Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – Yannick Brice


Welcome to our Photo App Lounge section of This is an area on our site where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers what their top five photo apps are and why.

Kicking us off today is Yannick Brice, an outstanding mobile photographer and artist. We have also featured an example image for each app that he has highlighted and we have been totally astounded by his fabulously creative images.

We know you will enjoy this a lot…


Number One – Lo-Mob


©Yannick Brice – Lo-Mob: Filter INSTAnt-X Wide


I am a fan of Polaroid films, I use this application because it allows me to experiment with new techniques “development” of our original pics. It can be applied to aging pictures while applying a photo frame of a bygone age.

Our pictures look more real because they appear as a snapshot. In recent weeks, I discovered Superslides .The results of the colors are also very surprising.

Lo-Mob – $1.99/£1.49/download
Lo-Mob Superslide – $0.99/£0.69/download

Number Two – Decim8


©Yannick Brice – Decim8: Filter Beamrider

The Decim8 application is revolutionary because it can be used at any time in the process of creation. Her random mode makes it unique. Filters can be combined in infinite combinations that can be saved.

I usually used the precog1 filter to create an effect of vibration or resonance, Beamrider filter is also widely used today because it creates a dynamic speed on the pics. Lots of my “abstracts” compositions are produced by a superposition of the effects obtained by this application.

Decim8 – $0.99/£0.69/download

Number Three – PhotoRibbons


©Yannick Brice – PhotoRibbons – Effect of watercolour painting with an original image in pastel colours


PhotoRibbons is a hybrid photography and painting app for the iPhone. All parameters can be set, it has a manual mode and automatic mode. In manual mode, it allows you to work photos with our finger as painters used a knife to their oil painting.

In automatic mode, the result is stunning because our picture is transformed right before our eyes into a painting. Used with original image in pastel colors, it can create edits with the effect of watercolor painting.

PhotoRibbons – $0.99/£0.69/download

Number Four – Image Blender


©Yannick Brice – Image Blender : superposition of 2 layers obtained by the Glassdager Filter of Decim8  and Filter of Glaze (abstract work realised for  the challenge NEM imitate … here … David Capponi)


Image Blender is an application of superposition, it is limited to two images, it is very powerful and has a multitude of filters that help avoid the often tedious task of using the lasso to crop an object. It allows you to delete or blur the top layer.The backup is in high resolution.

I also use Layover (5 layers and the same filters) and also Superimpose, powerful but less intuitive.

Image Blender – $2.99/£1.99/download

Number Five – Bubble Harp


©Yannick Brice

This latter is a “musical” application. I found randomly from my research after discovering PhotoRibbons.

I use it in a roundabout way, I trace the contours of the objects with my finger that I have firstly decals on a tracing paper (I put the tracing layer on the iPhone or the ipad).

The edition becomes “musical” : the objects seem to radiate and I’m the only one to know that they also produce music before fixing  them by a screenshot. This is an unconventional way to work with music.

Bubble Harp – $1.99/£1.49/download

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