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Best Apps With Photo Effects & Filters

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.

PicsArt Photo Studio: Picture Editor Collage Maker

Edit photos, make collages, and share your creations with ease.

PicsArt Photo Studio: Picture Editor Collage Maker

Creative tools

For those who enjoy editing photos on their device with a robust tool.

For a robust photo editor and collage creator, PicsArt Photo Studio delivers. There is a large selection of easy-to-use creative tools, the simple interface makes editing a breeze, and the outcome of your finished photos is high quality.

Why we love it

PicsArt Photo Studio makes photo editing simple, collage creating easy, and offers a great array of creative tools, stickers, and filters for just the look you want.

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.

Filterra – Photo Editor, Effects for Pictures Free

Filterra – Photo Editor, Effects for Pictures Free

Filterra Inc.

Filterra – Photo Editor, Effects for Pictures Free

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.

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.

Pixomatic - layer based photo editor

Pixoperfect

Pixomatic - layer based photo editor

Tweak Your Creations

Accurately and conveniently remove and change image backgrounds from your phone.

Among the features included with this app are the following Replace or remove photo backgrounds; Blur backgrounds to enhance depth of field; Create dynamic grayscale images from​ your color originals; Apply filters to your edited images for sophisticated edits; Adjust image colors with speed and precision; Crop and flip images on your first try; Smooth images, adjust shadows and set opacities; and Manipulate image perspectives to best suit your devices and audience.

Why we love it

Pixomatic makes it fun to edit photos. And shouldn't that be an important feature of any photo-editing tool?

Colorburn - 1000 filters camera for photo & video

Colorburn - 1000 filters camera for photo & video

Colorburn - 1000 filters camera for photo & video

For those who want a huge selection of photo filter options.

If you want a ton of options, check out Colorburn - 1000 Filters Camera. The app offers, as the name implies, 1,000 filters including grid filters and a split photography tool. You can also edit photos with simple adjustments for brightness, contrast, cropping, and intensity. You can get creative with your photos using the handy Colorburn app.

Why we love it

Colorburn - 1000 Filters Camera provides a large selection of filters and lets you save your favorites to easily use over again.

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.

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.

Matter - Create and design 3D effects with photos

Matter - Create and design 3D effects with photos

Pixite LLC

Matter - Create and design 3D effects with photos

For those interested in applying 3-D effects to their photos.

The Matter - Create and Design 3D Effects with Photos app makes your pictures pop, literally. You can add cool 3-D objects to your photos and select a style such as reflective or translucent. Adjust the shadow, use masking tools, and then export your creations as photos or video loops.

Why we love it

When you want to try something different with your photos, Matter gives you the tools. Add 3-D objects for a unique look and create short video loops for added creativity.

Painnt - Pro Art Filters

Painnt - Pro Art Filters

Moonlighting

Painnt - Pro Art Filters

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.