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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
Distressed FX

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?

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.

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.

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...

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...

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...

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.

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.
-...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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 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:...

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]

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".

MetaBrush

MetaBrush

Katerina Alieksieienko

With Metabrush you can easily turn your photos into paintings.
The result images are very artistic, as you brush with different presets and settings.

Visit the gallery at http://instagram.com/metabrush for many examples.

Features:

• 30 brush presets for artistically clone your original image.
• Layers support
• 500+ brushes bitmaps
• Support for importing directly Photoshop brushes (.abr)
• Include many settings for the strokes as dynamical size, rotation, shadow, and opacity.
• You can assign colors to the stokes, but also paint with images (as if they were colors).


Join our FB group for more info, tips and sharing your art:
FB Group: http://facebook.com/groups/icolorama

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 that escapes most filter apps, and with high-res output so you can use it to create real-world art." - Stuff Magazine, April 2017

Give Oilist an image, and it will automatically generate a genuine and unique work of art based on it. Painted for you in real time! Participate or spectate it's up to you, Oilist will delight! All saved at canvas-worthy 4k resolution.

Oilist comes with 48 infinitely customizable styles; from photo-realist to impressionist, to abstract. Every style except for our photo-realist style offers three different levels of abstraction.

Oilist is not a photo filter. Unlike most filter apps, Oilist will never generate the same results twice, and in fact, each brush stroke is unique. Instead of applying a fixed formula to an image as photo filters typically do, Oilist analyzes the supplied image using computer vision technology, then paints simulated paint particles that are applied using various brush strokes and techniques.

At any time​ during the painting process, 4k resolution images may be captured as often as desired.

When Oilist is painting, styles can be infinitely customized with 17 different presets (these were called Styles in previous versions of Oilist), 13 different painting moods, 15 different brushes, setting brush options such as the size and spacing, and by splashing paint with our exciting Chaos tool. Control paint gravity by tilting your device and brush angles by yawing (rotating) the device.

Obtain new and exciting results by alternating settings with new settings painted on top of the previous settings. For instance, first, paint a layer using the Warm mood followed by a layer using the Cool mood. The use of large brushes tend to create more abstract artwork, and smaller brushes work best for high definition detail.

Oilist will automatically provide smaller brush strokes and greater photo-realism to detected faces.

Check out #oilist and follow us @3dtopo on Instagram and Twitter!

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 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

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 existing photos. Use the camera to take new pictures. Camera functions such as flash, zoom adjustment, front and rear facing modes are supported. If you are in to photography and want to apply advanced image effects or make an image look like an oil painting then this is the app for you!

We would appreciate a review since reviews provide valuable feedback for future revisions!

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)".