Adobe Photoshop runs the gamut when it comes to professional photo editing software. Although the full version of Photoshop might be too much for a mobile device to handle, Adobe Photoshop Express brings its power into the iPhone.
You can upload photos from your device or straight from the cloud. The automatic collage features make creating a photo collage simple and smart. You can use pop color to highlight one color over the rest, use auto-fix to make one-touch adjustments and add watermarks to your images.
Adobe Photoshop Express is power-packed, including everything from basic editing focus to the more advanced. It’s free to download and use.
- Adobe’s functionality and speed are second to none, even on a mobile device.
- Although Photoshop is in the name, it’s missing a lot of features from traditional Photoshop.
For photographers itching for the same feeling they get when shooting manually, Moment Pro Camera is a great choice. Offering full manual controls such as ISO, shutter speed, and white balance, Moment is a DSLR in your pocket.
Moment is updated constantly and now supports the newest iPhones and the Apple Watch; use your Apple Watch as a remote to shoot photos or take videos. Moment also offers the Moment Photo Case, allowing you to use the DSLR-like shutter button for fast capturing.
Moment Pro Camera is free to download and try but requires you to pay to unlock the professional photo and video features. With your purchase, you’re given the option to shoot RAW, fully manual, and with dual lens control.
- Being able to shoot manually and adjust the settings to capture that perfect photo each time.
- This app is not for beginner photographers.
VSCO is known for its filters and is used by millions to add a certain feel to their photos. With editing tools built-in for both photos and video, VSCO is the ultimate photo-enhancing app.
VSCO offers users advanced video presets, mobile video editing, photo filter presets, and more. Plus, VSCO houses a creator’s community where photographers can create, discover, and connect with other photographers on the platform.
VSCO is free to download and use. However, the creator’s community and full functionality within the app require a yearly subscription. With the subscription, you receive access to the community and access to every tool within the app.
- There are so many filters and ways to edit your photos that creativity is endless.
- There isn’t a way to purchase all of the assets of the app without paying for the VSCO X community experience. If you wish to have all the tools, you’ll have to deal with the community extras on your app too.
For the dual-camera found on the iPhone 7 Plus and iPhone X, Focos is a can’t miss app for the future. Instead of optical processes, computational photography uses digital computation to process images. Focos allows you to use real 3D imaging to edit photos taken with the dual-camera.
Built-in video tutorials, real bokeh effects, and the ability to add multiple light sources in an image make Focos a leader in photography of the future.
Focos is free to download, however, there are in-app purchases to unlock advanced editing features at varying costs.
- The in-app video tutorials give anyone the chance to try out photography in a new way.
- The app could use some updates to address usability and design. It’s a bit more cumbersome to use than other apps on this list.
There are so many editing functions within Rookie Cam that make it the perfect photo app for any level of photographer. However, it’s ease of use and simple design make it a great choice for beginners.
You can snap photos using the live filter camera or use the 300+ fonts to thoroughly design your photos. There are 170 filters in 15 different themes, 40 beauty filters for portraits, a complete collage maker, and photobooth.
Rookie Cam is free to download but offers in-app purchases to unlock different filters and editing tools.
- Rookie Cam has it all, from professional editing tools to a built-in collage maker.
- Although Rookie Cam offers some professional editing tools, for photographers looking for gallery-quality photos, this app might not be the best choice.