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5 great iPhone Shortcuts for fun with your photos

We’ve shown you some terrific ways to use the Shortcuts app for quick actions on your iPhone. From helping around the house to creating blank icons for your Home Screen, you can use Shortcuts for keeping yourself or your screen organized.

This time, we want to do something enjoyable, so we’ll show you some great Shortcuts for fun with your Photos. From creating a GIF to texting the last photo you took; all it takes it is a tap.

About these iPhone photo Shortcuts

All of the following shortcuts are currently available in the Gallery of the Shortcuts app on iPhone. Use the links provided below or search the Gallery for the name.

Since these Shortcuts use your images, you’ll need to grant access to your Photos (or Camera) when you use them for the first time.

Where Was This Taken Access Photos Message

Here are the Shortcuts we’ll cover…
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About these iPhone photo Shortcuts

1. Convert Burst to GIF

2. Shoot a GIF

3. Share Animated GIF

4. Text Last Image

5. Where Was This Taken?

1. Convert Burst to GIF

As you know, using Burst mode on your iPhone Camera gives you a surefire way to capture the ideal shot. Whether you snap a handful of burst photos or 20 of them, at least one is bound to be picture-perfect. So why not take some of those bursts and turn them into GIFs using Convert Burst to GIF?

Convert Burst to GIF in Shortcuts on iPhone

With Convert Burst to GIF, you just tap the shortcut, select the burst, and then see the resulting GIF. Save, share, or send the GIF so others can enjoy it too!

2. Shoot a GIF

It’s fun to go back and grab a burst of photos and turn them into a GIF. But what if you know ahead of time that you want to create a GIF? Shoot a GIF is a shortcut that lets you do just that.

Shoot a GIF in Shortcuts on iPhone

With Shoot a GIF, you tap the shortcut which opens your camera, snap four photos, and then see the GIF that’s created. Cool, right? Tap the Share button after you review your GIF to save, share, or send it.

3. Share Animated GIF

Just one more GIF shortcut we want to let you know about is Share Animated GIF. This handy tool grabs your selection from your Animated album in Photos and lets you share it quickly and easily.

Share Animated GIF in Shortcuts on iPhone

With Share Animated GIF, tap the shortcut, make your selection from the animations shown, and when you Share Sheet displays, send it on its way! It’s simply a fast way to send an animation as a GIF to a friend or family member.

4. Text Last Image

How many times have you snapped a photo and decided you wanted to share it right away? Maybe you opened the photo, hit the share button, and chose Messages. Or, maybe you opened Messages, tapped to insert the image, and then grabbed the photo. Using the Text Last Image shortcut, you can do it quicker with little effort.

Text Last Image in Shortcuts on iPhone

With Text Last Image, tap the shortcut and it automatically grabs your last photo and plops it into a text message, ready for you to address and send. Talk about fast!

5. Where Was This Taken?

If you capture the locations where you snap your photos, then you’ll like the Where Was This Taken? shortcut. You can see in just a few taps, the location for that photo plotted on a map. Get directions, view the address, or see the coordinates, whatever you like!

Where Was This Taken in Shortcuts on iPhone

With Where Was This Taken?, tap to use the shortcut, select the photo, and you’ll see the location on a map with all the details in the Maps app. If the photo does not contain location data, you’ll receive a message letting you know.

Wrapping it up

Each of these Shortcuts is fun in its own way, so hopefully give one or more a try and be glad you did. Do you use other iPhone photo Shortcuts for doing something cool with your images? If so, let us know what it is in the comments below!

If you like using the Shortcuts app for quick and easy ways to perform tasks on your iPhone, then take a look these at other spots for finding shortcuts.

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