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Top 10 Travel Photography iPhone Apps

We’ve been asked to compile a list of great travel photography iPhone apps for, they’re a subsidiary of TripAdvisor – we’re sure you’ve seen their app.

Well, we thought this would be of great interest to our readers too, so we have complied a Top 10 list below for your perusal. The remit for this Top 10 was to source top rated apps that users find quick and easy to use and of course have the all important sharing options too. Now with nearly over 7,000 iPhone photography apps in the App Store currently, this list is by no means exhaustive but we think, gives a good overall guide to maximize your traveling experience with your magical device.




Well, we couldn’t really not mention this one could we? After all 11 million users love it. It has some great filters and borders built-in as well as great linear and radial tilt-shift blur effects for extra depth of field and of course, excellent sharing tools by way of Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare and Posterous. It has unlimited downloads, works with all versions of the iPhone and has full front and back camera support with the iPhone 4. Last but not least, it’s free.

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When you really want to capture an image that’s ultra wide you’re going to love using a panoramic app. There are several good ones on the market, including Pano and 360 Panorama. We really like AutoStitch though, it’s very simple to use and will automatically crop the image to the optimum dimensions. Now updated to include geotagging, plus the usual sharing options are there.

If panoramas are your thing, this is a worthy addition.





This app brings high dynamic range photography to your iPhone and lets you capture an image exposed for the highlights and another exposed for the shadows. It then automatically aligns and blends the images, giving you a gorgeous HDR image, up to 5 megapixels. This app also combines, geotagging, GPS and EXIF data saved to your camera roll and all the usual sharing options.


TiltShift Generator



If you want to create something quite unusual with your iPhone travel photography then perhaps a tilt shift effect is for you. Also known as a faux miniature effect it allows you to miniaturize your surroundings. It works better from a high vantage point and of course suitable subject matter, cars trains, people being the favorites.

As well as radial or linear blur this app also includes contrast and saturation control, vignetting control and direct email, Twitter and Facebook support.





This app has been the number one iPhone photography app in the US app store for some time now. The reason for that is simple, it works very well and is incredibly simple to use. It comes packed with tons of features to improve your photography, including touch exposure and focus control, photo flashlight, image stabilizer to help eliminate blurry images and even a grid to help you keep the horizon level. There’s also a 6x digital zoom and scenes modes, similar to preset settings on mainstream cameras. A great all rounder for your iPhone travel photography.


Iris Photo Suite



Once you’ve captured your awesome images, you might want to do a little more editing than most photo apps allow. Iris Photo Suite boasts 72 filters and masking options. There are also further editing adjustments including, levels, color temp, shadow/highlights and sharpening.

The app sports a great UI and is very easy to navigate and of course, to recommend.





An awesome filter effect app that’s also so much more. It’s very simple to use with shuffle effects allowing you to adjust your images with filters such as color, paper, light leak, bokek, vignette, noise and frame. As well as that you can crop and rotate, adjust saturation, contrast and of course, share the images with friends and family.





Another classic, more of a toy camera effect app and now almost with cult following. Hipstamatic is an institution that you will love to be a part of. It comes with a great range of lenses, filters and flash to choose from but also has great themed in app packs to purchase too. It brings back the look, feel, unpredictable beauty of plastic toy cameras from the past – but in a really good way.





One of our favorite photo apps here at, Snapseed by Nik Software brings pro level photo editing to your iOS device. It’s easy to adjust photos with the Auto Correct icon, if you’re not satisfied with that you can tweak your image to perfection with the Tune Image option. There are some great filters to experiment with, including drama, vintage, grunge and tilt-shift and the Borders add that finishing touch. Again there’s the usual sharing options too.


Pic Collage



Collage photo apps are becoming more and more popular all the time and Pic Collage is no exception. It’s a great way to collect all your travel photos together and share them widely. It’s incredibly simple to use and to adjust the images within the app too. This app turns your travel images into a mobile photo album.

Best of all it’s free, you can download it here.

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