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18 apps for editing your photos on iPad and iPhone

The photographs tell part of our identity, reveal our daily life, our joys and moments with the dearest people. Although the cameras on our iPads and iPhones have a lot of qualitywe often want to better them, add effects, subtitles and perform mounts cool to publish on social networks and to share with our friends and family.

There are thousands of apps for photographic edition On the App Store, for this reason, we need to separate the “chaff from the wheat” and know exactly what deserves to be downloaded and installed on our devices.

I've sorted out a great list of apps that are really worth your attention, follow the list, pick your favorites, and make your photos even better.

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Canva Create Image Edit Photo

Canva Create Image Edit Photo (AppStore Link) Canva is a very easy to use application with a wide variety of tools. Allows you to create parts of graphic design without any prior knowledge. With it you can edit photos and add text, elements, stickers, borders, frames and more.


Snapseed (AppStore Link) Developer: Google LLCCompatibility: (iPhone) (iPad in 2x mode) Category: Photo & Video ›LifestylePrice: Free Google's bet is extremely useful, free, with dozens of automated filters or even the ability to take control and make good editing of light, color and effects.

Photoshop Express-Photo Editor

Photoshop Express-Photo Editor (AppStore Link) Adobe application for small corrections to your photos, using this free App you will greatly improve the color of your photos.

Rookie Cam – Photo Editor

Rookie Cam - Photo Editor (AppStore Link) Developer: JellyBus Inc.Compatibility: (iPhone) (iPad) Category: Photo and Video › Price: Free Treat your images with filters and add fun stamps to your photos.

Repix – Inspiring Photo Editor

Repix - Inspiring Photo Editor (AppStore Link) Excellent free photo editor, read our full review:


Flipagram (AppStore Link) Create an animated slideshow with your photos and then save in video format. Read our full review:

Adobe Photoshop Mix – Cut, combine, create

Adobe Photoshop Mix - Cut, Combine, Create (AppStore Link) To replace the defunct “Photoshop Touch” Adobe has launched Photoshop Mix with automated features and cloud processing power. Check out!

Read our review:



Pixelmator (AppStore Link) In my opinion the best photo editor available for iPad, extremely complete and very similar to the Pixelmator of the Mac, which I have also used as an alternative to the Adobe program. It's worth the investment, I believe it is even superior to Photoshop.

Read our review:

Afterlight Legacy

Afterlight Legacy (AppStore Link) Afterlight is possibly the best option for the novice user who wants to apply good effects to their photos, coming out of the sameness of Instagram effects. With simple and easy-to-use tools you can turn a simple photo into a professional photo!

Juxtaposer: cut, combine, edit

Juxtaposer: cut, combine, edit (AppStore Link) I really liked the proposal of the app, with it you can isolate the background of a photograph and apply it in other scenarios, creating interesting effects of people in miniature, etc.


PICSPLAY Classic (AppStore Link) Developer: JellyBus Inc.Compatibility: (iPhone) (iPad) Category: Photo and Video › Price: R $ 37,90 Another very complete application with color editing option, various adjustments and the extra of owning gear to add to the images.


Waterlogue (AppStore Link) Turn your photos into “works of art,” you don't have to be an artist to create paintings based on your photos!

Over: Edit Photos & Add Text

Over: Edit Photos & Add Text (AppStore Link) Add beautifully typed text to your photos.

Fragment – Prismatic Photo Effects

Fragment - Prismatic Photo Effects (AppStore Link) Make your photos very stylish with geometric effects.

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess (AppStore Link) Create collages, add catchphrases and turn your photos into fun images!

DesignLab – Creative Design

DesignLab - Creative Design (AppStore Link) Developer: MuseWorks, Inc.Compatibility: (iPhone) (iPad) Category: Photo & Video ›BusinessPrice: Free Color Effects, Impact Phrases, Stamps and more, a fun App to create great photos.

Halftone 2

Halftone 2 (AppStore Link) Turn your photos into a comic book.

Path on – Swipe to Type

Path on - Swipe to Type (AppStore Link) Add text by following a "path" in your photos.

Dear visitors, these are in our opinion the best apps available on the App Store for iPad photo editing, I hope you find some that you like and can start beautifying your photos with interesting effects.

If you know an application that should be on this list, please leave its name in the comments. Big hug, see you soon.

* Original article published on 24/03/14. We have added new applications and deleted those that are no longer available on 01/30/15. New edition on 07/07/15 for Photoshop Touch removal and Photoshop Mix included. New edition on 30/05/17 for Canva included.

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