How to Add Basic Photo Edit Options to the Stock Photos App

By , Oct 2, 2011

Wishing for a quick and simple way to perform basic photo editing tasks without the use of external app?

True, such a feature is baked directly into iOS 5, but that’s still a few days away. What about now?

Jailbreak connoisseur Filippo Bigarella’s got you back, with the recent release of PhotoEdit, a jailbreak tweak that brings a few basic photo editing options to us iOS 4 users…

PhotoEdit isn’t the most robust tool in the shed, but it does bring three handy editing options to the stock Photos app.

With PhotoEdit you can rotate your photos, and adjust the color by adding grayscale or sepia filters.

The nice thing about PhotoEdit, is that it doesn’t alter your original image; it’s smart enough to create a brand new image every time you save changes.

Best of all, it’s built right into the stock Photos app, and accessing it is simple by means of the share button in the bottom left-hand corner.

For those of us still on iOS 4, then PhotoEdit is a quick and easy tweak that can hold us over until iOS 5 is released; presumably, sometime next week.

What do you think?

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  • Massie

    I love that it’s built in to the native app, but would much rather see different filters/features: Crop and a simple color panel (Saturation, Hue, Contrast) would be much more useful…it’s pretty rare that I want to apply just one across-the-board color change to a photo. That said, I’m always glad to see Filippo’s tweaks–he’s got some great ideas! I’d love to see some future updates on this one.

    • XepptizZ

      Exactly, that would be perfect. After installing crop was a must add.

  • http://plus.google.com/103614686734718759176 KiKO4LiFE

    iPad2 4.3.3?

    • James

      Why would you even want these on iPad 2? The cameras suck bigtime so what’s the point .. you can polish a turd but it’s still a turd !!

      • Frank

        lol true

  • topsy

    Wonderful Jeff. Always want to see your videos. They are wonderful. Keep them coming.

  • Binary-Stalker

    Hey Jeff, I heard you had some friends that can make tweaks, or something along the lines of that.

    How about a tweak that gives foursquare/Google+/Facebook check-in abilities to the Maps app?

    Tap a valid location, and you see those three icons next to the location bubble. Tapping one of them brings up a confirmation notification, and you can press yes or no.

    You can also check for valid locations near you if you select No.

    The logins can be handled from the Settings section of Maps.

    I personally like this idea, as I check in to places often.

    • Frank

      sounds like an excellent idea!

  • http://www.idownloadblog.com/2011/10/02/photoedit/ MELL0

    CROPPING!!!

  • 2035 A.D

    What happened to the Rotate button?

  • http://www.thetricksmania.com Hasan Jawad

    Very Nice , I’ll Try This App on My Phone <3