Editing Photos On Your Phone

The Haunted Housewife - Editing Photos From Your Phone

You may be slightly shocked to learn that I do the majority of my photo editing from my iPhone with a couple of apps. I feel more comfortable with a stylus in my hand rather than a mouse. Yet I feel more comfortable with my phone rather than a tablet. I have the iPhone 6+ so it’s kind of like a small tablet anyway. Anyway, let me show you what I do so you can try it as well and save yourself some time.


Photo credit: Outsider.ne.kr via Foter.com / CC BY-NC

Photoshop is great for some things, but I can get most done quicker from my phone using a JotPro stylus. Especially throughout the day when I’m sitting idle, for example when I’m sitting in my car waiting. I got my JotPro at Target, but here’s an Amazon link to the one I have [affiliate link]. It has the same weight as an expensive pen, a twist cap, and it works on iPhone. A major roadblock on my quest to find a stylus is that many simply don’t work for Apple products.

My JotPro and I, as a team, use two apps to create our masterpieces:

  1. Enlight ($3.99)- with this one, you can fake a double exposure, add “light leaks” and so much more. I beta tested Enlight when it came out and instantly fell in love. The experimental and “artistic” images in this post were created with Enlight.
  2. Facetune ($3.99)- this is usually advertised as being great for portraits and selfies, I like using the filters for backgrounds and not so much for selfies.

Let me show you how I use these weapons of creation practically every day. The background on my artist friend’s Hotlion King piece didn’t come out as smooth as we wanted, so I decided to remove it and replace it with something else. Watch as I remove the background in FaceTune with ease:


I know when that hotline bling
That can only mean one thing

Side note: please excuse the music in these videos. YouTube made a big fuss about the music I was playing in my office. Moving on… check this out.





I created this “after” photo solely on my phone–from taking both images used  (yes, this is two images combined!), by altering the colors in FaceTune and by adding one on top of each other in Enlight. Let me show you how it’s done:


After playing with the colors in FaceTune, I then bring the edited image over the Enlight and add the buildings in the distance.

The process on video for this bit:

It’s pretty magical what you can create with simply your phone and a stylus. It’s so convenient for me, and I slip in time to edit and play any time I can. I’ve even created a few memes. You know how much I love my memes 😉  Are there any apps I should know about? Lemme have ’em.