Every photo you take.
On all your devices.

With iPhone, people are taking more photos and videos than ever. As photo collections grow, so does the desire to store them all safely and still access them whenever and wherever. That’s where the new Photos app and the new iCloud Photo Library come in.

iCloud Photo Library.
You’re never without your camera.
Now you’ll never be without your photos.

Every photo and video you take now lives in iCloud — giving you the freedom to access your library from any device, anytime you want. So you can view a photo from last week or last year no matter where you are.

It’s never been easier to find memorable photos.
Or great ones you forgot about.

iOS 8 makes it simple to find every shot. Whether it’s a photo from last week’s trip to New York or one from a family barbecue last June, you can have them all at your fingertips, ready to edit, share, or just let you reminisce a little.

Search your entire library.

Now you can search thousands of your photos right from your iPhone, iPad, or iPod touch. Search by the date or time the photo was taken, location, or album name. Whether you’re at work, on the train, at a restaurant, or on vacation, finding a photo has never been simpler.

Get smart suggestions.

Just tap the search icon, and you’ll get choices based on what’s important to you. One more tap gives you immediate access to photos taken nearby, photos taken the same time last year, or your all-time favorite photos.

Capture the moment. Then edit it in seconds.

Whatever your skill level, you’ll be able to create photo masterpieces right in the Photos app. You don’t have to wait to get back to your Mac to do it. Photos can make beautiful edits for you. Or you can take control and fine-tune every aspect of a photo yourself.

Smart composition tools.

Don’t worry if the composition isn’t perfect when you shoot. Even after you take your photo, Photos can automatically straighten horizons and provide the ideal crop.

Smart adjustments.

Modify the overall light in a photo with a single control. Behind the scenes, Photos intelligently adjusts exposure, brightness, contrast, and more — giving everyone, even the complete novice, great results.

Adjust light.

Use the smart slider to find just the right lighting.

Adjust color.

Slide to enhance blue skies or make colors pop.

Fine-tune your edits.

Tap and a menu of individual tools lets you make precise adjustments.

Photo filters and editing tools.

Make your photo stand out even more by applying one of the Apple‑designed filters. iOS 8 also makes it possible for other app developers to create filters and editing tools that you can use in Photos.

Try a built-in filter.

Beautiful, moody, or fun. Tap to experiment with enhanced photo filters.

Apply third-party filters.

App developers can make their filters and editing tools accessible in the Photos app.

A new mode comes to
Camera: Time-lapse videos.

Capture the experience of the sun setting, a city street bustling, or a flower blooming with the new Time-lapse mode in Camera. iOS 8 does all the work, snapping photos at dynamically selected intervals. The result is a video showing an accelerated sequence of the photos over time. Just set up your device to shoot what you want. Swipe to select Time-lapse mode, tap the Record button, and let Camera record as long as you choose.