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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
Trigraphy - Craft Art Like Pro
Face Swap Live Lite
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.

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.

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy - Craft Art Like Pro

Trigraphy

Nixes

Turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary ones with limitless customizations, incredible geometric and abstract filters and high quality export

Turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary ones with limitless customizations, incredible geometric and abstract filters and high quality export.
Get inspired and get beautiful designs to use in your work.

COMMERCIAL USE
Allowed for Trigraphy Pro users.

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
-...

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?

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:...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Visionn
Visionn
Visionn

Visionn

BeFunky Inc

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 and more.

What makes Visionn different:
- Instantly preview and add effects to photos from your camera roll
- Unique effects...

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...

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...

Impressionism Now
Impressionism Now
Impressionism Now

Impressionism Now

Shunsuke Osawa

Impressionism Now turns your photos into paintings like an Impressionism art!
Choose from different styles to change your photos.
You can also create your own picture by repeating the transformation.
You can write your autograph!

Please Note:
This application is only available in iOS 9.0 and later.

Please have a look at the screen shots...

PuzziPix
PuzziPix
PuzziPix

PuzziPix

JixiPix Software

Look how easy it is to turn any photo into a jigsaw puzzle! If you’re looking to add dimension to your photo creation, PUZZiPiX will leave a lasting impression.

PUZZiPiX combines photos with perfectly fitting puzzle components for great composition and storytelling. In advertising, contexts and connotations can be in high...

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...

Pencil Sketch®
Pencil Sketch®
Pencil Sketch®

Pencil Sketch®

Tue Nguyen Minh

QuickSketch lets you create beautiful pencil and ink sketches from your photos. You can view the effects live on your camera and take photos from the app as well.
The results can be shared on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Features:
- Ink and Pencil effects
- Live preview on camera
- Adjust...

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...

Oilist
Oilist
Oilist

Oilist

3DTOPO Inc.

Oilist: the Artist in your pocket.
Make Fine Art based on your pictures!

"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...

Decim8
Decim8
Decim8

Decim8

Kris Collins

TURN YOUR PHOTOS INTO MIND-BENDING ABSTRACT ART
APP RATED 9/10 BY WIRED MAGAZINE

FILM IS DEAD ... And yet many camera apps still insist upon attempting simulations of that long-past era. We say NO to artificial nostalgia, pushing forward in the digital realm with different forms of creative destruction.

With that in mind...

Artist's Touch for iPad
Artist's Touch for iPad
Artist's Touch for iPad

Artist's Touch for iPad

Artamata, Inc.

NY Times: "As an unskilled and untalented artist, I was able to achieve the best results from a program called Artist's Touch"

Artist's Touch is a powerful natural-media paint app with a unique "photo-paint" algorithm that allows anyone, regardless of skill, to paint like a master using photos from their iOS...

Copper Engrave  Etchings Image
Copper Engrave  Etchings Image
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...

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...

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:...

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...

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...

Camera 4 Line Art 2+
Camera 4 Line Art 2+
Camera 4 Line Art 2+

Camera 4 Line Art 2+

darjjeelling

Turn your false starts into works of art!

"Camera 4 Line Art2+" is the App that's quick on the draw, letting you create drawings from your photos with the click of a button. Give friends, pets and locations that hand-drawn look in seconds using our intuitive interface.
Using this App it's...

Pencil Sketch 2 -Draft Effects
Pencil Sketch 2 -Draft Effects
Pencil Sketch 2 -Draft Effects

Pencil Sketch 2 -Draft Effects

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:...

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...

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...

Photo Sketch Pro+
Photo Sketch Pro+
Photo Sketch Pro+

Photo Sketch Pro+

Tue Nguyen Minh

50% OFF: $3.99 --> $1.99 FOR A LIMITED TIME!

QuickSketch lets you create beautiful pencil and ink sketches from your photos. You can view the effects live on your camera and take photos from the app as well.
The results can be shared on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other social networks.

Features:
- Ink...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

Art Serigraphy - Photo Editor

Art Serigraphy - Photo Editor

TAIKI HIRATA

"Art Serigraphy" is photo editor app to create Serigraph / Screen Print Art Style Image from photographs and illustrations.

Serigraph / Screen Print is a kind of Art Print. Serigraphy / Screen Printing is technique often used in Modern / Contemporary art, because It is possible to make the Pop ,Modern and Contemporary Image. For example Artwork of Marilyn Monroe by Andy Warhol is famous.

You will be able to create the Serigraph / Screen Print Style Art Image from photo stored on your smart phones or tablets by using photo editor app "Art Serigraphy".

In addition, you can create "Art Image" that is combining images of four sheets with different color.

If you purchase Add-on, you will be able to get closer to the style of painting of your choice by adjusting the density and color pattern. You will be able to create image of various kinds for example Poster Art Style, Pop Art Style, Psychedelic Art Style and more.

Let's create a nice Artwork from your Photo,Illustration and Camera.


■Main function of App
1. Create Serigraph / Screen Print Style Art Image by editing photo and save it.

2. Create "Art Image" that is combining images of four sheets with different color.

3.Create Mono Color Serigraphy Image by editing photo. *Add-on is required in order to save.

4.Create Bicolor Serigraphy Image by editing photo. *Add-on is required in order to save.

■How to Edit
1. Select image you want to edit from "Camera" Button. When you select Image, Image processed will display.

2. You can edit the image quality by changing parameters.
*If you want to save Image that parameters is not "1", you need to purchase Add-on.

3. You can create Mono Color / Bicolor Image by "Mono Color / Bicolor" Button.
*If you want to save Mono Color / Bicolor Image, you need to purchase Add-on.

4. You can create Inverted Image by "Invert" Button.
*If you want to save Inverted Image, you need to purchase Add-on.

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

Cartoon Sketch Avatar Free - Pink Pencil & Coloring Toon Camera Photo Effects

Cartoon Sketch Avatar Free - Pink Pencil & Coloring Toon Camera Photo Effects

Liu XiaoJun

Cartoon Sketch Avatar Maker app is a simple, funny photo app that lets you convert photos into sketches or cartoon effects by applying up to16 different image effects .

Features:
- Choose from many types of editors/filters (Pencil Sketch, Cartoon, Embess, Color Sketch, and many more). We will be adding many more.
- Save photos in high resolution for printing.
- You can take pictures directly from the camera or from the photo album.
- You can share your photos via Twitter, Facebook, E-mail and many more.
- Preserves the original pictures without destroying or distorting.
- The Sketch/Cartoon Avatar effect can be applied to any image
- Unlimited updates.

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 to take a new picture and use it to apply the filters.

Comic Photo Effects Features Include:

* Image Effects: Apply cool comic and cartoon photo effects that include: comic, comic dots, black and white comic, cartoon, sketch, color sketch and many more.

* Enhance photo: Use this option to apply additional photo filters to the image. You can use it in conjunction with the effects or alone. Filters include: Color fix, saturation, sepia, noir, and more.

After finishing editing the image you will find the download button at the top right corner of the screen. Single tap it to download the image.

Additional Features for the In-App Purchase Store:

- No Ads: Remove popup ads completely by acquiring this feature
- Full size image: The app will be able to process images using original resolution. The results will look awesome.
- Comic Photo Pack: An additional 10 comic photo effects.