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 4 Bugs on the App Store

4Bugs is a Gorgeous Photo Hunt for Experienced Players

Photo hunts are one of those "no instructions necessary" kind of games that can be played alone or with friends. As such, they're hugely popular both online and off. If you're familiar with any of the variety of PC games or touchscreen bar games, then you'll know what just what to do when you pick up 4Bugs from Root9 Medialab.

iFlashReady Helps Correct Pictures in Low Lighting

As far as photography apps go, iFlashReady is pretty basic. It is designed to help enhance pictures taken without the aid of a flash, such as those taken with the iPhone camera. At first, I thought iFlashReady worked in conjunction with the iPhone camera simultaneously, but after checking it out learned it is mostly a photo editing app that changes an existing image by lightening it up.

Buy ShakeItPhoto on the App Store

Take a Trip Down Memory Lane With ShakeItPhoto

ShakeItPhoto by Nick Campbell is a pretty simple app that works just like the iPhone camera app, but simulates a Polaroid camera. Perhaps you’re old enough to remember whipping out the clunky Polaroid camera for snapping instant photos and then delicately holding the film by the corner and shaking the crap out of it so it would develop faster.

Buy JumiCam Webcam streamer on the App Store

JumiCam Adds to the Line-up of Apps for At-Home Streaming Video

JumiCam, from Jumi, is one of several utilities in the App Store capable of streaming video from a Web cam to the iPhone (via Wi-Fi, 3G or EDGE) and to iPod touch (via Wi-Fi only). Home-oriented Web cam apps like JumiCam require your installing a video server (invariably free) on your PC.

i-c-LiveCams (IP/PTZ Webcam Streaming Video)

Apps such as i-c-LiveCams (IP/PTZ Webcam Streaming Video) from Barry Egerter appeal to the voyeurs in all of us. This nifty little app enables anyone to view streaming video over Web cams —yours or someone else's — over any Wi-Fi and Internet connection.

Buy Mover+ on the App Store

Mover+ Makes it Simple to Share Photos Over Wi-Fi for Free

Someone infinitely more wise and insightful than myself once said that “the best things in life are free.” That maxim didn’t resonate with me until I became an adult as I realized I found the most pleasure in simple joys and pleasures.

Buy GeoTagr ~ Versatile photo geotagging on the App Store

GeoLogTag Connects Your Photos with Space and Time

GeoLog Tag – If you’re a photo enthusiast or pro shooter, how many times have you taken photos with your digital camera and later needed to know precisely where you were when you tripped the shutter?

Buy The History of Cameras on the App Store

The History of Cameras: A Snaphot Back To The Future

The History of Cameras — As a photographer I am frequently searching for a number of things to create a memorable photograph. The right lighting, perfect subject, and pleasing background are but a few of the considerations that affect ones ability to compose and convey an interesting story at a moment in time.

Buy 'stachetastic on the App Store

'stachetastic: A Digital Update on a Classic Pastime

'stachetastic - I'm sure there are some people who are reading this who never grew past the stage when they thought it was hilarious to draw fake mustaches on people. (I certainly didn't.) And yet, these days, everything is digital.

Photography Fans Will Want to Focus on Pixcetera

Pixcetera.com, a website devoted to high-quality photography that was launched last year by AOL, is now available as a free app for iPhone and iPod touch users. Pixcetera the app features professional-quality photos from the news, around the world, and even celebrity events.

Buy Photo Hype on the App Store

Sharpen Your Image With PhotoHype

PhotoHype - For those that enjoy taking pictures with their iPhone, producing the perfect picture can sometimes become quite the process. Having to email the picture to yourself in order to open it on your computers image-editing program.

Buy Camera Zoom 4 on the App Store

Camera Zoom Is A Step In The Right Direction For Taking iPhone Pictures

Camera Zoom - Along with probably every other iPhone owner in the world, I’ve always been frustrated with the native iPhone camera. Sure, it takes a decent photo at close range if the light is good and if you hold the phone perfectly still, but beyond that, not so much. For the Twitter-obsessed like myself, for instance, who might want to TwitPic a concert shot, you’re pretty much out of luck if you’re not in the front row.

Buy Cool fx on the App Store

Tiffen's Cool fx Photo App is as Cool as it Says it is

Like Tiffen’s Photo fx, which I reviewed earlier this year, Cool fx is a set of digital optical filters (filters are Tiffen’s main line of business) for the iPhone and iPod touch. You use these filters to simulate the results you get with a variety of filters and lab processes when taking photographs with film.

Buy Face Melter Pro on the App Store

Face Melter Pro Has Potential for Innovation

Face Melter Pro lets you melt photos and create an animated video one frame at a time. This app is fantastic in theory. In reality, it has some issues. The original Face Melter app was simple.

Buy HDR Camera on the App Store

HDR Camera Shoots for Hi-Def for Your Photos

HDR Camera — which is short for High Dynamic Range — is aimed in the direction of making your photos appear more lively and realistic by increasing the range between light and dark areas. Some photo buffs devote considerable amount of time tinkering with Photoshop and other image editing techniques to create HDR images and the results are often stunning.