Got Photos? Here’s How The Perfect Photo App Can Be Perfectly Annoying

Perfect PhotoGot photos? Of course you do. It’s the 21st century and Apple’s iPhone is the most popular camera in the world. What every iPhone photographer needs is a quiver of apps to enhance photos on the fly, no waiting, no processing, almost instantly.

Among the hundreds (or, maybe even thousands) of popular iPhone photo enhancing apps is Perfect Photo. Is this feature-laden 99-cent app really perfect? Just as beauty is in the eye of the beholder, a perfect photo app is only as good as your perspective.

Perfect Photo is quite good and stacked with features every photo app collector wants. Red eye removal. Spot healing. Crop and rotate. Saturate, sharpen, brightness, contrast, and more.

Plus, the app is also loaded with effects and filters which can be mixed and matched to give you an endless supply of unique photos. That includes everything from vintage, to posterize, to pencil, to Lomo style filters.

The many four and five star reviews for Perfect Photo give you a quick indication of what users like most. The problem with progress is sometimes it’s two steps forward and one step back.

The spot healing function, which I truly loved, is worse in the latest version than the last. The bang for the buck is still high. Plenty of features. Less than a buck. But there’s an annoying trend in both the iPhone and Mac App Stores.


Want more features? Buy and download them from within the app. That means many apps are free or low priced, and with limited functionality, and nag you regularly to upgrade to more features. In this case, Perfect Photo is loaded with dozens of very useful, decent quality photo enhancements– despite the spot healing problem– and the ad is unobtrusive.

Oh, and the Perfect Photo app’s developers also publish FX Studio Pro, which also has dozens of effects and filters, and starts at 99-cents. Frankly, it is remarkable that a single inexpensive app can have so many effects so the bang for the buck value–literally– is high.