What are the best photoshop apps for iPhone?

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    Afterlight is a free image editing app with a simple design to help users enhance their photos with its powerful tools, filters, textures, and frames. Some of its features can also be bought which is not available in the free version. 


    Free- with-in app purchases.

    Megan Nguyen
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I like this app because it gives you many filters to work with. It can really enhance the photos that you already have and ones that you take. There are many tools to work with to improve upon color, light, crop, etc and you can add frames to the photos as well. This is my primary app to work with, especially when I post on Instagram and I love that I can email photos as well. It really just does wonders for my photos. They periodically add features to the app as well which makes the app even better. The price is very economical and worth what you get. "
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    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.

    iOS, Android


    Erika Olvera
    Written on November 19, 2017
    "Facetune is the best app around! And having it right in the palm of your hand so that you can use it as soon as you take a picture is amazing. I took a close up selfie the other day to send to a special friend. When I looked at the picture, i could see that I had too much grey hair showing and I did not need that in this picture. I opened the Facetune app and covered it up. No more grey! This app also has video help screens to help you. Whether you want to add makeup, change your smile, enhance the photo or like me, change the grey, it does it all. "
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    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. 




    John James
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I didn't want to pay for Photoshop on my phone and was looking for a app that could do the same types of things. Enlight, although not exactly like Photoshop, was a lot cheaper and accomplished most of the same tasks."
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    #4Adobe Photoshop Express

    Adobe Photoshop Express
    Adobe Photoshop Express is a fast, powerful and easy way to edit photos on your Android, Windows, and iOS devices. You can customize your pictures, create collages and share them on your social networks.

    iOS, Android, Windows


    Randy West
    Written on November 23, 2017
    "I use the desktop version of Photoshop all the time for work all the time and have been using it for years and it is the best. I recently tried out the express version on my phone because I was curious and it is almost as good. I can edit photos that I have either taken from my phone or have saved somewhere like in my email and edit them while I'm on the go. It has all of the same tools and is very easy to use. On top of that, the results are excellent and about as good as I could do on my desktop. If you are into photography or photo editing, I suggest you give this a try."
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    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


    Diana Rodriguez
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "Snapseed is a good photoshop app for iPhone and iPad, but probably not among the best. Developed by Google, it is definitely the best one available for Android. But for Apple devices, it is a bit less refined and full featured even though it's still good. I'd guess that future updates would close the gap to the apps available on each OS."
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    #6Camera+ 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.



    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Pamela Butler
    Written on November 18, 2017
    "This is a really fantastic photoshop app that has multiple functions. It has a bunch of filters and even let's you use multiple filters at once and has a lot of editing functions so you can perfect your pics after they have been taken. Definitely my go to photo app!"
  4. 10



    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.


    Android, iOS


    Craig Cooper
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "This is a very cool app that is just fun for some to use to mess around with, but others can do even more with it the more experienced you get. It's basically photoshop for your mobile phone. I liked using it to take out an ugly tree from the background for another photo that I wanted to crop of some people and it turned out better than expected. Definitely a must download for anyone with Android!"
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    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. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Robert Powell
    Written on November 17, 2017
    "VSCO is an app that I had never heard of before giving it a shot. It's not as good as PS, but I think it's a heck of a good imitation."
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    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.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows


    Heather Ramos
    Written on April 13, 2018
    "Instagram constantly updates it's features. It has lots for great filters. Beyond filters however it is very limited for editing images. "
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    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


    Hannah Day
    Written on July 12, 2018
    "It's not as good as the photoshop app, obviously, but it's certainly not bad. I don't know if I would have paid for it but if you don't have an adobe cloud subscription."
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    Pixelmator is a tool wherein you can touch up photos or create your digital artworks from scratch using its wide range of tools, brushes, and effects. This is a great iPad alternative to Photoshop.


    Mac, iOS


    Ethan Williamson
    Written on July 18, 2018
    "I love photoshop. It is hard to find something that is very similar to photoshop but in mobile. So, I found this app, Pixelmator. Omg! To my surprise,e it is so similar to Photoshop. Now, I can edit any photos on the go. Don't need to fire up my laptop and open Photoshop anymore. All can be done in my iPhone and iPad!"
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    Prisma is a photo-editing app that lets users transform their photos into art using the style of famous artists like Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. It features more than 300 filters to choose from.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Terry Garza
    Written on November 20, 2017
    "Nice little app for editing photos on the go. It's simple interface allows me to make edits on the fly before making a post."
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    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.



    $7.99- with in-app purchases

    Ryan Richardson
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "i believe this is a camera app not a photoshop one"
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    #14Adobe 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. 

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Philip Phillips
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "I need to photo edit on the go sometimes for my job. I found Adobe Lightroom CC. It has many features I would expect from a desktop app. It has been easy to use and reliable. I really like it."
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    #15Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix is a photo-editing application that runs on both iOS and Android devices. It lets users liquify, heal, lighten, color and adjust images and easily share them across other Adobe Creative Cloud system.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Hannah Tucker
    Written on January 14, 2018
    "good photo editing software."
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    This GIMP phone adaptation will allow you to freely edit all your images. Use as many layers as you want to add your regular pictures a professional editing.


    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Madison Mitchell
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "Great software to edit your photos. It has a ton of features and it is super easy to use, anyone will be able to use this. Pretty much any editing you need to do can be done with the use of this software. I really like it."


Best What are the best photoshop apps for iPhone
1AfterlightApps 20 Free
2FacetuneApps 19 Free
3EnlightApps 17 Paid
4Adobe Photoshop ExpressApps 15 Free
5Snapseed Apps 14 Free
6Camera+ LegacyApps 13 Paid
7TouchRetouchApps 10 Paid
8VSCO Apps 9 Free
9InstagramApps 6 Free
10SuperimposeApps 0 Paid

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