Apple tries to make its product better with each release. Photo quality is one of the principal options that have been continuously improved. However, even the best photo camera can’t guarantee you the best result. That’s why it’s important to have a good photo editor to change your photos for the best. Have a look at these iPhone/iPad photo applications that we’ve collected for you.
1. Adobe Photoshop Express (free)
The name speaks for itself. Adobe Photoshop Express is a free application for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad (Retina supported) that will help you to improve the photos. Choose from a number of cool effects, or just move your finger across the screen to rotate, crop, or adjust color. Free version of Photoshop Express includes all the basic actions as well as filters, frames and about 10 effects. If it doesn’t seem enough to you, you may buy an additional pack with 45 more effects and 40 frames for $5. One more in-app purchase worth mentioning is Adobe Camera Pack. It includes such features as self-timer to snap a photo of yourself, auto-review of a future pic and noise reducing. Moreover, you can share a ready photo within social networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumbler, and others.
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2. Snapseed (free)
Snapseed is another free and amazing application for photo editing. The application automatically analyzes your photos and adjusts color and exposure to perfection. The unique U technology allows you to select a specific area in an image, and adjust the necessary changes to these points. You may adjust three different parameters – brightness, saturation and contrast from a single control point. With Snapseed you can also rotate, crop or straighten the pics. Like Adobe Photoshop Express, Snapseed also provides a number of frames and filters among which there is drama, vintage, black&white, grunge and many more. As soon as you are done with editing, you can easily upload your pics to social networks.
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3. PhotoPad by ZAGG (free)
One more great, free and universal editing application. It contains all the basic features you need: crop, rotation, red-eye fix, resize, color adjustment and more. The program is pretty easy and intuitive, but no less powerful. It has a lot in common with Photoshop Express, but unlike Photoshop, PhotoPad contains paint brush which you may use for drawings. Here you can also find various color filters to make your brighter or darker, photo black and white, sepia and so on. If you performed a wrong action, you can always undo it in a history tab.
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4. Laminar Pro ($3.99)
Laminar Pro is a complete set of tools you need to edit your images on the go. It’s almost a portable Photoshop. The application is able to work with layers, create masks using tools like MagicWand, Gradients, and Text. Together with usual features like crop, resize, lighting there are available over 60 built-in filters, such as Polarizer, Retro, Vintage, Holga, Lomo, Blur, Sharpen, etc. Of course, you’ll also find frames and a set of brushes including Clone, Smudge, and Dodge. All in all, Laminar Pro is a great application for all those who can deal pretty well with photo editing. If you are an amateur, you’d better choose a more simple application.
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5. Photobook ($3.99)
Photobook is an application created by Appsicum company. It can hardly be called a photo editor in a common sense, but it’s worth mentioning. Photobook helps users to create unique and beautiful photo albums from their pics and manage the pictures within folders, metadata and tags. Transfer you photos from standard Photo library application, PC or Mac to Photobook. Choose those you want to use for an album. When you are done with it, you can choose a background for your pics and then use a drawing tool to add funny text or draw images and sketches on them. If needed, control shadow, opacity and colors for various elements in album. Add various frames to your photos. You may also add music to your photo album thus transforming it into a presentation or share it with your friends via social networks.
Get Photobook for iPad for $3.99