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10 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. 

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

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One of the many iOS photo app templates available on CodeCanyon

Top-Selling iOS Photo App Templates 2019/2020 on CodeCanyon

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

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10 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. 



First up is PIXL, a handy photo editor app template with a customisable camera built-in. This means that users can take photos with the camera and start editing them right away or edit photos already in their photo library.

Some of the app’s best features are its filters, its brightness, saturation, contrast, and tonal adjustments, resizing and cropping controls, as well as the ability to add stickers, frames, and text. 

When users have completed their edits, they can share their images directly from the app on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, etc. The app supports both iAd and AdMob and was created with Objective-C.

2. iCollage—Photo Collage Maker

iCollage - Photo Collage Maker

Photo collages are very popular. It's no surprise that the Photo Collage Maker app template has made it onto our top ten 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 colour, as well as adding stickers and text to their creation. 

The template supports monetisation with AdMob.

3. Polaroyd

Polaroyd 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 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 monetisation.

5. Photogram 


If you've been looking to build versatile photo editing apps that are easy and fun to use, then you're in the right hands with the Photogram app template. Made for iPhone and iPad, this template comes with a built-in custom editor, with the ability to zoom in and out of the pictures you're editing. 

Users can print, email, and save their edited photos in their library. They can also share on Facebook, Instagram, Twitter and so on. In addition, the template comes with iAd and AdMob already enabled. And you can offer versions with or without ads. 

6. PikLab


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 Project. On top of being easy to customize, it comes with PSD graphics, a PDF user guide, and well-commented code.

7. Photo/Video Social App 

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 monetisation 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


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, like and share their posts on popular social networks. 

It is written with Swift as a native Xcode project. 

9. Filters


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

Pro Shot

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 colourful sketches over their pictures
  • a text tool, with customisable 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 


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. 

Free iOS Photo App Templates to Download in 2020

1. Filters Sample iPhone App Template Swift 

Filters Sample App Template Swift

This image editing app template only has bare minimal functionalities. 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. 

2. Filters Sample iPhone App Template Objective C 

Filters Sample App Template Objective C

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.

Things to Consider When Choosing an iOS Template

1. Cost

Compare the prices of other templates and see what fits your budget. What features are free and what 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 should 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 of traffic to your website.

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. 

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