iPhone Photography Apps

What’s in my iPhone Photography Camera Bag?

The iPhoneography apps I use.

How many iPhone photography apps do you really need? Well we need an iPhone camera replacement app for sure. The bundled camera app may be capable, even more so with each IOS upgrade, but it will always lag behind the specifications offered by specialist camera replacement apps.

So I’ve captured all these images. Some look pretty good. Some I’d like to tweak. Oh, I’m going to need more apps. The last thing I want to do is transfer my images to laptop and play around in GIMP or Photoshop, that’s just not cricket as we Brits say. Then I bump in to some guy called Skip who says iPhoneography is a glorious art form and ‘Did you know you can convert that great image into something resembling a painting.’ Oh, I’m going to need more apps…

The iPhone photography apps in this index are all apps used in workflows shared on Skipology. They represent some of my favorite iPhoneography apps, that much is true but there are many apps out there I’ve never used. Some I may have used and just not understood. Others I use often but maybe don’t feature on the workflows I share. It is not an exhaustive list.

 


The A-Z List (and beyond)

  • The numbers in brackets indicate how many of my workflows the app is featured in. It is not a rating system.
  • Clicking the app name will give an indexed summary of workflows. Click the summary to see how the app is used.

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Am I missing out on a great iPhone photography app? Want to endorse or correct my thoughts on an app? Please let me know…


34 Comments

  1. Nathan says:

    Hey this was a greeaaaattttttt post. I I have about 50 apps that i currently use and you just made me spend more money lol. I will be testing some of these out today. I thought I had alot but I don’t have most of these.. Thanks

    • Skip says:

      Hi Nathan, thank you. Please let me know if any disappoint you. Always interested in views. I guess of your 50 there are plenty I don’t have. Any you’d recommend?

  2. Maria Sacadura says:

    Excellent post though I have most of them. What about VSCO cam? Have you already trie it? Thans for let us know your camera bag.

  3. Michael Ahlrichs says:

    I enjoy your workflow posts very much. Thank you for the inspiration and a glimmer of assuredness. Thanks also for sharing your camera bag.
    Mike

  4. Amalia Diaz says:

    Great post! Very useful guide to make good decisions when getting photo-editing apps. Thank you Paul!

  5. Ray says:

    This helps. I’ve tried a a good portion of these but didn’t always know what to do with it. I would say this is a great list for anyone wanting to get going with post production on their iPhoneography. I know this will take me a little deeper. Although for me the why is as much a part as the how. Thanks for sharing your knowledge with the rest of us.

    • Skip says:

      Hi Ray, thank you very much and I totally agree. It’s just time and experience. Sometimes I buy an app and the interface confuses me and it gets pushed to one side. Then one day I’ll read a blog or have a few minutes and play around and suddenly the fog clears. Superimpose is a great example. Took me ages to get used to it – even ignored it for a long time. Now I can’t work without it. Right now my arch app nemesis is Decim8. Would really like to get to grips with that. One day!

  6. terrific collection of information..to say nothing of your images..good going..very informative!

    • Skip says:

      Hello Diane, thank you very much. It’s gratifying to know that my work is useful to others. I really appreciate you taking the time to let me know.

  7. Armineh says:

    Great post. Just wanted to let you know that Laminar is no longer available! I’m quite saddened by this! Have no clue what’s going on with them.

    • Skip says:

      Thank you, yes me too. I tried to find it in the app store but couldn’t hence the lack of link. I haven’t heard any news either so am hoping it may be some IOS7 issue. It still works for me though so no idea.

  8. Jennifer says:

    Great post! Thank you! A couple of additional possibilities come to mind that may or may not be a fit for your workflow. I use Impressions for titling but have Title FX and will have to check it out. Blender has been my go-to app for blending for awhile. With so many photo sharing apps out there it’s hard to commit the time to try out another one but if you are up for it Starmatic and IPA are 2 more that I use in my Sharing folder. Thanks again!

    • Skip says:

      Thank you Jennifer. Great suggestions. I have Blender (under Image Blender) and also have Starmatic but it was one network too far. Maybe I should revisit. The others are new to me so will take a look.

  9. Jan says:

    Lovely comprehensive list, Skip! I have a bunch of these to get started with, thanks to your recommendations on FB and G+. You can never have enough apps!

  10. Treasure trove!!! THANKS.
    Looking for such a compiled list since months!!

  11. karen says:

    Is this list updated frequently? :)

    • Paul Brown says:

      Hi Karen, it only includes the apps I use on my blog so it’s updated as and when a new app gets used by me. If I become aware that an app isn’t available I add a note or remove the download link. All the ratings data, pricing, etc is updated directly from the App Store but there could be a small delay due to cached items.

  12. Christi says:

    Heh Skip, I pop by here from time to time and really appreciate your generosity of info/tips – you’ve helped me enormously! Today I’m here out of desperation …. Do you have any idea what’s up with the Snapseed app on the iPad? This is not happening on my iPhone – only the iPad. Certain pop-up windows are not opening fully: for instance, when I choose Center Focus, then touch Presets to choose one, a long vertical window appears with only THREE options – Portrait 1, P. 2, and Vignette. Scrolling is there BUT only barely … it doesn’t scroll and stop so I can’t choose any other options. SO FRUSTRATING. It’s the same for Frames, altho they scroll half way through the blacks [to the right].

    Is this just me / my iPad??? I’ve spent the last hour trying to search the internet for anyone else reporting this problem – no luck. I can’t even find a website to report it to Snapseed [Google+, Nik ???] Any tips or direction you can send me would be immensely appreciated! Snapseed is my absolute fave go-to app … this situation is driving me crazy!!

    thanks a lot,
    Christi

    • Paul Brown says:

      Hi Christi, just following up on the email I sent you a while ago in response to your comment. I did manage to contact Snapseed and they advise, ‘My apologies for the inconvenience. We are currently aware of this issue. It affects all filter menus in Snapseed like Styles, crops, and frames. Unfortunately we do not have a workaround yet but we are working on a possible solution.’ I should add that I am aware of an ongoing pilot so hopefully an update is just around the corner. Cheers Skip.

  13. Janney Claire Alexi says:

    I’m having identical problem and no answers from anyone.

    Using iOS 8 on iPhone 4s and first generation iPad mini. Snapseed still works like it used to on my phone but the IPad – where I prefer to edit photos – has the same issues you are experiencing. Very frustrating !

    Let’s hope there’s a fix soon.

  14. David Stuart says:

    Paul, this is awesome! I just peeked at the source, and am reminded why I quit coding 😉
    Have a great weekend!!

    • Paul Brown says:

      Thanks very much David. I’m a ‘Google for an answer’ coder really but you pick bits up so know what to trust I think. I’ve just added a transient so this will update every 24 hours – much faster to load now. One thing always leads to another!

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