My Favorite iPhone Photo Apps
This app turns your iPhone into a toy camera! There are a variety of Lomo-like filters that can be selected or randomly applied as you are taking a picture. Definitely one of my absolute favorites. Available in the Apple App Store for $1.99.
lo-mob gives you a lot of lo-fi options. 28 effects and variants available: Instant, Instant emulsions, Through the Viewfinder (TTF) experimentation, Medium Format simulation, retro prints, 35mm, Slide… and many more to come. By adding retro effects, you’ll be able to give your photos a vintage feel and quickly create photos that feel as though they were taken with a classic old camera instead of a start-of-the-art smartphone. Available in the Apple App Store for $1.99.
In traditional photography, the Tilt-shift technique was used to bring objects located near and far into focus. Nowadays the same principle is used to create unusual and interesting digital photographs. Tiltshift has now come to the iPhone and the software enables you to focus in on a small area of the photograph, while the surrounding areas are blurred. This gives the “tiny model” effect and is great to highlight people in crowd or just to create an interesting photograph. You can download Tiltshift from the Apple App Store for $1.99.
I use this to crop and adjust saturation and exposure. There are also a bunch of available filters and borders. Free.
A multi-shot photo application. Just hit the button and QuadCam proceeds to take 4-8 serial shoots and create one image with 6 selectable effects. The shutter sound is great. Available for $1.99
Pano for iPhone is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary. The app guides you through lining up the sequence of pictures perfectly, and melds them together for you. Available for $2.99.
Another Lomo or vintage emulator app. Just started playing with this one, but with 25 different filters – I have been using it more and more. Flip through the different filters to see a full size version with the filter applied. $1.99 in the App store.
Diptic lets you quickly and easily combine multiple photos to create a new image. Diptic allows users to tell a story with photo combinations. With Diptic you can quickly and easily create a before-and-after sequence, produce a photographic series, or juxtapose contrasting images. Available for $1.99.
Imagine being able to look back at any day of your year and recall what you did, who you met, what you learned… This app let’s you add a photo to every day of the year, even with a note if you feel so inclined. You can also share directly from the app. FREE.
Digital photography never looked so analog. The application interface is really fun to play with. The Hipstamatic brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty, and fun of plastic toy cameras of the past! The Hipstamatic keeps the the quirks of shooting old school but gives you the ability to swap lenses, film, and flash settings all with the swipe of a finger. For $1.99 you can download the base model Hipstamatic 150 which includes the John S, Jimmy, and Kaimal Lenses, as well as Blanko, Ina’s 1969, and Kodot Verichrome film and two standard flashes complete with humming sound. Additional lenses, films, and flashes are bundled within the app as ‘Hipstapaks’ and start at 99 cents. Each Hipstapak includes multiple items.
Plastic Bullet develops your photo into four random variations. Like one? Tap it to see it larger. Love it? Tap the heart to save. Or keep tapping the Refresh button to see infinite variations. If you like one, save it! Each image developed in Plastic Bullet is unique.