App Gone Free – Spiffy Photo Editor

Spiffy Photo Editor icon

Spiffy Photo Editor App

Spiffy Photo Editor iconSpiffy Photo Editor app (iPhone/iPad; .99), a photo editing app is currently free. Although not a huge savings, if you are in need of an app to do some photo editing if creating or modifying a book or story for a student, developing a quick social or sensory story, or pictures of the sequence of a task. Having a photo editing app makes the process a lot faster.  This app is very easy to use for quick photo editing such as:

  • Cropping
  • Frames
  • Add text
  • Rotate
  • Adjust the contrast
  • Backgrounds and photo effects….

Photos can be take from within the app or existing photos accessed from your Photo Album.








Spiffy Photo Editor app does not have a draw function or stamps tools, but it will allow you to crop it, rotate the picture (ever take pictures that came out sideways, grr…) type text, size and color it and move the text where you. Different fonts and colors for the text are available. Once your photo has been edited a new copy of the edited photo is created from the original photo. A photo can be taken directly within the app or an existing

Spiffy Photo Editor was developed for iPhone so you you can view it 1x or 2x which will fill the iPad screen. It does require iOS 7.0 which should be available to iPad2, 3, 4, and Air. No in-app purchases!

Fotor app picAnother free photo editing option is Fotor app, (iPhone, iPad;  in-app purchases). Fotor app has a few more bells and whistles such as stamps, creating collages, scenes and effects as well as offer basic editing (add text, rotate, some frames and stamps) without additional purchases.

Fotor app pic1

Although not a difficult to use, Fotor app it does have a few more tools to manage and navigate in my opinion. Photos can be taken from within the app or existing photos accessed from your Photo Album. Fotor app is also available for Android.

So if you are doing some app-smashing (using apps to create and use for another app)  for photo editing for storytelling apps, sensory apps, book creating or developing activities for your  students or projects, both apps are free (currently) and easy to use.

More for your teaching or OT mTool Kit.


About Carol Leynse Harpold, MS, OTR/L, SCLV, ATP, CATIS

OTR/L with more than 35 years experience in pediatrics, school based therapy and adult rehabilitation. Masters of Science in Adaptive Education/Assistive Technology with 20 years experience in AT in education of elementary, middle school, secondary, post secondary students and work environments for adult clients. A RESNA Assistive Technology Practitioner with ACVREP CATIS credentials, AOTA Specialty Certification in Low Vision, USC Davis Executive Certificate in Home Modifications, servicing adults and students with disabilities in employment, education, and home environments. A 2020 graduate of the University of Alabama Birmingham Low Vision Certification Program.
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