Posted by Polygon Staff September 12, 2018 06:20:06 Apple has been working on a new photo editing tool for the iPhone, called Snipping Tool, which it claims will be able to remove “a lot of useless pixels” from the photos taken by the device.
The tool is set to launch in the US and the UK later this year, and Apple has yet to give a release date for the tool’s launch in Europe.
Apple is expected to make the tool available to anyone with an iPhone 5s or iPhone 6 in the next few weeks, as well as the next generation iPhone.
Apple’s Snipping tool has been used to snipe iPhones since the device was introduced in 2010, with the iPhone 7 launching last month.
Snipping was the subject of an iPhone 7 Plus leak last year, with a purported photo taken with the new iPhone 8 showing off a new feature called Sniping.
The new feature will allow iPhone owners to swipe the screen and view a “small preview” of the photo in which they can select to “skip forward” or “skip back” the image, or “show/hide” the entire image.
Apple has been a longtime supporter of Snipping tools, with its latest iPhone being one of the first to get the new tool.
Apple even provided a free version of the tool for users in 2014, although it wasn’t available on the iPhone 6S or 6S Plus.
Apple is currently preparing to launch a new generation of iPhones next month, which is likely to include a revamped camera and screen design, a revamped design language, and a new software update to the operating system.