Got photos? Of course, you do. iPhone captures photos and videos and remains the most popular camera on planet earth. Thanks to Apple’s iOS architecture, iPhone photos apps often have built-in filters so you can enhance photos with a collection of filters, and share them with others or post them online.
What if you need more than the basics? What if you want to edit a photo beyond the standard filters and venture into Photoshop Like-like territory?
Fortunately, there’s an app for you. Or, rather, five apps.
iPhone 11 Pro’s camera trio makes photos better than ever; visually the same as my last DSLR. It’s that good. But if you want to add more color or make some adjustments that are not found in Photos or Instagram, this is where you start.
Collage – these are
my our favorites because we have adult children scattered all over the country. A good app for doing just that is Instagram’s free Layout app. You won’t even need an Instagram app to use, but it’s easy to use, comes with different layouts, with position options, and, of course, is drag and drop, and easy to share.
Touch Up Plus – nothing tops Photoshop on the Mac for photo enhancements, but that kind of capability has yet to make it to iPhone, despite the popularity of Photoshop Express. This utility has been around awhile and makes it easy to straighten photos, clean up grainy, low light images, remove red-eye, and more.
Remove Objects – long one of my favorite utilities in any Mac photo editor is the option to remove objects from photos; photo bombers, telephone poles and wires, and anything else that shouldn’t be there. PhotoDirector does that rather easily considering you’re using a fingertip, but if you don’t mind spending a fortune– $3 a month– you can have premium content with stickers, effects, borders, and more.
Organize Photos – What? Photos on iPhone isn’t enough? Slidebox is like a Photos feature that makes it even easier to move photos into an album or delete it with a swipe. Nothing is faster and you won’t have to run to the Mac to get big jobs done in a hurry.
Fine Tuned Surprise – I hate Google but I love some of their apps, including Snapseed which has a toolbox of features and functions that are, from a Google hater perspective, very powerful (considering it’s free) but easy to use and let’s you get into tinkering with little effort. Yes, it will remove objects, comes with its own filters, move objects (the Head Pose feature is worthy of a 99-cent price tag), and more.
See? Not bad for free.
This may be my first Friday Freebie since Friday Freebie day years ago on Mac360.