Top 10 iOS Image Editing Apps

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Top 10 iOS Image Editing Apps Equipped with the latest apps and features, smartphones and tablets these days are of great value. Be it playing games, taking pictures, editing them, or scheduling events and organizing tasks, smartphones and tablets are efficient.

The availability of various image editing apps in your iPhone or in your iPod Touch or iPad, makes it easy as well as interesting to edit and use images the way you want. Most smartphones present perfect pictures in terms of quality. However, there are certain improvements and additions that you can definitely make before sharing your pictures with friends over social media sites. For such enhancements, you require the best photo editing apps, which can make better your pictures by means of special effects.

There are numerous iOS image editing apps available that you can download, some of them are free of charge, whereas there are others for which you need to purchase. These apps will let you edit your shots appropriately.

Have a look at some of these best photo editing apps for iOS and Android devices.

Top 10 iOS image editing apps:

1.       Adobe Photoshop Express

One of the best image editing apps for iOS and Android, the Adobe Photoshop Express is fitted with many significant features. This app is not only easy to use, but it comes absolutely free as well.  This being an entry-level photo editing app, presents such useful features as auto-fix and one-touch filters for quick edits. Additionally, with the slider control, you can fine-tune brightness, contrast, and exposure. You can also add special effects, borders, get red-eye correction, cropping and much more.


2.       Adobe Photoshop Touch

Mostly used on the iPad, Adobe Photoshop Touch is known for the unique Photoshop experience that the app provides to its users. Again, this is another very advanced image editing app, which can also be used on platforms like Android and iPhone. This app is technically more capable, and can be used for simple as well as complex effects on your images. This application allows mobile users to work on layers, filters, adjustments and selection tools.

With this app, you can edit high-resolution photos without the fear of downscaling or loss of details, which is why Photoshop Touch is an excellent choice.


3.       Pixlr Express

Another interesting app, Autodesk’s Pixlr Express, is an all purpose photo editing tool used for Android and iOS. This app fulfills your needs of photo editing by helping in basic cleanup, and resizing and cropping. This tool is also useful for many specialized effects, which offer extra punch to your photos. Features like Auto-Fix and healing brushes are used for one-touch cleanups. There are tools available for removing red-eye, whitening teeth and more. There are other features like overlays and lighting effects, which offer dramatic tweaks to your photos. Finally, there is color adjustment and other tools which provide additional fine-grained control.


4.       Instagram

Instagram needs no introduction as it is a highly popular photo sharing app owned by Facebook. This free app is not only useful for social integration, but also allows you to apply different effects to your photos before you share them.


5.       Snapseed

The Snapseed app presents a good combination of useful and powerful tools. This app offers one-touch improvement for your pictures along with other selective tools. Among its various features, Auto Correct enables cleaning of photos by means of quick boosts to color and contrast, and slider for fine-tuning the final photos. Another tool, Tune Image, allows you to adjust brightness, shadows and other image-wide effects. Again, with Selective Adjust mode, the brightness, color, and saturation edits of the localized parts of the image can be tuned. Snapseed also offers tilt-shift and a variety of other filters and tools.


6.       Repix

For people who want an artsy touch for their photographs try Repix. This is another great app that features the necessary tools required for rough and fast image filters, frames, and adjustments. One outstanding quality of this app is that it can use custom effect brushes with your fingertip to selectively paint on special effects. Repix also supports the S-Pen, and it comes with a series of filters, brushes and frames.


7.       iPhoto

iPhoto is a first class photo editing app available on the iOS platform. This app consists of some commanding touch-based tools, which help in cleaning up and adding special effects to photos. The smart organizational tools in the app allow you to tag the photos, while the multi-touch and gesture-based tools allow you to edit pictures selectively. The brush-based editing tool enables you to use your fingertip to lighten, darken, or sharpen the images. It allows you to share photos online as slideshows, or even as web-journals. You can also order custom photo prints or photo books from within this app.


8.       PicsArt

Available for both the Android and iOS platforms, the PicsArt app works as an image handling app as well as an app for sharing photos on social networks. With the Photo button feature, you can perform tasks like resizing, cropping, and color alterations. There are also specific tools like cartoonizer, pastel, watercolor, red eye removal. All these effects can be brushed onto the image with PicsArt. There’s also the snap tool, and draw tool, which allow you to snap pictures and to draw and paint on an image with a layer-based interface, respectively. The layout of the app could be better organized, still, the PicsArt app presents a nice assortment of image manipulation tools.


9.       Photo Editor by Aviary

Photo Editor by Aviary is available with a number of photo editing tools presented in a nice slider bar interface that allows for easy navigation. The basic editing tools for cropping, brightness, and contrast, along with orientation and sharpness, are the tools that work best in this app. The color warmth slider for image-wide editing is also nicely done by this app. This app allows you to refine, lighten, and spontaneously balance colors. Other tools available in Photo Editor by Aviary include: focus manipulation, a fair selection of frames, stickers, and filters. This app is available for both Android and iOS devices.


10.   iDarkroom

Like other popular photo editing apps for iOS, iDarkroom also allows you to fine-tune things like saturation, contrast, and color temperature. It also enables you to adjust brightness among other things. This app offers some cool effects like vignette.



– Ady Sachdeva


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