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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
Trigraphy - Modern Art Editing
Oilist
Paintkeep Painting
ToonCamera

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.

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy - Modern Art Editing

Trigraphy

Nixes

Turn ordinary pictures into extraordinary ones with limitless customizations, incredible art filters and high quality export up to 4096 px

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 & Contrast
- Mask
- High Resolution Export (up to 4096 x 4096)
And the...

Oilist
Oilist

Oilist

3DTOPO Inc.

Oilist is the ground breaking generational art app

Oilist is 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 high-res...

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:...

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.

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

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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:...

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:...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 maker of Trimaginator, 500K Downloads, winner of the Platinum Award for "Best Entertainment App", Best Mobile App Awards - Summer 2015


· Perfect for portrait pictures or faces : LightWeaver makes it easy for everyone to get an awesome social media profile picture

· Artists will explore new realms of abstract compositions

· Professional Graphic designers can use the 32bit - no background - export to mix the particle layer in a photo editor like Adobe Photoshop


So what are you waiting for? Just play around and see what you can come up with!




FEATURES


· Tons of particle based effects

· Particle trail color and opacity selector

· Background overlay color and opacity selector

· Particle density selector

· Zoom and Pan image

· 32bit w/out background export

· Share with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Weibo and more




I ▼ LIGHTWEAVER


If you want LightWeaver regularly improved, please help its independent development by leaving a positive rating or review!




COMMUNITY


Join @lightweaver on Facebook and Instagram




SUPPORT

[email protected]

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 turn boring photos into vivid sketches.
What's more, it has a set of cool frames to decorate your creation.
Everything in this app can be amazing and you can change the brightness of images to make them look better.


Cool Game Features:
* Directly select a photo from your photo album or take a new photo
* Loads of vivid sketches filters
* Different types of cool frames
* Adjustment of Brightness and Contrast
* High resolution
* Multiple Sharing Ways: Facebook, Twitter, Instagram
* And many many more

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.

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 create interesting effects with 74 different filters and 810 presets.

WHAT’S INCLUDED
In DFT we bring you 74 exciting filters: Ambient Light, Auto Adjust, Black and White, B&W Looks, Black Mist, Black Silk, Bleach Bypass, Center Spot, Close-Up Lens, Color Correct, Color Gradient, Color Compensating, Color Conversion, Color Infrared, Color Looks, Color Spot, Cool Mist, Cross Processing, Day for Night, Depth of Field, Diffusion, Dual Gradient, Edge Glow, Enhancing, Eye Light, Faux Film, Fluorescent, Fog, Glow, Grain, Halo, Haze, High Contrast, Highlights/Shadows, Ice Halos, Infrared, Levels, Light, Light Balancing, Mist, Mono Tint, ND Gradient, Net, Night Vision, Old Photo, Paint, Pencil, Photographic, Polarizer, Reflector, ReLight, Sharpen, Skin Tone, Silk, Sky, Soft Light, Star, Streaks, Strip Grad, Sunset, Temperature, Tint, Two Strip, Three Strip, Vignette, Warm Black Mist, Warm Center Spot, Warm Mist, Warm Net, Warm Silk, Water Droplets, Wide Angle Lens and X-Ray

DFT’s visual workflow encompasses all levels of photography with easy to use tools that help you create stunning images.

FEATURES
- Choose from 74 filters organized into 8 different filter groups
- Select from a total of 810 presets
- Try one of the 62 different color or black and white film looks
- Add realistic diffusion to photos using a library of 50 interesting textures
- Create natural lighting effects using 117 different patterns
- Choose from 27 grain presets to simulate popular motion picture film stocks
- Paint on the image using Color, Clone, Blur, Black and White, Mosaic, Red Eye, Repair, Scatter and Eraser brushes
- Crop, Rotate, Straighten
- Zoom into the image with the Close-Up Lens filter
- Add multiple filters without saving
- Selectively apply filters by painting a mask
- Modify filters with sliders, on-screen controls or presets
- Retina display ready
- Edit in portrait or landscape mode
- Quickly search for filters and presets
- Integrated Help
- Share your DFT processed image on social media

Photos Copyright © 2008--www.iofoto.com

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 simply color-in. It's as easy as "paint-by-numbers", but using your own personal images. Unlike other photography apps, ToonPAINT is not just an image filter -- it's a smart-painting application that enables you to express your creativity and obtain compelling results without requiring you to take Art classes.

Simply import a photo, create an "automagic" sketch of the photo, color-in at your leisure, and you're done!

IMPORTANT -- You can CHANGE THE COLORS in the palette by DOUBLE-TAPPING on the color splats.


FEATURES:
---------

* IMPORT: Import pictures from your iPhone or iPod touch, or even take a snapshot with the iPhone's built-in camera.

* MAGISKETCH: State-of-the-Art image processing algorithms process your input image to create a customizable sketch, fully automatically. You can create many exciting effects just by adjusting the basic and advanced MagiSketch settings.

* PAINTING: You can color-in the MagiSketch by painting with your finger to create amazing images within minutes.

* TOON COLOR: With our new optional ToonColor feature, you can take the hard part out of creating great looking color sketches and let the app do the heavy lifting.

* SESSIONS: Your current session is automatically saved when you load a new image, so you can continue it at a later time.

* UNDO/REDO: You can correct any painting mishaps by shaking the iPhone, or by accessing undo/redo via the "bomb" icon.

* NAVIGATION: While you paint, you can pinch-zoom and pan to give you the most control over your painting.

* HELP/HINTS: New to painting? We've got your back! When you first use ToonPAINT, help screens instruct you about the functionality of the app. For more advanced users, we provide in-app hints and tips.

* LANGUAGES: ToonPAINT now supports 10 different languages


We hope you enjoy using ToonPAINT as much as we enjoyed creating it for you!

Your Toon-FX team.


(Demo images under creative commons license, by Flickr users BodogGirl, Mickael Casol, and Izzard)

PicEffect Studio Pro - The Best Photo Effect Editor & Maker

PicEffect Studio Pro - The Best Photo Effect Editor & Maker

monkeyX

***NEW LAUNCH CELEBRATION – 50% OFF***

PicEffect Studio help you create gorgeous, stunning, magical and colorful photos with ton's of
stunning,colorful,creative,artistic photo effects & filters in seconds.

Layer as many effects as you like to create amazing looking
photo, then share your masterpiece with your friends and family via Instagram, Facebook, Email,Twitter and Flickr.


*Main features*

- 260(PRO VERSION)+ stunning photo effects & filters.
- Create amazing looking picture very easy.
- Layer endless different photo effects to your photo to
make unique amazing looking photos
- Easy to adjust photo effect opacity
- Easy to adjust photo effect brightness
- Make very cool photos by layering different photo effects
- Move,rotate,scale,flip photo effect.
- Erase & draw photo effect.
- Undo / Redo photo effects.
- Import pictures from Camera Roll as your own effect.

*SAVE & SHARE*

- Save images in high resolution to your camera roll
- Share to Instagram
- Share to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr

Any feedback,suggestion will be welcome. Please feel free to contact us at: [email protected]