Don't-Miss Photography software Stories

PhotoCopier for iPhone and iPad

The variety of filter choices available in this universal image-editing app -- and the results they produce -- will impress you, even if the sheer volume of choices can be a little overwhelming.

Photodream for iPhone

This image editor lets you insert effects -- sunglasses, necklaces, and more -- over photos stored on your iOS device. The fun wears off pretty quickly.

Skitch 1.0.1

Four years in the making, Skitch 1.0 is a unique, easy to use, and well-connected screenshot- and photo-sharing app and Web service available for the Mac.

Flickpad Pro for iPad

This iPad app provides a terrific way to explore photos on Flickr and -- after a recent update -- Facebook.

Flickr Studio for iPad

This app, which organizes Flickr photostreams into browsable arrangements by time and space, provides a perfect interface for interacting with the photo-sharing service on an iPad.

The Big Picture for iPhone and iPad

This hybrid app delivers impressive-looking photos to whatever iOS device you happen to use. But the overall user experience needs some improvement to differentiate it from what you can get on the Web for free.

Instagram for iPhone

Instagram's simple photo editing features and social networking capabilities make it a fun tool for iPhone-wielding photobugs.

Panoramas for iPhone

While photo-stitching app Panoramas produces really nice results, it requires a lot of time and effort. That being said, the app is quite powerful, and ideal for users who want to a great way to smooth out flaws.

360 Panorama for iPhone

In terms of simplicity and ease of use, 360 Panorama is exceptional, and it's certainly neat to see your panorama being generated right in front of you. Unfortunately, the app lacks the ability to edit the photo once it's been captured, leaving you with possibly uneven edges that could require further tweaking elsewhere. However, for quick and dirty panoramas, this is probably one of the best on the market.

iStoryboards for iPhone

This app for planning out how your video projects will look lacks features and suffers from numerous performance issues.

PicBounce for iPhone

There's a clever idea behind this app -- upload your photos to Twitter and Facebook at the same time. Unfortunately, in our tests, PicBounce was unable to deliver.

PhotoCaddy for iPhone

No matter the situation or setting, this reference app offers a wealth of advice for photographers, with tips and suggested settings that are concise and easy to find.

iPhoto '11

iPhoto ‘11 reflects Apple’s desire to integrate iOS innovations into Mac OS X applications and refine the user experience. The new features are more polishing rather than breakthroughs.