How to Remove and Avoid Red-Eye Effect in iPhone Photos?

How frequently does it happen – you have a brand new iPhone, have clicked some stunning photos at your colleague’s wedding, and are eagerly waiting to show them to your co-workers- only to find that everybody, including the bride and the groom, looks a part of the Twilight cast with their red eyes? Do not fret – red eye in pictures is an extremely common issue that everybody who uses a phone or camera with a flash to take pictures faces. This common issue can be fixed easily. Here is how you can remove red-eye in photos in an iPhone.

How to Remove and Avoid Red-Eye Effect in iPhone Photos

Remove Red-Eye Effect Using the Photos App

  1. Unlock your iPhone.
  2. Slide through the apps and locate Photos.
  3. Tap on the Photos app to launch it. Its icon is rainbow hue with a white background.
  4. Now, at the bottom of the app, on the right side, tap on the Albums icon.
  5. If the iCloud Photos Library is enabled, then tap on All Photos from the list of options in the Albums menu.
  6. If the iCloud Photos Library is not enabled, then tap on Camera Roll option in the Albums screen.
  7. Scroll up to locate the picture.
  8. Just tap on the picture you want to edit.
  9. When the image opens, tap on the Edit button located at the bottom right corner of the iPhone’s screen.
  10. Now, select the Red Eye Correction option located at the top left side of the screen. The icon is shaped like an eye.
  11. If the image was snapped without using flash, then the red eye will not appear.
  12. Now, just select the area where you want correct the red-eye. Tap on all the red eyes.
  13. If you are not satisfied with the results, then simply tap on the eye once more, and the changes will get removed.
  14. Tap on the Red Eye correction option at the upper left corner of the screen.
  15. Now, the main Photo Edit screen will open.
  16. Tap on the yellow Done button located on the bottom left side of the screen. Doing so will save all the changes made.
  17. If in future, you want to restore the original picture, then directly go to Edit. Tap on the Revert option located in the bottom left side.

How to Avoid Red-Eye Affect in Photos?

  • Red-eye effect occurs when the flash of the camera in low or dim lightning reflects from them, and the pupils look red in the resulting image. If you are taking a picture in dark or low lightning, then turn off the flash.

Here is how you can turn off the flash in the camera:

  1. Open the Camera application.
  2. Tap on the Flash option located at the extreme top left side of the screen. It is represented by a bolt sign.
  3. If you select Auto Flash, then the flash will automatically be enabled when the lightning is either low or non-existent.
  4. Select the Off option if you do not want to use flash while taking pictures and videos.

  • To avoid red eye, you can ask the image’s subject to shift their gaze. Instead of looking directly at the lens, they can look sideward.

Jack Tucker is a security expert and he writes about Cyber security, cryptography, malware, social engineering, internet and is working at

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