Jacqueline Gifford

Never take a mediocre travel snapshot again.

Nikki Ekstein
April 20, 2015

Brushstroke
Many apps can make your photos look like paintings, but this one outshines the rest. Channel van Gogh or Warhol with effects that range from “illustration” to “experimental.” Then tweak the surface texture (think “canvas” or “stucco”) and color quality. You can even have your work framed and shipped to your door. $2.99; iOS.

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Pixelmator
This app offers many of the same advanced editing tools as Photoshop, but makes them a cinch for novices. Our favorite is Retouch, which allows you to remove unwanted elements by simply highlighting them with your fingertip. Poof—there goes the yellow umbrella. $9.99; iPad only.

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Fused
Creating double exposures used to be a professional job; now it’s a matter of two simple taps. Overlay a selfie with a beautiful landscape, mash up a pair of city skylines, or let your imagination run free— just search the Instagram hashtags #doubleexposure and #madewithfused for inspiration. Free; iOS.

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Nikki Ekstein is an Assistant Editor at Travel + Leisure. Find her on Twitter at @nikkiekstein.

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