Top 10 iPhone Photography Apps Of April 2011

Another month has gone past with even more incredible iPhone photography apps being approved in the Apple App Store. We have rounded up the most successful ones of April 2011. Take a look at these…



Photosynth – Interactive Panorama Capture and Sharing

Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation and sharing app that lets you capture more of your world. Now you can capture 360° in all directions (up, down, left, and right) to create spectacular images. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth makes it easy and fun to create and share interactive panoramas of wherever you are.

Photosynth can share images and interactive panorama experiences to Facebook (with the included free service). Integration with Bing Maps means millions of people could see your panoramas on maps and in search results for locations you’ve captured.

Free/Download here

Lens Lab


Lens•Lab is a virtual lens simulation tool for photographers of all skill levels. It graphically illustrates how depth of field and field of view relate to your SLR camera and lenses.

Professionals will like how quick and easy it is to get depth of field calculations.

Semi-pro photographers will enjoy configuring "what-if?" scenarios for various lenses.

Photography beginners will find it to be a great learning tool by exploring the interplay of aperture, focal length, and focal distance in real time.

Lens•Lab is more than a great depth of field calculator, it’s a lens simulator that can help you explore, see, and intuitively understand how depth of field works with your camera and lenses.

$0.99/Download here

Silent Film Director


Creating amazing silent and vintage movies has never been so Easy and Fun!

2 versions:
★ Standard
★ PRO (via in-app purchase)

Standard version features:

VARIETY OF STYLES for your films
★ 20’s movie
★ 60’s home video (for the Hippie style videos)
★ 70’s home video
★ Black and White
★ Sepia
★ Vintage Sepia

$1.99/Download here

Auto Painter


Automatically turn your photos into very authentic looking paintings. The result from this highly addictive software will look pretty much like a real painted art: zoomed in or zoomed out.

AutoPainter is actually not an effect, it is the closest thing to watching a real painter. It uses the photo as a reference and automatically paints the scene with different brushes, guided by real-world artists inspired techniques.
As with real painters if you paint the same image multiple times you will get slightly different result.

$0.99/Download here

HDR Effects Pro


Swift Snapshot


Swift Snapshot – magic photo sequence

Main features:

Quick start button;
Fast image capturing (5 Frames per second)
Quick access to gallery;
Full screen camera;
Fast saving sequence;
Sound support;
Retina display support;
Easy adjustable settings (time between shots, quantity of photos to take, ability to save settings after closing or not to etc.);
Good quality of photo sequence;
Build-in smart gallery;
Manual preview mode;
Slideshow preview mode;
Ability to save photos to library;
Easy photo transfer via iTunes;




PicThis™ is a photo enhancement tool that helps you to turn plain old images into one-of-a-kind, hilarious masterpieces from your phone.

You can add familiar faces to dozens of funny pre-made scenes, like a sassy school girl or a bouncy bunny. Just choose a picture from your Camera Roll or Facebook… or take a brand new one. Then use PicThis™ to select the face you want to use. Choose a scene and fine-tune. It’s that easy!

Or you can start with your own picture and add frames and props from more than a hundred choices. Give Mom a funny mustache. Deck Dad out in a fashionable hat. Give yourself an adorable cartoon pet.

$1.99/Download here

Frame X Frame


Frame X Frame by JOBY is a one-stop camera app that expands the photography capabilities of your iPhone. In addition to enhanced photo-taking capabilities, it allows you to produce stop motion videos easily and share them with the world.

Features to show to your friends:
● Stitch together your Time Lapse images into a Stop Motion video with the simple touch of a button
● Share your awesome pics with your family, friends and people you don’t even know with easy social sharing to Flickr, Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, and even email.

Why this will soon be your go-to iPhone camera:
● Geotagging –automatically attaches exif data to your pictures
● Get the perfect shot (even if your subject is running all over the place) with Self-Timer, Bubble Level, 3 Shot Burst & Press Anywhere
● Clean and simple picture taking: Digital Zoom, Anti-Shake & Tap To Focus
● It’s all new. From beginning to end and optimized for your iPhone 4 – incorporating new photography features like flash and front and rear facing cameras.

Free/Download here



Create fun and eye-catching artwork with Color+ custom colorization app for your iPhone and iPod touch! Color+ was designed for you to selectively color your photographs, adding amazing effect and modern flare.

Simply start with a photo by taking one with your device camera or by choosing one from your Photo Library. Next, Color+ will automatically filter your image with a Black & White mask. With the mask now in place, easily Re-Color "select" portions of your image with just the touch of your finger and watch your photographs turn into creative artwork!

With an unlimited UNDO button you can easily step backwards from finger slips or mistakes. With Custom paint brush sizes, 2-finger zoom and pan functions, and alternate "red" tint mode you will be able to create amazing images with pixel-level accuracy


Noir Photo


Don’t just take a photo. Tell a story. Noir Photo lets you transform your photos with beautiful, dramatic lighting and instant results. Peel away the color to a cinematic black-and-white, apply a lovely tint, and then light up your subject. Touch and pinch the brightness Vignette and spin the Contrast and Exposure dials for white hot thrills and shadow-rich drama.

You tell a story in your photos with the glowing smile on your daughter’s face, or a moody skyline under radiant street lamps. Focus on the part that you love, massage your Noir Photo settings, and come up with something amazingly cool in a few seconds. Use Noir Photo to create bad-ass black, white & light in a color world.

$2.99/Download here

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: