What are the best photography apps for iPhone?

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    #1VSCO

    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

    Harry Mitchell
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Do you want to be able to label yourself as a photographer and editor by just screwing around on your phone? VSCO is your solution. Whether you're a vapid attention seeker who only gets by on their looks or you're just super lazy and want to be popular on instagram by barely doing anything try VSCO. It will give you the confidence to say on your bio that yes, I am a photographer and yes, I am an editor."
  2. 17

    #2TouchRetouch

    TouchRetouch

    TouchRetouch is a photo-editing app developed by Adva-Soft for Android and iOS devices that offers you all the tools you need to efficiently remove unwanted content from your phone photos.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Walter Brewer
    Written on January 5, 2018
    "I needed an app that would allow me to easily remove unwanted content from my photos. This app makes that job so easy and quite fun in the process. Sometimes when taking a picture on my phone I can't see everything in the shot until later when I'm looking at the photo. If I notice something like a person that crept into the photo right as I was snapping then I can remove that person with ease using this app. Highly recommended! This has to be one of the best photo apps around in my opinion!"
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    #3Snapseed

    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

    Tiffany Barnett
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "Snapseed is a professional photo editor created by google that will upgrade your regular photos. it has many filters and special effects and is easy to use. this app will definitely enhance your photos."
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    #4Halide

    Halide

    Halide is a powerful tool for photographers. The app allows you take photos in manual mode. You can choose ISO, white balance, exposure and much more.  

    Apps

    iOS

    $5.99

    Summer Xia
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "This app has given me so much more control over the photos I take, and has allowed me to have a spectacular Instagram. Thanks Halide for helping me gain tons of followers!"
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    #5Hipstamatic

    Hipstamatic

    Hipstamatic is a camera app that also works as a photo-editing tool that lets you take beautiful pics and also share them with your friends. It also contains filters and a complete editing suite with over 20 adjustment tools.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Susan Murphy
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This is a decent photography app and even has its own community full of other photographers! It has some features that really let me use the new iPhone screen. "
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    #6AfterFocus

    AfterFocus
    AfterFocus is a photo-editor app for Android and iOS devices in which you can blur the background of your images by choosing and selecting what part of it you want it to be blurred. Fast sharing options included.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Doris Davis
    Written on January 9, 2018
    "I'm a photographer and love playing with various photography apps on my iPhone. I found AfterFocus, which is a cool app that lets you blur the background. Since most smartphone cameras can not do this very well compared to traditional DSLR lenses that have a wide aperture (for example, the 50mm f/1.8 lens from Canon), this app will blur the background for you. It works surprisingly well! I really love it and really suggest this app for anyone that needs some background blurring of their sharp-background photos."
  4. 8

    #7Camera+ 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

    Kathy Herrera
    Written on January 11, 2018
    "This is a perfect photography app for Iphone. It enables the amature photographer to take professional looking pictures straight away! It has tons of features that are really user friendly and free. Great suggestion."
  5. 8

    #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

    Dorothy Silva
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "This is a beautiful app with beautiful effects. I have been able to create some fantastic finished projects with my photos. The effects are stunning and the borders and text you can add is very flexible and easy to use."
  6. 7

    #9Facetune

    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

    Brittany Estrada
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Had this app for 10 minutes and was shoked the first time i opened it...The turtorial feels like a video game turtorial and explains EVERYTHING I didnt even watch one of the videos and i got a pretty good "photoshp" in 15 MINUTES just like you said "magazene photos" I would defenitely tell my friend especially with the deal for 30 cents this is amazing. Oops..I just threw my karambit lore at my wall id rather just stop by now and take a pause to breath so would i reffer to this? Hell no or yes maybe ill kill everyone in the house bcuz of the exitment i get with having fun in this... Ill just try one of my photos. "
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    #10Instagram

    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

    Steven Wagner
    Written on January 13, 2018
    "Really, this is pretty straight forward. When you think social media and pictures, Instagram is normally what jumps to mind. This is probably the best app on iphone for it, and a great suggestion."
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    #11ProCamera

    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

    Samantha Sullivan
    Written on January 16, 2018
    "I am not a photographer, but ProCamera sure makes me feel like I am. I have yet to find a camera app that helps me create such beautiful and impressive photos. I love ProCamera and definitely think it was worth the price!"
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    #12Adobe Lightroom CC

    Adobe Lightroom CC
    Adobe Lightroom CC is designed for professional photographers for managing and editing large quantities of photographs. With this software, you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens. 
    Software

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

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Summary

Best What are the best photography apps for iPhone
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1VSCO Apps 23 Free
2TouchRetouchApps 17 Paid
3Snapseed Apps 16 Free
4HalideApps 16 Paid
5HipstamaticApps 15 Paid
6AfterFocusApps 12 Free
7Camera+ LegacyApps 8 Paid
8EnlightApps 8 Paid
9FacetuneApps 7 Free
10InstagramApps 2 Free
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