I love my iPhone.  Most days it doubles as my camera.  It’s just so darn convenient!  I wanted to share with you all what’s on my phone.  I’ll split them into two sections… photo-related and otherwise… just for the sake of organization.  :) So, today…


1. PicTapGo.  $1.99  By far my favorite photo-editing app.  I already use RadLab for editing my SLR photos and now I can use most of the same filters and recipes on my iPhone photos.  I love being able to adjust the strength of the filters and being able to save combinations of them for repeated use.  That is key.  My favorite recipe is Lights On with Get Faded Neutral.  With RadLab I also use Oh, Snap but it’s not to be found in PicTapGo.  Since it’s release at the beginning of March it’s been my go-to photo app and it’s what all my Instagram photo’s are edited with.

2. Instagram.  FREE  I love instagram.  Love it.  It is by far my favorite social media app.  You’ll find me here a few times a day for sure.

3. Afterglow. $0.99  Up until PicTapGo showed up I was using Afterglow for editing my photos.  Great control over brightness, warmth, contrast, and so on.  A great little workhorse.

4. Over.  $1.99  A new-to-me app which lets you add text over your images.  Nice choice of fonts.  I’m looking forward to playing with this one.

5. PicFrame.  $0.99  I use this one primarily to get two photos onto one canvas when I’m printing with my Selphy 900.

6. TiltShiftGen.  $0.99  Another app I haven’t used in a while but it was my go-to back in the day.  I love the blur feature.

7. PicFX.  $1.99  Again, this one hasn’t seen a lot of me lately.  I used it mostly when I wanted to add bokeh to my photos or add faint color washes.

8. VSCO Cam.  $0.99  Very similar to Afterglow.  Great adjustment features for brightness, contrast, etc, but only in increments. 

So, those are my favorite photo apps.  What do you use on your iPhone’s for photo-editing?

  • Trine - Thank you so much for this list. I have already purchased two apps that will make my life so much easier. Looking forward to less computer-time with good’ old Photoshop part!ReplyCancel

  • Heather - Great list of apps, I too am addicted to photo apps on my phone. I love camera+ for taking photos,snapseed for editing (but pictapgo is my new favorite) and photo for writing text on my pics.ReplyCancel

  • Adrienne Alvis - Great post, Marcy! I have just about all of those apps, but I don’t have “Over” so I’m going to check that one out :) I do have Phonto which is probably close to the same as Over and I use it quite often! Thanks for sharing :) xoReplyCancel

  • Joanne - AfterFocus is handy if you want to blur out distracting backgrounds while keeping the subject in focus.ReplyCancel

  • Joanne - Great list, btw. Heading over to try PicTapGo right now. Thanks!ReplyCancel

  • Ariana - Thanks for sharing these. Some of these I already knew about but some like Over, I had never heard of. Heading to purchase it now! :]ReplyCancel

  • flo - Snapseed!!!
    It’s changed my life – great editing. Haven’t checked out PicTapGo yet, but I’m sure I will, eventually.ReplyCancel

  • Karen - Thank you so much for recommending the OVER app. I will use this so much for project life only now I can work from my iPad instead of my computer!ReplyCancel

  • SZilvi - I love Camera+… it makes your iPhone camera much smarter.ReplyCancel

  • Debra - As a new iPhone user, I found this really helpful, thank you!ReplyCancel

  • ~amy~ - Thanks for sharing this!!!ReplyCancel

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