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Rookie - Photo Editor app review: the only photography app you’ll need

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Introduction

Photo-editing apps for the iPhone and iPad are a dime a dozen, so developers really need to incorporate features and functions that will make their app stand out from the crowd. Rookie - Photo Editor is an app that does just that.

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What we have here is a powerful camera with an integrated photo-editing tool which will quickly replace your regular iOS camera thanks to its diverse functionality and ease of use.

This app can be found for free in the Photo & Video section of the App Store, and it'll take up 61.5 MB of space on your iDevice.

Let's take a look at its features.

Rookie Cam - Photo Editor & Filter Camera

Free

In-App Camera

Rookie - Photo Editor was released in early 2014 and it looks like the developers have been updating it regularly to improve on their awesome app. Since its release, it has been selected as the Best new App in more than 154 countries and was ranked #1 in more than 90 countries including the U.S., UK, China, Japan, Germany, and many more.

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One of the highlights of this best photo editing app for iPhone, is the live filter camera which allows you to preview the filters on the viewfinder when you are about to snap a photograph. There are more than 116 filter effects available in this app, some for free and some via in-app purchases, allowing you to set the mood whether it's a soft indoor nighttime photograph, or a bright sunny landscape image.

The camera also features various tools such as focus and exposure controls, 6x zoom, grid and level view, geo-tagging, anti-shake options, light leaks, and much more. There are more than 60 textures and light leaks that can be applied to your image based on the mood you wish to create.

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Picture Perfect

Once you've taken your photo, you can start using the full suite of photo-editing tools available including the ability to crop, straighten, tint, fade, sharpen, and more. Add any special effects such as removing blemishes and redeye or tweaking any element you want to edit in order to produce the perfect picture.

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The app maintains an editing history of all the changes you've made, enabling you to easily undo and redo any steps, and you can also make a comparison between the original and edited photos at any time.

Finally, you can further garnish your image with text and stickers with varied colors and opacity options and then share the full-res photograph to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and many other social media networks.

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Rookie Cam - Photo Editor & Filter Camera

Free

Pros & Cons

Pros

  • In-app camera with live filter previews
  • Multi-touch controls for capturing the perfect picture
  • Choose from over a hundred themes
  • 60 textures and light leaks to make your photos stand out
  • Full suite of photo-editing tools
  • Add text, badges, frames, and stickers
  • Social media integration

Cons

  • There is nothing negative to say about this app

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Final Words

Rookie - Photo Editor is truly an incredible iPhone photo editor that will make all other camera and photo-editing apps redundant, neatly assembling all the important functions and features into one place. If you’re looking for a consolidated photography experience for your iPhone or iPad, then this app is worth checking out; you’ll likely end up putting it on the first page of your home screen for easy access as it becomes your go-to photography app!

Rookie Cam - Photo Editor & Filter Camera

Free
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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.