Apple has rolled out iOS 16, and with it, a host of new features have come to iPhones. New things like a completely redesigned lock screen, the ability to delete or edit iMessages, and more. If these functions are interesting, there is another one even more useful.
Apple calls it Extract subject from background, which is not the sexiest name. It’s a function similar to Photoshop’s magic wand built into Apple’s Photos app, which lets you extract an object (or subject) from the background of a photo with little effort.
How to use Photoshop-like feature on iPhone?
To test out the new feature, once you have iOS 16 or iPadOS 16 installed on your device, open the Photos app and choose a photo with a clearly defined subject. Portraits, photos of dogs, and even photos of flowers all performed well in our tests.
Tap on the photo to open it, then long press on what you want to extract from the photo. You’ll see a quick light swipe across the photo, letting you know the app has figured it out.
Screenshot: Corentin Béchade.
Then you have two options: you can drag the photo and drop it into another app to share it, or you can lift your finger and press the button To copy Where To share.
Cutouts aren’t perfect, but if you’re in a hurry and just need or want to remove something from the background of a photo, this is the easiest method.