The Apple iPhone gave the start to the smartphone revolution nearly six years ago, and with time it slowly evolved to be more than just a terrific device for accessing the web. It became the world’s most used camera. Most recently, we compared the latest iPhone 5 against its 2013 rivals and concluded that on many occasions Apple’s smartphone bested them all delivering consistently pleasing colors and performing well in both sun and rain, day and night.
Being such a prolific device, it’s no surprise there is a huge enthusiast iPhone camera community. Instagram did not become a billion dollar company by chance - it was mostly because of the iPhone.
But as a simple device with an almost fully automatic camera, photo enthusiasts crave more manual control: more settings, more filters, more editing options. Good news is all of that is there. Some of the best camera apps are built for the iPhone. Here are the ones that stand out from the rest, ones that you won’t regret buying, here are the essential ones.
Best iPhone camera apps
Best iPhone camera apps
Laminar Pro is a small Photoshop that is always in your pocket, supporting layers and masks, and all bells and whistles for only $3.99. It is very stable and easily gets our recommendation for all who want to do more advanced image editing on an iPhone or iPad.
Somewhere between advanced and basic photo editing, SnapSeed offers an intuitive interface that makes it look simpler than it really is. While it does not support the layers and masks of Laminar, it offers the absolutely best touch interface on mobile.
”With iPhoto for iOS, Apple brings Multi-Touch to photography in a breakthrough way. Browse, edit, and share your photos from your iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, like never before—all the powerful tools you need are at your fingertips. And with iCloud, you can share your experiences as stunning photo journals.”
”True layers support means you can now composite multiple photos into amazing works of art. Unparalleled powerful tools like curves and levels allow you to manipulate your photos with ease. Amazing filters and effects will allow even a beginner to transform their photos into masterpieces.”
”Use popular Photoshop features, such as layers, selection tools, adjustments, and filters, to create mind-blowing images.
Improve your photos using classic Photoshop features to bring out the best in your photography. Apply precise tone and color adjustments to your entire composition, a particular layer, or a select area.”