With iOS 16, Apple introduced a curious new feature that is much like instant Photoshop, because you can use it to extract the subject from any image or photo, paste it into another photo, or use it as a sticker in the Messages app. It’s nice enough that we were going to show it in our latest YouTube video.

Apple calls this feature “Lift Backgrounds” and is part of the Visual Look Up feature. To use it, just long press on any image and then you can drag it to another app or copy it.

It works in PhotosScreenshot, Quick Look, Safari and even videos, and it’s available on iPhone, iPadand Mac. There is not much practical use for it, but it is really impressive and fun to use. Be sure to check out our video to see it in action.

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