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Creative Captures: 8 Photo Apps That Add Designs and Doodles

Jul 26 2013 - 1:29pm

We've explored powerful mobile editing tools [1] and apps that add typography to photography [2] — but what about designs and doodles? For unique captures, add eye-catching masks and illustrations to enhance your images. In the gallery, discover eight download-worthy, creative photo apps packed with playful graphics!


Mystic [3] ($1) includes lots of nature-inspired artwork (the eagle on the left image is our favorite). There are also original frames, circular and triangular masks, grainy textures, blending modes, and lighting effects.


Shapic [4] ($1), as its name suggests, focuses on shape and text. There are airplanes, circles, words, flowers, and many other shapes to superimpose on your images. Change the transparency and turn it into a mask, then change the mask's color and pattern.


ShapeThat [5] ($1) has over 280 masks to choose from, and each shape's opacity, color, and size is completely editable. You can also invert the masks to add shape silhouettes to images.


Tangent [6] ($2) adds colorful geometric graphics. The shapes are blendable, and colors are easily changed. Play with endless combinations of shapes to create unique artwork.

Rhonna Designs

Rhonna Designs [7] ($2) adds the same sweet doodles that are available on Rhonna Designs for desktop. Create inspiration word art, notes, or beautiful designs with Rhonna's playful graphics.

Word Swag

Word Swag [8] ($1) has great badges, like stylish ribbons and buttons, to frame your captioned photos. You can also invert the shapes to create masks.


Landcam [9] ($1) is a quick-and-easy, all-in-one square image editor. With over 100 borders, sketches, shapes, light leaks, and textures, there are tons of creative possibilities. You can also choose from over 30 filters and 35 fonts.

A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess [10] ($1) is a popular blog-turned-app that offer its signature doodles and frames for savvy iPhoneographers. There are tons of cute filters, borders, text, doodles, and phrases at your disposal.

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