118 Best iPhone Apps Ever

Top 16 Photo Apps

Picture editing and photo apps are almost as popular as games in the App store. There are hundreds of options for apps to use for picture editing, and sometimes, you just don’t need that much choice. So I’ve broken down my top favourite 15 picture editing apps. It was tough…my initial short-list was 30, so trust me, these are the absolute bomb!

1. Hipstamatic


The best digital app for analogue style photos. Choose from lots of different lenses and effects & recreate that retro glow.

2. Camera 360 Ultimate

Camera 360

This is a great free app with loads of different filters and photo effects to choose from. It’s jam packed with fun and useful effects. Makes photo editing so much more enjoyable!

3. ColorSplash

ColorSplash app

ColorSplash is a great app if you want to make black and white photos with a touch of color. Using a desaturization technique, this app enables you to convert your photos to black and white but allowing you to leave color in sections you choose. Really beautiful and striking results.

4. Slow Shutter Cam

Slow Shutter Cam app

No longer do you need to have a DSLR camera to achieve such professional results. The Slow Shutter Cam app enables you to achieve some incredible slow shutter speed effects within your iPhone, and for only $0.79 it’s well worth the pricetag.

5. Touchnote

Touchnote app

This great free app lets you create bespoke postcards, cards and notes from your iPad and iPhone. You can literally take a picture and order a card to be sent immediately, taking all the fuss out of sending cards and postcards, and adding that bit of personalisation which your friends and loved ones will love.

6. Camera +

Camera Plus

Camera+ lets even the most novice photographer create really gorgeous photographs. With touch exposure and focus, you can be much more in control about the way your photos turn out. If you have shakey hands, worry not as this app has a stabilizer feature. The digital zoom is an excellent way to get closer to your subject. A great app!

7. TiltShift Generator

TiltShift Generator

This app is fantastic for creating deliberate blurs to bring out the focus of your shots. It’s got that panache to it that only professional photographers with huge lenses can achieve,  making your photos into instant art.

8. Over

Over app

Over is a fantastic artwork creating piece of kit. It’s used by musicians to create CD artwork, and by friends to create memorable moments. The simple idea is that it lets you add simple typography over your photos. I love this app. Get creative!

9. Snapseed

Snapseed app

Snapseed is a swipe-based editing software programme for your device. It gives automatic fix suggestions to make your pics better. It’s a fairly limited but fun photo app that lets you quickly share pics with your friends. It’s pretty popular for this reason.

10. Image Blender

Image Blender app

Oh yes, Image Blender gives you the ability to morph two pictures into one. If you play about with the options, you can achieve some really unique and interesting results. A great app for making unique shots.

11. Enlight

Enlight app

This is a really popular app, refering to itself as “every photo app you’ve ever needed” and the list of filters, effects, canvasses and tools certainly is a bit intimidating at first. But hang in there, use the in-app tutorials, because when you get the hang of how to use it, this app is really fantastic!

12. WordSwag

Word swag app

More of a design-feature app, this is another great typography app that enables you to put words onto images with style! I’m fairly certain designers are going to be pretty upset about the introduction of this app, because what would normally take hours upon end is reduced to only a few minutes in this app.

13. Phoster

Phoster app

Phoster is another incredibly simple, yet seriously effective app for making posters. You can choose from a series of templates and fonts, and just upload your own photos. The design in this app is second to none. Once finished you can easily print or share across social media. Super efficient!

14. Leonardo

Leonardo app

Leonardo is a full feature image editing application. It has a lot of features that you won’t find in other photo editing apps, which is why it made our top 15 list. Similarly to Enlight, this app is a serious piece of kit, so you will want to spend a little bit of time getting to know how it works in order to get the best results!

15. Union


Union app

This very affordable app enables you to stack, blend and superimpose images. It’s another powerful image blending tool with really precise image manipulation tools.

16. Photoshop Touch

Photoshop Touch app

The Photoshop Touch app for iPhone and iPod touch brings you all the creative possibilities of Photoshop to your iPhone (or iPod Touch). A must have app if you know the fabulous ins and outs of Photoshop. Only £3.99.

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