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Best iPad Apps for Photographers (Updated)

Most photographers love gadgets, which is why most camera bags have more than just cameras in them. Now you can add the iPad to your bag. There are hundreds of applications for photography in the App Store. While many of these iPad apps center on taking photos with your iPad, but you need convincing that it’s going to help you make the most of your photographs either editing, showing them or even getting them.

Here are some best iPad apps for photographers to make the most of your pictures on the iPad. Now grab your camera and get ready to look futuristic.


If you’re an avid Flickr user, then FlickStackr may be the perfect app for you! It’s designed to allow you to browse photos, upload new photos, and edit your photos’ metadata.

It’s a seamless way to keep in touch with Flickr from a native iPad app, and features a simple but slick interface that gives your photos their rightful prominence.

Price: $1.99
Developer: iPont


Each of this app’s five modes uses filters to simulate a classic camera like a Holga, a Russian Lomo, an old film movie camera or standard cameras from 1974 or 1962.

There are a lot of filter apps out there that are downright crappy, but Camerabag’s stylish treatments do a lot to cover up the iPhone’s photographic shortcomings. Plus, you won’t need as much duct tape as you would with a real Holga.

Price: $1.99
Developer: Nevercenter Ltd. Co.


Snapseed is one of the leading iPad apps in the field of photography. With a gorgeous interface and a multitude of features, Snapseed brings an excellent quality of photo editing right into your hands.

It allows you to do anything from basic adjustments such as Auto Correct, Saturation, Contrast, and Cropping, to more complex and creative enhancements. Snapseed also allows you to share your photos, or even print them using Apple’s AirPrint.

Price: $1.99 (currently on sale)
Developer: Nik Software


Photogene has been one of the front running photo editing apps on the iPad for a long time. The app has undergone a recent popularity surge due to a recent update, which has gone above and beyond, adding localised effects, a collage maker, and comparison mode.

Price: $2.99
Developer: Omer Shoor

Photo Pad

Until Adobe release their photoshop for iPad app there isn’t that much choice for editing images on the fly on your iPad. PhotoPad will offer you basic features like cropping, the ability to sketch on an image and fill them in with paint.

Images can be saved to your photo album as a separate file to be then done with as you choose.
Developer: ZAGG

Colour Splash

Colour Splash is an interesting photo editing app in that it only gives you one area of key functionality, retaining a single subject in colour while converting the rest of the photo into black and white. While this may sound a little limited, the effect, if you’re partial to it, is certainly dramatic.

Price: $0.99
Developer: Pocket Pixels

Your Thoughts

Hopefully these best iPad photography apps have given you new ways to play with, and manipulate, your photos (and videos) on your iPad.