We know that, nowadays, a mobile camera and a few touch-ups are enough to achieve wonderful photos. However, sometimes it is difficult to navigate between so many options when choosing the ideal platform for you to edit your photos. To make it easier for you, I bring you a guide to the 5 best applications to editing on your iPhone.
These applications have tools to make basic adjustments such as size, sharpness and contrast, but also add filters and effects to your images. Whether you are an amateur or professional, they will be very useful for your ease of use, functionality and versatility. You may already know some of them, but we hope you discover in this list a surprise or, who knows, your new favorite application.
Here we go!
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I have to say: VSCO Cam is, of all, my favorite. And not just mine: some influencers like Dulceida use this app daily to create content on their social networks.
But what is special about it? What makes this application so wonderful is its ease of use and, above all, the wide range of filters it offers. From traditional to contemporary, you can find the filter that best suits your taste and that makes the most of your photos.
Of course, in this app you can also find the option to make basic and not so basic adjustments to the image, add grain to give a vintage analog film effect and even make perspective corrections.
In addition, it has an inspiration gallery. In it you can create a profile and upload your favorite photos, follow other users and join to photographic challenges.
Price: Although VSCO Cam is a free application, you can purchase a membership that gives you access to a greater number of options such as special presets and advanced editing options.
Have you ever heard about Adobe Lightroom CC , one of the most popular digital development and photo editing applications for desktop . Fortunately for us, Adobe decided to release a completely free version of this program for IOS that, although does not have exactly the same functions as its older sister, it has been a success among its users.
Lightroom gives you painstaking editing: color and shadow adjustments, contrasts, HDR, and a wide range of filters and other options to highlight and bring your photos to life. All this in an elegant and simple design.
In addition to the variety of settings that the application offers, it could be said that one of the extra advantages of Lightroom CC is the possibility of using it as a camera and capturing RAW images with it, where you can also modify the ISO, speed and aperture , directly from your phone. And, in addition, as you can see in the image below, it will integrate perfectly with the operating system of your iPhone, allowing the use of shortcuts and widgets , among other things.
Finally, you can find interactive tutorials and lessons guided by photographers in this application.
Price: Lightroom is a free app, but it offers in-app purchases to expand your editing options as well as give you access to some adobe features like Creative Cloud Storage and Adobe Sensei.
Among photography fans, Darkroom has made a good name for himself. Among other things, for its good design and features, a valuable application for professionals.
In addition to having all the necessary adjustments to perfect any photograph, this platform integrates spectacularly with the IOS (and IpadOS, where it is also available). Shortcuts, Split view and the ability to edit photos without having to import them previously, are some of the benefits it offers.
Another definite advantage of Darkroom is the ability to edit photos and videos in RAW, very important for those who dedicate themselves to photography professionally or wish to enter that world.
Darkroom is, in short, a very complete, intuitive and easy-to-use application. It is recommended for anyone, but above all, for those who want to get a little bit closer to photography.
Price: It works by subscription and its prices are between € 4.49 per month up to a lifetime subscription for € 44.99.
Snapseed is one of the most popular editing apps for both Android and iOS. This Google application, in addition to being completely free, offers its users all the basic settings you may need: brightness, size, saturation, contrast and stylish filters vintage , black and white, among others.
It is a very simple platform to use and, although it does not offer some of the advanced options of the other applications on the list, it is very functional and easy to use for those who do not have as much experience with photo editing. You will have access to a large number of filters, brushes to correct details for free and, something that we appreciate and love, without advertising.
Price: It’s completely free!
A Color Story
So far I have told you about the best applications for the more traditional edition. With A Color Story the experience will be different. This application has, of course, the traditional editing tools, however, its strength is in the amount of filters and effects with which you can turn your photo into a completely new image. Baths of light, bubbles and even confetti , are some of the things that you can find among the presets to give your photo that last special touch.
Another advantage of this application is that it offers the possibility of designing a grid for Instagram. By linking your account you will be able to view your previous posts and preview future ones to ensure that your feed is impeccable.
Price: Free basic version. Premium version from € 5.59 per month to € 29.99 per year.
In this list you can find the best of the best, the applications with which you can turn your photos into spectacular images.