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30+ Popular Photo and Video Apps for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad

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How many photos and videos stored in your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad? Well, we all know that Apple devices are famous for viewing and managing photos and videos. If your Apple device only has photo viewer and video player, that’s obviously not enough! There are tons of useful and interesting apps available on the App Store. Many of them are worth your attention, assisting you to get the most out of your photos, videos and other multimedia files. To save your time, here’s a list of 30 free and popular apps you can use to edit, enhance or have fun with your photos and videos. Take your time to explore these apps and we hope you’ll like them!


You are always welcome to leave us your comments and tell us if there are any worth-sharing apps we should add in to this collection.

Free Photography Apps

Instagram is a free, fun, and simple app to make and share gorgeous photos on your iPhone. You can pick from one of several filtered effects or tilt-shift blur to breathe a new life into your mobile photos.

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

iSwap Faces LITE
Ever wanted to swap two faces in a photo? Now you can! It used to take a Photoshop master to transplant one face onto another, but iSwap Faces makes it so easy to switch faces that anyone can do it in under a minute. Morph one person into another for everyone’s entertainment!

Crop for Free
Cropping is a must-have utility, and this one is free. Just click the crop icon, grab the red brackets in any corner of the photo and drag to size.

iRetouch Free
iRetouch Free is an advanced, feature-rich photo editor for your iPhone/iPod Touch. You will benefit from having all essential retouching tools in one app. iRetouch is highly optimized to allow usage of numerous photo editing tools, all in one app.

Want to add a funky retro look to your photos? Polarize will do the job for you! Polarize is the only iPhone application that will do a series of pixel-by-pixel modifications to your photos, getting that true look.

This is a photo retouching app. It helps you to fix your photos’ brightness, contrast, sharpness, hue, saturation and more. You can share the result by email or Facebook directly from your iPhone.

This app lets you control your Phanfare photo and video website from your iPhone, iPod touch or iPad. You can get the beauty and emotional experience of Phanfare slideshows on the go.

moreBeaute is a free photo editing application designed for iPhone, iPod Touch and iPad. It brightens, lightens your skin tone and smoothes your skin in just 2 easy steps, no make-up skills needed!

Comic Touch Lite
This app makes your photos come alive. You can add balloon to give your subjects thoughts and words, add captions to describe the scene and give photo a title.

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”.

Picture Effect Magic
Picture Effect Magic features a broad selection of high-quality photographic effects. By pressing one button you can turn your shot into a retro photo or a picture drawn by a pencil or paints, or done in a Modern Art style. Alternatively, you can simply add a pretty frame of flowers or butterflies.

PhotoCurves is one of the most powerful and flexible image editing tools available on the iPhone, essentially enabling you to create your own filters. Since photographers effectively paint with light, curves is central to their practice because it affects light’s two primary influences: tones and contrast.

Real Cam LE
With the app you can control your iPhone camera with built-in screen touches. It’s a great camera experience on your iPhone.

iFunto Lite
With your photograph, iFunto will merge it with fun and interesting background. iFunto is very easy to use, with just three simple steps.

Twitxr allows you to share your photos with your friends using your iPhone or iPod Touch. With Twitxr you can take a photo and instantly upload it and share it with your friends on Twitxr, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr and Picasa.

Tattoo Shop Lite
Tattoo Shop Lite is the application that lets you add real tattoos to any photo in your personal library. You can combine tattoos and text in any number and combination and adjust each tattoo “layer” individually. Don’t like some ink, just delete that layer and try something new.

Glmps lets you relive the moment. The camera is always rolling, so when you snap a picture you also get a movie. Moments can be saved privately or shared across your favorite social networks.

just.SelfTimer provides a timer function for self shots.

ClaireVue is a cool application that turns your iPhone into a night vision device, and allows you to watch and record video in real time in darkness.

Free Video Apps

Joost lets you get the latest videos at your fingertips. You can watch the latest celebrity news and gossip, music videos, action sports, comedy and web originals for free!

Air Video Free
Air Video supports almost all video formats and performs the conversion “on-the-fly”. The app lets you share folders on your hard drive as well as iTunes playlists. It supports live conversion and offline conversion where the entire file is converted upfront. It lets you customize the conversion settings, zoom and crop the video.

Air Cam Live Video (Lite)
Air Cam lets you view live video feed (and optionally, audio) from your iSight webcam (or any compatible external webcam) for Mac or Windows directly on your iOS device using your home Wi-Fi networks.

Dailymotion Video Stream
Dailymotion lets you to discover a new way to experience millions of videos in an immersive interface. You can follow your favorite users, playlists, channels by adding them to your own personalized dashboard.

Qik Video
Qik’s video chat, video mail and video share apps are used by millions globally. Qik is a product from Skype.

Dropbox is a free service that lets you bring all your photos, docs, and videos anywhere. After you install Dropbox on your computer, any file you save to your Dropbox will automatically save to all your computers, your iPhone and iPad and even the Dropbox website! With the Dropbox app, you can take everything that matters to you on the go.

Videolicious is a very simple video editing app with a slick UI, which lets you add an
introduction and music to your videos which you can then save to your Camera Roll
or send to Facebook, YouTube or email.

Viddy is a simple way for anyone to capture, beautify, and share videos with the world. You can add visual effects, music, transitions, and even movie stars to your videos

Animoto Video Slideshows
Animoto lets you turn your photos into stunning, professional-quality videos, complete with music and text.

iMotion HD
iMotion HD is an intuitive and powerful time-lapse and stop-motion app for iOS. It lets you take pictures, edit your movie and export* HD 720p videos to your device or directly to YouTube.

With BlipSnips, you can easily capture video, tag specific friends on your Facebook and Twitter social networks, insert a comment at an exact moment of the video and mark the location where it all went down.

B-Movies is an app to browse the Internet Archive’s Moving Images library of free movies, films, and videos. Tap on any movie to display the details about that movie. Details include the full description of the movie, its rating if it has one, the number of downloads, and its running time if available.

More Popular Photo and Video Applications (Paid Version)

Color Splash
ColorSplash lets you quickly and easily give photos a dramatic look by converting them to black and white, while keeping your chosen details in color. This effect draws the viewers’ attention to the colored areas, creating striking images.

Night Camera
Night Camera uses the accelerometer to ensure the steadiness of the camera before the shutter fires, it creates clearer photos at night and under low light conditions.

CameraBag focuses on emulating styles and processes from some of the most interesting cameras of the past to enhance the mood of an image, and the results are stunning.

iMovie is a fast and fun moviemaking app for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It’s designed for the Multi-Touch screen and put everything you need to tell your story at your fingertips. You can browse and play projects in the Marquee view and make a movie in minutes by adding video, photos, music and sound effects.

Pano is an award-winning app that lets you take beautiful, seamless panoramic photos straight from your phone, no other software necessary.

Back to the past with OldBooth. Over 60 fun masks to play with.

Camera Plus Pro
Camera Plus Pro is a fast camera app for your iPhone. It is a light, fun and easy camera app that lets you capture, edit, manage and share with ease.

PicVault lets you hide your private or sensitive pictures. You can take pictures with PicVault or import them from your existing pictures. Create a PIN and lock them up!

ReelDirector is yet another easy-to-use and fun iPhone app for creating videos with titles and effects.

Picoli is a photo retouching program for your iPhone. With its quality filters and sophisticated image processing algorithms, you can professionally edit and improve your pictures.

Silent Film Director
Silent Film Director will transform your videos into magnificent vintage and retro films.

iZoom FX
Easy-to-use and powerful camera utility to take “zoomed in” pictures, add effects (just shake the phone) and upload photos within seconds.


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