My Five Most Used iPhone Photography Apps

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Photography is fast becoming one of everyone’s favorite parts of owning a smartphone. People are taking more pictures than ever before – whether it’s taking a selfie, grabbing candids of kids, or awesome shots of nature. There are literally hundreds of photography apps on the App Store and the Google Play Store and these are my five most used iPhone photography apps (some of them are available for Android as well).


Probably the best photography app on iPhone and recently brought to Android as well. VSCOcam comes with some amazing pre-installed filters and nice settings map that bring a real nice modern flair to your photos. VSCOcam also offers in-app-purchases of other filters and some of them are really worth it. Another nice touch is the community VSCOcam has built to share your works of art online. Overall VSCOcam is really a complete experience and the in-app-purchases are worth it.


Before Google owned Snapseed it was one of my favorite photography apps out there and it still is. Snapseed is available on both iOS and Android and has some of the best filter presets out there along with other settings like crops, rotate and much more. The HDR filter is one of the best, if not the best, of any app and it’s an overall well built app.


Photo taken with iPhone 6 Plus edited in VSCOcam, Snapseed, and Mextures.


Darkroom is an iPhone only app and one of the more granular ones out there with an add-on (you have to pay for) in curves. If you’ve ever used Lightroom you know what curves are, they give you unique control over your photos kind of like what bass, treble and mids are to equalizers in sound. Darkroom is totally worth the cost and extra cost of the curves plugin – I highly recommend it.


Another iPhone only app, Enlight offers much of what the other apps do in filters, crops, brushes, and the like. The thing with many of these apps is their filters are often different, sometimes in subtle ways, and you just can’t live without them. Enlight also offers options to reshape, mixer, and tilt shift (Snapseed does tilt shift as well). It’s a fun app and worth checking out.


Finally there’s Mextures, also an iPhone only app. This one is really awesome. Mextures gives you overlays like Radiance, Grit and Grain, Light Leaks, Grunge, Emulsion. and much more. They even have preset formulas (like filters) you can use and those are just as awesome. The other apps offer some of what Mextures offers, but Mextures has a wider variety, well worth buying this app.

So there you have it, my five most used iPhone photography apps. You can find these apps just by searching for them on the App Store or Google Plays Store. What photography apps do you use the most? Which ones should we be looking at? Let us know in the comments below or on Google+, Facebook and Twitter.

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