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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge – Vivi (Veevs) Hanson

Welcome to our Top Five Photo Apps – 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.

We recently published the Top Five Photo Apps as recommended by Yannick Brice , Cedric Blanchon, Irene Sneddon, our Columnist and Award Winning Mobile Artist Sarah Jarrett as well as Louise Fryer, Lisa Waddell, Davide Capponi, Ali Jardine, Clint Cline, Elaina Wilcox, France Freeman, Tess Gomm and Lola Mitchell’s Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections, if you missed those, please go here.

Today, we are featuring Vivi (Veevs) Hansen, we have featured Veevs many times on, in our A Day In The Life Interviews as well as this wonderful tutorial and numerous times in our Flickr Group showcases too.

Veevs discovered photography with the advent of digital cameras and ventured into iPhone photography in 2011. She started experimenting with Hipstamatic and found some amazing websites, (most notably and then she was hooked.

Starting out with an iPhone 3GS she has now progressed to the iPhone 4S. Veevs doesn’t get to spend as much time shooting images as she would like but the images that she does capture are exceptional and we think you’ll agree from this selection of images alone.

We’re sure you’re going to enjoy this article a lot…


Number One – Snapseed


‘Slow Walk’ – ©Veevs – Snapseed, BlurFX, Scratchcam, DistressedFX, Alt Photo



Snapseed is my go to app for the start of all my editing. It is so versatile!


Number Two – SlowShutter


‘Admiring the View’©VeevsSlowShutter, Snapseed, DistressedFX, AltPhoto



Wherever I go I always try to get several SlowShutter shots, especially with interesting backgrounds.


SlowShutter examples


The colourful Neal’s Yard’ – ©Veevs – SlowShutter, Snapseed, PhotoCopier, DistressedFX



‘Meandering’ – @Veevs SlowShutter, Snapseed, VintageScene


Number Three – DistressedFX


‘Street Entertainment’ – ©Veevs – Huemore, Snapseed, Glaze, Iris, DistressedFX


I have always loved grunge and texture and with DistressedFX I get both and have good control of modifying the amount and colour of the effect. The textures and colours of the filters in DistressedFX are beautiful!


Distressed FX Image Example


‘Beautiful Richmond Riverside’ – ©Veevs Huemore, Snapseed, PhotoCopier, DistressedFX


Number Four – AltPhoto


‘Weighted Down’ – ©Veevs – Oggl, Snapseed, BlurFX, PhotoCopier, AltPhoto


This is an amazing app with a lovely selection of colour and black and white filters and frames.


AltPhoto Example


‘Heading to Miami’ – ©Veevs – Huemore, Snapseed, PhotoCopier, DistressedFX, AltPhoto


Joint Number Five – PhotoCopier and Glaze


‘So many books, so little time’ – ©Veevs : Oggl, Snapseed, PhotoCopier, Repix, Glaze, DistressedFX


Both of these are beautiful apps with so many great selections of filters, colours and textures.

Example images with Photocopier and Glaze


‘Plant pots and balconies’ – ©Veevs – Huemore, Snapseed, Photocopier, Glaze, Iris, DistressedFX



‘Charity Walk Fun’ – ©Veevs – Huemore, Snapseed, PhotoCopier



‘Lovely Susy on the marina’ – ©Veevs Huemore, Snapseed, Glaze, Iris, PhotoCopier, DistressedFX



‘The perfect staircase’ – ©VeevsHuemore, Snapseed, PhotoCopier, Glaze, Iris, DistressedFX

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