(Be like google photos) that would be great.
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
nebulousfish Avatar
26 weeks ago
THANK GOD
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)

Related Stories

pixelmator photo iphone

Pixelmator Photo Now Available on iPhone

Thursday December 16, 2021 7:43 am PST by
Pixelmator today announced that its Pixelmator Photo app is now available on the iPhone. Previously limited to the iPad, the photo editing app features over 30 desktop-class color adjustment options, support for over 600 RAW image formats like Apple ProRAW, integration with the Photos app and iCloud Photos, and several AI-powered editing tools. Pixelmator Photo for iPhone also includes batch ...
iPhone 14 Pro Display Two Times Brighter Feature

12 Time-Saving iPhone Tips to Make You a More Efficient User

Friday November 18, 2022 4:29 am PST by
If you're looking to cut down on the amount of time you spend performing certain actions on your iPhone, there's usually a solution hidden in Apple's mobile operating system. Here are 12 quick iOS tips that once you start using will make you a lot more time-efficient in the long run. This article assumes you're using an iPhone running iOS 16, but some of these tips will work on iPad and...
iPhone 13 Editable Messages Feature

Edited iMessages in iOS 16 Now Display Original Text, Undo Send Limited to Two Minutes

Wednesday July 27, 2022 11:27 am PDT by
With the fourth betas of iOS 16 and iPadOS 16 that were released today, Apple tweaked the edit and unsend features that are available for iMessages. When you edit a message, the edit history is now sent to the recipient along with the edit, so the original content is visible. On an edited iMessage, you can tap on the small blue "Edited" label to see the edit history, and it can be hidden...
maxresdefault

iOS 16 Hidden Features You Might Not Know About

Wednesday July 13, 2022 11:55 am PDT by
Set to come out this fall, iOS 16 is the next-generation version of iOS, and it is laden with tons of major changes, such as an all new customizable Lock Screen. There are also a number of smaller, lesser known features, and in our latest YouTube video, we highlight some neat additions that you might not know about. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more videos. Pinned...
photos duplicates

Apple Explains Why Duplicates Album in Photos Not Showing for Some Users

Wednesday September 28, 2022 2:02 am PDT by
Apple today explained why iPhone users who recently updated to iOS 16 may not see the new Duplicates album in its stock Photos app, and what they can do about it. New to iOS 16, the Photos app will automatically detect any duplicate photos and videos in users' libraries and collate them together in a Duplicates album for inspection, giving users the option to merge duplicate sets and delete...
ios 16 craig image subject isolate

iOS 16 Lets You Isolate, Copy, and Share Subjects in Photos

Tuesday June 7, 2022 3:32 am PDT by
Using advanced machine learning, iOS 16 will let users extract a subject from a photo, then drag and drop that subject as a photo across the system to use in Messages, Notes, Mail, and more. The feature works not only in Photos but even in screenshots and Quick Look. In the Photos app, just hold down on a photo for a few seconds until you see a white glow appear around the subject. You can...
Paste From Other Apps Feature 1

iOS 16.1 Introduces New Copy-and-Paste Permission Settings on Per-App Basis

Monday October 17, 2022 1:46 pm PDT by
iOS 16 introduced a new privacy feature that requires apps to receive a user's permission before directly accessing their iPhone's clipboard to paste text from other apps, but some users experienced an issue that caused the prompt to appear excessively. Apple released iOS 16.0.2 with a fix for the issue and other bugs in late September. Apple has continued to refine the copy-and-paste...
iOS 16 iCloud Photos Guide Feature

Apple Delays iCloud Shared Photo Library Feature for iOS 16

Wednesday September 7, 2022 12:12 pm PDT by
Apple appears to have delayed its new iCloud Shared Photo Library feature for iOS 16, which is scheduled to be officially released on Monday, September 12. In iOS 16, currently still in beta, Apple has introduced an iCloud Shared Photo Library that aims to make it easer to share photos with your friends and family. With the new ‌iCloud‌ Shared Photo Library in ‌iOS 16‌, a new...

Popular Stories

iPhone Measure Height

Newer iPhones Allow You to Measure Someone's Height Instantly — Here's How

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:23 am PST by
iPhone 12 Pro and Pro Max, iPhone 13 Pro and Pro Max, and iPhone 14 Pro and Pro Max models feature a LiDAR Scanner next to the rear camera that can be used to measure a person's height instantly in Apple's preinstalled Measure app. To measure a person's height, simply open the Measure app, point your iPhone at the person you want to measure, and make sure they are visible on the screen from...
iOS 16

When Will iOS 16.2 Be Released?

Friday December 2, 2022 2:13 pm PST by
Apple in late October began testing iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 updates, providing betas to both developers and public beta testers. As of now, we've had four total betas, with the fourth beta having been released earlier this week. iOS 16.2 and iPadOS 16.2 are expected before the end of the year, and we thought we'd try to narrow down the launch timeline. With only four betas released since...
14 vs 16 inch mbp m2 pro and max feature 1

Major RAM Upgrade Coming to Next-Generation MacBook Pro

Friday December 2, 2022 2:03 am PST by
The next-generation MacBook Pro models could feature faster RAM, according to a recent report from a reliable source. MacRumors Forums member "Amethyst," who accurately revealed details about the Mac Studio and Studio Display before those products were announced, recently provided information about Apple's upcoming 14- and 16-inch MacBook Pro models. The new machines are expected to feature...
General iOS 16 Feature Yellow

iOS 16.2 for iPhone Launching This Month With These 8 New Features

Thursday December 1, 2022 8:44 am PST by
Apple plans to publicly release iOS 16.2 for the iPhone in mid-December, according to Bloomberg's Mark Gurman. The update remains in beta testing for now, with at least eight new features and changes already uncovered so far. iOS 16.2 introduces a number of new features, including Apple's new whiteboard app Freeform, two new Lock Screen widgets for Sleep and Medications, the ability to hide...
apple ar headset concept 1

Kuo: Apple Headset Shipments Potentially Delayed Until Second Half of 2023

Sunday December 4, 2022 7:38 am PST by
Mass shipments of Apple's long-rumored AR/VR headset may be delayed until the second half of 2023 due to unspecified "software-related issues," according to the latest information shared today by tech analyst Ming-Chi Kuo. Apple headset render by Ian Zelbo Kuo said mass shipments of components for the headset are still likely to begin in the first half of 2023, but he believes that mass...
Emergency SOS via Satellite iPhone YT

Apple's iPhone 14 Emergency SOS via Satellite Feature Saves Stranded Man in Alaska

Thursday December 1, 2022 4:37 pm PST by
With the launch of iOS 16.1, Apple rolled out a Emergency SOS via Satellite, which is designed to allow iPhone 14 owners to contact emergency services using satellite connectivity when no cellular or WiFi connection is available. The feature was put to the test in Alaska today, when a man became stranded in a rural area. In the early hours of the morning on December 1, Alaska State Troopers ...
iPhone 14 Pro Purple Side Perspective Feature Purple

iPhone 15 Pro Rumored to Have These 5 Exclusive Features

Saturday December 3, 2022 10:55 am PST by
While we're still around nine months away from Apple unveiling the iPhone 15 lineup, rumors already suggest that the higher-end Pro models will have even more exclusive features than usual compared to the standard models next year. There are currently at least five features rumored to be exclusive to iPhone 15 Pro models:A17 chip: iPhone 15 Pro models will be equipped with an A17 Bionic...
top stories 3dec2022

Top Stories: M2 Max Benchmark Leak, iPhone 15 Camera Rumor, and More

Saturday December 3, 2022 6:00 am PST by
With Black Friday and Cyber Week shopping events winding down and the calendar flipping over to December, our attention is starting to turn to 2023 and all of the Apple news we're expecting to see. This week saw an alleged benchmark leak for an "M2 Max" chip expected to make an appearance in upcoming Macs like the MacBook Pro early next year, as well as fresh rumors about the iPhone 15...
android apple fix rcs

Google Again Criticizes Apple for Not Adopting RCS for Messages App: 'Their Texting is Stuck in the 1990s'

Friday December 2, 2022 10:54 am PST by
Google is continuing on with its attempt to convince Apple to adopt the RCS messaging standard, publishing a new "it's time for RCS" blog post. Promoted heavily by Google, RCS or Rich Communication Services is a messaging standard that is designed to replace the current SMS messaging standard. It provides support for higher resolution photos and videos, audio messages, and bigger file sizes, ...
maxresdefault

Can't Get an iPhone 14 Pro? Here's Why You Should Wait for the iPhone 15 Ultra

Monday December 5, 2022 11:44 am PST by
Due to production issues at Apple supplier factories in China, the iPhone 14 Pro and iPhone 14 Pro Max are backordered and basically out of stock at every store. If you were planning to gift or receive an iPhone 14 Pro model for the holidays and didn't already get one, you're basically out of luck because they're gone until late December. Subscribe to the MacRumors YouTube channel for more ...