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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.

Trigraphy: Digital Art Effects
ToonCamera
Paintkeep Painting
Face Swap Live Lite
Popsicolor

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy: Digital Art Effects

Trigraphy

Nixes

Trigraphy helps turn everyday pictures into extraordinary works of art with limitless customization, artistic filters, incredible presets, fine tuning and high resolution exports

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 to create custom art prints for your house, improve your...

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.

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:...

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?

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.

Distressed FX
Distressed FX

Distressed FX

We Are Here

Creating gorgeous artwork from your photos has never been easier

Create gorgeous works of art from your photos with this effects app.

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

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 to apply the filters.

Cartoon Photo Effects Features Include:

* Image Effects:...

Picas - Art Photo Filter
Picas - Art Photo Filter

Picas - Art Photo Filter

SafeSpace, Inc.

Picas is a free art photo editor

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 Twitter or simply save to albums to use where you...

Also Good

Apps with average score

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...

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.
-...

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...

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...

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

Vinci – AI filters

VKontakte

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.

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

OilPaintPlus
OilPaintPlus
OilPaintPlus

OilPaintPlus

Dean Andreakis

OilPaintPlus converts your photos into beautiful looking oil paintings! Share your oil paintings via facebook, twitter, email, messages, flickr, or instagram. Save your oil painting to your camera roll or your dropbox account.

Additional advanced image effects also add cool new looks to your photos. Add clarity and focus to your...

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.

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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

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.

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.

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 we present Decim8, a digital tool for photographic destruction. Armed with a set of bit-glitching filters, evolve your pictures into strange and sublime artifacts bordering on chaos. There are no effects to simulate your grandpa's snapshots. No virtual replicas of plastic instant-cams from your imaginary summer of '73. Just mad combinations of digital data-mashing. That's how we roll.

Features:
-30 insane digital effects not found in any other app
- Save your favorite combinations as your own named effects
- User may randomize OR custom arrange-and-activate effects
- Camera features: tap-to-focus, focus locking, torch-mode flash, align grid, front/rear cam
- Decim8 images from your photo library
- Full-size output
- Tweet out your creations with seamless Twitter integration
- Effects never exactly the same twice
- Effects previews give an idea of what each effect does.

** WARNING! THIS APP IS CAPABLE OF COMPLETELY DESTROYING AN IMAGE. (You can keep the original of course!) If this doesn't appeal to you, there are LOTS of apps out there to provide all the "safe" effects you could ever want. If you're looking for something more, something new and unpredictable.. capable of making art that's challenging yet beautiful, then we think you will enjoy DECIM8!

Also, check out the vibrant community of #Decim8 users on Instagram!

Decim8 is a dynamic & social project- please feel free to drop us a line with your ideas and suggestions. Thanks and have a nice day!

Note: All example images taken straight from the app - no other programs used

Comic Photo Effects

Comic Photo Effects

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.

* Crop Image
* Add emoticons and stickers: Use hand gestures to move, resize and rotate de emojis or stickers.
* Draw over the image.
* Add texts: Pick the color from the bottom slide bar.

After finishing editing the image you will find the download/share 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.

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)".

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]

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 modernist app with a fun retro wink.” —Life In LoFi

Features:
• Create delightful mosaics from your photos
• Amazing Brews, each with their own unique look
• Intuitive dial-based controls
• Save to your phone or share via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest or Email
• Try it with other photo editing apps — mix-n-match!

Happy Percolating!

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 cartoon to your photo album
5. Change the contrast, brightness and sharpness of the cartoon by using the settings

6. no stretching or shrinking of images, produce high quality cartoon images

7. and its free, no need to pay for it