What are the best apps for photographers?

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    #1Pocket Light Meter

    Pocket Light Meter
    This app can help you if you are using a manual camera to take your pictures. It will use your phone to measure reflected light, exposure, aperture, and ISO so you can set up your camera to get the perfect shot. 



    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Beverly Perkins
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "The Pocket Light Meter is one of my go to apps for when I am out and about taking pictures. The app is incredibly easy to use and makes adjusting my lighting a breeze!"
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    #2Exposure Calculator

    Exposure Calculator
    This app gives photographers equivalent exposures, as it will automatically calculate shutter speed, aperture and ISO, so they can match these settings to take the perfect shot. 



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Diane Murray
    Written on January 24, 2018
    "I have just gotten into photography as a hobby and at first my photos weren't very good. This app has been so useful to me though, and my photos have really improved significantly since I started using it. It is really easy to use too. The only drawback is the slight issue I have had with it crashing."
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    #3Camera360

    Camera360
    Camera360 is a free camera app for Android devices used for over 500 million users. It features all themed funny stickers and filters to add to your pictures.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Magdalena Navarro
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "Camera360 is a great app for Droid users. It's free which is a huge plus, and it has some unique features on it. The filters literally can capture the best selfie ever, and the stickers you can add to your photos are fun and creative. The effects you can add to your pictures are almost endless."
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    #4ProShot

    ProShot
    ProShot is an application that can replace the default camera of any Android and iOS devices. The camera has features like the manual mode, semi-manual or automatic control over exposure, with-flash mode, ISO control, and much more.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $3.99

    Alan Matthews
    Written on January 15, 2018
    "Really good camera! It's paid up front, so there's no annoying ads or sneaky surprises. The facial recognition is excellent as well and I found it super easy to use. Much better than the default camera app I had installed."
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    #5Mextures

    Mextures

    Mextures is a photo-editing app that will make your pictures even more beautiful just with only one click! There are more than 150 different textures, which can be overlayed to create stunning designs and effects. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Leonardo Flores
    Written on November 13, 2017
    "This app is fantastic! My wife and I are always trying to use filters to create the best photos, we are wedding photographers, and love all of the possibilities in Mextures. I particularly love the ability to color a portion of a black and white photo, it gives it a pop that is out of this world. I highly recommend."
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    #6Snapseed

    Snapseed

    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Adam Carr
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "Snapseed has been a fantastic photo editing tool for me. It has countless built in tools to help bring an image to the next level. Google really outdid themselves with this app and I look forward to using it for a long time. "
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    #7ProCamera

    ProCamera

    ProCamera is an iOS photography app that contains tools that enable users to create DSLR-like photos. Features include intuitive camera control for auto-focus, pro-level editing, around 83 filters, exposure fine-tuning, and lowlight mode.

    Apps

    iOS

    $7.99- with in-app purchases

    Philip Wells
    Written on November 16, 2017
    "This product isn't Photoshop but it will enhance your selfies and add a touch of professionalism to your iphone photos. In-app purchases will nickel and dime you to death however."
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    #8Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ is an app for iOS devices that features tools like Touch Exposure & Focus, Digital Zoom, Horizon Level, and Clarity. It also has different shooting modes, scene modes, and effects to help users in adjusting their photos.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Janice Greene
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Ability to be used across the watch and iPhone X platform. This could be released for free. I feel this app is a bit overkill as the iPhone's X new phone has a lot of good features. I currently own the X. However, if you take a lot of photos, there are filters that would be necessary to enhance your images."
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    #9VSCO

    VSCO
    VSCO is a mobile application developed by Visual Supply Company for taking photos, editing them with a variety of settings and filters, and sharing them. Users can join a creative community with no public followers, likes, or comments. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Betty Payne
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "VSCO is one of the best apps for photographers because of the features and community-based designs. It encompasses creating, discovering, and connecting. This hybrid editor and social media app is also not driven by likes/comments, so it is welcoming to all! With 15 included film stocks, and more added all of the time it is useful for nearly all."
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    #10Spoto

    Spoto

    Spoto - Photo & Video Scouting is an app that helps photographers and videographers manage and cutrate their shooting locations. The app has a feed on location-based photos and helps others share and discover new shooting locations.

    Apps

    Cristian Băluță
    Written on February 19, 2019
    "Spoto is the easiest and most powerful scouting app. You can store personal locations and you can find locations recommended by other photographers. It also helps you to plan trips, you can find directions to each location with ease."

Summary

Best What are the best apps for photographers
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Pocket Light MeterApps 21 Free
2Exposure CalculatorApps 13 Free
3Camera360Apps 12 Free
4ProShotApps 9 Paid
5MexturesApps 7 Paid
6Snapseed Apps 7 Free
7ProCameraApps 7 Paid
8Camera+ LegacyApps 4 Paid
9VSCO Apps 3 Free
10SpotoApps 0 Paid
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