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Best photography apps for iPad, iPhone

Ashleigh Allsopp | Aug. 19, 2013
We round up the best photography apps for iPad and iPhone.

FaceTune for iPhone is one of the best portrait-editing apps we've tried. It's powerful yet easy-to-use.

Ideal for touching up portraits, the app lets you whiten teeth, smooth skin, emphasise details and even reshape the face of your subject. It provides a patch tool for removing blemishes and a tones tool that can recolour grey hair, for example. There's red-eye removal and a defocus tool for blurring out backgrounds. To top it all off, Facetune also has a filters tool to add various effects and frames to your final image.

KitCam for iPhone (£1.49)

With a comprehensive and compelling range of features and effects, wrapped in a beautiful and intuitive interface, KitCam from GhostBird Software has set the standard of all photo apps. The ability to endlessly experiment within one app with editable lenses, films and frames, while preserving the original photo or video, brings the power to create and craft to all.

AfterLight for iPhone (69p)

Beautifully considered editable effects, textures, filters and frames makes AfterLight a must-have app for iPhone users. Useful editing tools are a bonus that makes AfterLight particularly good value at just 69p.

Popsicolor for iPad and iPhone (£1.99)

A bit more arty than the other photography apps we've covered so far, Popsicolor lets you create classy, attractive painterly results. A nice touch is that the app uses your iPad or iPhone's gyroscope to enable you to control how much the watercolour drips by tilting your device.

Percolator for iPad and iPhone (£1.49)

Made by the same developers as Popsicolor, Percolator stands out in the crowded photo-app market because, not only is it a lot of fun, it also produces some really interesting and artistic images that are unlike other special effect photo apps we've seen.

GroupShot for iPhone (69p)

GroupShot is a powerful app that actually makes it easy to shoot a good group photo. In GroupShot, you can select two or more group photos and the app then lets you swap faces and bodies between the images to produce a photo in which everyone is smiling at once, for example.



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