What Are the Best Photography Apps?

How to enjoy photography and get the most out of your smartphone camera’s apps?


One of the biggest challenges we hear is how to take better pictures and do more with your saved photos, especially from those pre-digital pictures after all are scanned. Our team of photo experts at ScanMyPhotos has compiled this comprehensive list of apps that are worth checking out. As you identify others, please let us know.

MemoryWeb photo metadata app. If you only read one recommendation, our must download photo app is MemoryWeb. This app is for family historians, genealogy archivists, and everyone who had ScanMyPhotos digitize their pictures. It brings generations of photos together in one place, creates interactive connections between them, and preserves “back-of-the-photo” details forever.


Halide is a groundbreaking camera app for deliberate and thoughtful photography. Use gestures inHalide’s to change exposure and manual focus with a swipe. Halide’s professional tools include focus peaking, a detailed histogram, an adaptive level grid, and RAW support. Halide is a Great, Gesture-Based Pro Camera App for iPhone —


Halide uses a fantastic gesture interface that is easy to use and can tap into the pro features of your camera like RAW, white balance, manual focus, and more.

Digital photography never looked so analog. Swipe through lenses and films with Hipstamatic, the original analog camera. The original analog photo experience, with an all-new editing suite. Hipstamatic is the best way to create beautiful photography. Order from the Apple Store. 


Digital photography never looked so analog. Swipe through lenses and films with Hipstamatic, the original analog camera. Exclusively available on iPhone.

ProCamera HD, the gold standard for professional iOS photography, provides a highly intuitive interface for beginners as well as DSLR-like controls for experts. Leveraging the capabilities of the iPad, ProCamera HD is easy to use, yet deep when needed!


In this video, you’ll get an idea of what you can do with ProCamera. Although there’s a lot more to explore, this should help give you a brief introduction to the app

It doesn’t matter if you’re new to photography or a pro, Polarr has it all. Novices will appreciate that Polarr offers advanced auto-enhance tools and sophisticated filters to edit all the details of your photo. Pro photographers will look forward to our layer support, curve tools, and local adjustments. 


Polarr Photo Editor Tutorial Basics – Filters

Transform your world into a live cartoon. ToonCamera is an amazing video and photography app that turns your world into a live cartoon. Apply real-time cartoon and art effects to your camera feed, record video, and snap photos.


Transform your world into a live cartoon with the ToonCamera app

Take stunning 360 panoramas everywhere. Panorama360 turns your iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad into a full-featured 360-degree panoramic camera. Easily capture immersive panoramas in seconds and instantly share your 360 views with the world. Simply pan the camera and watch as images are stitched seamlessly. Panorama360 captures the scene in a way you never could with a traditional camera. 


PicLab provides the tools you need to create neat photo collages, add text, stickers, and artwork, and apply one of over 50 filters. You can use image overlays and masks, adjust the brightness, saturation, and contrast, or add captions with text or drawing tools. 


PicLab Photo Editor is the premier all-in-one photo editor. Available on iOS & Android!
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