Photo & Video Apps

From small screens to large, every iOS device has a camera now — and there’s no shortage of great photography apps!. For a list of our favorites, check out AppCraver’s Editor Picks of the Best Photo & Video Apps for iPhone and iPad, or read on for breaking news and reviews of photo & video applications from the App Store.


Buy Pro HDR on the App Store

With Pro HDR Camera App, iPhone Photos Rival the Real Deal

For the uninitiated, HDR photography is all the rage, supplanting tilt-shift photography as the trendiest way to manipulate your photos and earn your Flickr feed a little extra attention. Previously the domain of only high-end digital SLR cameras and pricey photo manipulation software, it has now come to the Apple iPhone, in the form of a handful of competing apps.

Buy CosmicPainter on the App Store

CosmicPainter: Create Moving Art With Multi-Touch (Video Demo)

It's hard to categorize CosmicPainter, unless you're familiar with the world of VJing. That's a special place where it's deemed important to be able to create patterned artwork in motion, because sometimes you just need peoples' eyeballs glued to a screen displaying no representative visual content.

Buy Picture Perfect Animals on the App Store

Give in to Your Animal Instinct with Picture Perfect Animals

Just for fun, put a little fur (or fin) in your photos with Picture Perfect Animals, a photo app that lets you frame your subject alongside a variety of selected animals. This iPhone app by MilkDrinkingCow, is a different, but whimsical kind of photography app that allows you to create photos with animals.

Buy PhotoCaddy HD on the App Store

Improve Photography Skills with Photo Caddy HD

Budding photographers who are looking for some readily accessible tips would do well to download Photo Caddy HD for iPad.
It functions like a social strategy guide, with a collection of advice and strategies for improving photography in multiple locations. 

Stream Video from PC to iPhone with JumiCam

Stream Video from PC to iPhone with JumiCam

JumiCam is an application that allows you to view webcam footage streaming from your home PC to your iPhone. It works with the Jumi Controller, which you have to install on your PC (not available for Mac yet).

Buy Fotomecha - multi lens simulated camera on the App Store

Enjoy Continuous Shooting Fun with Fotomecha

Fotomecha — Photography apps for iPhone are abundant and range from kid-friendly to technologically endowed.
Though the iPhone gets its share of rebuke for poor camera quality (at least pre-4G), I've seen quite a bit of high-quality creativity come out of some users.

Super Snaps! 7 Unique Photo Apps That Add Image Effects to Your Pics

Super Snaps! 7 Unique Photo Apps That Add Image Effects to Your Pics

Most iPad owners own iPhones. So, it stands to reason that they also have photos that need work—and 10.7 inches of screen on which to do it. But why get elbows deep in photo editing to develop a cool effect?

6 Awesome Photo Editing Apps for iPad

6 Awesome Photo Editing Apps for iPad

Photo Editing Apps range from fully featured to simplistic, from innovative to prosaic. Fortunately, so do the needs of their users. If you crave every feature imaginable? Check. Want a fun new intuitive touchy-feely experience?

Buy Hipstamatic on the App Store

Hipstamatic Develops Vintage Pics from Your Modern iPhone

"Digital never looked so analog," says Hipstamatic's App Store description, and that's the key to this funky photo app's appeal. Hipstamatic gives you a choice of three lenses, three films, and two types of "flash." These last, of course, do not make your iPhone flash at your subject; rather, they apply different brightening algorithms to your final product.

Buy Colorize on the App Store

Add Color to Your Life and Your Photos with Colorize

Colorize is an iPhone app that lets you create and recreate colorful pictures with the stroke of a brush – or really your finger. Developed by Widgetize, Colorize is a creative photography editing application that allows re-coloring of entire photos or specific parts of a photo at different levels of saturation.

What You See, You Get, in Live Effects for 3GS

What You See, You Get, in Live Effects for 3GS

Live Effects is a photographic  effects app from Omaxmedia that’s a twist on the old WYSIWYG (what you see is what you get) idea. What it does is twirls, swirls and distorts in other ways, images as seen through the iPhone 3GS’s camera in real-time.

Typograffit Puts a New Twist on Text

Graffit, LLC, developer of Typograffit, has dubbed its iPhone/iPod touch app a “visual communication toy," and like most toys, it's big fun. Think of one of those crime-caper movie ransom notes composed of letters cut from newspapers and magazines and you get the general idea.

ArcSoft's Panorama Maker Offers Photographers a Whole Wide World

ArcSoft's Panorama Maker Offers Photographers a Whole Wide World

Arc Soft is well known for its photo and other digital media manipulation apps for PCs and Macs, so I had high hopes for Panorama Maker, the company's latest release for the iPhone. Although I wasn't disappointed, I wasn't doing cart wheels either.

Camera Genius Makes Any iPhone Photographer Smarter

Camera Genius Makes Any iPhone Photographer Smarter

AppCraver has reviewed bunches and bunches of really good photo apps such asNevercenter's Camera Bag and Omar Shoor's Photogene. Now, add CodeGoo's Camera Genius to the same club.

Instantly Take and Share Photos with PlaceSnap

For iPhone users who snap up PlaceSnap while it’s free, a new social networking experience awaits. PlaceSnap basically centers around GPS location and the iPhone camera. To use PlaceSnap, users must first create a free account with an email address, username and password.