An iPad without a photo capturing and image editing software should not be called a smart photo device. iOS 6 is a well-equipped image-editing operating system when combined with the right software. After a lot of experimentation, I came up with the top 5 apps that photographers and the average iPad geek can use to edit his/her images.

This list comprises of both free and paid image-editing apps.

iPad Photo Editing Apps

5 Best iPad Photo Editing Apps

My criteria for picking the listed applications was:

  • Basic editing abilities – This criterion covers the reviewed application’s ability to colour photos, crop images, fixing exposures etc.
  • Advanced edits – This covers an application’s ability to work with layers, design different views and how intuitive its user interface is.
  • Ease of use – I guess this is self-explanatory, it focuses on the speed for editing, a software’s learning curve etc.

Following these criteria, the 5 applications which I recommend for your use are:

1. Filterstorm Neue

Filterstorm Pro iPad AppThis iPad photo editing app appears right on top for it fulfills the entire stated criteria. It carries out basic edits such as cropping, zooming, the application of curves etc. with ease. It is also no stranger to more advanced image editing requirements such as gradient adjustment and the use of image filters.

Price: $3.99
Download Filterstorm Neue

2. iPhoto

iPhoto App for iPadFor those interested in designing scrapbooks and photo albums, the iPhoto should be the preferred choice for it carries out basic edits and is an excellent tool for importing photos, organizing your images and exporting them. This is a good photo editing software which is a must-have for social media enthusiasts.

Price: $4.99
Download iPhoto

3. Adobe Photoshop Touch

Adobe Photoshop Touch iPad AppWe all know that Adobe can’t pass out on any chance to show off its Photoshop suite and the iPad could not be left out. With the Photoshop touch, you get all the basic editing features and tools of Photoshop, lots of manuals and tutorials as well as easy synchronization with its PC versions.

Price: $9.99
Download Photoshop Touch

4. Photogen

Photogene App for iPadThis iPad photo editing application comes with image editing in its genes or so the name states. And on a more serious note, Photogene allows the user to perform both basic and advanced image edits with ease. It has a variety of editing tools and incorporates one-click fixes to help perform image edits as quickly as possible. Its relative affordability makes it one of the preferred.

Think of it as a preferred photo editing application for those not interested in photography but might be in need of making little changes to their images.

Price: $2.99
Download Photogene

5. Snapspeed

Snapseed App for iPadThis is also an adept tool that can be used to perform basic edits and its easy-to-use interface makes it one of the favorite image editing software for iPad users. It comes with a variety of tools for cropping, adjusting photo gradients, lightening etc.

Price: Free
Download Snapspeed

We’ve often found that people interested in photography or image editing usually have a couple of these softwares in their arsenal. So what’s your choice?