Instagram is one app that instantly comes to our mind when we think of easily applying effects to our photos. But there are also some more amazing apps that we should try, the newest one being the Etchings app for iOS devices.

Etchings lets you instantly create beautiful etched illustrations from any photo on your iOS device. This app is really very simple to use. Let’s see how it works.

When you launch the app, you are presented option to either capture a new photo from your camera, or load a new photo from Camera Roll. Once you do that, you have to simply apply the filter that you like.


Tap on a filter to preview and then tap on the green tick to apply that filter. Once your photo is ready, you can share it on your social networks like Facebook, Twitter, etc. You can also upload the photo directly to your Dropbox account to push/sync it to your other devices instantly.

The finished product is surprisingly very nice. You would be stunned to look at the new beautiful etched photo, which you’ll love to share with others.


Some of you may already have dozens of photography filter apps, but this app definitely stands out from others. If you like creating new fun photos every once in a while, then you should really try out this app.

Etchings is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. It requires iOS 5.0 or later and can be downloaded for $0.99 from the AppStore.

Check out Etchings from App Store.