5 Useful iPhone Tools For Quick Enhancements Pt.1

by Pu on August 15, 2011

Sometimes it takes just a few touches to turn a good shot into a stunning picture. Other times you just need to add a final detail or to make sure your photo has a certain standard size, ratio, and so on. This is intended as a selection of remarkably easy-to-use iPhone and iPad photography apps, both paid and free, that can help you fine-tune your photos in no time.

  1. Pixlr-o-MaticPixlr-o-Matic iPhoneChange the look of your photos with a single tap. Pixlr-o-Matic offers a collection of 25 photographic effects, 30 light overlays and 31 frames, for many combinations. Pixlr-o-Matic is also a web app. Try it for free here.Pixlr-o-Matic iPhoneDeveloper: Autodesk Inc.
    Works on: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS 4.0 or later.
    Price: free!
  2. LensFlareLensFlare iPhoneLight can make a difference in photo enhancement. LensFlare comes with 42 professional looking flares, which can be placed in images loaded from Camera Roll or in photos taken with the built-in camera feature. Flares range from SRL camera lens to cinematic effects. Scale and rotate flares to adjust them to photos, create images of great visual impact with just a few touches.LensFlare iPhoneDeveloper: BrainFeverMedia
    Works on: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS 3.2 or later.
    Price: $0.99/€0.79/£0.69
  3. PhontoPhonto iPhoneAdd captions to photos with Phonto. More than 100 font styles are available. Phonto lets you customize your text by changing font face, size and color. Change opacity, tilt and add backgrounds for different effects. Use Phonto to add watermarks or to send personalized messages. Phonto is Instagram-friendly: it saves photos in a square format and lets you post directly to your favorite photo sharing app.Phonto iPhoneDeveloper: youthhr
    Works on: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS 4.1 or later.
    Price: free!
  4. SquareadySquaready iPhoneSquaready is a great companion for regulars of the 1:1 aspect ratio. Instagram users will find it easier to adapt both their landscape and portrait oriented photos to the square format. Flip and rotate, shrink and enlarge, add a colored background and send to other photography apps (Instagram, Magic Hour, Camera+, Cameramatic, and more).Squaready iPhoneDeveloper: FANG Inc.
    Works on: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS 4.0 or later.
    Price: free!
  5. Image BlenderImage Blender iPhoneMerge two photos together to create unique images. Create unique effects and spice up photos by adding textures. Choose among 18 blending modes and adjust the opacity of each image for the desired result. Image Blender is as easy as layer blending can get.Image Blender iPhoneDeveloper: Johan Andersson
    Works on: iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. iOS 4.0 or later.
    Price: $1.99/€1.59/£1.49

Mar August 16, 2011 at 6:35 pm

So, which app did you use for the luscious blues and vibrant yellows in the “Phonto” and “Squaready” picture? My guess is Photo FX by Tiffen. Am I right or wrong?

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Pu August 16, 2011 at 9:05 pm

This was actually taken with iCamera HDR and that’s it. Maybe I adjusted a little the saturation, but I didn’t add filters or other effects. In fact, I can see now that the photo is tilted. But too late for regrets.

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Mar August 17, 2011 at 6:23 pm

Aaaaah, iCamera is so good. Your explanation a few months back on what it exactly does was very helpful. Many thanks for that.

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Pu August 19, 2011 at 2:10 am

I’m glad it helped =)

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