Universal Photo Editor with support for Layers, Selection, Masks and of course filters, effects and other tools.

An editor so powerful that you could do almost anything that you thought was possible only on a desktop.

√ True layer support, just like photo editing on desktop.
√ Selection. You can select an area and work with filters and effects only on that area.
√ Layers can be masked. And not just with brush, you get a whole set of mask editing tool.
√ Layers support all that a true layer app should. Blending, Opacity, Transform, Duplicate, Merge and flatten.
√ The app is so fast that most of the operations are real time. You don't have to wait while adjusting the sliders.
√ Handles Exif, IPTC, Geotag etc. You can even edit Geotag and IPTC.
√ Exports PSD with layers. And of course exports JPEG and PNG too.
√ Copy/Paste with selections and masks.
√ Undo/Redo.
√ Powerful filters you will hardly find on many other apps.
√ 25 preset photo effects.
√ Tools like Crop, Straighten, Clone stamp, color gradient, paint brush, red eye brush and add text etc.
√ You can save your projects with all layers and selections preserved and work on them back and forth.
√ 18 video tutorials.
√ Resolution up to 4096x4096 on iPad3 and above and on iPhone max resolution is equal to the resolution of the built-in camera.

And yes, it runs on both iPhone and iPad.

Note that reduce noise filter is available only on iPhone 5 and iPad3 and above.

To get maximum resolution you will need to...
1. Go to home screen.
2. Press on the "?" button.
3. Under resolution, select the max.

What’s New

Version 2.7.1

Bug fixes for iOS 12

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
16 Ratings

16 Ratings

The Faithful Penguin ,

Brilliant App, easy to use and has its own video tutorials.

Leonardo is a brilliant photo editing app with a lot of powerful and useful editing tools including masks and layers. For such a powerful editing app it is surprisingly simple and easy to use.
There are even Instructions, FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and Video Tutorials in the app to help you, answer questions and show you how to do different things. The video tutorials will give you an idea of what you can do and ideas for what you may want to do at a later time.

The design interface may not be to everyone's taste but that's not what is important to me. I don't care about the design of an app, I care about what the app can do, how well it works and how easy it is to use.
Personally I like the design and layout of Leonardo, It's clean and uncluttered and user friendly.

I've been using Leonardo for years and although I like to try other new apps that are similar, Leonardo is STILL the main app that I use and keep using on a regular basis. It is my number one app and my go to app.
Other apps may do similar things but I haven't yet found any that do as much, plus explain as much in a way that is uncomplicated and easy to understand and that are as powerful and as easy to use.

If you want a powerful and useful photo editing app that is easy to use and has Instructions, FAQ and video tutorials built into the app... you've just found it in Leonardo.

Buy... Create... Enjoy!

Geordie1974 ,

Best for real PS users

There isn't a photo editing app on iOS that anyone who really understands photo processing and re-touching will be remotely satisfied by. Even on desktop PS is the only functional app for anyone who knows their stuff (see Guy Gowan's web site if you disagree). Leonardo isn't going to win any design awards, but among the many apps I've tried it gives the most comprehensive access to serious tools and has a usable interface. For that it deserves five stars.

jenkirby ,


This is my go-to app for scaling and generally improving photos that I want to upload on my blog or Instagram or something. I especially appreciate the scaling as it’s done so well.
But today I selected an item in the background and was able to enhance it to make it more visible. It was so easy and effective. I just thought: Wow! I must give this app 5 stars and tell people that it is definitely worth getting.

App Privacy

The developer, Pankaj Goswami, has not provided details about its privacy practices and handling of data to Apple.

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