Apple has a “Fun with Filters” section in the App Store now. It is a reminder of how many photo-editing apps there are out there. But, which ones are the best? It mostly depends on what you like to use photo editing apps for.
We’ve taking a close look at Apple’s list and weeded it down to our favorite photo filters and effects applications. Take you iPhone photography a step further with the various effects and textures offered by this selection of apps…
If you prefer adding very subtle imaging effects, instead of making it look like you are using a Lomo cam, this app is perfect for giving your pictures that extra something, without just throwing a filter on top. You can fine-tune the temperature, exposure, and contrast to each filter. Then, add filters that offer specific enhancements. This app is available for free.
More than just a filter app, Repix is more like an artists app. Users create new and interesting effects on their photographs using nearly 30 brushes to add lighting enhancements, colors, effects, and more. Add borders and share your creations through Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and more. This app is available for free.
When you want to add texture, light leaks, and film grain to your pictures, Mextures is your app. You can apply an infinite number of layers to blend effects. Create formulas, similar to the way photographers do in their light room, and export your final picture with lightning speeds. This app is available for $1.99.
This straightforward editing app is simple, but features powerful tools to help you master the art of photo editing. There are 15 adjustment tools to enhance contrast, exposure, temperature and more. Choose from 56 filters and 66 textures, as well as cropping and rotation tools. This app is available for $0.99.
Think outside the rectangle (or square) with this shapely photo app. Add various frames, shapes, patterns, fills, and blends. Then, resize, rotate, and zoom your images. Add colors, adjust opacity, and mash up the photo until it fits your inspiration. There are 70 shapes and 68 background patterns for lots of options. This app is available for $1.99.
AutoDesk’s newest photo app lets you crop, resize, and adjust your iPhone pictures. Remove red eye, whiten teeth, and add overlays and filters to make your images pop. Add lighting effects and a border to finalize your picture for easy sharing on Facebook. This app is available for free.
With this app, you can edit full resolution photos, zoom in during editing, and compare with original photos at any time. Crop, straighten, and rotate your images. Choose from more than 200 professional filters in 10 themes, including Vintage, Grunge, Color Splash, and more. Use the masking tools to add different layers to different sections. This app is available for $3.99.
For a huge selection of filter apps, Aviary has you covered. You can enhance images with a single tap, add lots of effects and frames, crop, rotate, and straighten photos, sharpen and blur images, and more. Add stickers, focus on a subject, and share your creations on various social networking sites. This app is available for free.
Thanks to a significant list of preset editing tools, you can easily add effects to your photos. Add an infinite number of layers to create a unique look that can’t be found anywhere else. Add white balance, saturation, film grains, and more to blend the perfect effects. Share your photos right from inside the app to Facebook and Twitter. This app is available for $0.99.
Turn your pictures into graphic designs worthy of a wedding invitation with this powerful design studio app. Add text, artwork, light leaks, textures, film grains, photo filters, and more. Chose from a wide variety of fonts that have been created by graphics designers from around the world. Add illustrations, ornaments, and various design elements to complete your masterpiece. This app is available for $1.99.
These are some of our favorite photo filter and effects apps from Apple’s selection. What are your favorite photo filter apps?