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My Favorite iPhone Photo Apps

April 22, 2012

I’ve been getting asked a lot lately what photo apps I use with my iPhone. So I thought I’d share my favorite photo apps. These are only a few… I have way more downloaded on my iPhone but they’re ones that I wouldn’t recommend or don’t use anymore because I didn’t like them.

Usually my photos are done using 2-3 apps….not just one. Some filters are great and only look best done with another filter. So I’ll tell you which filters are my favorite within each app.

Luminance. The best thing I love about this app is that you can edit the layers of the filter you choose. The filters I use often are: Pop, X-Process, Instant, Lumi & Rouge.

BeFunkyFx. This app allows you to add frames too but I never use this part. I don’t like adding frames to my pictures since I use Instagram all the time. The effects I use from this app are: Color Process, Vintage 1, Vintage 2 & Vibrance. You can edit the amount of the “effect” you want to apply to your photo.

Camera+. Provides a lot of options with scenes, effects & borders. My favorite effect is “Night” because it brightens up the photos. {credit to MrsStephanieT for this suggestion}

Snapseed. This app is AMAZING! This is like Photoshop and it does really make the photos look way better. Worth the investment since this isn’t a free app.

Vintage Cam. Very simple with just some colorful filters. My favorite ones are: Theme Park, Rockstar & Morning.

ColorProcess. If I decide not to use Instagram for a photo, I always use ColorProcess. You can choose the processes you want to use: Red, Green, Blue, Basic & Extreme. I usually leave all on except for Extreme. Plus I love the border!

Phototreats. There are a lot of different filters to choose from. My favorite one is the Soft Breeze. I usually use this app with outdoor photos.

SuperPopCam. I love most of the filters that this app provides. Lemonade, Violet Fizz, Cherry Pie, Dreamy & Hollywood. Doesn’t that convince you already? I use this app A LOT if I’m looking for a bold & colorful filter.

// 1. Luminance (Rouge) & Instagram (Sierra)
// 2. Camera+ (Night) & Instagram (Sierra)
// 3. Snapseed & Instagram (Sierra)
// 4. Camera+ (Night), BeFunkyFx (Vibrance) & Instagram (Sierra)
// 5. Camera+ (Night), Osmo Leaker (light leak app) & Instagram (no filter)
// 6. Vintage Cam (Theme Park) & Instagram (Rise)

I love taking pictures on my iPhone so much that I’ve neglected my digital camera for the past few months…oops! Anyways, add me on Instagram (@luxechandelier). I’d love to follow you!

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4 Comments

  • Reply Angie April 23, 2012 at 8:48 am

    I don’t have an iPhone but I love using the Sierra filter on Instagram, it’s one of my favorites!

  • Reply Tanya April 23, 2012 at 10:32 am

    I use a lot of these too but Instagram is still my absolute fave.
    And if you like photog apps, check out the Photosynth app my team and I worked on. It’s not a filter app but it allows you to create awesome panoramas (it’s free too). Promo video if you’re curious: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6BbuPPOVXQo

  • Reply Love Lola Doll Blog April 23, 2012 at 3:55 pm

    Thanks for these tips !
    I am a photo app hoarder and a half haha, so I like to know what

  • Reply Amy April 24, 2012 at 4:14 am

    Thanks for this! I usually just use Instagram – sometimes PowerCam too. I might try out some of these ones as well.

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