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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.

Filterra - Photo Editor

Filterra - Photo Editor

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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.

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.