Photo Editing/Effects Tools

 Snapseed (free)
  • Easily adjust and enhance your photos like a professional
  • Straighten, rotate, and crop
  • Drama, vintage, grunge, and tilt-shift add dramatic effects
  • My favorite photo editing app!
Fotolr PS HD (free)
  • Rotate, crop, resize, adjust brightness and color
  • Add text, frames, draw on pictures, add crazy hair, lip, and eye stickers
  • Many beautiful photo filters!

Camera + (paid)
  • Touch exposure, focus, flash, and zoom tools to use as you take your photos
  • Use 2 fingers to focus and adjust exposure
  • Dozens of effects and borders

PS Express (free)
  • Crop, rotate, straighten, adjust exposure, saturation, and contrast
  • Effects include sketch, soft focus, and a few color effects
  • Add borders

Aviary (free)
  • Crop, rotate, adjust brightness and saturation, enhance
  • Nice set of filter effects
  • Add frames and stickers, draw, and add text

BeFunky (free)
  • Basic tools to crop, sharpen, rotate, and adjust photos
  • Add cool grungy effects and frames to your photos
  • Additional effects for purchase

Check out this blog post where I share examples of my favorite free photo effect apps.


Pixlr-o-matic (free/paid)
  • Add filter effects, background texture, and frames to images
  • Lots of options
  • Easy to use!
 Repix (free/in app purchases)
  • Use a virtual stylus to draw effects onto your photos
  • Add flares, dots, edges, drips, and other grunge and artistic effects
  • Also includes filters and frames

My Sketch (paid)
  • Turn photos into pencil sketches
  • Black/white and color pencil effects

PaintMee Lite and SketchMee Lite (free)
  • Amazing apps to turn your photo into a painting or sketch as you watch!
  • A variety of settings to vary the style of the painting/drawing
  • Email finished product (no save to camera roll in free version)

Waterlogue (paid)
  • Turns photos into watercolor paintings
  •  A variety of effects, can customize
 Glaze (free/paid)
  • Add beautiful effects to photos to make them look like oil paintings
  • Great variety of styles! (some require inapp purchase)

Photofunia (free)
  • Add your picture/photo into a museum, sign, billboard
  • Cool effects - outstanding pencil sketch filter
  • Note: a few effects feature alcohol, may not be appropriate

Color Effects (free)
  • Turn your photo black and white, selectively color parts of the image

Tiny Planets (paid)
  • Take a picture with a cool 360 degree circular effect!