Any changes we make to photos in the Photos app on our iPhone or iPad are non-destructive. This means that at any time, we can recover the original file. An extremely useful resource which, however, will sometimes not be enough.
A retouched image and also the original image
Say we just edited a photo on our iPhone or iPad. The result is pretty good, but we also want to have the original
In this situation the best we can do is recover the original image while keeping the edited image on the other hand. How? ‘Or’ What? Yes indeed :
- We open the app Pictures on our iPhone or iPad.
- We are looking for the modified image that we want to restore.
- We open the image.
- We touch the share button (a square with an up arrow).
- We choose Double.
- We hit the button Edit.
- Click the red restore button at the bottom right of the screen.
Thanks to this simple system, we will manage to duplicate the retouched photo and then return to the original from one of them. The net result will be that we will have two photos, the retouched and the original
It’s not that common that we need to do this sort of management, it’s true, but, for those times when we’ve spent our time testing and editing the image, having to reverse the process n ‘ is not at all pleasant. Fortunately, the Photos app allows us to get the best of both images.
Image | Caleb lucas