Clean up your photo library by removing duplicates and extra photos. Choose your best photos once, and delete the rest. Add or adjust photo location, or edit photo dates, organize with albums, folders, and so much more.

We take and manage more photos than ever before, which requires a specialized type of app to help with photo culling. BestPhotos helps you quickly choose your best photos, and delete the outtakes. Otherwise, when you want to share a photo, you're always left debating between multiple versions of the same shot.

Always with you:
On your iPhone or iPad, Best Photos gives you the power to sort through thousands of photos before you even get home. It's a great way to use the pockets of time that surround an event or vacation. Going through photos will be fun, and in the moment, instead of a chore for later.

Note: BestPhotos does not support photos synced to your iOS and iPadOS devices using iTunes or macOS Finder.


Some of the key features included for FREE:
- Delete and hide many photos at once
- View your photo library on a calendar
- Add to Album - add your photos or videos to new or existing albums, and organize albums into folders. These changes show up across all places you use your photo library like the Photos app, not just in BestPhotos.

Library Management Power Pack
Unlock the true power of BestPhotos library management with all the latest and greatest management features.

- Compare Mode - view photos side by side with fancy, synchronized zooming

- All smart searches - quickly zoom in on areas of your photo library that need attention, like similar or duplicate photos, or photos missing dates, location, or album assignment

- View photo metadata - inspect EXIF and other metadata properties on photos and videos

- Adjust or add photo or video location

- Copy a location from an existing photo, and paste it to any number of other photos

- Adjust photo or video date and time

- Import photos to your library from an SD card or external drive, auto applying a location, and adding to an album on import

- Remove the video from a Live Photo, making it a standard JPG photo.

- Customize BestPhotos' app icon and override the system light/dark theme

Smart Search Pack
Ideal for users who only want smart searches to find problem areas like duplicate photos

- All smart searches - quickly zoom in on areas of your photo library that need attention, like similar or duplicate photos, or photos missing dates, location, or album assignment

- Customize BestPhotos' app icon and override the system light/dark theme for BestPhotos’ appearance

What’s New

Version 3.0.7

- The favorite button is back in the toolbar by popular demand. You can now mark a photo to favorite with one tap, along with the existing swipe or hardware keyboard commands.
- Fixes for updating your album or smart search results as you make changes to them
- Duplicate smart search now flags exact duplicates in the results to make them easier to spot
- Improvements to toolbar layouts across the app, especially on iPad
- Faster animations when auto-advancing between photos
- The auto-advance setting is simplified so it only moves you forward

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
438 Ratings

438 Ratings

realCovfefe ,

Bug during screen recordings search

I was using the Screen Recordings smart filter and got stuck in it without any buttons to exit/finish. When the video is loaded, the menu fades away. Clicking on the empty area starts/pauses the video instead of showing the menu. I had to force quit the app to use it again. The Screen Recordings filter is basically unusable. On an iPad Pro 11.

Update: developer fixed issue in the next update. Changing to five stars

maxblack113 ,

V3 is finally here!

I’ve been a BestPhotos user since the beginning. I’m glad to see the app is still alive and well. I’ve been anticipating V3 for a while now! Here’s a quick breakdown of the new update:

-The new UI is beautiful
-The app is WAY more stable
-You can now edit metadata of Live Photo’s (finally)
-You can now edit time/date of photos
-Calendar view is sweet
-Compare mode works WAY better

-HUGE CON: The location/date editing is now nondestructive. What this means is that the GPS tag isn’t truly changed and changing the date/time actually doubles the size of your image file (because that’s how nondestructive editing works) I would much prefer at least having the option to edit this info permanently by having the app create an entirely new file while deleting the old one (apps like Metapho and Investigator do exactly what I’m speaking of)
-The time/date changing method could use work. I TOTALLY understand the value of being able to bump a bunch of photos up an hour relatively, but sometimes I need to set a bunch of photos to exactly a certain time even if they all might have different times.

Summary: I will continue to love and enjoy using BestPhotos as an organizational and photo comparison tool that is now better looking and more stable, but I will have to continue using Metapho to edit date and location info because of the date/time editing limitations and the lack of destructive/permanent metadata editing.

Overall great update! Thanks!

Developer Response ,

I'm so sorry to hear you are having that experience! I'm working hard on some new app updates that should improve things sometime soon.

cricket100101 ,

Is there customer support?

I have the free version, and I agree with commenter regarding customers should have access to paid version for a time limit to see if it will do what it’s supposed to do and what the customer needs. But still I was thinking about purchasing the updated version until I read some of the reviews. The people who made complaints or wishes were never replied to by customer service or the owner or developer. I don’t understand. This shows me that the company doesn’t really care about their customers. How could you not reply with help or explanation or anything. I’ve read horror stories on other apps by commenters that have lost photos and videos after problems with crashes or whatever. If a company doesn’t care enough to reply to customers problems then I don’t think they really care about my very important photos and videos and some day after spending so much time organizing them they just might be gone. I love what this app says it does but as they say, actions speaks louder than words.

Developer Response ,

Thanks for downloading the free version of BestPhotos and taking the time to share your thoughts with the world. As a single person development shop, I might not always get a chance to respond to reviews on the App Store, but I'm always listening and reading them (from all countries). I care a lot about this app and am working hard to make it a great experience.

Most of the crashes related to duplicate search others mention in reviews should be fixed at this point, or if not they will be addressed in a future update.

Thanks for your feedback on a desire to try premium features before buying. I can understand where you are coming from and I might add that in the future.

App Privacy

The developer, E. WELANDER, LLC, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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