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iPhone Photography Apps

Over the years I've tried dozens of different iPhone photo apps to shoot and edit my travel photos. To save you some time, here are the apps I use for shooting and editing my photos plus, as a bonus, some other apps I use for e.g. for writing, traveling and so on.

iPhone Camera Apps

The built-in iOS camera app is a great camera app to start. It has manual exposure control, HDR, burst mode, exposure lock and live photos. But there are situations like low light photography or taking long exposures for which I use third party apps as they produce way better results.

 
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iOS Camera

The iPhone Camera App is a great app to start with. It works great for many settings. It has exposure control, HDR and a burst mode. Once you reach your limits like photographing at night, taking long exposures or HDR, turn to one of the other camera apps on this page.

(Review coming soon)


ProCamera

I turn to ProCamera whenever I need to shoot in low light situations, when I want to shoot photos in RAW format or whenever I need to adjust ISO or shutter speed manually.

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Slow Shutter Cam

Whenever I need to shoot a long exposure to capture motion like a waterfall or a vehicle passing by, I turn to Slow Shutter Cam. Excellent results in good light situations.

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Hydra

I use this one mainly for its capability to shoot 32 megapixels with iPhone. Works great for all static scenes like architecture without any movement in it.

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iPhone Photo Editing Apps

Those are the iPhone photo editing tools I use on a daily basis, sorted from the one I most frequently use (Adobe Lightroom Mobile) down to the ones I use occasionally. I ran each photo you see on my Instagram, Flickr or Facebook through one or more of those apps.

 

Adobe Lightoom Mobile

My choice for developing RAW photos on iOS 10 and the iPhone7. Supports local adjustments and a wide range of adjustments. Basic features are free. Pro features require a paid Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

Review coming soon

 

 
 

Touch Retouch

Great app to remove unwanted stuff from your photos - big and small, like photo bombers, street signs, lamp posts, trash cans, or surface damages. Comes with a special mode to remove telephone or power wires.

(Review coming soon)

 

 

SKRWT

By far the best app I've found so far for fixing perspective distortions on an iPhone. Unlike others, this keeps your resolution intact.

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iOS Photos App

The built in iOS photos app has some great editing capabilities like lightening up the shadows or darkening the highlights, improve brilliance, adjust contrast and saturation and many more.

Review coming soon

 

 

Superimpose X

I use this app whenever I need to replace the background of a photo, e.g. a boring blue sky with a more dramatic sky with lots of clouds.

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Pixelmator

Great retouching tools and supports layers on the iPhone and iPad. A great app to e.g. remove stuff from your shots.

Review coming soon


 
 

Other Apps I use regularly 

Though I have a number of apps installed on my iPhone, there are just a handful of non iPhone photography related apps that I use regularly e.g. for traveling and for writing. Here they are

 
 
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App in the Air

My favourite app to manage all my flights. It will give me notifications on delays, gate changes, etc. even before the displays on the airport announce them.

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Google Trips

Works best in combination with Google Maps. With Google Trips you can save all the places you want to visit and even save them for offline use

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Ulysses

Ulysses is a markdown editor and my favourite writing app to write blog posts and other things. I'm also writing my first e-book on iPhone photography using Ulysses.