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13 Best iOS Photo App Templates


Are you interested in building a photo app? An app template can make your dream a reality.

Whether you’re interested in building an app for photo editing, adding text to photos, or creating your own social media photo app, there’s a photo app template here for you. 

Photo Blend - iOS app template
The Photo Blend - iOS App Template is available on CodeCanyon

Great iOS photo apps enhance the experience of editing and sharing photos by making it easy and fun.

An iOS photo app template comes with all the features and functionalities you need to create your own unique mobile photo app. You only need to follow the instructions in the documentation to customize and add elements that will make your app unique.

Top-Selling iOS Photo App Templates on CodeCanyon to Get in 2021

Photo apps are among the most popular iOS apps to be found in the App Store today. 

Get the best photo editing app for iOS from CodeCanyon
Get the best photo editing app for iOS from CodeCanyon

iOS app templates are ideal for novice coders because they already have core functions implemented for you so that you can customize the app easily and add the elements you most prefer to the app's code to create the product you want. 

13 Best iOS Photo App Templates

In this roundup, we'll highlight the best iOS photo app templates available right now at CodeCanyon so you can build your ideal photo app. 

1. Photo Blend: iOS App Template

Photo Blend - iOS app template

Have you ever wanted an app to recreate a blend effect? Photo Blend is a photo template app that lets you blend two images to create unique images.

Some of the best features of this iOS photo app are:

  • no ads
  • no in-app purchases
  • developed in Xcode using Swift
  • works on iOS 11+

2. Photo Collage Maker: iOS Photo Editor

Photo Collage Maker - iOS Photo Editor

This photo editor app for iOS is one of our newest items in CodeCayon. If you're looking for a photo template app to make collages, this is a good option. It's very user-friendly, and it comes with many backgrounds, filters, borders, and stickers.

Photo Collage Maker supports AdMob and was created with Objective-C.

3. Polaroyd: iOS iPhone Photo App Template

Polaroyd iOS iPhone Photo App Template

If you love the vintage look of Polaroid and want to create an app that allows users to replicate this effect in their photos, the Polaroyd app template may be just the thing for you.

Created with Swift, this template allows the app's users to take photos with the built-in camera or upload them from their photo library and edit them with a range of adjustments and filters to create the Polaroid look.

Users can also add different Polaroid frames and captions to their images and share them on Facebook, Twitter, email, or Messenger. 

4. Photo Collage Maker for iOS 

Photo collage maker for iOS

Photo collages are very popular. It's no surprise that the Photo Collage Maker app template has made it onto our list.

Written in Objective-C, this template will help you create a fabulous photo collage app easily and quickly that will allow users to drag and drop photos from their photo library, edit them, and then arrange them in one of a wide selection of collage styles. Users can also select their frame style, size, and color, as well as adding stickers and text to their creation. The template supports monetization with AdMob.

5. Photo Stickers App

Photo Stickers App

The Photo Stickers App is a template written in Objective-C and is ideal for developers who want to create an app for adding stickers to photos.

Developers can create a range of stickers for use in their app, and users of their app can drag and drop these stickers on photos they’ve either taken with the app’s built-in camera or selected from their photo library. Users can move, scale, or rotate their stickers.

Once the user has created their composition, they can share it on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, WhatsApp, etc. The app supports AdMob and iAD for easy monetization.

6. PikLab iOS Universal Photo Editor App Template

PikLab iOS Universal Photo Editor App Template

Make apps that take photo enhancement to a higher level with PikLab. You will give end users so much flexibility. How about making photo collages from 16 prebuilt collage templates? Or accessing their Instagram pages from the app? Cropping, scaling, and moving pictures as they wish in the crop image screen! In addition, the Image Editor screen offers six tools: frames, text, stickers, textures, adjustment, and filters (for pictures). 

The app is made with Swift on Xcode 9.x. On top of being easy to customize, it comes with PSD graphics, a PDF user guide, and well-commented code.

7. Instagram App iOS Template

Instagram App iOS Template

If you’d love to create your own Instagram-like app, check out the Photo/Video Social App template. This template allows developers to create a photo and video sharing app in the vein of Instagram where users can follow, like, comment, and share photos. 

Users can log in with their email, Google, or Facebook accounts, and the app supports monetization with AdMob. It also supports push notifications and comes with built-in analytics to monitor performance. The app template is written with Swift 4 and uses the latest version of Firebase.

8. Photofeed iOS Universal Social Photo App Template

Photofeed iOS Universal Social Photo feeds App Template

If you want to create an app that allows users to post their own pictures, location, and text and to get involved in a funny community, then the Photofeed template is perfect for you. 

This template is also designed to enable users to browse popular posts from other users, see their profiles, and like and share their posts on popular social networks. It's written with Swift as a native Xcode project. 

9. Filters iOS Universal Photo Filters App Template

Filters iOS Universal Photo Filters App Template

Filters, which is written in Swift, is made for developers who want to build filter-rich photo apps. It showcases 39 custom iOS filters from Apple Core Image Filters. 

Easy to customize, it comes with a PDF User Guide that explains how to edit or add new filters. Users can also share their edited image to social networks or Mail and Message.

10. Pro Shot iOS Universal Photo Editor App Template

Pro Shot iOS Universal Photo Editor App Template

Pro Shot is hands down the most comprehensive, feature-rich photo app template. It has all the bells and whistles that a photo app must come with, plus more. For example, it offers:

  • a drawing tool for users to draw colorful sketches over their pictures
  • a text tool, with customizable fonts and colors
  • a custom camera controller with live tint, temperature, and exposure

The template is even localized for English and Italian languages! That's not all—you can easily add extra languages to translate the app while resigning it.

11. PixelPhoto iOS: Mobile Image Sharing and Photo Social Network

PixelPhoto IOS - Mobile Image Sharing & Photo Social Network

Look no further than PixelPhoto if you want to build a mobile app for a photo-sharing social network. Users can share and upload images and videos, interact with each other through likes and comments, send and receive messages, and even access all messages and recent conversations while offline. Built using Swift 5, the app is easy to use, secure, and updated regularly. 

12. Collage Maker for iOS: Photo Editor

Collage Maker for iOS - Photo Editor

iPhone photo template apps for collages are always popular. This photo editor app for iOS is one of the most complete. The Collage Maker for iOS was created with Swift and features: 

  • 100+ unique frames
  • 25+ background images
  • 30+ border frames 
  • select up to 99 photos, 50 fonts, and 100 stickers

13. CamFun iOS Universal Social Photo App Template

CamFun iOS Universal Social Photo App Template

This photo editor app for iOS has unique collage frames and editing tools to enhance your pictures. 

The CamFun iPhone photo template app also has a distinctive feature: a wall of fame. Users can share their creations and get likes. The most-liked pictures move to the top of the wall of fame. 

All users can check the likes they've received on their own profiles, log in, sign up for a new account, and have fun by showcasing their work to subscribed people! CamFun is very easy to customize. It was created with the Swift language as a native Xcode project.

Free iOS Photo App Templates to Download in 2021

1. Filters Sample iPhone App Template Objective-C 

Filters Sample iPhone App Template

Like the Swift version above, this image editing app template has working filters, a splash screen, and an edit screen. The UI is an Xcode project written in native Objective-C, and it comes with clear documentation and editable Photoshop files.

2. Filters Sample iPhone App Template Swift 

This image editing app template only has minimal functionality. It has working filters, a splash screen, and an edit screen. These give you a head start in developing your image editing app. The UI is an Xcode project written in native Swift. It also comes with clear documentation and editable Photoshop files. 

Things to Consider When Choosing an iOS Template

1. Cost

Compare the prices of other templates and see what fits your budget. Which features are free, and which features will you have to pay for?


The number of downloads is proof that a template is popular among users and that they trust the provider. 

3. Security and Frequent Updates

Regular updates mean the developer cares about the security of the template. Your choice of an app template should factor this in.

4. Great Support and Documentation

App templates should come with clear and extensive documentation to help you set up, customize, and troubleshoot. Read reviews by other users who have bought the templates you’re considering to make sure developers of the templates offer support in case you need it.

3 Tips for Creating How-to Manuals for Your Photo App 

1. Be Creative

How-to manuals are great but can also create frustrate users with too many written instructions. Many people learn visually, so find a balance between written text and visual instruction. 

2. Videos Are the Best Instructors

Apart from being engaging, videos make it easy to repeat steps and follow along. Besides, they can save users a lot of time. 

3. Enlist Users to Share Tips

Users can share tricks they learn from using a particular photo app. This can create interaction that brings lots of attention to your app and traffic to your website.

More iOS App Template Resources on Envato Tuts+

Learn more about iOS app templates and find more inspiration with the following resources:

Launch Your iOS Photo App

iOS photo app templates allow you to build apps for iPhone and iPad users. They come with features and functionalities that can be customized to fit your needs. 

CodeCanyon has plenty of great iOS photo app templates to choose from. You will find something that suits your needs. 

This post has been updated with contributions from Maria Villanueva, a journalist and writer with many years of experience working in digital media.

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