iOS 17 Photos App Features One-Tap Crop Button When Zooming In

With the iOS 17 Photos app, Apple is making it easier to crop your photos to your specifications. When you zoom into an image, there's a new "Crop" button that appears in the upper right.

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Tapping the Crop button brings up the crop interface with the zoom level that you've selected, so you can crop into the part of the image that you prefer with just a couple of taps. If you like your crop, tap on Done, and if you want to change anything, the full editing interface is available.

In iOS 16, cropping involves tapping into the Edit interface, choosing the crop tool, and adjusting the crop from there with either pinch zoom gestures or by dragging the corners of the cropping tool. You can still edit images in this way, but it's quicker to use the new zoom crop feature.

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Top Rated Comments

Duke24 Avatar
12 months ago
That was my reaction to the Vision Pro price too.
Score: 6 Votes (Like | Disagree)
munpip214 Avatar
12 months ago
How about giving us back the rotate button that doesn’t require us to go in to edit and then crop rotate?
Score: 4 Votes (Like | Disagree)
klasma Avatar
12 months ago

In iOS 17, cropping involves tapping into the Edit interface, choosing the crop tool, and adjusting the crop from there with either pinch zoom gestures or by dragging the corners of the cropping tool. You can still edit images in this way, but it's quicker to use the new zoom crop feature.
iOS 16?
Score: 3 Votes (Like | Disagree)
CarAnalogy Avatar
12 months ago

That was my reaction to the Vision Pro price too.
Was really hoping they were pulling the old iPad trick and leak a higher price so they could come in under. Instead they were like "no actually tack $500 more on to that."

They should have counter-leaked an even higher price.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
zakarhino Avatar
12 months ago
Yeah and the first thing I tried to find was the setting to disable this button. It's irritating to look at when zooming into a photo.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
svish Avatar
12 months ago
Useful. Improvements to iOS 17 in general are good.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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