Best Free Apple iOS Apps for Photography


Apple iOS users are usually fond of taking photos with their iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, and they take them pretty seriously. We could see a lot of high quality photos around the web taken using these iOS cameras. Especially now that iPhone 4s is equipped with an all-new 8 megapixels photo optics. But since iOS devices normally doesn’t come with a lot of options for photo editing natively, it has led to a vast number of photo-editing or photography apps in the Apple app store. Although some of us are willing to pay a small amount for quality apps, still, most people would rather get them free, especially if they are premium apps available for free. So in this article we listed 10 of the best free photography apps for all your Apple iOS devices available in the app store. For Google Android fans, we covered a similar article for Android devices a while back with “10 of the Best Free Photo Editing Apps for Android“.

1. Gorillacam

Gorillacam was introduced in December 2009 by Joby Inc., the creators of the Gorillapod tripods. It combines together a slew of features to greatly improve iPhone’s camera (timer, multi-shot, spirit-level, on-screen grid, ‘press anywhere’ capture), which means you can gather some half-dozen standalone apps that offer similar things.

2. Photoshop Express

We are all familiar with the name that conveys industry standard in image editing on the Mac or PC platforms. And this iOS version of Photoshop Express remains a solid option for those who only need simple image editing only and don’t want to have to pay for an app they only use lightly.

3. BeFunky Photo Editor

BeFunky is the popular online photo editing app that is now available on iPhone. This fast and easy to use app has 25 high quality photo effects, powerful editing tools and marvelous photo frames. It’s 100% FREE with no Registration Required, without Ads, and no limitations.

4. PhotoToaster Jr

East Cost Pixel’s PhotoToaster’s little brother, PhotoToaster Jr. is one quality free app that is available for iPhone and iPad. It offers all the essential features for photo processing in a single product. It employs fast non-destructive, high quality image adjustments, providing them in three different ways to adjust. This app can do everything from simple lighting adjustments and color corrections to elaborate effects.

5. Phototreats

Capturing beautiful snapshots are easy with Phototreats. Choose a photo, apply the effect, save & upload! It’s powered by Steply making mobile photo sharing easy. Phototreats is a collection of easy to use filters that transforms your photo into a truly memorable and emotional scene that all your friends will want to share and see.

6. Instagram

15 million users love Instagram! It’s a free, fun, and simple way to make and share gorgeous photos on your iPhone. Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family. Sharing is also easy with Instagram. You can share photo streams with friends or follow your friends’ photos with just a single click.

7. Fotolr Camera FX+

Fotolr Camera FX+ is a camera app that offers professional filtering which can help you see your photo effect before you snap shutter and offer you new shooting experience. Includes more than 50 effects like Black & white, Lomo, old photo, Magic Hour, Cross Process, Vibrant, 8mm and many more. It also has an option to share photos on Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr and Sina Weibo.

8. Pixlr-o-matic

This iOS photo app lets you add retro effects to your photos in a snap! You can turn your photos into cool looking vintage images, and editing is as easy as one, two, three. With this fun and simple darkroom app, you can layer filters, lighting and borders to get that retro grunge look in three simple steps.

9. Leme Camera

Leme Camera is a free iOS app that allows you to capture images and edit instantly. The heart of Leme Cam is the unique charm found in simple film photography. Fun and easy to use, and lets you capture every moment with style, emotion, and creativity using our chic, unpredictable, yet delightfully retro “toy” cameras, cool lenses, and funky films.

10. Picture Effect Magic

Picture effect Magic offers a bunch of special effects, filters, frames and other design elements that will turn your photos into an original piece of art. It’s definitely more than what it’s worth for a free app. It offers cool effects like sepia, oil painting, swirl, rainbow, comic, sketch and a whole lot more.

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