I often get asked about what apps I use for some of the iPhone photography I use to take, edit & publish my photos that I put up online, so I thought I would put a quick post together with a couple of the apps I use and the workflow I use to get them published.
This has to be my number 1 most used app on my iPhone. I can’t live without it. I use Camera+ to take all my photos regardless of how quick I need to take them. Camera+ has come a long way and in terms of functionality it offers almost everything you need to take & edit images. When taking photos, I don’t have any of the options such as burst or stabalizer enabled, only gridlines. Once I have taken a couple of photos, I usually delete the ones I don’t want or came out dodge, and edit the ones I want to keep.
The Clarity scene in Camera+ is amazing, and makes almost any picture look good. Once I have done that I use the “Square Crop” function to crop the image down to a square, and sometimes apply an effect. Camera+ has around 48 different filters under the effect tabs, and my most used here would be the Depth of Field & Overlay. There are plenty others, but try stay away from editing it too much.
A handy tip with Camera+ is that you can commit the edits you have made, by holding down the save button and it brings up a number of options. This means you can go back into the image and edit more with other filters etc. I also tend to use the “Save & Keep” option, this way I can come back and re-edit if need be.
I have written about AutoStitch Panorama before, but this is by far the most superior Pano app I reckon. The stitching is near perfect, especially with horizons, and it also saves all your panos in the app. I often shoot my images first then import them into the app, but I have found that actually using the app to take the pano images works pretty well. I always try and export in the highest resolution, which takes a bit more time, but the pic clarity is 100x better. I also export without a crop, and with a crop.
An fantastic framing all which allows you to import images into loads of different frame options. Handy if you have a couple of images you want to show off in 1 image. Don’t use it too often, but one of the best framing apps with around 60 different frame options. You can also use the share option to import into a multitude of apps including instagram, Camera+ & Phonto
Only recently come across this app, and it’s awesome. Phonto allows you to add text to your images, with a selection of over 200 fonts. You can bring your images to life, by adding simple words or sentences. You can also export to instagram & Camera+
It’s a free app, so it’s really a no-brainer to get this one. Cost’s $0.99 to remove the ads & well worth it.
Another new app I have just come across. So far I am loving it. Very simple, but allows you to “wash-out” a your pics with different filters & settings. Very basic, but gets the job done perfectly. I love the simplicity of the app, and the user interface makes it a breeze to edit images.
Love it, or hate it… Instagram for me is one of the best iPhone photography apps out there. Not necessarily for taking photos, but some cool editing & sharing. More often than not though, I don’t even use the preset filters in instagram, but just use it as a sharing tool, allowing me to post instantly to instagram (with a great community), Facebook & Twitter.
So that’s my very brief list of apps I use to take, edit & publish my iPhone photography images. Any other suggestions. I have 3 folders of Photography apps on my iPhone, but these are the ones I use 90% of the time. Any other suggestions of must have iPhone Photography apps ? Leave a comment below with your suggestions