What are the best red eye removal apps for iPhone or iPad?

Flash photography is cool until you get one of those bummer red eyes! With these tools, well mostly apps and software, you won’t have to worry about low lighting and camera flash anymore. Instantly remove red eyes on your precious photos.

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    #1Facetune

    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

    Beverly Rios
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "facetune for me is an awesome app to remove red eye because it's like the red eye on the pic never existed in the first place. I AM BLOWN AWAAAY!"
  2. 14

    #2Adobe 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.
    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Sharon Cunningham
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "adobe photoshop is the best app to remove red eye and correct facial features in a natural way. i've always used the app whenever i see red eye on my photos."
  3. 13

    #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

    Rodrigo Rocha
    Written on December 2, 2017
    "Camera+ is a great red eye removal tool for iOS. It's been able to fix the red eye problem in most of the pictures I've tried. It has other filters and effects to mess with also, if you're in to that."

WHAT’S THE MEANING

In flash photography, the red-eye effect is the occurrence of red eyes on people on the photograph. It occurs when using a flash in low light conditions. The pupil of the eye doesn’t constrict in time for the flash, and so light reflects back when it reaches the retina. The reflected light looks red because of blood in the choroid, a connective tissue that supplies the retina with blood. For animals, their eyes show up as green, white, or yellow in photographs. It is because of the membrane, tapetum lucidum that helps animals achieve night vision.

Did you know?

Most modern cameras now come with a red-eye reduction mode. This technology works by emitting a pre-flash before the main flash. The pre-flash causes the subject’s pupils to constrict, thus limiting the amount of light that enters the eye when the main flash takes place. The red-eye effect could also be avoided by using an external light source, instead of relying on the flash for lighting. Another way to avoid the red-eye effect is for the subject to look away from the camera, as it only occurs when the subject is looking straight at the camera. As the red-eye effect is now common in flash photography, most photo editing software has a red-eye editor. And now, most devices lets you download red eyes photo editor, making you remove red eye on your iPhone, iPad and other mobile devices.

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    #4Aviary

    Aviary

    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. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Li Shi
    Written on December 1, 2017
    "Aviary is a great little photo editing app that makes editing easy. Everything from removing the dreaded red eye from flash and bad camera angles to accessorizing and adding fun effects. Love it! Its very simple to use, loads fast and doesn't take up a lot of memory like some other editing apps."
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    #5Photo Editor-

    Photo Editor-

    Photo Editor is a powerful app developed by Axiem Systems for Android and iOS devices. With this app, you can remove red eyes from your photos, apply enhancements and filters, add text, frames and stickers and much more.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Megan Thompson
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Photo Editor is pretty good for basic photo editing, removing red eye, things like that. I found it pretty easy to use. I'm not too good with figuring things out, but this was really intuitive and made it pretty easy to do what I was trying to do. I think there might be better apps out there for photo editing, but I like this one and will probably stick with it for now."
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    #6Magic Eye Color

    Magic Eye Color

    With this free app to remove red eye, you can try different eye colors just by using your iPhone. This useful application developed by Chi Zhang allows people to fix and correct red eyes in photographs.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Crystal Lewis
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "Wow!! this is actually one of the few apps to fix red eye that have worked on my photos. it also makes my eyes change into all sorts of pretty colors which i experiment with every now and then!!!"
  4. 8

    #7Visage Lab

    Visage Lab

    Visage is a photo editing app that allows users to remove wrinkles, acne, and whiten their teeth immediately. This app also features several tools for improving facial skin appearance, adding eye makeup, removing red-eye, and so on.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Joseph Carr
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "This app offers the requested feature along with many others. I think it would be a very good solution to this issue and other picture editing needs."
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    #8Pixlr

    Pixlr

    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.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    Russell Lee
    Written on April 9, 2019
    "It's not quite obvious but pixlr is actually one of those apps that fix red eye. I thought it couldn't but i found the feature that corrects red eyes and it works like a charm."
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    #9Photo Wonder

    Photo Wonder

    PhotoWonder is a free photo editing app that allows you to have a beauty transformation just in a few seconds. With this beauty application for Android and iOS, you can edit any pics you want, and also share them with friends.


     

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Billy Payne
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "Photo Wonder really makes wonder on my boring photos. When I don't look good in them, I can just edit my face with this app"
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    #10Eye Colorizer

    Eye Colorizer

    Eye Colorizer - Color Contact Lens Cosplay Effect is a photo editing app for iOS devices. This makeover app for photos enables users to change and enhance the color of eyes in their photos. Eye Colorizer is distributed by Audacity Software Pte. Ltd.

    Apps

    iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sandra Green
    Written on June 27, 2018
    "I remembered watching Twilight and wanted to edit my eye color the same as Edward's for my facebook photo. This app is entertaining and useful. Nice!"

Summary

Best What are the best red eye removal apps for iPhone or iPad
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1FacetuneApps 15 Free
2Adobe Photoshop ExpressApps 14 Free
3Camera+ LegacyApps 13 Paid
4AviaryApps 13 Free
5Photo Editor-Apps 11 Free
6Magic Eye ColorApps 8 Free
7Visage LabApps 8 Free
8PixlrApps 6 Free
9Photo WonderApps 6 Free
10Eye ColorizerApps 2 Free
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