5 Fun and Free Photo Sharing Apps for iPhone

Use these apps to edit photos and share them on social media

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The camera on the Apple iPhone has the ability to capture extraordinary image quality and virtually as much photo detail as a professional camera can, making it arguably the number one ideal platform for developers of free photo apps.

Why not spice up your iPhone photos with some different effects, filters or editing techniques? Some of the very best photo apps are exclusively available only on the iPhone, so it’s easy for iPhone users to create and enhance beautiful photos with just a few taps of the touchscreen.

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Every iPhone owner should have the Instagram app installed for quickly sharing photos and videos with friends.

Best known for its vintage filters and optional borders, the popular app now offers additional editing effects (such as cropping, brightness, contrast, saturation, etc.) that can be instantly applied to any photo, bringing a nice touch to every photo you share with other Instagram users as you gather more followers. Instagram photos can be shared on the Instagram website or directly posted to your Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr or on other social media sites.

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Among all the nifty photo apps available and the convenience of taking high quality photos with your iPhone, Snapseed has to be one of the top options out there.

Developed by Google, this one uses simple touchscreen gestures—like pinching or scrolling side to side—to easily make just the right type of adjustment to your photo. It's incredibly intuitive to use and has one of the most complete feature offerings of all free photo apps to totally transform your photos into a professional looking piece of art. You can share directly from Snapseed to social networking sites after you've made all the finishing touches.

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Yahoo's very own Flickr app for iPhone is surprisingly good, and some people even prefer it to Instagram.

Most people know that Flickr is a photo-based social network that has been around since before the dawn of the mobile photograph era, but it's done well to keep up with the times now that it has a sleek app and suite of powerful photo-editing and enhancing features. You get one full terabyte of storage, so uploading full resolution photos isn't a problem. If you're into professional photography and sharing it with your friends, Flickr is definitely worth a try.

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Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop is already one of the leading pieces of desktop software for photo editing, and now you can edit photos right on your iPhone with Photoshop too without having to pay for the premium software package for your computer.

Use simple gestures to quickly edit your photos by cropping, straightening, rotating and flipping any image. Adjust the color settings by changing the exposure, saturation, tint or contrast and apply a variety of sketch, soft focus or sharpening filters. Make use of the one-touch filters that are included in this app, and then share your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more when you're happy with the result.

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Airbrushing isn’t just for magazines and professional models anymore. Now you can airbrush your friends, family and even yourself, straight from your iPhone with this extremely popular AirBrush app.

This app is great for smoothing our your skin, enhancing your facial features, brightening teeth and so much more. Simply load up the photo in the app, adjust the brightness, smoothness, detail and tone of your skin to instantly transform your appearance. Share it when you're done.