Top 8 | Best Photo Editing Apps for iPhone

It used to be the case, and perhaps it still is, that true photo editing requires an expensive camera to take shots and an expensive computer to modify them. These days however, the best photo editing apps are often on the mobile platform, with many of these apps offering a similar level of power when it comes to image modification to their desktop counterparts. The great thing about taking photos and creating short films with your iPhone is that there are lots of accessories out there to help you, with lenses and stands and the like. This means that you can snap away with your iPhone and then pull up the images in different apps in order to make changes, edit all kinds of small details and even improve your photos using filters. Of course, different photo editing apps offer different options, with some sticking to the superficial side of things such as the ability to remove red eye and basically improve your selfies before uploading them to social media. Others are a lot more impressive, but we’ll let the following tell you all about that.

8. SKRWT ($1.99)

Many of the apps on this list will be photo editing apps that offer more of a general array of tools, while some will be concerned with one specific function that you will I’m sure find useful. Firmly belonging to the latter category is the SKRWT app, which put simply was designed to help you avoid those distorted images that may occasionally arrive when taking snaps with your iPhone camera. Often, the wide angle lens of the iPhone will warp or bend images out of proportion, and the result can end up not looking natural whatsoever. With SKRWT, you won’t have to deal with this anymore! – Download from iTunes

7. Filterstorm Neue ($3.99)


Then there is Filterstorm Neue, which is another recent find for us here at Top 8 but one that is definitely worth a look, if you’re in the market for a simple photo editing app that runs along the like of something like Photoshop or Lightroom, but with less of the complicated features. One thing about even the best photo editing apps out there is that they can fall down when it comes to giving users control over things like brightness and contrast. Rather than full on digital control, this can be reduced to something more analogue. With Filterstorm Neue, the curves feature really allows you to fine tine things  like brightness and contrast so that each photo you edit will be a unique product of your creative mind. – Download from iTunes

6. AfterFocus ($0.99)


I tried with this list to eliminate those photo editing apps that focus (excuse the pun) on one specific feature or function, but in the end I just couldn’t manage it. As a keen photographer myself, there are those photo editing apps that I tend to spend most of my time with, but there are also those that offer a key feature or area of functionality that I rely on, and think many iPhone photographers should know of, too. One example of this is the AfterFocus app, which is an app that only does one thing but does it well, and is an app that I wouldn’t be able to do without. The app basically imitates the shallow depth of field effect that can only typically be managed with a DSLR camera. This means you can get the effect of a photo taken with an expensive piece of photographic equipment, but do so with your mobile device. – Download from iTunes

5. Superimpose ($0.99)

Another thing that photo editors on the iPhone might want to do is to superimpose specific images over one another, which is something that can be done fairly easily with a desktop computer and a program like Photoshop, but less so on a mobile device. Fortunately, we have apps like Superimpose that are designed with just such functions in mind. This app is available for 99 cents at the time of writing, though could prove very useful indeed. – Download from iTunes


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