iOS 17 Photos App One-Tap Crop Button
The new one-tap crop button introduced in iOS 17 Photos app aims to simplify the cropping process for users, making it more convenient and efficient for them to edit their images.
In iOS 17, when users zoom into an image, a crop button appears automatically in the upper right corner of the interface. This eliminates the need to navigate through the full editing mode to access cropping tools, as was required in previous iOS versions.
Crop button in upper right
The strategically placed crop button enables users to quickly access the cropping feature while zoomed in on an image. Tapping on the crop button brings up the crop interface with the zoom level they’ve selected, allowing users to focus on the desired part of the image.
Crop interface with selected zoom level
With the crop interface in iOS 17, users can easily crop images according to their specific requirements. The zoom level selected by the user is automatically applied to the crop tool, simplifying the editing process.
Option to edit further with full editing interface
After cropping an image with the one-tap crop button, users can still access the full editing interface to make additional adjustments, if needed. This includes features like filters, adjustments to lighting and color, and other tools to enhance and refine the final image.
Previous iOS 16 Cropping Method
Before the introduction of the one-tap crop button in iOS 17, users had to follow a slightly more cumbersome process to crop their images in the Photos app. The previous cropping method, utilized in iOS 16, involved several steps and manual adjustments.
To crop a photo in iOS 16, users needed to tap on the “Edit” button, which would then open the full editing interface. This interface contained various editing tools, including the crop tool, in addition to options for adjusting lighting, color, and applying filters.
Choose crop tool
Within the editing interface, users had to select the crop tool specifically to enable cropping functionality. Unlike the iOS 17 method, there was no automatic appearance of a crop button when zooming in on the image.
Adjust crop with pinch zoom gestures or corner dragging
Once the crop tool was selected, users had to manually adjust the crop area by using pinch zoom gestures or by dragging the corners of the cropping tool. This process required more precision and time compared to the streamlined one-tap crop button introduced in iOS 17.
In summary, the cropping method in iOS 16 was less user-friendly and required additional steps when compared to the more convenient one-tap crop button now available in iOS 17 Photos app.
Brazilian iPhone Trademark Dispute
Although not directly related to the iOS 17 Photos app features, the Brazilian iPhone trademark dispute sheds light on challenges faced by Apple in international markets. A prominent legal issue involving Apple’s iPhone trademark in Brazil involves a company called IGB Eletrônica and revolves around a multi-year battle for the right to use the name “iPhone” in the country.
IGB Eletrônica, a Brazilian electronics company, registered the trademark “iPhone” in Brazil back in 2000, seven years before Apple introduced its iconic smartphone. Initially, IGB Eletrônica’s products consisted of Android-based smartphones under the brand “Gradiente iPhone.”
Revival of multi-year battle
The dispute between Apple and IGB Eletrônica over the Brazilian iPhone trademark has been ongoing for years. After a period of relative quiet, the issue resurfaced as the battle between the companies continued in Brazilian courts. Both companies remain steadfast in their pursuit of the right to exclusively use the “iPhone” name in Brazil.
The Brazilian iPhone trademark dispute highlights the complexities and challenges associated with trademark rights on a global scale, and the importance of addressing such issues to protect one’s brand and market presence. Nonetheless, the iOS 17 Photos app continues to provide users with powerful image editing tools that help them capture stunning visuals with ease, regardless of the name under which the device is marketed.
iOS 17 Beta Release and Features
The iOS 17 beta release provides a preview of the exciting new features and improvements that Apple has in store for its users in the upcoming public release. The beta version offers a glimpse of the advancements and enhancements aimed at improving user experience and device functionality.
iPhone Beta release timeframe
Apple usually releases the beta version of its upcoming iOS release to registered developers and users with Apple Developer accounts after its annual Worldwide Developers Conference (WWDC). Following the developer beta, a public beta is also made available for anyone interested in testing the upcoming features before the official public release. The timeframe for the iOS 17 beta release is expected to follow a similar schedule to previous iOS beta releases.
New features for upcoming release
iOS 17 is set to introduce several exciting features that will enhance user experience on iPhone devices. Some of the prominent features include:
- One-Tap Crop Button: As mentioned earlier, the Photos app in iOS 17 features a new one-tap crop button, allowing for a more efficient and streamlined image editing process.
- Interactive Widgets: Starting with iOS 17, interactive widgets become available for iPhone users on the Home Screen, Lock Screen, and the new StandBy mode, providing more convenient access to key information and actions.
- Emotion and Mood Tracking in Health App: The Health app in iOS 17 now allows users to log their emotions and moods over time, helping them get an idea of their overall mental wellbeing.
- Automatic Cleanup of Verification Codes in Messages App: Starting with iOS 17, the Messages app will make it easier for users to clean up one-time verification codes, reducing clutter and improving overall organization.
- Personal Voice Accessibility Feature: iOS 17 introduces the Personal Voice feature, which uses artificial intelligence to create a synthesized voice that sounds like the user for text-to-speech functions.
These are just a few of the many features and improvements expected to be introduced with the official release of iOS 17. As with any beta release, user feedback will help Apple refine and optimize these features before they become widely available in the final version of the operating system.