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Top 10 HDR iPhone Photography Apps


Having spent most of the morning yesterday at Nikon’s PR Event in Covent Garden, London for the D5100 product launch, I couldn’t help but compare all the ‘special effects’ mentioned with some of the incredible iPhone photography apps available. It is amazing that despite a 16.2 megapixel CMOS sensor and 1080p video recording mode plus Nikon’s incredible build quality that that’s not enough these days.

Even Nikon are recognising that themselves and have packed out their latest DSLR with special effects, including monochrome night vision, HDR, tilt-shift etc. We’re not suggesting that the iPhone is a match for a DSLR but as we all know the best camera is the one that’s with you and by the look of some of these iPhone apps I think you’ll find some of the images you can create, possibly comparable. Take a look at these, our top 10 HDR iPhone apps.

iCamera HDR


iCamera HDR equips you with a full palette of features helping you shoot the best, sharpest photos achievable on the iPhone. How does iCamera HDR do it? Using the full range of HDR Capture modes (auto, manual, rapid, normal) as well as image stabilization and the iPhone’s LED as an additional light source.

iCamera HDR uses full 32-bit HDR processing workflow, a range of digital photography post processing functions and awesome photo effects all in one app. This is also the easiest app to produce the results you, your friends and family will love. It works with photos taken by your iPhone, as well as those already in your Camera Roll from other sources.





Pro HDR massively extends the dynamic range of your camera and produces beautiful results that you have to see to believe. Plus, Pro HDR is the first HDR app in the world with an automatic mode. They also provide an assisted Manual mode for those times when you wish to choose your exact exposures. You can take stunning high-resolution photos of all those scenes that are just too contrasty to capture in a single picture.




I really like Tap Tap Tap’s philosphy ‘everybody has a creative side’, that’s very true and they have certainly demonstrated their own with the creation of Camera+. Camera+ has a ton of features and of course, what’s important for this round up, a very thorough and effective HDR mode. Definitely worth downloading, if you haven’t already.


True HDR


Use TrueHDR to take full-resolution HDR (high dynamic range) pictures with your iPhone 4, 3GS, or iPod Touch 4G! Beautiful new Natural mode takes better pictures than ever before and with faster processing speed. Autocapture mode makes it easy to take fantastic HDR pictures, and SemiAuto mode offers greater control in choosing exposure points. Share using Facebook, Twitter, or email from within the app.


HDR Fusion


Featuring real time image analysis and ultra fast image processing, HDR Fusion has been designed so that you can quickly catch those unique moments. Simply launch the app, tap the shutter button and preview the result almost instantly!


● Real HDR pictures using under/over exposed pictures
● Ultra-fast image processing – Four times faster than competitors!
● Automatic mode with real time image analysis
● Manual mode with exposure points selection
● Rapid mode switching
● Handy Self-Timer


Bracket Mode


Featuring real time image analysis, Bracket Mode has been designed so that you can quickly catch those unique moments . Simply launch the app, tap the shutter button and preview the pictures instantly. Tap the save button and you will be ready to aim the camera at your next subject.


● Automatic mode with real time image analysis
● Manual mode with exposure points selection
● Rapid mode switching
● Fast saving with Auto-Save option
● Instant result preview
● Handy Self-Timer


Dynamic Light


Dynamic Light gives you the best and most vibrant HDR-like look on any mobile platform. And this is all accomplished from just a single image using only a single dial. Rotate the dial to the right and you get the very same HDR look you had admired on many photographic sites. Don’t let the virtual simplicity of our app fool you. Inside is a highly optimized full-blown proprietary processing taken directly from our DPHDR desktop application.


100 Cameras in 1


Comes packed with 100 features and one of those of course is the HDR mode, a good all rounder.




Explore the world through the photography of experts and enthusiasts from around the globe. Hundreds of HDR and other high quality scenes and vistas that are great for wallpapers. Through web and in-app submission, SceneryShareHD is a constantly updating stream of great photography from submissions and popular photography sites. For photographers, SceneryShare is a great way to get your work exposed to iPhone users and drive traffic to your sites.


Old Photo Pro


"Old Photo PRO" is a fully functional and free application for transforming photographs.

Find out how your photos would look like if you took them decades ago!

You can let the application do the whole work, or choose to edit the photo manually, changing its saturation, paper type, film color and more.


Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: