Best Free Photo-Editing Apps for iPhone 5

Smartphones today are the perfect replacement for Mp3 players and small digital cameras. The iSight 8MP camera, coupled with all kinds of camera accessories (lenses, filters and cases) and awesome photo-editing apps can transform your iPhone 5 in a great photography tool and it’s not just Instagram users that can enjoy the perks.

Photo Editor by Aviary

This is a free photo-editing app for iOS that will definitely make it a lot more fun to use that 8MP camera on your iPhone 5. USA Today said this was “a solid, simple camera editing app” and “a one-stop shop for any photo editing need” according to Mashable. Here’s what this app features: photo effects and frames, fun stickers, create memes, cosmetic tools such as redeye fix, whiten teeth and remove blemishes, sharpen and blur, draw and add text, adjust brightness, contrast and saturation, one-tap auto enhance and developers add to that list all the time.


Another great free app for photo-editing on iPhone 5 is Typic. It isn’t as complex as the Photo Editor app, but it is quite simple to use for adding text to your photos. You can write text and choose font, size and opacity, select filters, control frames and blur intensity, move text with your finger, share it and save it in full resolution.


You might have a bit of a difficult time pronouncing this app’s name, but you’re going to get the hang of it faster than you’d imagine. Pixlr-o-matic is another free photo-editing app for iPhone 5 that you should look into. It offers “over 2 million combinations to make your photos … look spectacular”. Pixlr-o-matic basically offers the user a darkroom where you can start getting creative with your photos by adding a little bit of drama, or sparkle (light leaks and grunge overlays), give it a stylish, grunge or retro look by using all kinds of effects that will help you set the mood of your photos. AppAdvice recommends the app for anybody with “any interest at all in iPhoneography or artful photography editing”.

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