If you have recently bought a new iPhone7 or iPhone Plus, I know you must be enjoying its high-tech camera features. But for an advanced creative photo editing experience, it’s important to add the best photo editing apps available. Whether you’re after one-touch filter apps or advanced creative GIF apps, get inspired with this list.


If you’re a big fan of social media and love sharing creative photos and videos with your friends, you might want to add the recently launched GifX (a GIF maker app) to your iPhone app bag. GifX is created by DNA Apps. Its primary function is to enhance your photos and videos with an animated effect. The addition of music and animation turns your normal photos and videos into customised works of art.  The unique features of Gifx make it a must-have app for anyone who is creative.

GifX’s animated effects include psychedelic patterns, fractals, memes, and cute animals. The best thing about the app is its range – it features over 150 GIFs. You can also customise selected GIFs’ opacity quickly and easily, and mask out specific areas to achieve your desired effect. Finally, GifX has built-in sharing options, through which you can share your edited photos on your favorite social media networks in real-time.

Photo Candy

Photo Candy is a unique new app that allows you to add patterns on top of your photos and then mask them out. Full customisation of colours and filters for the pattern, shape, and background allow you to take a normal photo and turn it into a piece of art. With hundreds of patterns and shapes built in, the possibilities are endless. This is a great app to add if you love photo editing and want to take your creativity to the next level.

Using Photo Candy, you can add words to your photos with its built-in text editor. With over seven different crop sizes, you have complete control over photo dimensions. There are also a ton of photo editing tools to enhance your photos.  Furthermore, the app allows users to save their designs using presets, meaning you can come back to your favourite designs over and over again!  Over 50 photo colouring effects and filters keep your photos looking fresh, and you can also mask out shapes and patterns using the eraser tool for pixel perfection.


Snapseed is another photo editing app that top iPhone photographers recommend. Snapseed offers a wide range of editing tools, and can be downloaded for free from the Apple app store. This app has a unique selective adjustment tool, which allows you to change the brightness, contrast and colour saturation of only select portions of an image. It also allows you to use special effects, such as grunge and vintage filters. While there are many apps offering the same editing tools as SnapSeed, its user-friendly design sets it apart. You can make most adjustments simply by selecting an option and sliding your finger up, down, left and right to adjust the level.

Awesome Collage Maker

According to top iPhone photographers, “Awesome Collage Maker” is the best iPhone collage maker. The app comes with various features including a powerful photo editor, and lets you create stunning collages to share on your favorite social networking sites.

The app has two main features: the “freeform collage maker” and “template Collage maker”.  A freeform collage lets you add unlimited photos in a collage pane. You can add your selected photos into a single collage pane and customise their size, colour, and lighting according to your preferences.  A template Collage maker lets you add your selected photos to over 50 ready-made collage templates. You can also choose ready-made backgrounds or set a picture of your choice as a background. Finally the app has a “rotate picture” option through which you can rotate your pictures from 0 to 360 degrees.

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