Image Creators and Editors

    Paper is a wonderful iPad handwriting app. It allows you to capture, connect and communicate in easy and convenient ways. The developers pride themselves on this app being the fastest and easiest way to take notes, sketch diagrams or create checklists. Additionally, you can spotlight details in photos, organize all of those ideas that jumble up in your head and create presentations for work or school. Additionally, you can share these files via PDF, Keynote or Powerpoint presentations. Get your point across precisely, quickly and professionally with this iPad writing app. Paper by WeTransfer is an app that offers a digital sketchbook full of powerful tools to create beautiful illustrations. Begin with a brief tutorial and get started drawing. There are no buttons, and the emphasis on touch features makes for an intuitive design. Sketches are stored in sketchbooks that sit neatly on a shelf.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Adobe Photoshop is the world's most powerful image editing software that adds portrait selection, more control over raw file conversion, and auto font downloading. Adobe's groundbreaking application continues to move forward as the best photo editing apps money can buy (or rent, to be more precise).

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Autodesk Sketchbook is a professional-level digital sketching tool for serious digital artists.  Coming from a digital arts background, many of these "sketchbook" apps over the same experience, however this one hits the nail on the head from a learning standpoint. Used in many of my fine arts studio classes as an alternative to regular sketchbook assignments, students that were interested, downloaded the app and created their weekly sketches on their mobile devices. Images were saved and then turned in digitally through email or social media post. There is a bit of a digital learning curve, and those users who may not be familiar with the universal "image editing" vocabulary, may need to be brought up to speed. However, Autodesk Sketchbook does a great job at not overwhelming the user with too many bells and whistles, and puts the important tools right at the palm of the users hand. Autodesk Sketchbook is free for students and educators for three years.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Create awesome video clips with the music of your choice in an easy, fast and intuitive way. From beginners to pros, Filmr is for you! Choose your favorite video clips and photos, easily trim and rearrange them, add slow motion, choose the best music from more than 20 million options, share and inspire! 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Avatarify is a photography and video entertainment app that uses AI-based algorithms to animate faces from a photo or video. It provides you photorealistic avatars that can be applied for various video-conferencing apps such as Zoom, Skype, Teams, Hangouts, and Slack.  Avatarify is available only on iOS platform.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    Pixlr is a photo editing app that provides tons of features, utilities, and effects so you can add a unique touch to your photos, all from within your mobile device. The app allows for the typical simple and basic edits, such as resize, rotate, or crop a photo. You can also perform some more advanced edits, such as adjusting the color, eliminating red eye, or adjusting the brightness and contrast.

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    The most advanced photo blurring app with the magnifying glass to correctly identify areas of the photo that needs to be blurred or pixelated.

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Procreate is a graphic designing app that provides creative professionals with tools to design digital sketches, paintings, and illustrations on an iPad. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    SketchBook Pro helps students capture ideas and refine concepts with a professional-grade toolset and an intuitive user interface. SketchBook Pro is a design and creation app with tools for creating digital art. There’s a learning curve for students not already familiar with professional-level digital art tools. This app is only for Students and Educators on their personal devices. 

    Devices: iPhone, iPad


    Phonto app is very easy to use, allows to add text, apply filters, crop the photo, add items and provides additional styling and tools to edit. From the app you have the ability to access the camera, the camera roll or you can create a blank image and start adding different elements. Adding text to the images couldn’t be easier. You tap the image and then press the “Add Text” option. Once selected, start entering the desired text. The font selection is by far the most extensive you will find in any photo editing app. Download Phonto app for iOS or Android devices. 

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad


    PicMonkey is an engaging photo-editing and graphic design tool for customizing pictures and images by applying effects, filters, and overlays such as text, drawings, and stickers. PicMonkey is a great photo editor built for sharing creations online.

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    Adobe Spark Post is an app that lets you create totally customized visual designs in a matter of seconds or minutes. The app offers you a wide variety of pre-defined designs that cover different topics (i.e. travelling, food, work) that you can customize to your preferences with just a few clicks.  

    Devices: Android, iPhone, iPad