iPhone Photo Editing Apps

Since I turned to iPhone photography in 2012 I've tried dozens of different photo editing apps. I was looking for ways how to edit my travel photos like I did on the "big screen". The list here contains those photo editing apps that survived many spring cleanings and enable me to edit my photos the way I need. I ran each photo you see on my Instagram, Flickr or Facebook through one or more of those apps.


Adobe Lightoom Mobile

My choice for developing RAW photos on iOS 10 and the iPhone7. Supports local adjustments and a wide range of adjustments. Basic features are free. Pro features require a paid Adobe Creative Cloud subscription.

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Touch Retouch

Great app to remove unwanted stuff from your photos - big and small, like photo bombers, street signs, lamp posts, trash cans, or surface damages. Comes with a special mode to remove telephone or power wires.

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By far the best app I've found so far for fixing perspective distortions on an iPhone. Unlike others, this keeps your resolution intact.

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iOS Photos App

The built in iOS photos app has some great editing capabilities like lightening up the shadows or darkening the highlights, improve brilliance, adjust contrast and saturation and many more.

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Superimpose X

I use this app whenever I need to replace the background of a photo, e.g. a boring blue sky with a more dramatic sky with lots of clouds.

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Great retouching tools and supports layers on the iPhone and iPad. A great app to e.g. remove stuff from your shots.

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