What are the best overlay images apps for iPhone or iPad?

Impress your followers with stunning photos online. Edit your photos with the help of this list compiled by the community. The list contains various editing apps that can help you overlay different images.

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  1. 14



    Over allows you to choose from millions of images, graphics and fonts to overlay, add and edit text to your favorite photos to boost your social media profile. 



    Free- with in-app purchases

    Janice Gutierrez
    Written on November 5, 2017
    "I love to edit images on my iPad. I needed an app to add text and other things to my images. So, I downloaded Over Edit & Add Text to Photos and I love it. It does everything I need. It's really easy to use. I love the graphical interface. It makes it a snap to add text to any images I have. I really recommend it for your iPhone or iPad."
  2. 13



    Enlight is a photo editor app for iOS devices. It lets you create your own presets, mix two photos to create montages, add frames and much more. You will also be able to share your creations with all your friends from every social network. 




    Ronald Munoz
    Written on November 1, 2017
    "I downloaded Enlight for my fiancee, and she loves using it on her iPhone! The app allows you to do many edits on you pictures in a easy and fast way, and the results can easily be shared with your friends. Thumb up!"
  3. 11



    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. 



    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Edgar Guillén
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "I love to edit images on my iPhone and iPad and am always looking for the best app so I can make sure it looks great. I came across Mextures and I think it is the best app for this. So many effects and things you can do. It's amazing. "


In the parlance of photography, image overlay is the process of putting an extra layer to a photograph. On the other hand, overlay images are the textures you add to the first layer of a photo. This process is commonly done through a photo-editing program.


Did you know that photographers would manually create overlays by scratching negatives with pins back then? Film photography is classic and timeless. Yet, imagine the struggle of the early photographers to create brilliant photo effects. Before the digital age of photography, adding texture to a photo was painstaking. Gone are the days of overexposing and scratching the negatives with sandpapers. Digital photography now enables a drag-and-drop method of overlaying an image. Thanks to Photoshop and other photo-editing software. You can even utilize different blending options and adjust the opacity for achieving your desired effect.

But what overlay? The reason is simple--photographers use overlay to add texture and elements that were not present in the image originally. Just imagine a cake with a lot of layers--strawberries on top of chocolate, and another layer of strawberries on it. It just adds a flavor to the image so to speak. Understanding overlay is important--it can either enhance or destroy your image. For instance, when you want to pull off a fairy tale inspired photo shoot, you might want to add overlays in order to reinforce the theme in the post-editing process. It can be overwhelming at first, but a lot of basic photo-overlapping apps offer this feature. You can try it out on your phone or tablet as they come in handy.

  1. 11



    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.


    Android, iOS


    Frank Jones
    Written on November 8, 2017
    "Snapseed is a professional photo editing app. This is top of the line with 29 tools and features at your disposal to create that perfect picture. If you take a lot of photos and want people to see it how you intended, download and use Snapseed to get that nice photo shoot to perfection standards."
  2. 7



    Aviary is a photo editing app that gives users options to enhance, accessorize and apply effects in their photos and share them on social media. It is developed by Aviary Inc. and is currently available for Android devices only. 




    Matthew Sanders
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Great app for editing photos. There are so many options out there but this is definitely on of the best I've tried so far."
  3. 3



    Pixlr is a free photo editor app wherein you can transform and improve all your pictures. It features simple tools that will help you add effects and filters to photos. The photo editing app is available online and on Android and iOS.


    Web, Android, iOS


    Samuel Hernandez
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "I needed a way to overlay some pictures for a project. Looked around the app store and this one had good ratings, so I tried it out. Worked great. Just what I needed."
  4. 2

    #7Font Candy

    Font Candy

    Font Candy is a design app developed by Easy Tiger for iOS devices. With this app, you can edit your photos in order to add text and personalized titles. There are more than 80 different fonts. 


    iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Rodrigo Segura
    Written on September 4, 2018
    "This is a great app for making posters with overlay effect in font to image like that effect in photoshop, this app replicates that really well! I thought I could overlay image to image but I guess I just haven't learned how to do so yet."
  5. 1


    Superimpose is a paid app for Android and iOS that allows you to easily superimpose o juxtapose photos in your mobile phone. You only have to pick the two images an follow a few simple steps.

    iOS, Android


    Marie Mills
    Written on September 4, 2018
    "Excellent app to overlay photos of different kinds. I never had a problem using this app and it was rather user-friendly for a photo editing app :)"


Best What are the best overlay images apps for iPhone or iPad
1OverApps 14 Free
2EnlightApps 13 Paid
3MexturesApps 11 Paid
4Snapseed Apps 11 Free
5AviaryApps 7 Free
6PixlrApps 3 Free
7Font CandyApps 2 Free
8SuperimposeApps 1 Paid

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