I'm struggling to do a simple edit on a photo in the standard Photos app on the new iOS8.

Basically, I can select a crop area, but the resulting saved photo doesn't match the area that I chose. Here is a walk through example using screenshots of the steps I took:

First, a photo I just took as seen in the Photos app :


Now, I have clicked the Edit button from the previous photo, and applied a crop mask to trim the photo to the selected area. I've centred this on my nose :


I click Done in the previous picture, and the resulting saved image doesn't match what I just did, and is now centred on my left eye :


Any clues? I note it only seems to happen on photos taken with the front facing camera, worked fine on a portion of screen shot, and also on a rear facing photo...

Can anyone reproduce? (If so, can you state what you used, e.g. the same iPad 3, or Mini or whatever)

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    Heh - I can't reproduce that. The dude looks a lot different on my crop. – bmike Sep 18 '14 at 15:34
  • Is your crop accurate after you save the edit though? I realise my dude may look more handsome than yours, but it's the accuracy I need to check, not the hot or not rating ;) – stuffe Sep 18 '14 at 15:41
  • I get the same results on a different photo of mine. This stinks! – user91227 Sep 19 '14 at 0:34
  • Not just me then - phew! – stuffe Sep 19 '14 at 9:03
  • I have a cropping problem on my iPad 3 in iOS8. It's fine cropping a pic taken with the front facing camera. However, if I crop a pic grabbed off the internet, the area it saves is totally different to what I had selected. – user91258 Sep 19 '14 at 9:11

I can't reproduce that behavior. All kidding aside about handsomeness - I'm getting the expected crop on all "selfie" camera shots.

I've tested on the original iPhone mini and iPhone 5 with iOS 8 so far.

It's almost like a retina bug where it's counting pixels instead of points. Perhaps it's a 2x error that needs to be reported to Apple if you can reproduce it on another device that's the same hardware as yours.

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  • The scale seems right, it more seems like the exif is wrong, like it's showing me portrait then cropping landscape, or something. – stuffe Sep 18 '14 at 18:48

It seems that this is indeed a bug, that can be reproduced by various other people. There's nothing I am doing wrong, it's just not working. I have submitted a bug report to Apple. If you get this issue too, then please report it here or here. The more reports they get, the faster it may get fixed.

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