How to Fix Shadows in iPhone Photos on iOS 17

If you fail to take control of shadows, they will ruin your shots – point blank. For those unaware of this photography term, shadows are referred to the dark areas where a light source is intercepted by an object. What makes it a terrible villain for your image is the ability to change intensity, shape, and even color, thereby making even your perfect-looking shot appear ugly. But worry not, iOS offers a pretty straightforward way to fix shadows in iPhone photos on iOS 17 or later. So, whether you wish to make your image look adorable or want to get rid of the dark areas, read on to get started!

Quick Way to Adjust Shadows in a Photo on iPhone

In more ways than one, the stock Photos app has vastly improved in terms of photo editing. Be it auto-enhancing your shot or fine-tuning exposure, it’s got a range of tools to let you adorn your photos. As for the hidden shadow fixer, it works like a charm.

  • To get going, open the Photos app on your iPhone.
  • Now, head over to the image where you would like to edit shadows.
  • Next, tap on the Edit button at the top right corner of the screen.
  • After that, swipe toward the left from right to reveal the Shadow button and tap on it. 
  • Then, drag the slider left or right to perfectly adjust the shadows in the image. 
  • Once you have fixed the image, make sure to tap on Done at the bottom right corner of the screen to finish. 
Adjust Shadows in a Photo on iPhone

There you go! You have fixed shadows in this particular image. You can use this very tool to edit shadows in any photo on your iPhone. So, never fail to bring this nifty tool into action as and when the need arrives.

Later, if you ever wish to revert all the edits, open the image and then tap on the Edit button at the top right. After that, tap on Revert and then choose Revert to Original. 

choose Revert to Original

Frequently Asked Questions

Q 1. Why is there a shadow on my iPhone camera?

There could be multiple reasons why a shadow may appear on your iPhone camera. For instance, it could be due to a liquid or dust that may be present under the lens of the camera. Besides, less-friendly cases could also be equally responsible for this issue.

Q 2. Is there an app to remove shadows?

Yes, there are several photo editing apps that can let you remove shadows from an image. Google Snapseed is widely rated as one of the best photo editing apps for getting rid of shadows. Snapseed comes with a handy selective tool to let you adjust the specific area of an image with enhanced precision.

Watch this video if you are still in doubt:

Read more: How to Convert Live Photo into Video on iPhone in iOS 16

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