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The Best Apps for Photo Editing Effects

These apps are for adding effects to your photos after you've taken them. You can turn your shots into watercolors, oil paintings or add in some really cool geometric effects.

Popsicolor
ToonCamera
Oilist
Trigraphy Creative Effects, Filters & Photo Editor
Paintkeep Painting

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

It's time to get messy
Popsicolor

Popsicolor

Tinrocket, LLC

Turn your photos into a hot mess, but in a good way

Gorgeous watercolor filters that really make your photos pop-out from the crowd.

ToonCamera
ToonCamera

ToonCamera

Code Organa

Transform your world into a live cartoon

ToonCamera is an amazing video app that turns your world into a live cartoon. Apply real-time cartoon and art effects to your camera feed, record video, snap photos, and convert existing video and photos from your albums to create instant works of art.

Oilist
Oilist

Oilist

3DTOPO Inc.

Forget filters

Forget filters. Meet Oilist.
The ground breaking generational art app.
Genuine art. All saved at canvas-worthy 4k resolution.

"Oilist is an artist in your phone, one that you watch sketch, paint, and craft a unique version of a photo you’ve shot." - MacStories, May 2017

"App of the week: Oilist review - Hypnotic, engaging, with a longevity that escapes most filter apps, and with...

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy Creative Effects, Filters & Photo Editor

Trigraphy Creative Effects

Nixes

Beautiful, easy and remarkably powerful, Trigraphy is the modern artist’s secret weapon

Beautiful, easy and remarkably powerful, Trigraphy is the modern artist’s secret weapon. Turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary ones with limitless customizations, incredible art filters and high quality export up to 4096 px.

CREATE
All the tools that you may need to create modern piece of art are right here:
- Artistic generative effects with 116 unique presets
- Blending
- Color filters
- Textures
- Saturation &...

Paintkeep Painting
Paintkeep Painting

Paintkeep Painting

Nine Curves

Get creative turning your photo to art instantly by choosing the watercolor, sketch or abstract filters you want

Get creative turning your photo to art instantly by choosing the watercolor, sketch or abstract filters you want. For professional users, you can express your creativity easily and make great fine art by using our flexible brush feature. Paintkeep is suitable for both beginner and expert users to create unlimited possibilities of painting.

App features:
• Different 10 type of watercolor presets:...

Swap Faces in live video...
Face Swap Live Lite

Face Swap Live Lite

Laan Labs

It's Time to LOL

With Face Swap, you can switch faces with a friend or a photo in real-time. Who would you like to be today?

Perfect watercolors
Waterlogue

Waterlogue

Tinrocket, LLC

Take watercoloring to a new level with this cool photo editing app

Waterlogue captures the essence of your photos in brilliant, liquid color.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Picas - Art Photo Filter
Picas - Art Photo Filter
Picas - Art Photo Filter

Picas - Art Photo Filter

SafeSpace, Inc.

Picas is a free art photo editor. It can turn every your photo into artworks! With deep neural networks and artificial intelligence, Picas offers variety of different effects, filters and styles for enhancing pictures. Picas easily allows you to share your artworks on social media platforms like Instagram, Facebook and...

Visionn
Visionn
Visionn

Visionn

BeFunky Inc

Featured in over 12 Countries! Apply Visionn’s effects to media from your camera roll or use them in real-time. Turn photos & videos into painterly renderings as seen in the movies Sin City & A Scanner Darkly. Effect styles range from graphic novel art & Anime to oil painting, sketch...

Pencil Sketch Photo Camera Pad
Pencil Sketch Photo Camera Pad
Pencil Sketch Photo Camera Pad

Pencil Sketch Photo Camera Pad

DUAN YUNYONG

Do you want to make your everyday pictures shine and funny?
Pencil Sketch is a easy to use and funny app that lets you convert your photos into sketches or cartoon avatars by applying up to 100+ different image effects. None of your pictures will look ordinary again.

Main Features:...

Cartoon Photo Editor Effects
Cartoon Photo Editor Effects
Cartoon Photo Editor Effects

Cartoon Photo Editor Effects

Gabriel Yaffe

Cartoon Photo Editor for IOs features incredible cartoon photo effects effects and enhancements for your images. Transform any images into an impressive cartoon/comic and sketch photo that produce stunning results. Pick the image from your gallery or use the build-in camera feature to take a new picture and use it...

Turn your photos into pixel art
PixelWakker
PixelWakker

PixelWakker

Joseph WRIGLEY

Pixelwakker is one of the most creative photo effects apps available on the iPhone. Inspired by great art from impressionist pointillism to contemporary masters, PixelWakker breaks down your pixels into art.

PixelWakker has a creative suite of effects that you won't find anywhere else. Since most of the effects are...

Spektrel Art
Spektrel Art
Spektrel Art

Spektrel Art

JixiPix Software

Spektrel Art is an extravagant otherworldly display of webbed light that glistens and gleams with intersecting lines of tapered light. Applied to photos, this medium of imaginative and magical art form transcends the ordinary to extraordinary creating something wild with movement, sparkling life and divided color spaces.

Powerful adjustments allow you...

Comic Photo Effects - Comic Book Photo Filters
Comic Photo Effects - Comic Book Photo Filters
Comic Photo Effects - Comic Book Photo Filters

Comic Photo Effects - Comic Book Photo Filters

Gabriel Yaffe

Comic Photo Effects for IOs features incredible photo comic and cartoon effects and enhancements for your images. Transform any images into an impressive comic book photo that looks just like the ones you find in a comic book. Pick the image from your gallery or use the build-in camera feature...

Stillmotion Editor
Stillmotion Editor

Living images that will mesmerize your audience

Stillmotion Editor

Stillmotion Editor

MuseWorks, Inc.

Still photographs can convey much, but when you can provide your audience with subtle movement in those images you achieve a truly spectacular effect. Doing so is intuitive and easy with this app.

Tangled FX
Tangled FX
Tangled FX

Tangled FX

Orange Qube

FEATURED on the front page of App Store in UK, Australia, France, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand and 16 other countries.

David Biedny, Mac|Life:
"4/5 - GREAT ... The overall effect is really quite distinctive and visually pleasing - and this is coming from someone who has seen 20 years of Photoshop filter...

Photo To Cartoon Yourself Edit
Photo To Cartoon Yourself Edit
Photo To Cartoon Yourself Edit

Photo To Cartoon Yourself Edit

pixel force private limited

This application converts photo to cartoon. Take the photo from photo album or take new photo using camera and convert to cartoon right away for free.
Features

1. Ability to use photos from photo album.

2. Ability to launch camera and take photos from application

3. Email your cartoons from the application

4. Save the...

Percolator
Percolator
Percolator

Percolator

Tinrocket, LLC

Transform your photos into dazzling multicolor mosaics!

• “Delightfully quirky” —NY Times
• 4½ out of 5 Mice: “The animated effects throughout the app are truly impressive...” —Macworld
• “The result—something like a Seurat painting rendered with Microsoft Paint’s circle tool—is unique in the app world.” —Wired App Guide
• “Percolator…is a unique, well-done...

Photo Sketch - Doodle Effects
Photo Sketch - Doodle Effects
Photo Sketch - Doodle Effects

Photo Sketch - Doodle Effects

Huiying YIN

Photo Sketch is a simple,funny and professional app that lets you convert your photos into sketches or cartoon avatars by applying up to 20 different image effects filters.

Key Features:
- different sketch effects: Normal Pencil Sketch, Color Sketch, Memory Style Sketch, Blue Art Style Sketch, Old Movie Style, Oil...

Just tap to change your photo
Filterloop Infinite - Instant Analog Photo Effect
Filterloop Infinite - Instant Analog Photo Effect

Filterloop Infinite - Instant Analog Photo Effect

Platform

A special version of the Filterloop app, Filterloop Infinite is your endless source of beautiful photo edits! Just a single tap is what you need to add stunning retro and analog effects to your images.

While other apps overwhelm you with hordes of editing tools and adjustments, you’ll be surprised at...

Photo Sketch – My Pencil Draw Avatar Creator
Photo Sketch – My Pencil Draw Avatar Creator
Photo Sketch – My Pencil Draw Avatar Creator

Photo Sketch – My Pencil Draw Avatar Creator

JINMIN ZHOU

Just create sketches and share with your friends.

This is a great graphic app with beautiful UI and powerful tools.
With it, you can easily make stunning sketch arts directly on your iPhone.
It has all the tools you need to create the coolest sketches.
Here, we provide you with loads of filters to...

Whisky16
Whisky16
Whisky16

Whisky16

Fyusion

Note: currently only available for the iPhone SE, 6S, 6S+, 7, and 7+. Given the high processing on the phone, Whisky16 works best with a battery level over 40%.

Whisky16 is the exciting new camera app that turns your photos and videos into stunning works of art. Launch the app and...

Digital Film Tools
Digital Film Tools
Digital Film Tools

Digital Film Tools

Digital Film Tools

DFT (aka Digital Film Tools) is the definitive digital toolbox meant to simulate optical camera filters, specialized lenses, film looks and grain, optical lab processes, color correction as well as natural light and photographic effects. DFT gives you the tools to edit, control and correct your images as well as...

Cool photo effect
LightWeaver – Cool photo effects
LightWeaver – Cool photo effects

LightWeaver – Cool photo effects

Paul Ollivier

LightWeaver is a revolutionary photo effect that bombards your images with particles, finding edges and contours with different degrees of freedom and expressiveness : a refreshing take on Generative Sketching!

*** Also available on the OS X App Store for super fast image processing!!! ***

LightWeaver is brought to you by the...

ArtEffect: Art Filters Pic Effects, Photo Editor
ArtEffect: Art Filters Pic Effects, Photo Editor
ArtEffect: Art Filters Pic Effects, Photo Editor

ArtEffect: Art Filters Pic Effects, Photo Editor

Dmitry Firsov

ArtEffect - Art Filters Pic Effects and Photo Editor

Become new Van Gogh, Pablo Picasso, Salvador Dali, Leonardo da Vinci or any other great artista, with the free and official app ArtEffect - Art Filters Pic Effects, Photo Editor! Thanks to modern 2016 technology and artificial intelligence, neural network will recognize...

Sketch Guru
Sketch Guru
Sketch Guru

Sketch Guru

KS Mobile, Inc.

SketchGuru is a professional app to make you an artist by creating pencil sketch of your photos.

Pick a picture from your gallery or capture one from your camera to generate the sketch.

We support both black-white and color sketch with 13 kinds of wonderful effects including: Gouache, PencilSketch, ColorPencil, WaterColor, HalfTone,...

ToonPAINT
ToonPAINT
ToonPAINT

ToonPAINT

Insatiable Genius LLC

Updated for iOS 9!

ToonPAINT allows you to easily create awesome looking cartoon-paintings with your own photos.

*NEW*: export directly to Instagram app if you have it on your device.

Even if you have never drawn or painted before, ToonPAINT sets you up for quick success by providing a "MagiSketch" that you can...

MetaBrush
MetaBrush
MetaBrush

MetaBrush

Katerina Alieksieienko

Metabrush is an imaging app for creators interesting in enhancing their photos/paintings/drawings and converting them in amazing pieces of art.

With Metabrush images can be re-painted with many different brushes, giving a painterly look to your photos.

You can also import and use your own Photoshop brushes.

Joint our FB group for more...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Copper Engrave  Etchings Image

Copper Engrave Etchings Image

TAIKI HIRATA

"Copper Engrave" is photo editor application that allows you to create an image of the Copperplate Engraving Image/Etching Illustration Effects Art from photographs and illustrations.

You can also create engraving effect movie from your videos.

In the book you read as a child, have you seen the Illustrations that represents the texture of things at a density of small black dots or black fine line?
Maybe, the illustrations might was something based on a Copperplate Engraving or Etching.
You will be able to create the Copperplate Engraving/Etching style image like that from your photographs and illustrations by Photo Editor App "Copper Engrave".

Not visible to the prints at first glance, dense representation is attractive of Copperplate engraving/Etching.
Some of Copperplate Engravings/Etchings is like a photo at all.
Copper Engraving/Etching is a technique that can be a unique representation.
But if you actually make a copperplate engraving/etching, you will need to align the tools and chemicals for it.
Is it a little difficult?

Please use "Copper Engrave" in such a case!
You will be able to create the Copperplate Engraving/Etching style image from photo stored on your smart phones or tablets by Photo Editor App "Copper Engrave"!
You can get closer to the style of painting of your choice by adjusting the thickness and compactness of the line.
You can create images such as those made ​​of mezzotint technique by using the invert function. And you can create color images by using the color function.
*If you want to save "Color Ink Image", "Color Image" or "Inverted Image", you need to purchase Add-on.

If you enjoyed by this App, I'm glad.


■Main function of App
1. Create Copperplate Engraving/Etching Effects image and video by editing photo or video and save it.

2. Change Ink Color. *Add-on is required in order to save the image that used color ink.

3. Create Mezzotint style image and video by Invert function and save it. *Add-on is required in order to save.

4. Create color image and video by color function and save it. *Add-on is required in order to save.


■How to Edit
1. Select image you want to edit from "Camera" Button.

2. When Image was displayed, Edit Image to the desired image by "Image Adjustment Slider".

3. You can create images such as those made ​​of mezzotint technique by "Invert" Button. And you can create color images by "Color" Button and "Color Ink" Button.
*If you want to save Color Image, Color Ink Image or Inverted Image, you need to purchase Add-on.

4. When you touch "Save" Button, current image will be saved in "Photos(Camera Roll)".


■About In-app Advertising
Banner Advertising is displayed in Home Screen.
Full Screen Advertising will be displayed, after you have saved the picture.
You can hide these Advertising by purchasing "Additional Function Add-on".