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 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.

Chimera Comes with a Split Personality

Chimera Comes with a Split Personality

I’m a little puzzled how Helix Interactive settled on Chimera for its portrait-taking app, not that it really matters. A Chimera is a beast that has two distinct parts, like an eagle and a lion (Griffin) or a man and a goat (Satyr).

Buy Cropulator on the App Store

Cropulator App Still Leaves You Wanting Less

If you like taking and editing photos with your iPhone, you will appreciate the essence of Cropulator. Cropulator is one of those photo apps that you wish came standard with your iPhone. Though its name sounds a bit risqué, Cropulator is a straightforward app.

Buy FantasyLens on the App Store

Create Fun Portraits with FantasyLens

Widgetize's FantasyLens, is great fun. FantasyLens makes it easy for anyone to create composite photos using portraits of friends, family, whomever. FantasyLens come with 24 images or photo templates in which you can insert a head shot.

Buy PangeaVR Pro on the App Store

PangeaVR Brings Panoramas of Your Surroundings into View

Pangea Software has developed a number of popular game apps including Engimo and Billy Frontier. The company's focus on games makes its two panorama-viewing apps — PangeaVR and PangeaVR Pro — a little odd, not that that's a bad thing.

PhotoList is Simple, but Not Picture Perfect

PhotoList by Raisix Inc., makers of ColorMatch, is a photo storage app that allows users to organize, rate, and view their photos according to any filing or sorting system desired. The ability to customize album or file names and add additional tags to individual photos proves useful to those with multiple photos stored on their device.

Buy 3D Gallery on the App Store

3D Gallery Puts Your Photos On The Wall

3D Gallery - Have you ever wandered through a gallery or museum admiring the beautiful paintings and pictures and thought to yourself, my pictures would look nice hanging here? If you own 3D Gallery iPhone app by Caweb.de you can hang your photos on your own gallery's walls.

iDroste Puts a Spin on Everything

Fans of famed-illustrator, M.C. Escher, are likely to find iDroste, a photo filter app developed by Pavlos Mavridis entertaining. Like Escher once did, iDroste puts images into a spin.

STICKi PICi Purikura: Give Your Photos a Little Extra Sparkle

AppCraver readers, we're friends, right? I feel comfortable with you, like I can tell you things. I feel okay admitting that the teenage girl living inside of me is super happy about STICKi PICi Purikura.

iScribble Gives Photos The Write Stuff

For those who just can't seem to keep a good grasp on where, when or with whom a photo was taken, iScribble swoops in to the rescue. The user can add a note or a scribble caption to saved photos via buttons in the upper left corner or a handy Post-It note style upturned page in the bottom right corner and save the captions for later review.

Buy iSynth on the App Store

iSynth: Stroll Through Virtual Worlds

iSynth, developed by Brown University student, Greg Pascale, puts Microsoft's stunning Photosynth 3-D photo viewer in your hands. Whether you're holding and iPhone or an iPod touch, you can stroll through three-dimensional views of scenes that have been photographed from several different angles, giving you a panoramic, "you-are-there" view of your virtual surroundings.