Review: PassPhoto is a relatively basic photo app with no added features

Edit and share your photos in this basic, free photo app for iOS.

PassPhoto is another free photo editing application for iOS users, offering nothing new or innovative to the field. Like most other free photo apps, the program provides no value of its own. Instead, it uses the photo editing features of Aviary, a photo editing development tool, and doesn't do anything to set itself apart. While Aviary works well -- a good reason for its inclusion in dozens of other free apps -- PassPhoto needs something else to stand out and here it falls short.

PassPhoto offers no instructional tools like most photo editing applications do, but regular iPhone users will still be able to figure it out as they go. You can add filters, alter saturation, turn photos into "HD," and save fairly easily with a few button clicks. The filters are not that attractive compared to other applications, which sets PassPhoto back, much like other applications that come with Aviary's tools installed. For those that have used editing apps before, it's apparent immediately that PassPhoto offers nothing new. The editing suite is the exact same as that used in so many other apps; and while these features are useful in theory, the question is what makes this app a better choice than those others -- as of this version, nothing.

As is usually the case with photo editing applications, there's nothing necessarily wrong with PassPhoto. The problem is that PassPhoto offers nothing that you cannot get anywhere else. You can certainly download the app, but if you download another app instead, you may not notice any difference.

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