Before activating your wanderlust mode, make sure you have installed at least one of these FREE apps in your iPhone to make sure every picture you post on Facebook or Instagram is as stunning as it gets!
This is a good all-purpose photo editor for image enhancements and corrections that will certainly upgrade the looks of every photograph that you take. Here are the best features of this app:
- Exposure, color and sharpening adjustments
- Crop, rotate, straighten, correct perspective
- Selective adjustments, brushes, healing tool
- Vignette, filters, HDR, black and white
- Frames and text
Snapseed is one of the most popular photo editing apps for the iPhone, and for good reason. It’s incredibly easy to use, but at the same time, it offers a powerful collection of tools.
This app excels in all basic photo processing techniques, including exposure, color, sharpening, cropping, and straightening. It also offers advanced editing features such as selective adjustments and a healing tool for removing unwanted objects.
In addition to these, there’s a great selection of creative filters that you can use to convert your photos to black and white, apply textures, add blur effects, and otherwise enhance the mood of your images.
If you’re new to iPhone photography, this really should be the first photo editor app you download and learn.
Elegant filter presets and a great selection of image adjustment tools:
- Beautiful and subtle one-tap presets
- Adjustable filter strength
- Large range of presets available to download
- Image adjustment tools for exposure, color and other enhancements
- Integrated camera and photo sharing platform
VSCO (pronounced visco) is another very popular photo editing app. While this app also functions as a camera app and photo sharing platform, it’s the rich collection of filters and user-friendly editing tools that really make it stand out.
Unlike other apps where the filters can be garish and overpowering, VSCO’s presets are designed to emulate classic and modern analog films. Many of the filters feature a soft, slightly faded look that’s quickly become very popular on Instagram.
The strength of every filter can be adjusted to suit your taste, and the app also features a number of highly-effective editing and adjustment tools for fine-tuning your image.
VSCO is FREE on the App Store and comes with a basic collection of presets to get you started. You can then download additional preset bundles if you wish – some are free while others must be purchased.
3. Lens Distortions
Enhance your photos with sun flares, fog, and other shimmering light effects:
- Apply realistic light effects and other atmospheric overlays
- Adjust the overlay’s opacity, brightness and more
- Layer multiple overlays on a single image
There are many apps that allow you to add lighting effects and textures to your iPhone photos, but Lens Distortions is one of the best.
What really sets Lens Distortions apart from other similar apps is that all of the filters/overlays are created from actual photos of those same elements, including actual sunlight (Light Hits collection), haze (Fog collection), fragments of glass (Legacy collection), as well as a unique “Shimmer” collection.
Adding these elements to your photos is remarkably easy and intuitive, and it’s great fun playing around in this app to see what sort of new creations you can come up with.
Frame your shots with beautiful shards of glass, draw your viewer’s eye with organic light hits, or create atmospheric depth with glistening particles of light or fog.
Lens Distortions is available for FREE from the App Store, but it only comes with a basic collection of effects. Additional effects are available as in-app purchases, and they’re definitely worth it.