Best Paid And Free Photo Editing Apps For iPhone, iPad

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We love clicking photos and these pictures become even more interesting when when you do weird and cool customizations to your pictures by adding effects to them. Through this post we would like to make you familiar with some of the best photo editing apps for your iPhone.

To start with we will first consider the paid apps and then move to free ones.

1. Filterstorm: Filterstorm is one of the best paid apps that offers you loads of features and those levels of customization which are only available on your Mac OS X and Windows applications. You can import pictures from camera roll and apply almost all sorts of effects on it.

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When i say it has all the effects i literally mean it. Curves manipulation, colour correction, noise reduction, sharpening , vignetting and many more. Interestingly if you like the customizations you have added, you can save the steps as an automation which i think is really amazing. Besides this you have a clone tool and other good options for fine-tuning like changing the diameter, softness and opacity of the brush. Alongside you have options to crop, straighten, flip, scale or add a border and title to your images.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Our Rating: 5/5 | Price: $3.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

2. PhotoGene: Photogene is at par with Filterstorm in terms of functionality and if you explore the app more you will notice there are even more adjustments and effects than Filterstorm. The interface is really amazing with animated circular scroll bar.

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Though it offers more features than Filterstorm the accessibility and accuracy is not what you would expect from it. The results will be a bit deviated from the desired ones and therefore it comes second on the list.

It offers sharing on Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, FTP and Twitter.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $1.99| Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

3. FX Photo Studio: This is another amazing app featuring 194 high quality effects,filters , overlays and frames, color splash, painting with every effect, Flickr, Facebook and Tumblr sharing.

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It works brilliantly but covers less features as compared to Filterstorm and PhotoGene.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Our Rating: 3.5/5 | Price: $0.99| Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

4. Camera+: We have already talked about two of the best photo editing apps which let you customize previously clicked pictures but what if you want to click fresh pictures and do regular customization there itself.

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Camera+ is a well known application which lets you add basic effects to freshly clicked pictures. Cool exposure effects include sunset, Backlit and Cloudy along with preset effects and borders. It does not offer histogram or hue and saturation adjustments where it disappoints us. But overall its quite fun to use and has enough preset effects to apply so go ahead.

It offers Facebook, Flickr and Twitter sharing.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: $0.99| Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

5. Auto Adjust: An instant image editor with only contrast and color adjustments. Suitable for images not requiring any orientation or other high level changes.

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Only unique feature of the app is VGA/HDMI out and AirPlay support to see your adjustments in realtime on TV.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Our Rating: 2.5/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

6. Adobe Photoshop Express: In the list of basic free photo editors, Adobe Photoshop Express grabs the first place. With limited features to offer but with great accuracy, it becomes one of the best free photo editing apps.

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Some of the features it offers include adjustments for exposure, saturation, tint and contrast and a number of preset effects. Alongside you can crop, rotate, straighten and flip, too. The only disappointing feature is that there is only one level of undo.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

7. Photopad: Another brilliant and free photo editing app for iPhone. It is loaded with features like Image Rotation, Image Resizing, Drawing/sketching, Paint Bucket, Color Selecting, Color Swap, Cropping, Threshold levels,Posterize etc.

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It also lets you make adjustments to Color, Contrast, Tint, Chromaticity, Saturation and Red eye. It also features ZAGGskins with which you can design a cover for your device from your edited images. The section also covers pre-designed skins that you can order.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Our Rating: 4/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

8. Color Effects: This app only focuses on a couple of aspects and the functionality is quite limited. It features Importing photos directly from Facebook, Automatic Edge Correction, Recolor image with any color of your choice, Fully zoomable (use two fingers), Saving paintings to Photo Library, Emailing paintings to friends, Posting to your Facebook wall, Multiple levels of undo.

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It also features iPhone 4 Retina display and iPad HD resolution support, Using Photo Library or camera images, Painting with original color, Painting in black and white, Selecting brush size and transparency, Posting to the Color Effects public Facebook wall.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 3.0 or later.

Our Rating: 3/5 | Price: Free | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

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