Friday, August 30, 2013

Contributor | Best iPhone Apps

Hello there, it’s Mandy Faith from Man D again! In light of iphoneograhy that is blooming in recent years, useful photography apps are what everyone is searching. Today, I would like to share a few that I find really fantastic!

#1 A Beautiful Mess

As an interesting app that encourages creativity, A Beautiful Mess provides an abundance of stamps, fonts, borders, etc. to boost an otherwise ordinary picture. Its ease of use is definitely a plus point!

#2 Afterlight

Afterlight is by far my most-used app due to its versatility. Image retouching, color enhancements, filters, cool crops, film textures… you name it, they have it. Favorite filters include Russ (top left) with a rustic finish, Coral (top right) with strong vibrancy and Frost (bottom left) with a pastel wash. Light leak texture 03 (bottom right) and 25 are also useful for all sorts of images.

#3 EyEem

If you’re a fan of fading tones, the filter Steph is what that will impress you. EyeEm is also a social site like Instagram that enables showcase and exploration of good images. Other pretty filters include Ailine and Gee09.

#4 Instagram

I guess Instagram needs no explanation! I would, though, like to share with you my favorite filter – Valencia (all pictures above). I love how it brightens the whole image while taking good control of the contrast. The minty/yellow tone is also too lovely to be missed.

#5 PicFx

Picfx comes with absolutely rich filters. Fret not, as there is a sidebar for opacity adjustments. What’s more, it allows layering, so mix your favorite filters on top of each other! My usual editing would be adding the filter Pfx 5 and then the filter Vintage Valentine (tuned down) for a romantic touch.

#6 VSCO Cam

The filters F2 and M5 are cool for dramatic effects while T1 has a fade style that is milder. X1 is brilliant for B&W pictures! VSCO has long been a favorite for photographers that love a vivid and filmy blend. That’s all for now! Have a lovely day/night.

Mandy Faith
Here Comes the Sun Contributor


  1. Definitely downloading/buying these when I have an iPhone!
    Bian, Mortem Blonde

  2. Valencia is my fave on IG too, and I have recently converted from Camera+ to Afterlight - cute post!

  3. A beautiful mess is my fave using it alot for my insta :)

  4. Oh noooooo....I don't NEED any more photo apps! But NOW I gotta try all these new ones! ahahahahaha, YEA!

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  6. my favorite ones are abm and vsco. thanks for sharing <3

  7. Wish A Beautiful Mess App has android version too! :(

    Just to share, here's the blog of the founder of A Beautiful Mess App founder (coz have been following for quite a while haha)

  8. this is a great list! thanks for putting it together :)

  9. Such a helpful list! So exciting finding new apps to try! xx

  10. Such a good list! I'm rubbish at looking for new ones, so definitely checking these out :)

    Hmm maybe...

  11. Pretty sad that Afterlight is not free! I really love VSCO Cam, so glad that the developers finally made it free.

  12. Thanks for sharing! Great list! :)

  13. Love this post! I'm really into photography and so this has really helped get some great apps for my phone :)

  14. Nice post. That list is great. I like your job. Thanks for sharing. iphone 4 ucuz

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