|Original Photo Straight from the Iphone|
|WordFoto App - Words: Beach, Sun, NJ, OceanCity, Summer|
I found this app when a friend recently asked if I knew of a photo app where you could crop pictures into ovals. I didn't know of one so I started exploring and came across Crop'n'Frame. It's $1.99. This app allows for a variety of combinations. You can choose your frame and its shape, style (There are six to choose from), width, background, and accent. Then decide what shape mat you want (There are five basic shapes - square, rounded corners, circle/ oval, heart and star) and the style mat (This includes a variety of decor on the mat if you aim for the style on the far right and double tap it), as well as width and colors. Lastly, you can add a caption (I forgot to do that in this example) with several font and type styles available. I am still exploring the assortment of features this app offers.
This was one of the first photo apps I got on my phone. The most fundamental form of the app is free. However, there are add-ons that can be purchased. I have purchased both borders and effects although the basic Adobe PS has some of each. It has great basic photo editing features - crop, adjust color, balance, exposure, soften focus and sharpen all with the swipe of a finger. An easy to use undo button is also one of the features.
|Adobe PhotoShop Express with Trendy Stack Border|
This is another $1.99 app and one that I have not truly explored all the options that exist with it. I like it for the ease of changing pictures to preset styles - oil, canvas, sketch, posterizing, embossing, night vision, and so many more. It also gives the option of rotating, adding little clip art images that art part of the app, inserting text, putting on frames, and creating color splashes.
|Perfect Image - Oil Painting|
This was the first photo app I actually purchased for my phone. I've had it for almost a year and it's still a "go to" app for me. It's 99 cents. It has a plethora (I believe the exact number is 189) of preset effects to add in addition to the standard crop, rotate and brightness adjust tools. You can also do a color splash or add text. When choosing the effect to add, you can sort by categories, select favorites to have a effects you frequently use, or "roll the die" and let the app choose a random effect for your use. Multiple effect processes are an option as well.
|FX Photo Studio - Color Fantasy - Color Explosion|