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Top Five Photo Apps – Photo App Lounge With Nico Brons

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, Lola Mitchell, Vivi, Em Kachouro, Laetitia Harnie-Coussau, MaryJane Sarvis, AlyZen Moonshadow, Ginaluca Ricoveri, Jennifer Sharpe, Natali Prosvetova and David Hayes’ Top Five Photo Apps including accompanying images demonstrating these selections, if you missed those, please go here.

Today we are featuring Nico Brons, Nico is an outstanding mobile photographer and artist and one that we have featured many times here at both in our Flickr Group Showcases as well as our Tip of the Day section, see here.


‘It is very difficult to choose for my top five. I use to much apps together. But these are my workhorses.

I do a lot of work in Filterstorm, but for the most I use it for masking. Filterstorm is in the beginning not the easiest to work with. If you are familiar with it, it is one of the best for me. It is my “photoshop” for the iPhone / iPad.


Number One – Filterstorm


This is the end result after working with the image in several apps. For example HalfTone, PhotoStudioHD and SnapSeed.



Number Two – Snapseed

SnapSeed is a great App for a lot of very nice treatments. It is a essential app for me. The possibilities are enormous. I use also a lot the Grunge department.


And this is the final result. I did no further enhancements in this example.



Number Three – MokuHangaHD

This is a great App. I mainly use it in combination with ImageBlender. The secret is to use this one very subtle. Otherwise the result is to heavy for me.



Then the image was taken to the ImageBlender app and the to several other apps to finish it. For example: SnapSeed, Repix and iAwesomizer. It gives the following image.



Number Four – DynanmicLight

Maybe there are better, but this one is very easy to use and gives the results where I can work with. It is a App that gives a vibrant HDR-look. It works on a single image and that’s very pretty.



I reworked further with Glaze, ImageBlender and SnapSeed. This the final result:



Number Five – Image Blender

I use this one a lot in combination with MokuHangaHD, PhotoCopier, Grungetastic and many others. First I use the image in, for example MokuHangaHD, and then I blend with different options in ImageBlender. Very often the result from only MokuHanga is much to heavy for me. The idea is to get a subtle result. I use also ImageBlender with own made textures or other stuff.



And also this one was reworked in several other Apps for example ScratchCam and Mextures.


Of course it is all personal taste and ideas to work with. This is a small contribution from my side and I hope You liked it and you can do something with it.

List of All Apps Used Mentioned In This Article

PhotoStudio HD

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