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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 Creative Effects, Filters & Photo Editor
ToonCamera
Paintkeep Painting
Oilist
Face Swap Live Lite - Switch faces in live video

Best Apps

Highest scored apps in the category

Completely transform your original photos
Trigraphy Creative Effects, Filters & Photo Editor

Trigraphy Creative Effects

Nixes

Beautiful, easy and remarkably powerful, Trigraphy is the modern artist’s secret weapon

Beautiful, easy and remarkably powerful, Trigraphy is the modern artist’s secret weapon. 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 &...

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 or sketch filters you want

Get creative turning your photo to art instantly by choosing the watercolor or sketch 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: portrait,...

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.

Oilist
Oilist

Oilist

3DTOPO Inc.

Forget filters

Forget filters. Meet Oilist.
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...

Swap Faces in live video...
Face Swap Live Lite - Switch faces in live video

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.

Also Good

Apps with average score

Cartoon Photo Editor - Photo to Cartoon Effects
Cartoon Photo Editor - Photo to Cartoon Effects
Cartoon Photo Editor - Photo to Cartoon Effects

Cartoon Photo Editor - Photo to Cartoon 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...

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...

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...

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...

Photo Sketch – My Pencil Draw Avatar Creator
Photo Sketch – My Pencil Draw Avatar Creator
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...

Just tap to change your photo
Filterloop Infinite - Instant Analog Photo Effect
Filterloop Infinite - Instant Analog Photo Effect

Filterloop Infinite - Instant Analog Photo Effect

Platform

A special version of the Filterloop app, Filterloop Infinite is your endless source of beautiful photo edits! Just a single tap is what you need to add stunning retro and analog effects to your images.

While other apps overwhelm you with hordes of editing tools and adjustments, you’ll be surprised at...

Picas - Art Photo Filter & Editor, Picture Effects
Picas - Art Photo Filter & Editor, Picture Effects
Picas - Art Photo Filter & Editor, Picture Effects

Picas - Art Photo Filter & Editor, Picture Effects

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...

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...

Cool photo effect
LightWeaver – Cool photo effects
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...

Portrait Painter HD
Portrait Painter HD
Portrait Painter HD

Portrait Painter HD

JixiPix Software

Automatically turns a picture into a finely painted gallery-style portrait

Portrait Painter is a professional painting tool that automatically creates a finely painted gallery- style portrait from any image or snapshot then adds color, light and texture, which harmonize intelligently. Artists, Photographers & Hobbyists will love watching their subjects transcend from...

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...

ToonPAINT
ToonPAINT
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...

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...

Digital Film Tools
Digital Film Tools
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...

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,...

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 8.0 and later. For the best experience please use iPhone 4S,...

Photo Sketch - Pencil Color Doodle Effects Editor
Photo Sketch - Pencil Color Doodle Effects Editor
Photo Sketch - Pencil Color Doodle Effects Editor

Photo Sketch - Pencil Color Doodle Effects Editor

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

Sketch Shine - pencil drawing for your photos

Sketch Shine - pencil drawing for your photos

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 a real pencil.

Creating sketch shine images is quick and easy. Take a photo with your camera and apply the sketch filter on the image. Share your sketch shine images on Facebook, Twitter and other social nets. Send an email with the image attached to it or save it in your photo album.

There are no limits on what you can sketch shine. Sketch shine your car, friends, kids, your dog or your holiday pictures.

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 colors for the different gray levels of your photo. Try different patterns and find the perfect match for your photo. Create your patterns from scratch or modify one of the predefined patterns.
Save your patterns and apply them later on on other photos.
Save your new photos in your photo album, send them by email, or publish them on social networks !
Create Artistic mosaic using your photos and pictures, and your color patterns.
Share your masterpieces with your friends and family on social networks or by email.


Special features:
- create your very own PopArt color patterns
- save all your patterns
- apply your patterns on any kind of picture and photo
- 40 different color patterns included
- create artistic mosaic using your patterns and photos
- save your PopArt photo as a square image or at full resolution
- share your PopArt masterpieces on social networks, by email, or save them in your photo album


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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".

Camera 4 Line Art

Camera 4 Line Art

darjjeelling

◉ Renewal in 2017 ◉

Turn your false starts into works of art!

"Camera 4 Line Art" 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 easy to make striking black and white or color line-art drawings for you to save and share.
Make fine adjustments using the line thickness and volume slider bars, and create beautiful drawings with ease.

= FEATURES =
- Adjusting the amount of lines
- Adjusting the line thickness
- Line art and the Posterize color background
- Supports both the white and black background
- Supports colored lines with black background
- Supports image selection from saved images and camera

** NOTE **
- This app supports iOS8 later. Earlier versions are not compatible.
- The maximum stored size is 1440x1440
- URL scheme : c4la

Sample images created with this app can be found on Flickr or Instagram.
www.flickr.com/photos/darjjeelling/
@darjjeelling

Thank you for reading.

Visionn - Real Time Artistic Photo & Video Effects

Visionn - Real Time Artistic Photo & Video Effects

BeFunky Inc

Featured in over 12 Countries! Apply Visionn’s effects to media from your camera roll or use them in real-time. 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. And, unlike other apps, Visionn works fast so you’ll never be left waiting to see the results.

What makes Visionn different:
- Instantly preview and add effects to photos from your camera roll
- Unique effects built in-house and based off the same effects used in movies and music videos
- All the effects work live in your camera as you’re capturing moments
- Full-frame photo and video capture. Yes, we also have a square option too!
- No length restrictions when post processing your videos, and live capture up to 4mins of footage at a time

Visionn comes from the creators of BeFunky Photo Editor, which currently brings joy to over 30 million people worldwide! Here’s what some of them are saying about Visionn:

"I was so bored using those other apps, Visionn makes it fun to post again!" - Soshkier
"I make wicked 80s-inspired music videos using it. One of my favorite apps to date!" - SunBunzz
"so many cool artsy filters to make my photos pop!!!" - hoffrash
"Real time effects are the future and Visionn is so on top of it" - @frankdoor
"How am I going to go back to ‘normal’ photos and video?!" - Kateyo57

Say 'Hi' to our team and let us know what you think, email [email protected] :)

Pixel Effect- Photo Editor

Pixel Effect- Photo Editor

Kaushik Godhani

----------------------------Pixel Effect Photo Editor -------------------

Pixel Effect Photo Editor - Make your Photo look like its bleeding Pixels from photo to create awesome looking
Pixel Effect.

Pixel Effect has variety of bleeding pixels in various styles. Pixel effect photo editor is converting your any photo into a Pixel photo using our app effect. It applies some magic effects on your photos to make it more beautiful and realistic.

Pixel Effect apps is now coming with new concept of photo editing. Pixel Effect allows you to add pixel effect on your original picture in just one tap.

Pixel Picture Editor Apply Lens effects to existing photos. Funny Picture Editor available different special lens effects, you can easily add lens effect on your photos.

How to apply Pixel effect photo editor in this app:-

1. Pixel effect photo editor is to choose photo from camera as well as gallery.
2. Cropping facility available for Pixel effect photo editor for user choice.
3. Pixel effect photo editor is having more than 15+ pixel effect by user choice to select any of them one.
4. Color set in background as photo choose by user and fit into Pixel effect photo editor.
5. Cut option also available for cut some portion of Pixel effect photo editor photos.
6. Add stickers in Pixel effect photo editor by user choice.
7. Saved image in Pixel effect photo editor.
8. My creation having all the saved image of Pixel effect photo editor.
9. You can also share image of Pixel effect photo editor via social links.

Download this app to find more features and lots of ready-made Pixel Effect Photo Editor.