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Photography apps can be extremely useful for the working or hobbist photographer, allowing for various creative possibilities. In this article we highlight some cool apps that you may or may not have heard of, that can substantially improve your creativity.


Snapheal is an application for the Mac that allows you to remove unwanted elements from your photos. You start by highlighting the area that you want to remove and then use the remover tool. Snapheal also has features for global adjustments as well, like global contrast and brightness. One interesting feature of snapheal is that it gives you facts while you are waiting for the element remover tool to work.


Instant is an application for the iPad that allows you to simulate a polorid camera. You can either use your iPad’s camera to take a photo, or you can use a photo from your photo library. It also comes with effects for creating Instagram like looks. I personally like how when you take a photo with the app you have to wait for the film to develop just like on a real polorid camera.


Snapseed is a popular app for IOS applying photo effects to your image; it was created by the fokes at Nik Software which was recently bought by Google. Snapseed has features for converting your photos to black and white, adding detail for an HDR like effect, global adjustments and more. I have personally used this app many times and have gotten great results from it.

Blue Camera

Blue Camera is an app for iPad that allows you to take photos easier with features that allow you to adjust the brightness, contrast, hue, and other adjustments. One cool feature of the app is the ability to see the histogram. There are also features for selecting what type of photo you are taking. For example, food photography and landscape photography. Lastly, there are features for applying creative effects that simulate the look of different cities around the world.


While this isn’t neccisarily a photography app, it is still useful for photographers nonetheless. Quadro is an application that works with the software on your computer like Photoshop for instance, allowing you to quickly use certain tools in different programs, like the healing tool in Photoshop. The app allows you to pick and choose which apps you want to apply different actions too, it even has serval presets for different applications, that you can use as a starting point.

Have you ever tried any of these apps? Which ones did you like if any? Also, which apps should be added to this list?