Camera Roll

MsgSwap makes it easier to share Photo Library media in Apple’s Messages app

One of my biggest pet peeves when using Apple’s Messages app to send Photos to contacts via iMessage or MMS is that you have to jump through hoops just to open the Photo Library picker.

Users will either tap on the Camera shortcut and then launch their Photo Library from the ensuing Camera viewfinder interface, or they’ll tap on the App Store button to view installed iMessage extensions and visit the Photo Library via the dedicated Photos button.

Clear unwanted screenshots from your Photo Library more quickly with Screender

I take so many screenshots every day that it isn’t even funny, and as you might come to expect, they clutter up my Camera Roll in seemingly no time at all.

Typically, I’ll delete all my excess screenshots when I’m finished with them, but a free jailbreak tweak called Screender by iOS developer Esquilliaims to make this process easier by implementing a screenshot delete function directly into iOS’ Control Center interface.

HiddenAlbumLock requires authentication to view the ‘Hidden’ album in your Photos app

You can hide images from the Camera Roll in iOS’ native Photos app to prevent them from appearing in your image list, but hidden images are quickly discovered by prying eyes when someone holding your iPhone opens the “Hidden” album in the Photos app.

If you wish Apple took better care of your Hidden images, then you might enjoy a new free jailbreak tweak called HiddenAlbumLock by iOS developer smokin1337. Just as the name implies, this tweak locks the Hidden album and requires authentication to unlock it for viewing.

FastDeleteX skips the “Recently Deleted” album when deleting pictures from iOS

One of my pet peeves concerning photo deletion on iOS is that everything you delete gets sent to the “Recently Deleted” album in the Photos app rather than being permanently deleted. The result is that you end up deleting everything for a second time to remove it from your device.

Albeit a safety measure in case you change your mind or delete something by accident, this feature creates more work than some people want to deal with. Fortunately, a new free jailbreak tweak called FastDeleteX by iOS developer Mohammad Ghzayel solves this problem for anyone who feels the same way I do.

No Thumbnail keeps Camera Roll thumbnails from appearing in the Camera app

Whenever you use your iPhone’s Camera app to snap photos or shoot video, a thumbnail preview displaying your most recent capture appears at the bottom-left of the interface. This small thumbnail means that anyone can glance over your shoulder and see the last thing you recorded.

If you’d rather keep your most recent photography endeavors to yourself, then you might be interested in a new free jailbreak tweak dubbed No Thumbnail by iOS developer Jbrownllama.

How to share screenshots even faster on iPhone and iPad

Not too long ago, taking screenies on your iPhone was still infuriatingly slow and long-winded. The overhauled screenshot process finally graced us with iOS 11 and has therefore been as overdue as it has been a resounding success. In fact, it’s easily one of my favorite features when it comes to the that software update: take the screenshot, hit the thumbnail in the corner, edit if needed and send it to whoever, all without having to leave the app you’re currently using or clogging your Camera roll.

How to remove the green dot that sometimes shows on your iPhone photos

Have you ever shot a photo of a beautiful sunset and later realized there was a green dot in the middle of it, ruining it all? Fortunately, there is a way to easily remove that green spot from your iPhone photos.

In this post, I will explain what the green spot is, how you can prevent it from appearing to begin with, and how to remove that green dot from your existing photos.