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Top photo editing apps for BlackBerry 10

By Alicia Erlich on 3 Jul 2014 01:38 pm EDT
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Now that summer is officially here with holidays and vacation approaching we all look to whip out our cameras or smartphones to capture those special moments no matter where we are. Since the day I picked up my first BlackBerry, the camera has always functioned as main camera more than the point and click ones I've owned and even more than my DSLR. Being able to point, shoot, and edit an image instantly is one of the features I love about my BlackBerry. With the overabundance of photography applications currently available here are just a few to get you started.

74 comments

MinderSingh

My first choice would be picsart

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James Wright4

How do you not have Filter Box?

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bb10_fan

Probably because Effetica Pro is in there and it is a Big brother of Filter Box :)

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seanpriest

Should really have made mention of Filterbox though, even if only in the Effetica review. Filterbox is great when you want to edit more quickly and is also perfect for those that want a simpler editing format.

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NinjaB

Well in this case, the firster is right.. would be diff if he said "my first choice is Nobex Radio".. so what's the problem if he made a valid point?

PicsArt is imo the best photo-app AVAILABLE on BB10. Now it is an android poirt, so maybe that was the limitation in not mentioning it.

Even if we're talking BB10 native apps, I'd have to go with PicShopLite over anything here. It is a close second and has almost as many options as PicsArt, and even a few PicsArt doesn't. So those are my two go-to photo apps.

I have tried all the others on this list besides Effectica and they pale in comparison, although some are for different purposes- but if we're just talking about actual editing vs what InstaVenue/Typic+ offer.. PicsArt and/or PicShopLite has many of the features u pay for in Effectica and both are free.

mnc76

+1 PicsArt is awesome. Has so many features (and even has its own social network!)

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Dave Cable

Wahwahwah!

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jope28

Paid version of Instavenue seems to be stuck on "processing" for me and can't use it.

Frosty white Q10/10.2.1.3247

ymb

The more options the better

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felipebelalc

The one that add compatibility with Sony Dsc-q10x Wifi camera pleeaseee

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Playbook007

I usually use the built in tools first which are pretty good. If i need to step it up, I use Effetica Pro.

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BerryRipe

Same here! Effetica could be more user friendly but I have created some very nice pics.

 BlackBerry Q10  Keep The Faith 

slagman5

I also use Effectica, it's been alright so far. One thing I don't understand, what the hell is with the appeal of "filters"?? I mean, why would you want to take a photo and then make it look worse? Is it just because that's the "cool" thing now so the first thing to advertise about any photo editing tool has to be how many filters it has??? I care more about tools to improve the shadows and highlights and other things to actually improve the photo quality...

JYB BBZ10

I like Photo Studio that I bought the Pro version without regrets. I also have Picmix but more as a back up app. Btw, nice app round-up.

From my sweet black Q10.

TheRealFixxxer

I grabbed this when it was free and it still wasn't worth it.

Every picture I try to open with Photo Studio Pro either does not open or opens as a blank picture. I am likely doing something wrong but it seems too overly complicated if that is the case.

~ TheRealFixxxer 

bb10_fan

Permissions? The shared files one ;)

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kthhrrsn

PhotoStudio Pro is my favorite as well!

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LBxLuigi

I need something to fit my igrann pictures

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mnc76

Get #SquareDroid from Snap. (and yes, the hash symbol is actually part of app's name)

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HaberNik

Effetica for sure! Well worth the money.

Tapped and flicked from my BlackBerry Z30!

Prem WatsApp

Can you use tools just like MS Paint, draw stuff with your finger, or is it just filters, sepia, overlay, hue, saturation, brightness, contrast, RGB etc. ?

Been a bit hesitant to shell out money, it's not exactly a cheap app. But the price might be justified,...

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bb10_fan

You can always try the Social version of Effetica to judge for yourself if all functionality you are looking for is there

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Wilsonia Goldens

Don't use any of them. I find to do what I want I have to load the pictures on my PC and use umark.

bartron

Effetica Pro is superb ! It's powerful and super easy to use. It's worth every penny. I highly recommend it too.

Nate650

I wish the stock editing app allowed you to highlight or add circles to specific areas.

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w3rk5

I've used Typic+ and Effetica Pro. They're both great apps, but they are so different.

I like Typic+. It was fun, and easy to use. It also had a nice work flow to it. I stopped using it because I couldn't upgrade it from the app.

I switched to Effetica Pro. It's more of a photo editor than Typic+. I'm surprised with the results I get using it.

risburk@msn.com

I like Magic photo. Actually I use a number of photo apps to complete some of the more complicated photos I have done.

But Magic photo has the ability to remove unwanted items in an otherwise great photo.

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Parrillas NY

Instavenue is excellent app but long time ago no have updates, please kindly continue with the excellent support for Blackberry 10 and continue developing.

sk8er_tor

I like the native BlackBerry OS photo editing tool.

soccertoon1

For me it's Snapseed via Snap

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pcondello

Does anyone know of an app that I can use to take a photo, add circles and arrows and text?
I have zero use for filters, I'm not posting my dinner on Instagram..

For work I'm usually emailing a picture to show what I'm describing in an email, I hate having to go to the computer to add arrows and text boxes to point to what I'm referring to..

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mnc76

PicsArt

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Zac C

Do any have the ability to resize as far as pixels are concerned? Most crop but not truly resize.

Digital_Ads

Any of these able to change the dimensions of the pictures?

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bb10_fan

Effetica Pro and Photo Studio pro both have resize option. Effetica also has the Pad tool that allows you to change a "shape " of the image, for example to make it square for Instagram

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Prem WatsApp

Batch resize? To resize a whole folder?

Anyone come across an app that does that?

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Kaacz

Photo Studio: select crop then select square shape. Easy.

bb10_fan

Pad allows to keep the whole image and yet make it square ;)

stevovr

Photo Editor by dev. macgyver it's in the Amazon store.

Steve/Boanerges Performance

danielbigham

Thanks for the write up. Hopefully some day soon I'll finish my BB10 photo app!

mjdimer

It's not summer everywhere... currently winter in Australia

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cyberjunkie1

Any video to gif apps?

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crumbonthefloor

My favorite is MockIt. Easy to use and it gets the job done very well.

Too bad InstaVenue quit working, it freezes on "Contacting Satellite" (reminds me of "Contacting Server" from BBOS) and them it says that the app doesn't have the required permissions, which it does (all of them). I emailed the developer over 2 months ago and never heard back from him. I still have it on my Z30, hoping that it will eventually work again...

BlackBerry Z30 10.2.1.3247 STA100-5 BBM: 2B6DE7D0

Luke125

Is a better camera available.. specifically one with faster shutter speed?

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Lifestyles

How about one that allows panoramic stitching.

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sjsnjc

PicShop

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Richard Buckley

Probably not in this league but handy none the less is PhotoCrush. I use it mainly for cropping, but it does some other simple stuff.

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brooklanbe

I have 4 out of those 6 and I like all of them for different reasons...

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bert106

I use a mixture of Mono Art, Filter Box, PicShop, TouchUp Pro, Photo Studio Pro, Instavue, Typic+, and PicMix, as well as LongExp, an exposure app. Just a few to cover all my needs!
I'm loving Typic+ at the moment though!

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kevinmenajang

Typic is simply the best

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thatkidSimy

Effectica is the best one! +100

Thatkidsimy's Z10 :)

SamirSaxena

Mock It, Typic+, PhotoStudio Pro and PhotoFunia..

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Prem WatsApp

MockIt, Typic+, PhotoFonty, MagicPhoto.

Camera+

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4abetterworld

I like the stock editor. And especially the fact that it's baked in!

It needs to be mentioned in this review!

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Irina Ghiurova

Effettica is the best of all out there!!!! Absolutely!!!

The magnificent BlackBerry  Z10 ‎

laczek

I use InstaVenue it's a bit slow sometimes but alright. I like typography so you had me with Typic+. Definitely going to try out that and Effetica too especially when I'm going to London for the summer.

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dondizm

Photo Studio PRO gets the job done all the time! I Mock It is equally as awesome! Love my apps!!!!

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Cylon69

I really like Picshop

C00121953 channel for car freaks!!

Kaacz

With Photo Studio Pro i am able to resize and crop pictures, then combine it to mosaic and send to social networks.. :)

AbhishekSingh

Effectica Pro is really good for me. I often go beyond filters so yeah.

AbhishekSingh

I won't call MockIt a photo editor :/ I use it only for generating memes. Dont know about others. :)

Dave XII

Mockit works best for me. Hope they would add editing tools such as rectangle, circle, brush etc. to share screenshots...

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wbbeinuni

PicShop!!!

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wbbeinuni

Oh and forgot Paper Camera. I have used picshop successfully for serious edititing requirements. Paper camera consistently offers nice effects.

I agree with you about Mockit though. That is a fun one that has its times!

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agesparza

I need a better camera, then we can talk photo editing.

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nottydread

MockIt.

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Herbie52

I have PicsArt and think it is better than any of these apps....and it's on my BlackBerry Z10.

inmobisoft

Dear Alicia, thank you very much for mentioning Effetica in your review!

Mohd Ramesh

I use Pixlr Express

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telopendem

I use effetica free version

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raerae03ng

Photostudio pro. I bought the full app, pics art hangs on my phone bb10 Q5

drfever

Effetica Social (the free one) suits all my needs.

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Lukasng94

I like VSCOcam, best photo app ever. I get it by Android library but its not work. Maybe it will work on 10.3 , cam

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dblackbitch

I don't really do that much editing. I have picmix installed and some other android apps, but I barely use them.

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