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A layer-based photo editor for creating cinematic imagery.

Lens Distortions® is a brand known for taking iconic visual techniques from the advertising and film industries and making them available to creators in post-production. The Lens Distortions photo app delivers this same promise for mobile image creators.

Harness the power of beautiful light, natural elements, and elegant overlays to create truly vivid images. With our layer-based approach to color and effects, you can fine-tune the details of every element and turn your photos into immersive key art compositions.

Take complete control of your image with LD Unlimited, our premium offering of Color Layers, the Erase/Mask tool, automatic Portrait mode layers, and more than 400 photo effects. Color Layers offer limitless customizations like masks and gradients, resizable Grain, split toning via independent Highlight and Shadow adjustments, and blank adjustment layers.

“The best effects are the ones no one knows you added.”

Lens Distortions® effects are hiding in plain sight in the work of today’s most influential creators. Discover what makes LD the best-kept secret among pros and get access to the exact tools they use to create world-class imagery.


• Light Volume™ - custom light rays with dynamic light sources and atmospheric textures.

• Light Hits™ - the most beautiful and easy-to-use lens flare available.

• Natural Elements - organic rain, snow, and fog effects to enhance your overcast scenes.

• Signature Overlays - iconic glass textures and unique foreground elements to help you elegantly frame your shot.


Join LD Unlimited to gain instant access to all premium features and photo effects

• Color Layers - add multiple layers of color, each with their own powerful adjustments

• Adjustment Layers - create custom gradients, masks, and tone adjustments

• Erase/Mask tool - paint out part of an effect with the swipe of a finger

• Portrait Layers - place effects behind your subject in images captured using Portrait mode

• All Photo Effects - expand your creative options with more than 400 premium overlays

LD Unlimited is a subscription offered on an annual or monthly basis. This subscription auto-renews at the end of the billing period unless canceled 24-hours in advance. The subscription payment is charged to your iTunes account at confirmation of purchase. You may manage your subscription and turn off auto-renewal by going to your Settings after purchase. Requires iPhone 6 or newer for full feature compatibility.

Terms of Use: https://www.lensdistortions.com/terms-of-service

Privacy Policy: https://www.lensdistortions.com/privacy-policy

What’s New

Version 5.0.0

• Videos: trim, color grade, and add text to your videos
• Cinematic Typography Presets: customizable text layers for photo + video
• New fullscreen editing mode
• New project metadata info screen
• Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
1.4K Ratings

1.4K Ratings

Mun-Light ,


I stumbled upon this software by accident but it is now among my top favorites. It’s super easy to use, has a wide variety of effects and the overlay effects are of superb quality.
I’ve been a photographer for over 25 years and embarrassingly I know zilch about Adobe Photoshop. This app makes it easy to get the looks I want without being complex. This software has allowed me to step up my photography to the next level. Some of my Friends have noticed my work is different and the effects are not cheesy if done correctly.
Some users may find the subscription price to be overpriced but in comparison to the desktop version, it’s WELL WORTH the price. I saved money by taking advantage of the annual price rate. Upon expiration I will DEFINITELY purchase another year.
If you're a videographer, the software also offers a wide range of sounds, cinematic sound effects, finishing LUTS and more.
Get it! You’ll love it!

SkylerJune ,

Absolutely Impressive

I had been following this company for some time considering buying some of their overlays for computer based photo editing when I got a chance. But only recently found out about their app. I have to say this app is immensely impressive and sold me on their other products.

This app is a powerful tool to make your images more dynamic. I cannot recommend it enough. And if you are a professional videographer and/or photographer, definitely check out their more substantial adobe based editing effects.

MikeMcE ,

Not Worth The Price

This app has a single major flaw that makes it essentially unusable. You can't zoom the base, background image to assist with placing the overlay effect. You're stuck with your image crammed full scale onto the screen of your iPhone. Also, the app only works in portrait mode on the phone. So, you can't rotate the phone to work in landscape orientation, even if you're working on an image that was taken in landscape orientation. As a result, the finished product is, well, amateurish at best. Now, of course we're talking about using an app to overlay false effects onto an image. But if you want your results to look even remotely realistic, precise placement of the effect matters. And If you're lucky enough to be able to place your effect in the right spot, you can almost guarantee that, 9 times out of 10 when you lift your finger from the screen, the effect will move, if only just a little bit. That's not something one would expect from a subscription-based app that costs $12 per year to use. I recommend looking elsewhere.

Developer Response ,

FIXED! You can now pinch to zoom on the background image to assist with placing the effect precisely where you want it. Thanks for your feedback from a few years ago, Mike. Would love to hear, how are all the new updates working for you?

App Privacy

The developer, Lens Distortions, 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 Used to Track You

The following data may be used to track you across apps and websites owned by other companies:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • 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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