Top 10 iOS Mobile Photography Apps


Having consulted over 2,700 posts where I asked award winning mobile photographers for their favourite mobile photography apps, I feel confident publishing this article today.  Everything is relative and following extensive research I am happy to announce that these are TheAppWhisperer’s Top 10 iOS Mobile Photography Apps, at this time.  I have not included apps more suited to mobile art, they will be included in another post. There are of course,  more than ten good photography apps but these ones, should be standard on every mobile photographer’s device. Take a look…



No need to hesitate on this choice, literally turns your iPhone into a fully functioning professional camera backed up with an intuitive interface and advanced features. Available for iPhone and Apple Watch.


Affinity Photo

iPad only, Affinity Photo is the first fully featured, truly professional photo editing tool for iPad – built from exactly the same back-end as their award-winning desktop version and fully optimised to harness the power of iPad’s hardware and touch capabilities. Absolutely stunning.



With over 10 million sales of this app, I am not alone in advocating it. The Clarity feature is its secret and perhaps one of the biggest breakthroughs to happen to image processing in a long time. Available for iPhone and Apple Watch.



Classic app originally from Nik Software and now owned by Google. I don’t think anyone would disagree with me, that this should be on your iOS device, as standard.



Loved my most, a world class photography app and Apple’s original App of the Year.


Adobe Lightroom CC

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC for mobile is a free app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos. And you can upgrade for premium features that give you precise control with seamless access across all your devices – mobile, desktop and web.



Everyone should have this app on their device. Whether you want to upload your own images, or just keep abreast of fellow photographers that you follow are posting. An important app with over 800 million users.


Touch Retouch

An app that is a favourite for so many photographers for offering a really simple method to remove unwanted items within your images.



A really fabulous all in one photo editor, even Apple agreed, awarding it the Apple Design Award of 2017.  Available for iPhone and iPad.


Afterlight 2

A complete overhaul of their original Afterlight, well laid out with ease of use and an extensive array of new features. The price you pay to download, they promise, will be the only price you ever pay, there are no in-app purchases or subscriptions. Available for iPhone and iPad.


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