REVIEW: Handy Photo for iPhone and iPad

Despite the lack of Adobe polish, Handy Photo is a seriously good photo editor, and it won't break the bank either.

Our Verdict

A powerful photo editor; the UI isn’t for everyone, but this is an amazing price for the effects you get.

For

  • Powerful photo editor
  • Great selection of effects
  • Superb rubber stamp tools

Against

  • UI not for everyone
  • Needs further development to polish out imperfections

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The selling point to Handy Photo is its interface, which uses the corners of the screen to cater for rotating menu options. It’s all designed to keep the central area of the screen clear, allowing you to use swipe gestures to tone your effects up or down, much like Luminance. The editing options for the large part work well, although the orange and blue menu palette didn’t convince us. Where Handy Photo really excels, though, is the depth of its effects.

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The Verdict
4

out of 10

Handy Photo

A powerful photo editor; the UI isn’t for everyone, but this is an amazing price for the effects you get.

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