What is the best photo editor on iPad?? :)

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  1. ShaunAFC3 macrumors regular

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    I am looking to create my video thumbnails for my YouTube videos on my iPad Air 2 but I don't really know what are the best photo editors out there for the iPad.

    And I use a professional image editing software called GIMP which it is like Photoshop but it is free and easy to use on my Windows tablet Surface Pro 2 and don't really want make my thumbnails on my Surface Pro 2 anymore which I am looking to use my iPad Air 2 as a productivity device. :)

    So I really would like a photo editor that is like GIMP and PhotoShop that has lots of features and easy to use on my iPad to create my video thumbnails for my YouTube videos. :)


    What is the best photo editor on iPad??
     
  2. lagwagon Suspended

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    Photoshop Fix on iPad is a good choice. Can't get much closer to wanting something like Photoshop than Photoshop itself.

    I use it on my iPhone and 12.9" iPad Pro.
     
  3. tsang2320 macrumors regular

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    I have tried Enlight and Pixelmator.
    Or you can just use Adobe.
     
  4. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    I used to recommend Photogene, but it hasn't been updated in two years now.

    Snapseed, Pixlr, and VSCO can all produce good results, but they're cluttered with ugly looking junk filters and features. VSCO has probably the worst interface in the App Store.

    Lately I've mostly been using the native iOS Photos editor. It's fairly feature-rich, but simple to use, with a clean minimalist interface, and has only useful tools.
     
  5. Eric5273 macrumors 6502a

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    As long as someone is asking about photo editors, I have a question....

    I need a super simple image editor that allows me to easily view and change the pixel resolution of a photo, and crop images, and while cropping them I need to see the pixel resolution.

    So for example, if an image I receive by email is 1200 X 1200 pixels, then I may need to bring the resolution down to 1024 X 1024. However, if the image I receive is 1024 X 1200, I may just need to crop it down to 1024 X 1024.

    Any simple image editor that can do this without much fuss?
     
  6. mrex macrumors 68020

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    Adobe used to have a great product, PSTouch (which i still have on my ipad), but they removed it and replaced it by subscription products. Lucky i bought it before it was removed from Appstore.

    Pixelmator is the next one - especially now when they finally added "invert" selection, that was missing earlier...
     
  7. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Polarr looks pretty awesome, although it's $15 to unlock everything. I've used their free web app before, it's very good, and similar to Adobe Lightroom.

    Polarr Photo Editor - Professional Editing Tools Made for Everyone by Polarr, Inc.
    https://appsto.re/us/-qL56.i
     
  8. ericwn macrumors 65816

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    I have used Pixelmator and Snapseed in the past. I really like Snapseed, once you understand the interface.
    VSCO was also mentioned, some great results for a filter app, but uncommon interface that takes a while - and many presets to be purchased.
    Btw, Snapseed now even features RAW support for many cameras - and is free.
     
  9. jrs22 macrumors 6502

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    I use a free app called Image Size to reduce pixels for emailing and uploading. If you want to crop you do it by specifying pixels in a different ratio than the original.
     
  10. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Photogene 4 is the app I use for this kind of thing. Hasn't been updated in a while but still probably the single best all round photo editor.
    I also recommend Pixelmator and Snapseed.
     
  11. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    I guess under Apple's new App Store guidelines, Photogene will be removed soon. Gotta wonder where the devs are.
     
  12. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Yup, worth picking up now before that happens. I think it has the best export options with batch processing which alone is worth the price.
     
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    I use Pixelmator and Lighroom (which can now be used without a subscription)
     
  14. Beavix macrumors 6502a

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    Search for OneEdit Pro in App Store, it's a batch image resizer with many options.
     
  15. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Looks interesting - will check it out.
     
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    Thanks for this recommendation. Just downloaded this to try out and it is an excellent piece of software. Lots of options and the profiles work great. An excellent app for batch processing images.
     
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    Pixelmator Is great. Everything in one place Adobe have 3 or 4 apps to work together killing app space on my iPad.
     
  18. Pow! macrumors member

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    Really disappointed to see Photogene⁴ being one of the apps that won’t run on my device in iOS 11.

    ...along with over 200 other apps.

    This is a huge purge, I can’t be the only one who lost a third of their apps.
     
  19. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Unfortunately, that was always going to be the case with these older apps that had been abandoned. I was a huge fan of Photogene4 but to be honest, the only thing it had over the current best editing apps for me was it's excellent DAM functionality and export options.
     
  20. M. Gustave macrumors 68000

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    Snapseed has pretty flexible output options, including the all important jpeg 100% quality with no resize.
     
  21. Donka macrumors 68020

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    Yup, I use Snapseed occasionally but Photogene would let you select a batch of images and export to a given format, size & quality and add the likes of a watermark etc.
     
  22. TH3D4RKKN1GH7 macrumors 6502a

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    Lightroom & Affinity Photo are the best photo editors on the iPad. Bar none.
     
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