I am a big photography fan and ever since I got my iPhone 4 my DSLR sits in a corner with dust all over it. It’s so practical to take pictures with your iPhone, that I don’t need a digital camera anymore. My only regret is that the iPhone5 will have an 8 MP camera and I am stuck with the current one for another year! Noooo.

Anyway, talking about good iPhone camera apps or photography apps, there are quite a few out there and it’s so damn hard to get your hands on a good on one, not because you need to pay but because there is a great variety. Being such a heavy user, that didn’t stopped me, so in time I have gathered a few folders of essential apps for anyone who wants to be a good iPhone photographer.

The list below has only free iPhone photo apps… for your convenience :P

Best iPhone photo apps

Instagram for iPhone

Instagram for iPhone

free app
by By Burbn, Inc.
93486 Ratings
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3.75 Million users love Instagram! It’s a free, fun, and simple way to make and share gorgeous photos on your iPhone.

Pick from one of several gorgeous filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos. Transform everyday moments into works of art you’ll want to share with friends and family.

Share your photos in a simple photo stream with friends to see – and follow your friends’ photos with the click of a single button. Every day you open up Instagram, you’ll see new photos from your closest friends, and creative people from around the world.


100% free custom designed filters and borders such as XPro-II, Earlybird, Lomo-fi, Sutro, Toaster, Brannan, Inkwell, Walden, Hefe, Apollo, Poprocket, Nashville, Gotham, 1977, and others.
Linear and Radial Tilt-Shift blur effects for extra depth of field.
Instant sharing to Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, Tumblr, Foursquare, and Posterous
Unlimited uploads
Interact with friends through giving & receiving likes and comments
Works with first generation, 3G, 3GS and iPhone 4
Full iPhone 4 front & back camera support
And much much more…

Instagram reviews

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Awesome (by Rosana Jenson)
Do not listen to these kids asking for "more effects".. Keep it simple like it has been since the beginning…

If you want to "add effects", then use a different app to create what you want, then use that photo in IG. No reason to make IG lame by including an "effect" like cat ears, for example, to your photos.

Would like to see a "Recently Added" feature in addition to the Popular feature.. It’s great to see popular photos, but it would be nice to see the new/recently added pics, too.

Would like to see pull-to-refresh.

When someone posts an image but does not include a description, you are unable to hold/press their screen name down in order to @ reply them.. You have to manually type the @ and their name in order to mention them in a comment.
Great app! (by Daniel Hampton)
The only thing that would make it better is if I could save the pictures without having to post them.
Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone

Adobe Photoshop Express for iPhone

free app
by By Adobe Systems Incorporated
112148 Ratings
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ADOBE PHOTOSHOP EXPRESS: Edit and share anywhere

Adobe Photoshop Express software lets you use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. Enjoy having your photo and video library right in your hand without wasting your device’s valuable storage space.

Photoshop Express is a companion to Photoshop.com, your online photo sharing, editing, and hosting resource. Create a free Photoshop.com account to upload and store 2GB of photos and videos online.

With Photoshop Express, it’s easy to improve your photos. Choose from a variety of one-touch effects, or simply drag your finger across the screen to crop, rotate, or adjust color. Add artistic filters like Soft Focus or Sketch. And never fear: You can undo and redo changes until you get just the look you wanta copy of your original file is always saved.

Top editing features:
Basics: Crop, Straighten, Rotate, and Flip
Color: Exposure, Saturation, Tint, Black and White, and Contrast
Filters: Sketch, Soft Focus, and Sharpen
Effects: Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, and Soft Black and White
Borders: Rectangle, Rounded, Oval, Soft Edge, Vignette, Rough Edge, Halftone, and Film Emulsion

In-App Purchase: Adobe Camera Pack (iPhone 4 & 3Gs, iPad 1 & 2, iPod Touch 3rd and 4th generation)
Reduce Noise: Even the best phone cameras can introduce small amounts of grain and specklingcalled noiseinto images. The Reduce Noise feature smooths out those flaws to quickly improve your photos. Its fast, accurate, and puts professional Adobe Photoshop quality in the palm of your hand.
Self Timer: Set a camera timer to 3- or 10-second intervals before the photo is snapped.
Auto Review: Make sure you get a good shot and delete it if you dont. Auto Review gives you a quick look at your picture before the action passes you by.

Photoshop Express lets you access your entire online photo and video library directly from your Photoshop.com account. Relive memories with your friends and family anytime, anywhere. Show off all your favorite photos and videos with instant slideshows. It’s like having thousands of photos and videos right in your pocket!

Photoshop Express is brought to you by Adobe, makers of the Photoshop family of products.

Adobe Photoshop Express reviews

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Pretty good for *basics (by Softballplayer6)
Would be awesome if had other options, but this app is still pretty useful! Especially if you want to do a quick crop or rotation before emailing or facebooking w/o downloading to your computer & editing that way. It’s free, so no harm. I find it useful in small, but extremely helpful ways. :D
Don’t bother (by MGsupafan)
There is no support for this product. It does a nice job on photos but when saving the finished photo it loses it. Doesn’t tell you where it’s putting it, doesn’t ask where you would like it put. Just says it’s saving then ends the entire program after not really saving your work at all. Technical support is non existent.
DailyBooth for iPhone

DailyBooth for iPhone

free app
by By DailyBooth, Inc.
285 Ratings
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Version 2.0 is here, completely redesigned and full-featured!

DailyBooth is Your Life in Pictures.

Document and share your life with others. Get real-time updates on what your friends and family are doing every day. It’s a great way to keep in touch with friends and family.

Watch the live feed and see what’s going on in the world around you.

Spark up conversations with strangers and make new friends.

DailyBooth is the absolute best app in the App Store to show off the iPhone 4′s front facing camera.

This brand-new official app has been rebuilt from the ground up. It’s fast, responsive, and includes all of the website’s features, including full profile details and messaging. Boothing has never been easier! We’re going to be continually working and improving on this so expect more updates soon!

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Fun at first but way too many 14 YEAR OLDS!!! (by Scott Daly)
i really enjoyed using this app alot for the first week or so until I realized I was one of the oldest people using it. I began to notice this when all I saw were photos of Justin Bieber or very young looking kids at school. It would be very nice if it had age filters because this thing is a lawsuit or news story just waiting to happen. And where are these people shown in the screenshots? I never really see anyone over 20 on this thing.
NICE UPDATE!!! (by Matthew Murcek)
This update is HUGE very nice adds many new features and its much easier to use. The live feed is a little slow but its a great start!!
Gorillacam for iPhone

Gorillacam for iPhone

free app
by By Joby Inc.
21088 Ratings
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Gorillacam is brought to you by the photography experts at Joby, creators of the world famous Gorillapod flexible tripods, and the Gorillamobile for iPhone 3G/3GS!

Gorillacam is fast, packed with features, and built with you in mind. It revolutionizes the way you take photos on the iPhone. Gorillacam only works on the iPhone.

NEW for Version 1.1.1!

* NO MORE ANALYTICS – we listened. Usage analytics have been completely removed from Gorillacam.

Gorillacam Features Include:

* DIGITAL ZOOM – frame your shot exactly how you want it. Zoom in up to 4X to get the details. Customize the zoom bar for personalized placement and easy access.

* ANTI-SHAKE – takes pictures when your phone is steady, helping you get blur-free photos.

* TAP TO FOCUS on 3GS allows you to focus on a particular item in the frame. Tap To Focus does not currently work on iOS 4.0

* SELECTABLE IMAGE SIZE – take bigger pictures for maximum detail and smaller pictures for greater speed.

* SELF-TIMER – set a custom delay for timed photos. Perfect for group shots or self-portraits. Includes audible countdown notification.

* TIME-LAPSE – take multiple photos spaced at your preferred interval. Snap photos as fast as 1 second apart, or up to 2 minutes apart.

* CONTINUOUS RAPID-FIRE – take unlimited photos, up to 1.6 frames per second. (Thats fast!) Just press and hold the shutter to take as many photos as you want at super high speed.

* AUTO-SAVE – keep shooting while your photos auto-save in the background. No more waiting to save before you can shoot again. Snap away, uninterrupted.

* PRESS ANYWHERE – turn the whole screen into one big shutter button. Press anywhere to take a photo. Photograph yourself with ease!

* 3-SHOT BURST – take three quick photographs in rapid succession. Never miss the perfect shot. No more photos ruined when someone blinks!

* GRID OVERLAY – take your photography to the next level. Create more interesting photographs using the rule of thirds in your composition. Also great for lining up horizons or buildings.

* BUBBLE LEVEL – take steady, level shots every time. Works in both vertical and horizontal orientation. Ideal for shots of horizons, landscapes and more. Easy to calibrate and easy to use.

* TIPS – helpful tips on how to take better shots with your iPhone.

Consider enhancing your photos even more by using Gorillacam together with the Gorillamobile for iPhone 3G: an innovative, flexible tripod with protective iPhone case. It lets you position your iPhone almost anywhere, and its perfect for timed photos, low-light photography, or just watching movies or listening to music hands-free. Learn more: http://joby.com/gorillamobile/

Gorillacam was built in collaboration with the awesome developers at AppTight.

Visit Joby Online:

Joby Inc. – http://joby.com

Twitter – http://twitter.com/jobyinc

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disappointed to learn (by Dabear)
disappointed to learn that this app won’t be getting anymore updates.
wks great iPhone BUT very bad on iPad2 (by ream72)
Works great iPhone 3G & 4 = 5 stars, BUT very bad image quality on iPad2 = 1 star. I hope you are going to correct the pixelation & quality for the iPad2 ???
Morelomo for iPhone

Morelomo for iPhone

free app
by By More-thing Company Limited
201 Ratings
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New feature on v1.1 is coming soon!!!
- allow to save original and LOMO photo as same time
- allow to save full resolution LOMO photo
- more stable

What is LOMO?

The following are the company’s 10 Rules of Lomography:

Lomography is a commercial trademark of Lomographische AG, Austria for products and services related to photography. The 35 mm LOMO LC-A camera employed an unusual lens which produced large amounts of distortion at the edges of the image whilst keeping the centre sharp.

Lomography emphasizes casual, snapshot photography. Accidents such as over-saturated colors, lens artifacts, and exposure defects are rehabilitated to produce swirly, abstract effects – a trait emphasized by practitioners. Others use the technique to document everyday life, because the small camera size and ability to shoot in low light encourages candid photography, photo reportage and photo vrit.

1. Take your LOMO everywhere you go.
2. Use it anytime – day or night.
3. Lomography is not an interference in your life, but a part of it.
4. Shoot from the hip.
5. Approach the objects of your lomographic desire as close as possible.
6. Don’t think.
7. Be fast.
8. You don’t have to know beforehand what you’ve captured on film.
9. You don’t have to know afterwards, either.
10. Don’t worry about the rules.

What is morelomo?
This is not an effect filter.
This is not a photoshop like tools.
We don’t need any setting.
No technical skills required.
No effect filters selection.

Because this is a reality camera tools to help you enjoy LOMO life.

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hang the iphone alot (by chrisysn)
this app is good but it makes the iphone 3gs hang/jam alot.. and sometimes unable turn on the phone for several minutes….
My fav free photography app! (by Cheesethekat)
Just as good as those paid apps. Simple to use and great results! Tq!
  for iPhone

for iPhone

free app
by By KTH
66 Ratings
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Pudding camera offers seven kinds of camera, and seven kinds of film settings.
You can use any combination of these options by FREE so enjoy many kinds of stylish photos with this Pudding Camera!

Combination of Camera&Films
Exposure setting (-2.0~2.0)
Self photo taking mode(iPhone 3GS)
support 3 kinds of file size (small:472px, medium:700px, large:1280px)
Save location information into EXIF
Viewing photos by date
Full-screen photo viewing
Sharing with your friends via email, Twitter, Facebook, or me2day
Auto saving into Pudding (Pudding is a web photo album serviced by Paran.)
Creating an account of Pudding

* Pudding Camera requires iOS4.1 or higher version.


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Fixing (by Myue)
Works great but recently been crashing loads, great app when working though
Photosynth for iPhone

Photosynth for iPhone

free app
by By Microsoft Corporation
2596 Ratings
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Interactive Panorama Capture and Sharing Now in Version 1.1

Crazy amazing, David Pogue, technology columnist for the New York Times
Gizmodos App of the Day, April 18th, 2011
Over 3.5 Million Downloads, 4.73 Out of 5 Stars in the App Store

Photosynth v1.1 is now available and better than ever! We listened to the 3,500,000+ users whove downloaded our app and added some of the most requested features. Weve streamlined the sharing experience and added the option to share via email. We added functionality to save cropped versions of panoramas to the phones camera roll. And you can check out the best panoramas others are creating from across the planet in the Best of Bing Maps.

Photosynth for iOS is the panorama creation app that makes it easy and fun to capture and share interactive panoramas of the places, people, and events that are important to you. Using the latest in computer vision techniques, Photosynth allows you to not only make a panorama from left to right, but also up and down, enabling you to capture a full sphere.

Once youve created a Photosynth you can share it as an interactive panorama experience to Facebook (via the free Photosynth.net service) or as a simple image. You can also publish your panoramas to Bing Maps where millions of people can see your panoramas, both on the a map itself and in search results for the places you’ve captured. Weve also added a Best of Bing Maps feature where well be showing off the best of what you and your fellow users create.

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Easily the best panorama app so far (by Ryan Dacca)
Microsoft nailed it with Photosynth. This app is perfect.
Best Pano App!!! (by YELLOWCAKE.)
1. The best I’ve seen when it comes to capturing images to make a panoramic picture.
2. Super fast when building the image.
3. Can crop the image.

This is a 5 STAR app that destroys the competition!
Photo Mosaica for iPhone

Photo Mosaica for iPhone

free app
by By ZeMind Game Studio Ltd
211 Ratings
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UPDATE: Now featured in the app store! Thanks for your support everyone, I worked really hard on this.

The only app that actually creates a mosaic using only the photos on your phone! Don’t be fooled by impostors.

Zoom in on your mosaic to see the full images that make it up!

Share your mosaics with friends, or UPGRADE to save them to your phone to create giant posters or t-shirts.

The more colourful photos you have, the better the mosaic looks.

Note that you have to choose “Allow” when asked if Photo Mosaica can access locational services, otherwise the app can’t access your photo library.

Also, not optimized for iPhone 3G, sorry.

Coming soon:
– more sharing options like Flickr and Twitter
– faster mosaic generation
– many more features for users who upgrade

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Hummmm by Arrrt (by RingMyCell)
Well echoing a few false advertising you have to have facebook or spend more money or both to have any sort of value to result. You cannot pick and choose your b/g pics, can’t save unless you buy (they don’t tell ya the price either) you can’t sort by album too many can’ts for a cool idea with lame execution.
Most likely this will be deleted but my personal opinion is BOGUS. Ultimately deleted.
good. (by Yoshigator)
i like this app, it makes cool mosaics. i dislike that you must use facebook to save an image, however.