There’s no doubt that iPhone cameras are some of the best smartphone cameras on the market right now. You can take photos of your family, friends, pets, food, etc with this camera and it will come out good every time. But these photos can be made better with photo editing apps. You can add more saturation or filters and tinker with other image properties to get your perfect photo. Choosing the best iPhone photo editing app can be a tough task and that’s why we’re here to help.
In this article, we are going to take a look at 10 of the best iPhone photo editing apps out there and you can choose the perfect one for you. Ready? Let’s get started.
10 Best iPhone Photo Editing Apps – Use on iPad Also
We are ranking this list based on our preferences, but you should read through all of them to find the best one for you.
A lot of iPhone users will recommend Snapseed and it is easy to understand why. This app has something for beginners and experienced editors. Snapseed is extremely simple to use but it packs in a ton of features. You can alter brightness, saturation, contrast and so much more with this app. It has 29 tools and filters for you to mess around with. The filters are tasteful and you can even add beautiful bokeh effects with the lens blur tool.
Snapseed was made by Google and you can download it from the App Store. This link will take you there. The app is free and there are no in-app purchases.
VSCO is one of the best iPhone photo editing apps out there because of its filters and presets. The filters are well-made and you can even tune the strength of the filter. You can also change the contrast and saturation of your image to make it pop. While it does not have a lot of tools like Snapseed, it can apply these filters to videos too.
VSCO is available on the App Store for free. You can get the full feature set with 130 filters and additional tools for $19.99 a year.
3. Photoshop Express Photo Editor
Adobe Photoshop is one of the best photo editors out there and Photoshop Express is the mobile version. It offers a ton of features (not as much as the desktop counterpart, but more than most). You can change the feel of the image with different tones like Duo and Nature tones. You can also adjust the warmth of the image as well as it’s contrast and saturation, among other things.
Photoshop Express can be downloaded for free, but you can also buy the premium version for more tools.
4. Prisma Photo Editor
If you want to turn your images into paintings, then Prisma is the perfect app for you. It has a ton of filters that try to replicate the paintings of famous artists. You can use this app to turn yourself into a Picasso art and then share it in the Prisma community. There is a wide variety of filters to choose from and you can also adjust properties like contrast and color temperature.
Prisma Photo Editor can be downloaded for free from the App Store. You can also get additional filters with the premium subscription.
5. Afterlight 2
Afterlight 2 is definitely one of the most powerful photo editors on this list. It offers a ton of features and presets to play around with. You get advanced curves, gradient controls and you also get control over saturation, brightness, and contrast.
Afterlight 2 is one of the best iPhone photo editing apps out there and you can get it for free. You can also unlock additional features with the premium subscription.
PicsArt is one of the most popular image editors out there. It offers a nice collection of features including filters, frames, background, and borders. You can also remove objects with the Remove Objects tool and you can also use this app to edit videos.
PicsArt is available on the App Store for free.
TouchRetouch provides the simplest method to remove objects and blemishes from an image. This app lets you select and delete objects with a single touch. You don’t have to be precise, the app will do it for you. It’s a simple concept, but it is extremely useful.
TouchRetouch can be purchased from the App Store for $1.99.
Darkroom is one of the best iPhone photo editing apps out there and it offers a ton of features. You can use it to create portrait photos and it also supports batch processing. It also has Siri shortcuts and seems to be made for iOS. It also has a video editor and filters.
Darkroom can be downloaded for free from the App Store, but you can get the premium features for a small price.
Mextures is a lot like VSCO. You can add a vintage look and feel to an image easily. Mextures lets you add a ton of textures to your image so that it can have a unique look to it. You can even create your own preset and share it with others.
Mextures can be purchased for $1.99 from the App Store.
If you are a foodie and you like sharing the pictures of unique cuisines that you come across, then Foodie is a great app for you. You get pretty filters and guides on taking amazing pictures. You can also use this app to easily share pictures on your social media.
Foodie can be downloaded for free from the App Store.
16 Best iPhone Photo Editing Apps
This list contains the apps listed above and 6 honorable mentions.
- Photoshop Express Photo Editor
- Prisma Photo Editor
- Afterlight 2
- Lens Distortions
- Lightroom CC
- Superimpose X
- RAW Power
That’s it for the best iPhone photo editing apps. I hope that this list helped bring the best out of your photos. If you have any doubts or suggestions, please let me know in the comments section down below and I will get back to you as soon as possible.