How to duplicate photos on iPhone 6/6+ ?

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  1. sparkie7 macrumors 68000

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    Can't seem to find an option to duplicate a photo. eg. to apply a filter on one and keep one in original.. thanks in advance
     
  2. The Doctor11 macrumors 603

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    Take a screen shot of the original. I think that's the only way
     
  3. Nolander07 macrumors 6502a

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    How to duplicate photos on iPhone 6/6+ ?

    You need a 3rd party app for that-PS express, etc. there are many to choose from.

    Edit-taking a screenshot is a good idea as well.
     
  4. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    You have to be kidding.

    Screen shot would yield a lower res image

    How about SMS'ing it or emailing it to myself and then adding to gallery? -- seems a long winded way!
     
  5. Tobias Funke macrumors 6502a

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    That would make the picture only 2m pixels though.
     
  6. aztooh macrumors 6502a

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    I usually use Camera+ to edit photos on my phone, it keeps the original.

    Now, it's one of the apps that you can access straight from the photo and hitting the "edit" button...if you do it like that, it replaces the original...not sure if there's a setting to change that I haven't checked yet.
     
  7. darngooddesign macrumors G3

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    Do you want to see a before/after or are you concerned that you may not want that filter effect at a later point? Many apps, like Photos, make non-destructive changes so you can always revert to the original later.
     
  8. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    I thought you can revert back to original?

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    I'd like to separate copies. The original and one that I've altered in photo app using edit or magic wand. The reason is I back up my photos on the computer to free up space to take photos and don't want to have transfer them back to the iPhone 6+ to manipulate later
     
  9. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    Import it using Camera+ instead of editing from the camera roll

    in Camera+ click the little flower at the botton, than hit the plus sign than you can import photos from camera roll to "lightbox" now when you save them back to the camera roll from lightbox it will be a new copy leaving the original alone
     
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  11. JayLenochiniMac macrumors G5

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    It's an app in the App store that you can download onto your iPhone.
     
  12. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Ah right. Thanks

    It costs $3.79 -- is it worth it?

    I could of course just send the image to myself to duplicate it.

    I'm just surprised that it's not included in the photo app. It's such a basic option
     
  13. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Didn't this used to be an option in iOS 7? Even when you edited a picture it would give you the option to create a new version instead of overwriting the file.

    Screenshot is a pretty ghetto way to do it though....I do it when resolution is not a concern or if the photo is super tiny to begin with....I also do it on my rMBP only because it renders out at 3840x2400 (perfect for those websites that block right clicking ;D )
     
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    The filters in the stock app aren't permanent. You can turn them off again at any point in the future so that's why Apple didn't feel the need to make duplicates.

    It's the 3rd party apps that make a permanent edit and thus it's the 3rd party apps that make a copy.

    You can use many of those apps IN the photo app now (Camera+ is one that does this, you can use its filters without even launching it) but then it'll do the same thing: Make a temporary edit and not a duplicate.

    To get a duplicate you'll have to use an app on its own. Camera+ is fine, for that but I prefer Photogene4 for editing. After you edit in Photogene it saves a copy to the camera roll.
     
  16. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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  17. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    you are missing something

    on your iphone download the Apple Store app, on that app there is a tab at the bottom called Stores, scroll down and you will see the advertisment for Camera+ this will bring you back to the App Store and it will now be free


    clicking the ad in the Apple Store App is what triggers the redeem code for free
     
  18. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    ok thanks. I have been using Apps store that's preinstalled on my 6+. Thought this is the same thing?
     
  19. heisenberg123 macrumors 603

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    no he Apple Store app is like using the apple store online, buying macs, iphones, ipads and accessories

    that app has the link for free Camera+
     
  20. sparkie7, Nov 14, 2014
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    Ah right, I'll try when i dig out my Apple ID password
     
  21. TruckdriverSean macrumors 6502a

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    Snapseed is free IIRC.

    Just bring it in, export it back.

    Has some nice filters and effects though, so may want to poke around for a while since you're in there though. #
     
  22. Delmar macrumors 6502

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    I upload all my pictures to iPhoto on my MacMini server & a cloud service. Then I edit any pictures I need to, this way I have a copy of both.
     
  23. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    Managed to download it. Thanks for the help

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    Might check it out - thanks

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    This is not a problem unless you want to use the filters and also have the original
     
  24. ET iPhone Home macrumors 68040

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    Can't you copy and past, then text it to yourself.
     
  25. sparkie7 thread starter macrumors 68000

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    See my 2nd post. Already considered that. But shouldn't have to
     

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