iOS 16 Photos: 7 New Features Coming to Your iPhone

The Photos app in iOS 16 is getting some big additions that Apple has been touting since it previewed a software update in June. But a few changes to the photo browsing and editing app on your iPhone will introduce new ways to organize and adjust photos once the full iOS 16 update arrives in the fall.

Changing the iOS 16 marquee to Photos is iCloud Shared Photo Library, a new addition that promises to make sharing and editing photos with family members even more seamless. We’ve already shown you how to set up your iCloud Shared Photo Library, although it’s likely to be one of the first features you’ll experience when you download the iOS 16 public beta.

Likewise, one of the most impressive additions in iOS 16 in general is the ability to tap on the subject of a photo and remove it from its background so that you can paste it into other apps installed on your iPhone like Notes, Messages, and Mail. This feature is related to the updated visual search capability in iOS 16, and while you’ll basically be outputting a subject from the photos stored in your Photo Library, you can also do the same with photos in Safari and QuickLook, also as screenshots, as I found when Working on iOS 16 beta.

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Adding other high-profile photos in iOS 16 is Click Live Text, the ability Apple introduced last year that lets you tap text in still photos to either copy it or perform quick tasks like looking up addresses, phone calls, or browsing the web. iOS 16 Live Text extends the feature to inline text in paused videos, and we showed you how to transcribe text in a video with Live Text.

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