- If you’ve resisted getting some of the best photo and video editing apps on your iPhone and iPad because of cost, welcome to the club! Their prices can add up pretty quickly. Unless you absolutely need a capable app for an urgent task, it’s often hard to justify the purchase of yet another photo or video editing app. Curiosity is a lame excuse.
To curb my own impulsiveness, I specifically track price drops of the Top 200 photo and video apps on the App Store. This has served me very well. For example, to create the feature graphic for this post from an old beat-up 35mm slide, I used six different editing apps listed on the App Store Top Charts. These apps should have cost me $4.99 (PicsPlayPro), $2.99 (Brushstroke), $2.99 (Handy Photo), $2.99 (Over), $1.99 (Path On) and $1.99 (iWatermark). But since I had grabbed four of these apps on sale at 99 cents apiece and two photo editing apps for free — mostly in the last few months — I managed to create a decent graphic from a very damaged slide for a whopping $3.96 in photo editing apps, or an app savings of $13.98. Now that’s a pretty good deal. Agree?
To spread the joy, I am posting my ongoing price-drop tracking results here for the best iPad and iPhone photo and video apps. If you tend to use photo and video editing apps heavily for work and pleasure, you may want to bookmark this site and visit regularly. I try my best to update this list everyday. May it help you you find an app bargain that expands your photo editing capabilities. May it also take the photo and video artist in you even farther.
Excellent e-books that cover some of the best paid and free photo and video editing apps, tips and techniques
- iPad and iPhone Digital Photography Tips and Tricks; by Jason R. Rich (iBookstore) (Kindle)
- iPad for Digital Photographers; by Derrick Story (iBookstore) (Kindle)
- The iPad for Photographers: Master the Newest Tool in Your Camera Bag, Second Edition; by Jeff Carlson (iBookstore) (Kindle)
- The Art of iPhone Photography; by Bob Weil and Nicki Fitz-Gerald (iBookstore) (Kindle)
- iPhone Obsessed: Photo Editing Experiments with Apps; by Dan Marcolina (iBookstore) (Kindle)
- Hand Held Hollywood’s Filmmaking with the iPad & iPhone; by Taz Goldstein (iBookstore) (Kindle)