15 Must Have Apps for your iPhone Photography Folder
I have a lot of photography apps on my iPhone and there are so many out there that it is hard to decide which to try out. I am always swapping many of mine and find each one does something slightly different that I need. I thought I would share the latest most used photography apps I am currently using this month on my iPhone, with a brief description of their main features.
This is probably the one I use the most because it does nearly everything. You can clarify and brighten your photos chosing from a decent amount of different scene modes. It also has lots of special effects to try. Then you have features like, crop, timer, stabilizer, borders and you can also share via the app with your friends. It really is a packed full of features photography app and if you had to survive on just one photo editor this could be it.
Another great photo editor. Lots of features again, it includes 60 preset effects to try that changes easily at the tap of a button. Lots of settings for Fx, Vignette, textures and borders. You can also use a slider to tweak each effect giving you even more possibilities. Then you have the normal cropping, rotating and flip. Again these can all be saved to your camera roll or your social network.
This one again has a lot of the above features the filters, cropping, borders and retouch tools. You can also though add texts and make a collage by combining several photos together. It also has a great UI that is very easy to use.
This one is great if you love apps that also have a beautiful and unique user interface. It is a pre-digital darkroom with chemicals and processing galore. There are premixed chemicals to use or you can try your hand at making your own. It also includes a formula booklet to store all the mixes you make so you can use again next time. Your own personal darkroom.
This isn’t one I use all the time but it is another great app to try. There are several lenses and flashes to try and films just like back in the day of analog. You can only take photos whilst in the app. The UI is set to look and feel like a real camera. Great if you are looking for unusual old effects.
One I have had for a long time and it really is easy to use. This app converts your photo to black and white and you then choose which area of your photo you want to bring the colour back. Using the different sized brushes you just swipe on you screen and zoom in when you need to.
This app is great for creating a photo with dramatic effects. It strips away the colour and replaces with a cinematic black and white effect. You can then add a tint to the filter for an even better effect. All these can be tweaked to how you prefer.
Perfect for Instgaram users battling with cropping a photo down to fit in their app. Use it to resize any photo to fit in a square with out any horrible borders. You can also post straight from the app.
This is a fun app for creating a photo with a difference. It basically turns your photo into a watercolour picture by blending set colours together. It doesn’t work for all photos so you do need to play around with the app and see what works best for you. You can also tweak the colours of your choice.
This is a photgraphy app that lets you remove unwanted objects from your picture. So things like pylon wires or a random person in your photo. Just use your finger to swipe on the area. You can even use the app to create fun photos by removing items off the picture that really should be there.
There are lots of apps similar to this one available but I always come back to this. Diptic combines lots of photos together to make one photo. You can chose the colour and thinkness of the borders and save or send to friends. It is also one app that always gets updated with new features.
I have this and Incredibooth on my phone. They are again just a fun app and basically take photos as if you were in a photobooth. They are slightly better though because you can choose set filters rather than a normal coloured one. The pictures come in a long strip just like the real thing!
I have kept this app because it does one thing that a lot of the other apps don’t. You can add bokeh light effects to your photo. You can select your colour scheme and the shape of your bokeh and even decide where you want it to go. Great for adding pretty little bokeh effects.
This app is quite popular with users on Instagram. It takes pictures and makes it look as if you had focused on a glass marble with a macro lens. The image is then shown upside down in a little marble. You can adjust the marble size and which way up the image is. Great for an unusual effect.
This is just like most of the others where you can add filters and effects but you don’t just have to stick with the preset ones. There is a button within the app and each time it will try a unique random mix for you. Quite a few good effects appear but you may have to try a few times first to get the desired effect you are looking for. There are also a good selection of borders to choose from and you can also share to your friends.
So that is 15 of my most used photography apps but there are still many out there to try. If you have a favourite app feel free to let us know in the comments below.