Finding some specific photo from your big collection is gruesome task. Specially, when you have a big collection gathered over years and want to look for specific memory. One of the biggest reason for this trouble is default naming convention. Because by default, images are named by date and time format automatically instead of custom names. Also it’s not easy to give custom name to every photo. Instead adding the caption to photos and videos will be helpful.
macOS already has the option to add caption to photos which helps in quick search. The iOS didn’t have this tool until the release of iOS 14. So, now you don’t need to scroll through whole collection to find specific photo or video. You can simply search a photo by it’s caption. This tutorial shows you how you can add a caption to photos and videos in iOS 14 or iPadOS 14.
Adding Caption to Photos and Videos on iPhone or iPad
Apple Photos’ caption feature has the ability to sync captions across Apple Devices using iCloud Photo Library. So, once you enable iCloud Photo Library on your iPhone, captions will automatically sync across your devices linked with the same iCloud account. Additionally, you can also remove or edit captions if you wish.
a) Add Caption to Photos and Videos
First of all, open Photos app on your iPhone or iPad. Then select the image you would like to add caption to.
After you have selected the image, swipe up on the image. Now, you will see the “Add a Caption” bar. Here you can now add caption to your photos and videos (if selected).
3. Next, enter the desired caption. Once you have added the caption, make sure to tap on Done to finish.
b) Searching Photos or Videos by Caption on iPhone or iPad
After you have successfully added caption to your selected photos or videos, you can easily search for them. Let’s go through the steps.
Let’s see how easy it is to search photos by caption. First of all, open Photos app on your iPhone and select the Search Tab.
Now, enter the name of the caption in the search bar at the top. As we have added the caption to photos (or videos) earlier, so, it will appear in search results.
The Photos app will quickly display the images with the searched caption. Now, you can select the desired image or video.
c) Edit or Remove Caption from Your Photos and Videos on iOS
Besides adding and searching for captions, you can also edit or even remote the caption as and when you want.
Open Photos app on your iPhone or iPad and head over to the image.
Now, swipe up on the image to see the Caption bar. Here you can edit or remove the caption from the selected photo. After you are done, tap on the Done button to confirm the changes.
Add Captions to Quickly Search Photos and Videos on iPhone or iPad
As explained above, the method for adding caption to photos and videos is quite simple. This feature of iOS 14 is quite useful while finding a needle in haystack. Only thing you need to do is ‘caption that needle’. We are glad to see this feature in iOS 14. It would be great if Apple also adds the option to edit the metadata of images in next versions.