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Best Apps With Photo Effects & Filters

It's time to have fun with your photos! Editing your photographs doesn't have to be difficult. These apps offer a wide assortment of photo-editing tools for iOS. Each one is slightly different than the rest.

Mextures

Mix It Up

Mextures

Mix It Up

Fine tune your edits with photo adjustments and then save and share your edit for future use.

Mextures features over 150 original textures including analog light leaks, gritty and grainy film textures, dusty vintage film scans, tasteful grunge, and perfectly tuned gradients. Thanks to unlimited layering, you can change the texture, blend mode, or rotation of a layer even if you added it 30 steps ago. Tweak each adjustment setting anytime during your editing process.

Why we love it

We've always enjoyed Mextures for its easy of use and high quality textures.

Filterra - Photo Editor

Filterra - Photo Editor

UTILITY APPS LP

For those who want an app that lets them compare filters while editing their photos.

Filterra – Photo Editor, Effects for Pictures Free offers a large selection of filters that you can compare while editing your photo. When you find filters you love, you can create collections and then apply them with one tap. You can also head to the in-app store for additional effects, textures, and bundles.

Why we love it

Filterra – Photo Editor, Effects for Pictures Free is an easy-to-use tool for comparing and applying filters while also saving your favorites.

Waterlogue

Take watercoloring to a new level with this cool photo editing app

Waterlogue

Perfect watercolors

For those who like watercolors and prefer to create unique works of art from photos.

Waterlogue is a unique photo editing app since it takes your imported images and turns it into a completely special kind of watercolor painting. Choose your image, apply a watercolor filter, and then watch Waterlogue go to work! You can share the results directly with others through email or message or post it on your favorite social networks, and this is a great way to turn images into pieces of art for your journal. Waterlogue is easy to use and gives fantastic results that will certainly turn heads.

Why we love it

It is intuitive to use and the filters are gorgous, giving unique results. It's also fun to watch the photo get painted in.

Face Swap Live Lite

It's Time to LOL

Face Swap Live Lite

Swap Faces in live video...

Face Swap lets you become anyone in the world.

Record videos or photos of yourself swapping faces with a celebrity, friend or any fun picture from the internet or your phone. Unlike other apps that only can use static photos, this app switches faces live right from your camera’s video feed.

Why we love it

With Face Swap, any day can become a funny day.

Popsicolor

Turn your photos into a hot mess, but in a good way

Popsicolor

It's time to get messy

When you want something that makes your photos get noticed.

Popsicolor is another watercolor app from Tinrocket, but this one gives a hip and cool watercolor look. Just throw in an image and then choose your popsicle color palette. Then pick a gradient and blending option that you like, and watch the app get to work. The results are completely unique and unlike anything else you've ever seen on the App Store. These are unique and stylish illustrations that are bold, vivid, and eye-catching. All images are saved in high resolution as well, so you don't skimp out on the detail here. This is perfect for those who want something hip, and to add a splash of color to their avatar for the summer.

Why we love it

It is super simple to use and the results are completely unique. This is definitely not your standard watercolor photo app.

Faded - Photo Editor

An app for turning new photos vintage

Faded - Photo Editor

Faded offers the controls you need

Creating vintage photos was never easier

When you want to create a vintage look for your photograph, you want the process to be as easy as possible. Faded provides that ease of use, giving you a step-by-step path to achieving the look you want. You start by choosing your photo, either from your library or by snapping it with the camera. Then it's on to the fun of adding effects. When you add an effect, such as the emulsifier effect I chose, you get several options to choose from. Some come with your initial purchase, and some require an additional in-app purchase. Then you can move on to other filters and effects, including frames, gradients, and cropping your image to a certain aspect ratio. Once you've applied all the effects you want, it's time to export. Faded allows you to save your creation to your camera roll, share it to social media, or even have it printed.

Why we love it

What really makes Faded stand out is the immense library of filters and effects you can use. There are film presets, emulsifier effects, and light leaks, to name just a few. The app is also incredibly easy to use. Some apps might cram all of those effects into an ugly interface, but not Faded. The user interface is gorgeous and well-organized, putting all of the controls right where you need them. Speaking of controls, Faded doesn't stop at filters and preconfigured presets. You can also take control of the settings of your photograph, including brightness, contrast, exposure, white balance, and more.

Painnt - Art & Cartoon Filters

Painnt - Art & Cartoon Filters

Moonlighting

For those who want an art filter app with many options.

With Painnt – Pro Art Filters, you can choose from over 130 options for sprucing up your images. Give them a comic book look, classical touch, or modern style. The app offers a large selection of frames to complete your artwork and simple sharing options to show off your creations with friends and family.

Why we love it

Painnt – Pro Art Filters offers a wide selection of filters and frames to bring out the beauty in your images.