There is a refrn among the photographers that ensures that the best camera is always “the one you carry with you, which means that, when the perfect scenario appears, it is preferable to have any camera to have none. And even if the photo comes out as it comes out, some applications, filters or touch-ups can always make them better. Today, the camera that we usually carry with us is that of our cell phone or phone and, although they are incredible machines for taking photos, the best iPhone photography applications will help you make them even better.
Even with the iOS 9 update, the iPhone camera does not have many extra features. Fortunately, Camera + provides a long exposure of controls and advanced tools such as continuous flash, front flash, focus adjustment, 6x digital zoom, a stopwatch and preselected filters. The interface is very easy to use.
When iOS 8 was launched, instead of updating this application, Cocologics decided to reapply. This app is then optimized to work with iOS 9. It has a minimalist interface and a number of sophisticated features to adjust exposure, dye and ISO sensitivity. It even has a night camera and high resolution photo views as well as more than 70 filters and effects.
Obscura 2, developed by Ben McCarthy, manages to condense all the more intricate photo functions than iOS into a unique and minimalist package. It supports a specialized RAW capture mode, as well as the HEIC, JPEG, Live Photo and Depth capture modes. It also offers a grid overlay, flash control and all imaginable manual controls.
Its name may be misleading, considering the lack of any analog aesthetic, but Darkroom takes a literal approach with a darkened interface designed to make your photos shine. The experience is similar to that of Lightroom, since you can control everything from tone, saturation, luminosity (HSL) to curves, although it also has some other applications such as VSCO with its integrated filters. Its rating, 4.9 of 5, in the iOS App Store is a very good reference.
Halide is the perfect app for beginners who want to start with automatic and gradually go up to manual mode. The automatic makes it easy to capture great photos on the fly, but tools like the focus peaking, RAW capture and more give you maximum creative control in an easy-to-use app. Halide even includes portrait effects, such as those promoted on the latest iPhones.
With unmatched control and DSLR-like functionality, ProCam 5 lives up to its name.
The application has seven different shooting modes, including a time-lapse setting and one that slows the shutter speed, giving you the ability to choose the best for your particular environment.
The subject's focus also allows you to capture sharp pictures, even if the subject is moving, while the integrated audio meter guarantees audio levels when recording video. The long list of its functions and the quality of them make ProCam 5 worthwhile.
Adobe Photoshop Express
When it comes to photo editing software, nobody does it better than Adobe. Although this version of the famous Photoshop has many fewer options than the computer version, it offers a large selection of tools and settings that make it one of the best. Unfortunately to access some features, you must pay.
Adobe Lightroom CC
Although many of Lightroom's tools require a newer iPhone model, it is still one of the applications with more features, particularly for those photographers who want to edit their work while on the move. The app automatically synchronizes images with your desktop counterpart, whether you are using images taken with your phone, or if you do it with a digital SLR, which allows you to edit, improve and share your photos quickly, using a variety of familiar tools . With iOS 10, in addition, Lightroom supports capturing and editing RAW images.
This is one of the favorite social networks to share photographs and it became popular for having good filters. There are dozens of applications that allow you to do the same, but Instagram is still one of the ones with more users. You can also comment, share and send photos directly to your friends.
The computer version has been one of our favorite editing tools and fortunately, so is its mobile version. The application allows you to pre-select the dimensions by changing the size of the photos and offers cropping, rotation, stylization and the option to share photos easily.
Not everyone is as photogenic as this guy, and sometimes the images we take of ourselves or that you take from your friends are not as flattering as you would like them to be, right?
With Facetune 2, you can convert any normal selfie into a dignified profile picture. The application allows you to perform specific touch-ups such as teeth whitening, removal of imperfections and color correction so that you look perfect when you publish your photos on the different social networks. You can even change the color of your eyes.
Photo Editor By Aviary
If you are looking for good effects for which you do not have to pay, download this application that was recently acquired by Adobe. It has many features and a minimalist interface with which you can stylize your photos. Like Facetune, Aviary includes tools to eliminate red eyes and whiten your teeth, as well as add text and sharing options.
We know that you never record a video in portrait mode on your iPhone. But surely some of your friends have done it accidentally and that's when Horizon Camera comes to the rescue. Horizon forces the user to start recording horizontally, and stays that way even when the phone rotates. The application includes support for 60 and 120 fps and allows you to choose the resolution you want from those available.
This is the application that gives us the sensation of being watching the photo albums we had before the advent of digital cameras. This application is from Canon and aims to make reports, photo by photo. The user can see the different moments of his child's life, for example, compare dates and decide who can see the albums. You can also make notes on the photo.
PixelWakker ($ 3)
With PixelWakker, the creator Joseph Wrigley brings pointillism to the digital world. The application changes the photographs in pixels and then transforms them into art. You can even add some filters such as points, lines and rain of colors. Have a lot of fun with this app. In addition, the application is compatible with Instagram to share images directly.
If you enjoy drawing or if you like art, this is a unique application that allows users to take photographs and give the impression that some artist paints your portrait. Sktchy is a great way to follow your favorite artists and you can compare your portrait with similar ones. It was created by Jordan Melnick, who conceived the application as a place where artists can find inspiration.
This application is created for those who look at the composition and edition of images. It allows you to adjust the focus and exposure independently and make adjustments to brightness, contrast and saturation, among other tools. You can adjust the factory settings or cure a gallery of incredible photos taken by their creators.
Turning a normal photo into a work of art is usually not an easy task, but thanks to the help of artificial intelligence and neural networks, Prisma simplifies this process to a few screen touches. Using the various styles of artists such as Van Gogh, Picasso, Levitan and others, Prisma converts your photos and videos into beautiful pictric images.
As the name implies, Filmborn was born from his creator's passion for photographic film images. The application has a powerful camera that is capable of taking RAW photos with compatible devices. Once an image is captured, Filmborn offers nine presets of incredibly accurate movie simulation, each of which is inspired by a Fujifilm, Ilford or Kodak movie.
Like VSCO and Filmborn, RNI Filmsabreviatura de Real Nice Images It is inspired by analog aesthetics, and offers a collection of movie simulations to edit your images. Each of the presets receives the same name as the movie material you are trying to replicate. The application interface is clean and easy to use, and the presets are the best you can find in any application. If you want more presets than those that come with RNI Films, you can also buy one of the five themed collections for $ 4.
From start to finish, Polarr is a photo editing suite capable of doing almost anything you can imagine. From basic exposure adjustments and curves to photographic filters and detailed facial editing tools, Polarr is a complete application that does all the work. The full version of the application will cost you $ 20, but the free version still has a lot to offer. Highly recommended.
* Article updated July 19, 2019 by Estefania Oliver