3 iPhone Editing Apps Every Photographer Must Have

With so many photo editing apps available, it can be hard to know which ones are worth a download. Phones these days have the ability to take amazing pictures, so it only makes sense that you should be able to edit them on your phone as well. Some apps even let you edit RAW files and adjust curves like Photoshop and Lightroom. Most of them are also free with the ability to purchase in-app features. Check out some of our favorite photo editing apps for iPhone below:

VSCO
VSCO is probably one of the most popular editing apps for iPhone. With features like filters, a creator’s community, adjustments and more, it’s a one-stop shop for editing. The interface is minimal and simple, making it easy to create a cohesive feed when you apply the same filter to all of your photos. VSCO also includes in-app purchases such as preset packs should you want to add even more filters to experiment with. It even includes the basic adjustments like brightness, highlights, saturation, etc.

To add a photo to your VSCO library, tap the “+” button in the upper right corner. You can also scroll across the bottom toolbar to switch between filters and adjustments. To add your final edit to your VSCO profile, click “Publish” in the upper right corner when you’re done.

Lens Distortions
Lens Distortions is the perfect app for adding multiple layers and effects to your images. Choose from lens flares, blurring, bokeh and more to create the perfect final edit. Use them to add a golden hour effect or draw people’s eye with a light leak. Lens Distortions also offers in-app purchases to give you even more options for each filter category – all for less than $5 for up to 70 textures.

To begin your edit, choose an image from your camera roll. You’ll see the library of effects below including Luminary, Light Hits, Fog and Shimmer. You can also adjust the opacity, brightness and more – or delete layers as you go.

Snapseed
Developed by Google, Snapseed is a professional photo app with the ability to edit both RAW and JPG files. Select from your choice of Looks, or filters, along the bottom toolbar or apply one of the Tools. These include lens blur, grain, white balance, HDR and more. Snapseed even has the option to adjust curves, giving you more control over your final image. It also allows you to see your edit history so you can adjust or delete each individual layer. Once you’re finished editing, the app allows you to share or open the image in other apps such as VSCO or iCloud as well.

To import a photo, click the “+” on the home screen to open the editor. From here you’ll be able to scroll through the Looks and Tools to apply. You can also make adjustments for each individual Tool such as blur strength and brightness.

Whether you’re making some minor adjustments or editing an image from scratch, these apps make it easier than ever to create beautiful content. What are some of your go-to apps for editing photos?

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