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Among the many new features added to iOS 7, photo filters is something that a lot of people are interested to get their hands on. Filters has not been new to iOS what with Instagram and Camera+ having already introduced the concept to iPhones and iPads.

But what's new is that you no longer have to depend on a third-party app to get photo filters. And with Apple's arsenal of 9 different filters, iOS 7's camera app just got better.

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For those of you who'll be installing iOS 7 in the coming weeks when it's released publicly, here's a short tutorial on how to use filters in iOS 7's camera app (for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch).

How to Use Filters in iOS 7

Make sure you are prepared before you upgrade to iOS 7. Here are some tips.

Note: you might also want to check out our other iOS 7 tutorials here.

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Using the Camera App

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  1. Open the camera app on your iDevice
  2. When you are on Photos/Square or Pano, you should see three white circles in the bottom-right
  3. Tap this icon and 9 tiles show up
  4. The tiles show filter effects (central tile being no filters). Pick one
  5. Once you pick a filter by tapping it, that filter gets applied real-time to the photo you are composing
  6. To make sure you have enabled a filter, look at the circles: they should be red, green and blue instead of desaturated white.
  7. Click the picture and it gets saved to your camera roll: with the filter applied.

iOS 7 Camera Filters

That's it! It's as simple as it can get.

Using the Photo App

You can also apply filter effects to pictures you've captured already. This can be done through the Photos app.

  1. Tap on a photo you want to edit
  2. When the photo opens, tap on Edit on top-right
  3. Now, tap on the three circles again
  4. Choose a filter to be applied
  5. Tap on Done to apply the filter!
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One great thing about iOS 7 filters is that you can remove the filter and then apply some other filter to the same photo multiple times. Pretty nifty because iOS 7 keeps the original intact.

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  • João Silva

    ok, and how to export the photos with the filters?

    • You can save the photos by tapping on “Done”. Afterwards, you can export them but the method of export varies according to where you want to export.

      • João Silva

        no.. even if i press done, when i export them via image capture or iphoto photo stream it is exported without the effect :(