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Best Photo Apps for Amazing Photos

We all carry an incredibly powerful mobile camera in our pockets. It's time to make the most of it with the best photo apps for iPhone.

Replace the Native Camera

While Apple's Camera app is a viable solution, sometimes you just want to get more from your mobile photographs. These apps help you get the best shots possible.

Camera+

A better camera app

Camera+

Complete control

For photographers looking for more control over their images.

While Camera+ has long been an App Store stable, it continues to add more and more features for photographers to help capture that perfect shot. Recent additions include slow-shutter support, ultra-low ISO and much more. Apple Watch users can even use the app on the wearable device to set a timer.

Why we love it

I have nothing bad to say about this app, it's not a fluke that Camera+ has topped the iTunes charts for so long. The combination of an easy-to-use interface and powerful manual controls makes it a must have for anyone looking to take their iPhone photography to the next level.

Microsoft Pix Camera

Capture and create amazing photos with a new camera app that does the work for you.

Microsoft Pix Camera

Compare the photo

For those looking for a camera app that adjusts photo settings automatically.

If you are a photo-taking fanatic with your iOS device, then you have probably tried tons of camera apps. But, the Microsoft Pix app claims to take the work out of capturing the perfect photo with automatic setting adjustments for every shot.

Why we love it

Microsoft Pix is certainly easy to use; just open and capture your shot. You can also adjust previous photos you have taken and saved to your device with available filter effects. The images come out nice and you can do a quick comparison of the photo you captured with the adjusted one.

Hipstamatic

This groovy app is perfect to capture an out-of-the-ordinary photo

Hipstamatic

Ready for your ratio

For photographers looking for a retrotastic way to take fun photos.

There are two distinct ways to capture photos using Hipstamtic. In ClassicMode, you can revel in a touch of analog goodness while in pro mode, photographers can adjust a number of different levels to capture that perfect shot. When done taking photos, there are more than 20 professional adjustment tools and 12 signature presets. You can even use the app to get real photo prints delivered to year door.

Why we love it

Hipstamtlc has been around as long as the App Store itself, and for good reason. Even before Instagram, the app allowed users to apply fun filters to their square photos. Swiping through the different lenses, flashes, and films is tons of fun. And if that's not for you, the ProMode allows complete control to capture that perfect photo.

Perfect Those Photos

Even a great photograph can be improved through software. These apps are some of the best to help you create the perfect photo.

Enlight

This photo app does it all

Enlight

Your Photos, Your Way

When you want one photo editing app to do it all, Enlight is the one.

Enlight is an all-in-one photo editing app that will eliminate the need for multiple apps on your iOS device. With Enlight, you'll have the basics like color adjustment, cropping, and even some filters that can change how your photo looks. But the app does much more, such as text on images, artistic effects like paintings and watercolors, double exposure, Instagram-ready borders, and much more. With Enlight on your iOS device, you won't have to worry about not having the right tool for the job, because you'll have them all in one place. It's super convenient and well worth the price tag.

Why we love it

Enlight is one of the most powerful photo editing apps that we've had the pleasure of using, and it's a must-have for any photographer's toolbox.

Pixelmator

When you need an all-in-one Photoshop experience

Pixelmator

Pixelmator-demo

For anyone who needs powerful photo editing, as well as working with digital graphics

Pixelmator is one of the best photo and image editing apps that you can buy on iOS. The app brings desktop-like power to iOS, and is capable of letting you tweak your photographs to perfection through powerful editing tools. And if you are more of a graphic designer, Pixelmator is great for that too, as there are a lot of tools to create your own graphics and artwork. It's flexible, customizable, and provides enough power so that you never have to use a desktop or laptop computer again for image editing.

Why we love it

We love Pixelmator because of the power that it provides. It's super easy and provides us with all of the tools that we would ever need to perfect our photos.

SKRWT

Never have crooked lines again

SKRWT

For anyone who wants to straighten up edges and lines in their photographs.

SKRWT is a simple app that does one thing: it corrects keystone and lens distortion in your images, so that they don't look so crooked or uneven. The app is super easy to use, with intuitive tools that let you adjust both vertical and horizontal perspective so that the edges and lines in your photographs appear more straight and even. The dials that are used to adjust the amount of adjustment are super precise, so you don't have to worry about it moving around once you remove your finger from the screen. Once you've made all of your necessary adjustments, just save the image or send it off to another app for more editing or sharing with others. It's the best app to help you remove that pesky distortion from the lens.

Why we love it

SKRWT is a simple and intuitive app that makes it easy to remove the crooked lines and lens distortions from your photographs before sharing. Plus, the precise dials mean accurate adjustments, so you don't have to worry about being too careful with the tools.

Create Unique Photos

Looking for apps that can turn your photos into something completely unique and different, such as a work of art? These apps help you add that cool flair to impress your friends.

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.

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 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!

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

Better Panoramas

Panoramic photos can really capture the amazing scenery that you're witnessing in person. These apps are the best for getting the perfect panorama.

PanoPerfect

Shoot perfect panoramas and share them with a community

PanoPerfect

See amazing photos from all over the world

For anyone who loves taking panoramas and sharing them with others.

PanoPerfect is a simple app that is a social network for sharing your great panoramic shots. Just create an account and upload your epic photos to be shown off to the community. You can also see shots that others have uploaded in the Stream and comment and like the ones you love. Get notifications when a new panorama from a friend is uploaded, and get notified when you get likes and comments. Get out there and shoot those great panoramas and showcase them in this app.

Why we love it

Panoramas are great for showing off beautiful landscapes, so it's nice to be able to do that easily with other people so they can feel like they're there too.

DMD Panorama

When you want to truly immerse yourself in the experience and capture it all

DMD Panorama

For those who want full 360 degree panoramas that truly capture the entire experience.

DMD Panorama knows that your iPhone already takes panoramic pictures, but it aims to make taking the widest of shots even better than the built-in option. Its convenient yin-yang symbol guides you through each shot by showing you when you're panning too quickly. And if you're looking for really fancy features, DMD will help you create immersive images that are compatible with VR headsets like Google Cardboard. But if you're in a sharing mood, your friends can check out your cool, 3D shots even without having the app. It even works with the front-facing camera if you want to take some amazing selfies.

Why we love it

Anything that's as easy to use as Apple's own panoramic mode but gives you cool, extra features is alright with us. We especially like the social settings, which let you easily check out other people's epic shots from all over the world.

Storytelling Through Collages

While we may have some great photos from a popular spot or event, it can be a hassle to share photos one-by-one. Collages help you showcase your best moments, and these apps are perfect for the job.

Manage Your Photos

Now that you have a collection of amazing photographs, how are you supposed to manage them all? These apps can help.

Google Photos

Unlimited cloud photo backups that are magically searchable

Google Photos

Search your entire photo library

For those who have lots of photos and no way to organize them.

Google Photos is a Great way to store and manage all of your images and videos. Everything is automatically uploaded from your Camera Roll, and everything is automatically organized and searchable. Along with iOS devices, you can also access everything on the Web. And best of all, you'll receive unlimited storage for free. After uploading everything, the app makes it easy to find what you're looking for. One of the more unique features is the visual search capability that allows you to search the people, places, and things in each photo - no tagging required. Along with managing images, you can also edit your photos.

Why we love it

Google Photos is dead simple to use. You literally just open the app and it does everything. The backups, the organizing, the searching, etc. You do not have to tag anything, Google just knows. It even has a cool "Assistant" feature which creates little recap videos, animated gifs of your photos, and albums of events. Google Photos also groups all the photos of the same person together. So you can click on one image of a person and see all their photos. If you want to go ahead and tell Google that person's name, you can even search by their name. So for example you can search for "John at the beach" or "John and Mary" to see all the photos that have both John and Mary together in them.

Ever - Photo Backup & Storage

When you just want one album for all of life's photographic memories

Ever - Photo Backup & Storage

Ever - Photo Backup & Storage

For anyone who wants an automated backup of all of their photos.

Everalbum is a comprehensive photo backup solution across a variety of platforms. With Everalbum, you can be assured that photos from all of your various hardware sources are backed up into the Everalbum cloud. Every user gets unlimited storage space so that all memories are kept safe, and everything is encrypted and private so your photos aren't viewed by unwanted eyes. Once images are uploaded, you can delete them locally from your device to free up some precious space. Everalbum also makes it easy to share your memories with others and even relive throwbacks every day, so you don't forget about those photos that you've sent up to the cloud. It's fast, free, and super intuitive to use.

Why we love it

Everalbum is a great option for online photo backup. Just install it on all of your devices and high resolution copies are saved to the cloud so you can free them from your local storage. Share memories, relive the past, and always have peace of mind knowing that your photos are safely backed up.

Shoebox - Cloud Photo Storage

Shoebox - Cloud Photo Storage

Couch Labs Inc

Shoebox - Cloud Photo Storage

For those who want a photo backup app with unlimited cloud storage.

Shoebox - Photo Backup and Cloud Storage lets you browse your photos based on location, season, or time of day. View slideshows and share photos directly to your favorite social media sites. With unlimited cloud storage space for photos at a resolution of 10.6 megapixels and an upgrade option as well, your memories will always be safe.

Why we love it

Shoebox - Photo Backup and Cloud Storage not only backs up your photos, but lets you browse and share easily.

Tidy Up Your Camera Roll

Once you've uploaded high quality, full resolution images to your service of choice or just have local computer backups, you can save space on your iPhone by getting rid of unnecessary photos in your Camera Roll.

Keenai

Keenai

Eye-Fi, Inc

Keenai

For those looking to organize, sync, and back up photos from all of their cameras.

Use with your Eyefi Mobi or Toshiba Flashair WiFi SD cards, with your WiFi cameras from Canon, Nikon, GoPro and others, and with your iPhone or iPad to get a unified camera roll of all of your photos and videos. View, share and enjoy them and back up and store them both in the cloud and at home automatically.

Why we love it

Keenai gives you access to all your photos, anywhere or anytime you want.

Screeny 2.0

Get rid of the screenshot clutter in your Camera Roll

Screeny 2.0

Screeny 2.0

Screeny is for those who find tons of screenshots in their Camera Roll and want to get rid of them.

Screeny is a simple app that anyone can use. If your Camera Roll is constantly cluttered up with annoying screenshots that you may have taken before and don't need now, or they were just by accident, Screeny makes it a breeze to get rid of them all. The app will scan your Camera Roll for any screenshots (iOS device or even those from the Apple Watch), and you can manually select the ones you want to get rid of, or just choose All Screenshots or Just Apple Watch Screenshots. Once you have the screenshots you want to remove selected, just tap on the trash can button and they'll be erased automatically. The app tells you how much space you saved. It's fast and convenient, and a great way to remove unnecessary screenshot clutter from your Camera Roll.

Why we love it

We take a lot of screenshots here at AppAdvice, and tend to forget about them later. Screeny makes it super easy for us to go and remove those screenshots without a second thought.