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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.

ToonCamera
Paintkeep Painting
HarrisCamera
Oil Shine Pro - paint effect
Sketch Shine - pencil drawing

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

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.

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:...

HarrisCamera
HarrisCamera

HarrisCamera

Shota Nakagami

◆ ◇ Congratulations

◆ ◇ Congratulations! Over 260,000 downloads! ◆ ◇
◆ ◇ 1st place in the AppStore photo category in 12 countries! ◆ ◇

HarrisCamera for iPhone is a camera app that creates a “Harris Shutter Effect”
(also known as a “Tri-filter Effect”) photo on your iPhone.

"Great effect using Harris shutter technique"
- QUICK APP REVIEW

"HarrisCamera is a unique photo app. It’s the only app...

Oil Shine Pro - paint effect
Oil Shine Pro - paint effect

Oil Shine Pro

Alexander Dr. Rieger

Let your photos oil shine by turning them into an oil painting

Let your photos oil shine by turning them into an oil painting.

+++++ On SALE! 50% OFF now - for limited time only

Create impressive images by oil shining your photos. The oil shine effect will make your photos look like they have been painted with a brush and oil colors.

Creating oil shine images is quick and easy. Take a...

Also Good

Apps with average score

Sketch Shine - pencil drawing
Sketch Shine - pencil drawing
Sketch Shine - pencil drawing

Sketch Shine - pencil drawing

Alexander Dr. Rieger

Let your photos sketch shine by turning them into a pencil drawing.

User comment: "By far the best app I have ever seen for creating dimensional black and white pencil art."

Create impressive images by sketch shining your photos. The sketch shine effect will make your photos look they are drawn with...

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...

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...

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy: Digital Art Effects
Trigraphy: Digital Art Effects

Trigraphy: Digital Art Effects

Nixes

Trigraphy helps turn everyday pictures into extraordinary works of art with limitless customization, artistic filters, incredible presets, fine tuning and high resolution exports. You can even take your art beyond the screen with integrated print & delivery! Create t shirts, art prints, postcards, iPhone cases and much more.

Whether you want...

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...

Cartoon Photo Effects
Cartoon Photo Effects
Cartoon Photo Effects

Cartoon Photo Effects

Gabriel Yaffe

Cartoon Photo Effects 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...

X - Ray Effect Photo Editor
X - Ray Effect Photo Editor
X - Ray Effect Photo Editor

X - Ray Effect Photo Editor

Nayana Sutariya

◆◆◆◆◆ X-Ray Effect Photo Editor ◆◆◆◆◆

▶ Convert you any photo into an X-Ray Effect Photo using our app effect.
▶ Apply X-Ray Effect Like pencil draw black and white X-Ray Effect photo
▶ X-Ray effect Editor app applies some magic effects on your photos to make it more beautiful and realistic.
▶ Very...

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...

Vinci – AI filters
Vinci – AI filters
Vinci – AI filters

Vinci – AI filters

Oleg Illarionov

Turn your photos into a piece of art using neural networks and artificial intelligence.

Dozens of inspiring filters for instant photo editing:
– Enhance your photos.
– Apply artistic filters and compare different art styles.
– Have fun and add unique photo effects.
– Share the results with your friends.

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...

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,...

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...

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...

PopArt FX
PopArt FX
PopArt FX

PopArt FX

Sebastien BUET

Apply color effects on your photos and pictures and make your own Pop Art gallery !

PopArt FX is a Pop Art app that lets you create color patterns, save them, and apply them whenever you want on your pictures, photos, and photo camera !

Define your own patterns by changing the...

Oil Shine - painting effect
Oil Shine - painting effect
Oil Shine - painting effect

Oil Shine - painting effect

Alexander Dr. Rieger

Let your photos oil shine by turning them into an oil painting.

Create impressive images by oil shining your photos. The oil shine effect will make your photos look like they have been painted with a brush and oil colors.

Creating oil shine images is quick and easy. Take a photo...

Art & Cartoon Effects for Pics
Art & Cartoon Effects for Pics
Art & Cartoon Effects for Pics

Art & Cartoon Effects for Pics

Mobisoft Labs

Apply artistic effect to your photo and make it more stunning.
- Choose photo
- Select any artistic effect.
- Awesome photo filters.
- Save & share

SUBSCRIPTION:
You can subscribe to premium features, choosing from the following plans:

– 1 Month

– 12 months

– Lifetime (Unlock Everything)


The subscription automatically renews unless auto-renewal is turned off at least...

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...

Art Serigraphy - Photo Editor
Art Serigraphy - Photo Editor
Art Serigraphy - Photo Editor

Art Serigraphy - Photo Editor

TAIKI HIRATA

"Art Serigraphy" is photo / video 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...

SketchMee 2
SketchMee 2
SketchMee 2

SketchMee 2

Studio Mee

The animated and truly original sketch filter app.

Features:
- Style browser with 160 wildly different presets.
- Animated beautiful sketch drawing, stroke by stroke.
- Use directly within the Photos app.
- Unique effects unachievable with any other app.
- Easily rearrange, add, delete or tweak presets.
- Shares core algorithms with the $40 Mac version.
-...

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...

Other Apps

Could be good for special cases

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 the styles of great artists and puts them on your selfie shots.
Look at your photos through the prizma of more than 50 brand new filters. Start ArtEffect application, make photo with the camera, or select image from the gallery of your device, then cut the photo, if necessary, choose the appropriate style for you and share your artistic masterpieces with friends in popular social networks and instant messengers or Insatagram.

Art Effect is:
- Focus and trimming, photo editor
- More than 50 art styles: artistic effects, photo effects, art effects, effect of prisma and style of artisto
- Incredible filters for pictures
- Fast speed, the filter processes the picture in 2-3 seconds
- Share photos to popular social networks and instant messengers
- High-quality, ready-resolution photos - 1024x1024

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.

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]

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:
+ Now featuring 50+ different sketch effects : pencil sketch, Memory Style sketch, Blue Art Style sketch, Old Movie Style, Skateboards sketch, Face Frame sketch, Smooth sketch
+ Now featuring 50+ different cartoon effects : 3D Gorden Sculpt, Black & White sketch, Color sketch, Sharpen Filter, Black & White Photo, Reverse Color, Memory Style Photo
+ Easy-to-Use interface.

The Pencil Sketch effect can be applied to any image. Best effects are obtained by using a picture with a big head.

Photo Sketch - Pencil Drawing

Photo Sketch - Pencil Drawing

rf Zhou

Photo Sketch provides an amazing tool that turn your photo into an instant sketch art .

* Choose photo from the your album or capture one from your camera.

* Press down image button to create sketch effects.

* Adjustment of drawing line width,brightness and contrast to get the best sketch effects.

* To remove a image,tap red cross in up left corner of image.

* Tap “Save” button, save completed sketch work to the device 's photo library.

* Share your created images with friends via most popular social media tool.

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 vector based, you can output a PDF and scale it with unlimited clarity.



Try it out, and Enjoy.

If you are having issues please e-mail at [email protected] I make an effort to fix any bugs as quickly as possible.