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Get creative with these photo apps for iPhone & Mac

 

When it comes to capturing and editing your photo’s, there is a plethora of incredible apps that you can use to tweak your image till it’s absolutely perfect. Whether it’s an authentic filter you want to apply, an object you want to remove or a ray of sunshine you want streaming in from the edge of the photo, we have put together of awesome apps to help you do just that!

 

If you are someone who loves to take photos and edit on-the-go then your iPhone or iPad is always at your side, ready to capture that special time with friends, beautiful sunset or epic moment that you just have to post on Instagram. Whatever it is, you want it to look beautiful and professional with clever lighting and a balanced composition. Apps are super helpful for this and we have discovered some really neat features in these apps below for you to use to give your photo’s that professional edge -

 

 

 

 

 

Lens Distortions

Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

(iPhone and iPad)

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The light filters on this app are all optically captured allowing you to add entirely realistic and beautiful lighting effects to your photos. This intuitive and easy-to-use app has a wide range of free filters available such as actual sunlight, glass fragments, shimmers and fogs that will take your photos to a totally new level.

 

 

 

TouchRetouch

R37.99

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(iPhone and iPad)

When your photo is near perfect and all you need to do is find a way to remove that one unwanted element, TouchRetouch allows you to do exactly that. By highlighting objects, or even just sections of those objects, with the swipe of your finger you can quickly and easily remove them. The app then replaces the object with pixels from the surrounding area making it look as though they were never there to begin with.

 

 

 

BLACK - B&W Film Emulator

Free (Offers In-App Purchases)

(iPhone and iPad)

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If you love adding an authentic black and white effect to your photos then this app is for you. This app has presets for actual film like Kodak TRI-x 400, Fuji Neopan 400 and a few others, that emulate authentic black and white film. It allows you to easily apply the filters by swiping left and right and also gives you the option to adjust contrasts, control tone and add fades. 

 

Although you love capturing images on the go, you take your editing fairly seriously and love to spend endless hours on your Mac making sure that each and every pixel is perfect! Sound familiar? At a professional level, there are some incredible apps out there with some seriously advanced features. But if you’re just someone who enjoys editing as a hobby, then these apps are an ideal way to refine your photos -

 

 

 

Pixelmator

R579.99

(Mac)

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This powerful editing app for Mac has all the features you need to create beautiful and professional images and is slightly more affordable than some of the more advanced editing apps out there. Along with it’s beautiful and easy-to-use interface, it offers 160 different effects, exceptional drawing, painting and retouching tools as well as selection tools that are accurate to the pixel. You can also continue editing on the go with the Pixelmator app for iPhone and iPad which can be downloaded separately. 

 

Did you know you can add some features to your Photos app on your Mac? With OS X El Capitan you can now download an extension app that pairs seamlessly with your Photos app giving you additional editing tools -

 

 

 

BeFunky Express

R99.99

(Mac)

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This app is particularly great for editing portraits with tools like auto fixing, smoothing out skin tone, shadow and highlights adjustments and even brightening up teeth and eyes. 

 

 

 

Noiseless (app of the month - 50% off)

R349.99

(Mac)

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Remove noise from your photos to create digital perfection through improved texture and colours. This extension for Photos also allows you to fine-tune details once the noise has been removed. 

 

 

Tip: You must enable an extension once you have installed it. To do this go to System Preferences>Extensions. Then select Photos and tick the boxes of those extensions you want to enable. They will now be available in Extensions control in Photos.

 

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