We’ve shown you some terrific ways to use the Shortcuts app for quick actions on your iPhone. From helping around the house to creating blank icons for your Home Screen, you can use Shortcuts for keeping yourself or your screen organized.
About these iPhone photo Shortcuts
All of the following shortcuts are currently available in the Gallery of the Shortcuts app on iPhone. Use the links provided below or search the Gallery for the name.
Since these Shortcuts use your images, you’ll need to grant access to your Photos (or Camera) when you use them for the first time.
1. Convert Burst to GIF
As you know, using Burst mode on your iPhone Camera gives you a surefire way to capture the ideal shot. Whether you snap a handful of burst photos or 20 of them, at least one is bound to be picture-perfect. So why not take some of those bursts and turn them into GIFs using Convert Burst to GIF?
With Convert Burst to GIF, you just tap the shortcut, select the burst, and then see the resulting GIF. Save, share, or send the GIF so others can enjoy it too!
2. Shoot a GIF
It’s fun to go back and grab a burst of photos and turn them into a GIF. But what if you know ahead of time that you want to create a GIF? Shoot a GIF is a shortcut that lets you do just that.
With Shoot a GIF, you tap the shortcut which opens your camera, snap four photos, and then see the GIF that’s created. Cool, right? Tap the Share button after you review your GIF to save, share, or send it.
Just one more GIF shortcut we want to let you know about is Share Animated GIF. This handy tool grabs your selection from your Animated album in Photos and lets you share it quickly and easily.
With Share Animated GIF, tap the shortcut, make your selection from the animations shown, and when you Share Sheet displays, send it on its way! It’s simply a fast way to send an animation as a GIF to a friend or family member.
4. Text Last Image
How many times have you snapped a photo and decided you wanted to share it right away? Maybe you opened the photo, hit the share button, and chose Messages. Or, maybe you opened Messages, tapped to insert the image, and then grabbed the photo. Using the Text Last Image shortcut, you can do it quicker with little effort.
With Text Last Image, tap the shortcut and it automatically grabs your last photo and plops it into a text message, ready for you to address and send. Talk about fast!
5. Where Was This Taken?
If you capture the locations where you snap your photos, then you’ll like the Where Was This Taken? shortcut. You can see in just a few taps, the location for that photo plotted on a map. Get directions, view the address, or see the coordinates, whatever you like!
With Where Was This Taken?, tap to use the shortcut, select the photo, and you’ll see the location on a map with all the details in the Maps app. If the photo does not contain location data, you’ll receive a message letting you know.
Wrapping it up
Each of these Shortcuts is fun in its own way, so hopefully give one or more a try and be glad you did. Do you use other iPhone photo Shortcuts for doing something cool with your images? If so, let us know what it is in the comments below!
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