Inverting colors on your iPhone can be a great way to add some flair to your photos, or to improve visibility in low-light conditions. The process is quick and easy, and it can be done right from the Photos app.
Although inverting colors on a picture is a great way to make your photos more fun, the invert option is also useful for people who have color blindness, visual shortage or difficulties differentiating between image and text content against the background color of the iPhone screen.
As the name applies, the feature reverses the colors, i.e., changes the existing colors on a photo to a completely opposite one.
For example, if the color fill-up is black, it turns into white, and so on. This way, it’s really useful for visually impaired individuals or color-blind users.
Now that we’ve explained why color inverting is useful, let’s proceed to how to invert colors on iPhone.
iPhones have a built-in function for inverting colors. Basically, there are two ways you can invert the colors on a photo. You can either use the Smart Invert or the Classic Invert option.
Follow the steps below to choose one of the color invert options:
Note 1: You can’t have both the Smart Invert and Classic Invert options enabled.
Note 2: The difference between the Smart Invert and Classic Invert is that, the Smart Invert reverses the colors on the display, except for images, media and some apps that use dark color styles. While the Classic Invert reverses the colors of the entire display. Choose which option works best for you, or use them together.
✔ If you want to learn how to invert colors on Chromebook, check out our blog post on that.
Newer iPhone models ( iPhone x or later) have these smart options for inverting colors. However, if you have an older iPhone model, there's only one option for inverting colors, also the steps for inverting colors are a bit different:
If you don’t want to go through all the steps above to invert colors on your iPhone, you can set up a shortcut for the invert colors option and access it easily with just one tap.
To set up the color invert shortcut on newer iPhone models:
To activate the color invert function, triple press the side button. The inverted color will be activated with no extra steps or processes. The colors will be inverted on your iPhone without extra steps.
To set up the color invert shortcut on older iPhone models:
To activate the invert colors option, triple press the home button.
Now that you know how to invert colors on a picture on iPhone, you might continue reading how to turn on the grid on iPhone camera to really make your photos step up.
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