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10 Best Photo Editing Apps for iPhone

With smartphones playing a huge role in our lives, it is also used as a camera as most of the flagship devices comes with great camera. iPhone is known to have a terrific camera and the app is also very fast and easy to use. Now that you have one of the most powerful camera smartphones, you might want to edit the images on the phone itself instead of transferring it to your PC and editing there.

There are lots of image editing tools available in the iOS store for iPhone which helps you make your photo better. Here is the list of the best photo editing apps for iPhone.

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1. Snapseed:

Snapseed is a product of Google and one of the most popular photo editing tools for iPhone. It is also one of the best in terms of features offered as well. This app brings to your mobile device the power and control of professional photo editing software, previously only available on the desktop. Now with the tap of a finger you can retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit, and more.

The app offers good set of tools to adjust the brightness, color, contrast and also comes with good set of filters to make the photos more attractive. These effects can be applied one over another, so you can gradually build them up to create the look that you want. The app is available free of cost from the App store.



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2. Adobe Photoshop Express:

Adobe Photoshop Express is yet another popular and free app to edit photos. It does come with basic tools like crop, red-eye removal, adding borders and more. It has a basic set of filters and adjustments included and you can purchase additional ones within the app. The app also comes with healing tool which allows you to make images better.

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3. VSCO Cam

VSCO Cam is one of the most popular camera apps for iPhone which also offers good amount of editing tools to retouch your photos. It comes with a clean and user-friendly interface and features both filters and adjustments. The app is free of cost and comes with basic tools included, you an purchase additional filters using the app.

You can edit Exposure, Temperature, Contrast, Crop, Straighten, Fade, Vignette, and more allow you to define your look.

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4. Camera+:

As the name indicates, the app is a camera app for iPhone, but comes with built in features to edit the photos as well. You can edit the exposure, white balance, focus and more using the app. Camera+ has five main editing tool set: Scenes, Crops, The Lab, Filters and Frames. Each one of these tool set comes with a variety of tools and options to choose from.

Camera+ is not a free app, but definitely good for photos and also editing. It is priced $2.99 in the app store.

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5. Enlight:

Enlight is the superior way to create stunning images on iPhone. It is one of the most comprehensive and highest quality photo editing app which is powerful and user-friendly. It comes with tasteful set of filters and tons of options to edit photos arranged in a beautiful interface. Enlight is not a free app and costs $4.99, but it is indeed a powerful photo editing apps and one of the best paid apps for editing photos on iPhone.


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6. TouchRetouch:

TouchRetouch is an useful application that lets you remove unwanted content or objects from your photos, using just your finger and iPhone or iPod Touch. As the name indicates, the app is specifically to retouch your photos by removing unwanted objects from the images. The app is priced $1.99 and available in the app store.


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7. PhotoToaster:

PhotoToaster offers a plethora of filters, frames, effects, and more that are super simple to apply and adjust. The app features 60+ one click effects that can instantly improve or completely alter a photo and also  80+ one click settings in Lighting, Fx, Vignette, Texture and Border categories that allow more creative control. The amount of features included are vast and one of the highly featured apps to edit photos.

The app is priced $2.99 in the app store.


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8. Filterstorm Neue

Filterstorm Neue provides you with all the photo editing tools you need; everything from powerful masking tools to simple pre-made filters. It comes with tons of features and options including preset filters and it has a wide range of color and exposure adjustments, including some advanced settings such as curves, levels and tone mapping.

The app is priced $3.99 in the app store.


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9. Afterlight:

Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing. Our simple design, paired with powerful and snappy tools, will give you the look you want in seconds. Afterlight has 27 fully adjustable original filters, 14 guest filters by various Instagram users, 18 seasons filters, and the new Wander pack including 15 filters. It comes also comes with basic editing tools as well.

The app is priced $0.99 in the app store.


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10. Fotograf:

Fotograf allows you to take photo with manual exposure – the exposure slider in Fotograf’s built-in camera is tuned to give you the highest-fidelity results. The app also comes with set of great adjustment tools to help you edit photos. The app is $1.99 in the app store.


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Nirmal is a Technology Blogger and a Microsoft MVP in Windows. Blogging has been his passion for more than a decade now, he started with this blog in 2007. He can be contacted at You can find Nirmal on , and .

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1 Comment

  1. Hey Nirmal, great post. I found a couple of photo apps I didn’t know. Tried them out and they are quite interesting.
    When will you do a top for photo or video collages apps for iOS? Really looking forward to it.

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