What are the best photo and video apps for iPhone or iPad?

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    #1Instagram

    Instagram

    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows

    Free

    Manuel Cortés
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "Instagram is a great application, I love that you can use it not only to take pictures but that you can share them with friends. It's also easy to access on other devices to take your pictures with you wherever you go"
  2. 19

    #2ProCamera

    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

    Patrick Jimenez
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Who needs a regular camera with this it's in your hand great features. I have had pro camera since it came out help fight to keep it on the App Store now the next gen is here thank you very very much this is a must have if you use you iPhone for photos just get this app it's easy to use and your photos will pop. Man Fantastic update when you update you update sweet even better. Just keeps getting better and better thanks for the update. Nice update and thanks for adding HDR was disappointed in the cost I hate in app purchases just hope it's not a habit but I have had pro camera since it came out its perfect I fought to keep it when Apple wouldn't let it update this is the best camera app period. You guys just keep getting better wow great update thanks."
  3. 16

    #3Camera+ 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

    Donna Webb
    Written on November 22, 2017
    "The best photo and video apps for Iphone or Ipad this year has been voted Camera +. I upgraded to Camera + for my Ipad and absolutely love it. It's easy to use, the clarity is amazing. The great thing is you can utilize many filters and effects to enhance your photo, and it is easy to share directly to social media."
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    #4Facetune

    Facetune
    Facetune is a photo editing app developed by Lightricks Ltd. This app gives you the option to retouch and add filters to selfies and portraits with ease, from the convenience of your mobile phone.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Margaret Bell
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "Facetune is very fun photo app and it have many features. The options are easy so we can easily edit our photos. I think this app is like trial make up room. We can also change hairstyles."
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    #5Layout

    Layout

    Layout is a free photography application being offered by Instagram. It is capable of making collages of up to 9 photos at a time and features a built-in Photo Booth. Layout is compatible with both Android and iOS devices.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Brian Carter
    Written on February 5, 2018
    "I downloaded the app Layout from Instagram, and I'm having lot of fun playing with the pictures on my fiancee's iPhone! The program is easy to use, but very powerful, and mixing various pictures will be easy, fast, and funny ^_^"
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    #6A Color Story

    A Color Story
    A Color Story is a photo editor designed for mobile devices. It has over 300 filters, and 20 tools you can use to tweak your photos like HSL, curves + selective editing, clarity, and exposure. It also includes editing for photos and videos.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Grace Brewer
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "There are so many many photo editing tools in the app store it is easy to get overwhelmed. A Color Story is a nice, simple, easy to use - if somewhat limited app. If what you want to do is simply enhance your photos and make them really stand out, this works great - if you want to seriously edit your pictures, look elsewhere. The free version offers some nice ways to make colors "pop" or to add some other chromatic effects, but unfortunately you have to pay extra for a lot of the best filters. This version also allows you to add filters to short videos. "
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    #7Snapseed

    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

    Hansika Rangarajan
    Written on November 10, 2017
    "This is a really good app for photos, it has 29 different filters. It also has a score of 4.5 for reviews, i definitrly recommend this app."
  5. 7

    #8Enlight

    Enlight

    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. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Robert Fernandez
    Written on November 14, 2017
    "It is a good photo and video app but maybe not the best"
  6. 7

    #9Mextures

    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

    Andrea Tran
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "I love this app! It's easy to use. My favorite feature is the ability to add textures to any photo. The results are really unique, especially because of the multiple edits you can make to a single photo. Well worth the price."
  7. 7

    #10VSCO

    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

    Olivia Parker
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "In theory, VSCO is a great way for photographers to share their work without the theft-ridden popularity contests that are social media-based image sharing sites. In practice, the app is often buggy and light on features, and the cloud service is expensive. VSCO used to have a sync feature that was turned off, and now is more of an editing app. The editing features work well. "
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    #11IGTV

    IGTV

    IGTV is a free video app from Instagram, available on Android and iOS devices, that lets users upload videos longer than one minute. It allows you to browse and watch videos from creators you already follow or find new ones. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Vivian Wang
    Written on June 21, 2018
    "This app has some interesting features such as the motion control and swipe commands which would be really useful should Instagram tweak it a bit. Other than that it has been a long-awaited application!"
  9. 0

    #12MovieSpirit

    MovieSpirit
    With MovieSpirit you can edit and add media elements to your movie projects editing as a pro. Edit video, photo, music, text, voice and add effects like scene switching effects, text animation and many other things that will make your videos look amazing.


    Apps

    iOS

    Free

    Song Zhou
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "nice and superb app"
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    #13R-HUB

    R-HUB

    R-HUB (Real-Time Collaboration Tool) is an app for secure video, streaming, web conferencing, etc. One of its greatest features is the outstanding video quality that it offers, along with the fast speed. 

    Apps

    Web

    $495

    Martha Obrien
    Written on December 9, 2017
    "Great app. Wonderful interface and fast speed. The price is REALLY steep though and probably not for the average user, who can use skype."

Summary

Best What are the best photo and video apps for iPhone or iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1InstagramApps 20 Free
2ProCameraApps 19 Paid
3Camera+ LegacyApps 16 Paid
4FacetuneApps 13 Free
5LayoutApps 11 Free
6A Color StoryApps 9 Free
7Snapseed Apps 8 Free
8EnlightApps 7 Paid
9MexturesApps 7 Paid
10VSCO Apps 7 Free
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