Am I missing something? Editing in photo app

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  1. porcupine8 macrumors 6502a

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    I was so excited to find that you can do basic edits (rotate, crop, red eye) right in the photo app in iOS 5. But I was just as annoyed to find that once you "save" one of these edits, it disappears as soon as you open the photo in another app - whether another editing app, or trying to upload it to something like photobucket! Viewing the .jpg via iFile shows that it hasn't been changed, the edits are purely to how it's shown in Photo app, not to the file.

    Am I missing something? It does seem to send the edited photo via email. Is there a way to make the photo app save the edits to the actual file? I was hoping to crop and rotate several dozen photos then upload them to order prints, but it looks like I'll have to go through the annoyance of doing it all in an outside app and having duplicates in my albums.
     
  2. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I noticed this too when I uploaded some pics to my computer. The pics reverted to the original photo that was taken.
     
  3. King Antonidas macrumors newbie

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    Sir, I know a thing about this: Photos app actually saves TWO version of your photos: the unedited (jpg) and the edited (xmp). So, I suppose you must copy the xmp one to see the edited one.
     
  4. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    I don't know about all that stuff. What I'm saying is that if I take a photo, then make changes to it within the Photos app, then save those changes...if I transfer that photo to my computer it shows up on the computer without the changes that were made. When you make those changes in Photos on iOS it doesn't save two versions of the picture, at least not that you can see in Photos, so how can I transfer one or the other if all I'm left with is the edited photo?
     
  5. Ashwood11 macrumors 65816

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    Are you referring to "Photos" or "iPhoto"?
     
  6. porcupine8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Where is the xmp file saved? There are only jpgs in /var/mobile/Media/DCIM/100APPLE
     
  7. King Antonidas macrumors newbie

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    I suppose it must be there... This is weird...

    But please recheck. In iFile, for my 'edited' photos, I found two files named same, but one of it has .xmp extension.
     
  8. APlotdevice macrumors 68040

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    A .xmp file is not an image. It's metadata. iOS uses non-destructive editing, meaning the changes you make are stored as parameters.
     
  9. King Antonidas macrumors newbie

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    Oops. Sorry then.
     
  10. TonyC28 macrumors 65816

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    The Photos app on the phone where photos are stored. Not iPhoto.
     
  11. porcupine8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    "Non-destructive" - what a lovely euphemism for "completely useless outside the Photo app itself."
     
  12. 3bs macrumors 603

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    Yeah this really sucks. Is there no way to force it to save the edited version in the camera roll? Either replace the unedited version or create a new edited version.
     
  13. Comeagain? macrumors 68020

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    Screenshot after you make your changes, or buy the iOS version of iPhoto.
     
  14. porcupine8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    A screenshot would be significantly lower resolution. I have tons of photo editing apps already, the whole reason I was excited that editing was integrated into the photos app is so I can rotate & crop large volumes of photos without the extra step of opening in another app, then having a second copy saved that I then have to re-move to whatever album. I'm intending to buy iPhoto anyhow, because I'm addicted to photo editing apps, but I'm still on 5.0.1 for jailbreak purposes so I have to go through some rigmarole to download it.
     
  15. porcupine8 thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    This seems to be working properly now. If I open the .jpg in iFile it's still unedited, but it exports the edits if I open the photo with another app or upload it. Anyone know if this was fixed in 5.1 or something?
     
  16. QuarterSwede macrumors G3

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    iPhoto will replace a ton of your editing apps. I find it better than iPhoto on the Mac. I can usually have a completely edited picture within 30 sec to 1 min of taking the picture and have it uploaded. However, I only dump my photos and videos to my Mac every few months for archiving since it's all backed up to iCloud.
     
  17. macbookflasher macrumors member

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    iplace

    Iplace you can change it with the new software I think so...
     

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