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Make Professional-Quality Photos with Your Phone

Taking and editing the best photos is an art that takes time to perfect. Every little detail in a photo counts and tells its own story. Even if you simply want to touch up a picture or sharpen the image, it can be difficult to know where to start. Here are three photo editing apps that can help you produce the best photos!


MuseCam is an app that can help you take amazing, professional photos. The app unlocks your phone camera’s potential by encompassing manual controls, like custom exposure with control of shutter, ISO, white balance, and focus. MuseCam also allows you to edit your images using “emulating presets, professional grade tools, and advanced camera controls.”

According to the website, the app is “perfect for amateur shutterbugs and professionals alike. MuseCam has a refreshingly simple interface featuring no-import editing, a clean gesture-based UI, and advanced tools made simple to understand. It also allows you to create custom presets that designed by world-class photographers, or create and share your own. You can also capture the perfect tone and create emotion by adjusting the HSL of each color separately.

MuseCam is free and available for download on iOS devices.


This app is another camera app that can help you take beautiful and thoughtful photography. Halide does it’s best to emulate the experience of taking pictures with a camera.

According to the website, “Smartphones feature excellent camera sensors, but the experience of taking photos is still far less pleasant than using a physical camera. Halide gives you a tactile, intuitive, yet powerful way to take beautiful photos.”

Halide is your go-to camera when you really want to take a photo rather than a quick snapshot. The app allows you to switch between automatic and manual control and includes features like gesture-based ISO, shutter speed, and white balance adjustments. The settings are easy to adjust and find.

Halide is $4.99 and available for download on iOS devices.


Snapseed is a photo-editing app that was developed by Google and is fun and easy to use. The app includes several key tools and filters: healing, brush, structure, HDR, and perspective, among others. Snapseed also opens .JPG and .DNG files, uses the “stack” to re-adjust edits later, and uses a selective filter brush.


According to iPhone Photography School, “The app excels in all basic photo-processing techniques, including exposure, color, sharpening, cropping, and straightening but also offers advanced editing filters like selective adjustments and a healing tool for removing unwanted objects. The app also provides a wide and creative variety of filters that all you to convert your photos to black and white, apply textures, add blur effects, or enhance the mood of your images.”
is available for download on iOS and Android devices.

With these three apps, your photos are sure to come out picture perfect!

Featured Image by Susanne Nilsson on  Flickr

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