1. Adobe Photoshop Express – Free, link.
Adobe Photoshop is a world renowned photo editing application for desktop computers and Mac, however for a number of years, the company have also had a mobile version to their software available to download for free on iPhone and iPad.
The Photoshop Express app from Adobe is a reliable photo editing solution for quick fixes and playing around. It allows you to reduce red eye on photographs, reduce noise, distort images and its most recent version also has a number of filters to choose from. This app has great reviews on the App Store.
2. Instagram – Free, link.
Instagram is owned by Facebook and in recent times it has grown to over 90 million users. The Instagram app available to download for all iOS devices is not so much a photo editing app but more of a photo filter app and social network combined, as is the Instagram service.
The app automatically crops your photographs to a square and then you can choose a filter. This creates Polaroid type photo’s which whilst no good for landscapes are perfect for products and quick snaps. Although this app is not an advanced photo editor, its social nature is its main appeal.
3. Snapseed – Free, link.
Snapseed is perhaps the best photo editing app on this list. It is a very clever app that will automatically adjust your photo to create the very best final image. It features pinch to zoom effects and framing, and also allows you to create light leaks, as well as change saturation and brightness.
Snapseed has wonderful reviews on iTunes and because it’s free, it is simply a must download for any aspiring photographer.
4. Aviary – Free, link.
Aviary is one of those apps that when downloaded you wonder how you ever got by without it. Aviary is a wonderful photo filter and editing app that merges the best of Photoshop Express and Snapseed.
The app is constantly updated by its developers and they actively implement user suggestions, making it a hot favourite on iTunes.
5. BeFunky – Free, link.
Last on our list of the best photo editing apps is BeFunky, a neat application for iOS devices that has rave reviews on iTunes. Its appeal comes from its combination of Instagram and Flickr features, allowing users to easily share their photographs and apply filters.
This app has more filters and settings than many of its photo editing competitors, and is a must download for the photographer in you.