The best free graphic design app for creative people

Photo Candy is a unique new app that allows you to add patterns on top of your photos & then mask them out. Full customization of colors & filters for the pattern, shape, and background allow you to take a normal photo and turn it into a piece of art. With hundreds of patterns & shapes built in the possibilities are endless. Take your creativity to the next level with Photo Candy!

"Photo Candy is the best app for creative people to transform their photos into digital art." - Mobile Photo Pro

“Photo Candy is a prime example of how to build a proprietary photo app for the iPhone that looks good, runs fast, and allows you to create great-looking photos.” - C NET

"Whether you want to add some fun designs and shapes to your pictures or just want to add some fun filters before sharing them with your friends, this is a great app" - App Advice

Follow us on Instagram @photocandyapp for inspiration, updates, and contests. Don’t forget to hashtag your awesome edits #photocandy for your chance to be featured!

Features ///
» Add Words to your photos via the Text Editor!

» Cropping with 7 different crop sizes.

» Photo Editing to enhance your photos!

» Presets so you can save your favorite creations!

» Favorites system for easy access to your favorite patterns, shapes, & presets.

» 26 Filters & 30 Colors that you can control independently via opacity sliders. You can even blend colors & filters to create your own custom effects!

» Add up to 10 Shapes to your photo for extra creativity. (via IAP)

» Alignment & Rotation tools for precise control of your shapes & patterns.

» Eraser tool to mask out your shapes & patterns perfectly. (via IAP)

» Randomizer

» 500+ Patterns & Shapes available. (via IAP)

» Infinite Layers so you can build as much or as little as you want.

» Share your photos instantly via Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, etc

How to use Photo Candy///
1) Upload or take a photo

2) Scale and crop photo

3) Add a preset, modify the preset, or start from scratch

4) Add a pattern, adjust the pattern, and then add a color/filter to your pattern

5) Add a shape mask to your pattern, adjust the shape, and add a color/filter to your shape

6) Adjust the background color/filter

7) Save and share to all your social media sites

For tutorials visit the Photo Candy Youtube Channel

Thanks ///
Thank you for all the support you have given to us throughout the building of Photo Candy and we will continue to make Photo Candy the best app that it can be. If you have a feature request make sure to e-mail us at!

Disclaimers ///
Must have iOS 8+ for Photo Candy to function properly.

Support ///

What’s New

Version 6.5

iOS 11 Update

Fixed the bug where users could not access camera roll

Please contact us at if you have any issues as we would love to assist you.

Ratings and Reviews

4.1 out of 5
254 Ratings

254 Ratings

Judehank ,


This is my 'go to' app for designs. It's easy, fun, and you can do so much with it. Every time I get a new app, I play with it for about an hour a day until I really know it. I know this app like the back of my hand. If there's ever a problem or questions, an email will get you a response very quickly. Best app for designs/social media logos/inspirations/great digital art.
Love the new updates, better than ever. Still use it every day. I think it's the best app out there for designs...incredible!

Abutting query ,

So much untapped potential

This app has amazing design resources that would serve my work on a professional level IIIIIFFFFF... the image quality/resolution wasn’t so poor. To a non pro, sure 2048x2048 is sufficient. But when the file I imported was 4800x4800 then the noticeable compression and downsizing to 2048x2048 is absolutely unacceptable. Also I stopped using it when the bugs made things turn out different on the exported version than they’re supposed to look (sizing wrong, elements missing etc). Not to mention it would start over every time I’d switch to a different app then return. I haven’t tried it recently to see if it’s fixed because until they allow for lossless or near-lossless compression then it’s not worth my time. Come on guys, step up.

Nelliobunny ,

Lots of fun

One of those freemium apps that you can actually create so cool stuff with even if you don't pay for the add ons. I like that you can go all out and do some wild stuff, or keep it minimal. The feature that lets you save your own presets is really cool too! Only thing I wish if had was a grid overlay for things like creating portrait ratio pictures and being able to see where it would be cut off into a square on Instagrams grid view.


100.1 MB
Photo & Video

Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. Unlock Everything $4.99
  2. Remove Watermark $0.99
  3. Text Editor $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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