Clicking images with your iPhone is always fun. But there are some times when a perfectly happy moment with your family or friends is devastated, just because of fog or an extra light or red-eye.

Though camera settings can certainly help you, this list of Photo filter apps can really make your moments unforgettable. Download the apps and enhance the performance of your iDevice camera.

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Best Photo Filter Apps for iPhone and iPad

#1. Instagram

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The simple way to capture and share the moments is Instagram. 300 million people are using Instagram and experiencing something new each day. Editing will be an all-new art with free custom designed filters. The 10 new tools to change brightness, contrast and saturation will give you a perfect click. The custom build stabilization gives your videos a cinematic view. One can share his/her personal clicks directly with friends and families. You can learn new techniques from your friends and share your pictures. Following legendary photographers keeps you inspired and updated.The new 7.3 version (available to US only) brings for you the handpicked selection of places and people to follow. The ‘search’ is getting advanced with the “Search by Location” option so that you can choose your next holiday destination with ease.

Price: Free
Download Instagram

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#2. EyeEm a – Photo Filter Camera

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Photography is art without any limit. So is EyeEm when it comes to features for editing. Your photos will be now on a real new level of perfection with the 24 filters and carefully crafted editing tools. Fresh, Urban, B&W, Vintage, Soft and Life are few to mention from the list. To fine-tune every detail of your click, here are the most necessary features: Format, Contrast, Exposure, Saturation, Temperature, Sharpen, Fade, Vignette, and more. Whether you are an amateur or a professional, there is always an inspiration. With EyeEm you get a daily dose of recommended photographers, albums and stories from various fields. You can always explore how EyeEm photographers edit their images so you can apply their edits to your own photos with Open Edit. Get your hand on it and explore the world with a creative eye.

Price: Free
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#3. Adobe Photoshop Express

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The app market is loaded with many apps for editing, but they are very technical in their interface and hence not much user-friendly. The Adobe Photoshop Express has made editing photos a fun, fast and easy task. Sharing on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter or through emails and texts gives you a better platform to develop your passion. The basics are really the essentials such as crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. Just one quick touch is enough for adjustment for contrast, exposure and white balance; remove spots, dirt, and dust to keep the clicks flawless. Choose the “looks” from more than 20 eye-catching effects to give your pictures a fun, fresh looks. With the distinctive borders and frames for each picture, you can personalize your collection. Noise, unwanted grains and speckling in night captures can ruin your efforts of having a perfect click. The Advanced Paid Pack (found in “Corrections” > slider Menu) adds the tools to edit and have a perfect night click. For the professionals, the RAW photo support in Adobe Photoshop Express allows importing and editing in RAW format. The best app is here to enjoy and have fun with editing.

Price: Free
Download Adobe Photoshop Express

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#4. Ghost Lens

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Do you have any idea how ghost looks like? Ghost Lens allows you to experience you your ghost (not by killing you, of course). The Transparency feature is all that it takes. Ghost lens has some stunning features to mention. It not only edits photos and videos but also makes stunning videos (up to 30 minutes) and photos. 130+ video and image filters to keep your images, and videos just adorable. The app offers 50+ flexible layouts to choose from. For the pranksters, it is really fun as it offers 26 ghost stickers to make funny movies and pictures. The video recording is an added feature with HD Video recording, support 720p and 1080p video (only for iPhone 6 & 6 Plus). You can load any video and photo from Instagram for your creative works. The ability to zoom each frame individually and move each video and image makes easy to read each detail in the click. With Ghost Lens Save your masterpiece to your library or share it on social media like Instagram, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, & Email.

Price: Free
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#5. Rookie Cam

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With such an awesome camera I always crave to try something new. Rookie Cam offers a lot of tools support to do the same. The app offers a live filter camera, which ensures picture quality with 116 “custom made” filters. With Grid & Leveler, Geo-Tag, Anti-Shake, Self-Timer and Shutter Interval Control, Mirror Mode and numerous others, Rookie Cam offers an awesome and powerful camera to you. A trip with friends or a family get-together, a college is a perfect way to remember all such memories. This app allows you to shoot and combine up to 9 photos in a single frame. Normal click can be extraordinary with 10 different themes to choose from, which varies from a film camera to classy modes and even fun creativity. Rookie Cam provides editing features perfect for those who wish for a more sophisticated photo editing, such as Crop, Rotate, Straighten, Brightness & Contrast, Hue & Saturation and more. A perfect blend of fun and professional photography is balanced in Rookie Cam, which allows you to play well with your pictures.

Price: Free
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#6. PhotoToaster

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The PhotoToaster is simply just the best for iPhone and iPad. It takes your photography a bit more than seriously and employs the highest quality adjustment. You won’t believe that by the time you blink, the editing is done. There are 60+ one-click effects to improve or alter your clicks and 80+ settings to allow creative control, lighting, Fx, Vignette and border to name a few. You can always custom set your settings to experiment with your clicks as and when you like. With 45+ tasteful borders, you can get an incredible look for your clicks. Multiple condos allow you to try and see the experiments on your clicks. Separate channel processing allows you to blend colors in a new and fun way. Your recent edits will be saved so that you can continue them later. You can even create your own presets and save them. Easy access to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram at full resolution allows the world to awe at your clicks.

Price: $2.99
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#7. VSCO Cam

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Give professional photographers a good run for their money with VSCO app on your iPhone. The feature list is an all-time favorite. You can sync and edit your work by selecting your clicks and edit across devices. VSCO tools help you fine-tune Exposure, Temperature, Contrast, Crop, Straighten, Fade, Vignette, and more; this allows you to define your look. You can always explore the creative community while directly searching for people, journals, articles, and photos. You can utilize the innovative processing technology by which, VSCO Cam yields elegant results previously unattainable on the iPhone and iPad. You can always share your photos to your VSCO Grid, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, Weibo, your camera roll, and more. It’s very important to be well informed about your pics. By this app, you can easily view your image data including location, date, preset used, and more. Browse a stunning array of preset packs available for purchase in the in-app store to enjoy and learn photography.

Price: Free
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#8. Afterlight

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With Afterlight, you can feel it while editing your pictures. A simple but perfect image editing app I have ever used. The simple design and powerful snappy tools will give you a look you want. The 15 adjustment tools precisely made to enhance your images to perfection with ease. The maximum number of filters in the app is 74, which include 27 original adjustable filters, 14 guest filters by various users, 18 season filters and some more. Few you can create on your own too. Afterlight includes a range of real and natural light leaks, created with 35mm film and instant film, to simplistic scratchy film textures to simply make even the professional photographers jealous. Afterlight provides a list of 128 different simplistic and adjustable frames, paired perfectly with Instagram.

Price: $0.99
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#9. FotoRus

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The app for which photographers have been waiting from the time of “Noah” (Apparently they missed it). FotoRus is the all in one app you will ever need. It covers professional edit, beauty, special effects, sticker, secret album, and instead. Phew… so many features!! Options for hundreds of stickers for those who like something cute to speak for them with their clicks. Are you tense on creating a collage for your college fest or office presentation? Nothing to worry, when you have 100+ options to choose from. Over a dozen powerful and must-have editing functions such as Filters, Scenes, Adjust, Lighting, Light pen, and more offered to professional photographers.

Price: Free
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