Universal Photo Editor with support for Layers, Selection, Masks and of course filters, effects and other tools.

(Note that on iPhone 4 the max supported resolution is 2048x2048)

An editor so powerful that you could do almost anything that you thought was possible only on a desktop.

√ True layer support, just like photo editing on desktop.
√ Selection. You can select an area and work with filters and effects only on that area.
√ Layers can be masked. And not just with brush, you get a whole set of mask editing tool.
√ Layers support all that a true layer app should. Blending, Opacity, Transform, Duplicate, Merge and flatten.
√ The app is so fast that most of the operations are real time. You don't have to wait while adjusting the sliders.
√ Handles Exif, IPTC, Geotag etc. You can even edit Geotag and IPTC.
√ Exports PSD with layers. And of course exports JPEG and PNG too.
√ Copy/Paste with selections and masks.
√ Undo/Redo.
√ Powerful filters you will hardly find on many other apps.
√ 25 preset photo effects.
√ Tools like Crop, Straighten, Clone stamp, color gradient, paint brush, red eye brush and add text etc.
√ You can save your projects with all layers and selections preserved and work on them back and forth.
√ 18 video tutorials.
√ Resolution up to 4096x4096 on iPad3 and above, 3264 for iPad2, iPad Mini and on iPhone max resolution is equal to the resolution of the built-in camera (Except for iPhone 4 where it is 2048x2048)

And yes, it runs on both iPhone and iPad.

Note that reduce noise filter is available only on iPhone 5 and iPad3 and above.

To get maximum resolution you will need to...
1. Go to home screen.
2. Press on the "?" button.
3. Under resolution, select the max.

What's New

Version 2.1

Optimized for iOS 10 and other bug fixes.

If you like using Leonardo, please review or rate us in the App Store. We will really appreciate that!

Ratings and Reviews

Brilliant App, easy to use and has its own video tutorials.

The Faithful Penguin

Leonardo is a brilliant photo editing app with a lot of powerful and useful editing tools including masks and layers. For such a powerful editing app it is surprisingly simple and easy to use.
There are even Instructions, FAQ (Frequently Asked Questions) and Video Tutorials in the app to help you, answer questions and show you how to do different things. The video tutorials will give you an idea of what you can do and ideas for what you may want to do at a later time.

The design interface may not be to everyone's taste but that's not what is important to me. I don't care about the design of an app, I care about what the app can do, how well it works and how easy it is to use.
Personally I like the design and layout of Leonardo, It's clean and uncluttered and user friendly.

I've been using Leonardo for years and although I like to try other new apps that are similar, Leonardo is STILL the main app that I use and keep using on a regular basis. It is my number one app and my go to app.
Other apps may do similar things but I haven't yet found any that do as much, plus explain as much in a way that is uncomplicated and easy to understand and that are as powerful and as easy to use.

If you want a powerful and useful photo editing app that is easy to use and has Instructions, FAQ and video tutorials built into the app... you've just found it in Leonardo.

Buy... Create... Enjoy!

Best for real PS users


There isn't a photo editing app on iOS that anyone who really understands photo processing and re-touching will be remotely satisfied by. Even on desktop PS is the only functional app for anyone who knows their stuff (see Guy Gowan's web site if you disagree). Leonardo isn't going to win any design awards, but among the many apps I've tried it gives the most comprehensive access to serious tools and has a usable interface. For that it deserves five stars.

Exceptional powerful tool.

MK Ultra (London branch)

I am surprised that amongst the sea of confusion, mediocrity & irritating free but 'in app purchase able' apps in the photography department of the App Store this diamond of an app has not one comment! So, after purchasing it about a month ago, i'm here to tell you it has become an essential part of my workflow & a joy to use. This is no gimmick or toy, there is a learning curve & I am still familiarising myself with its functionality and capabilities aided by crisp, clear you tube instruction videos seamlessly accessible from within the app architecture. The designer has on the couple of occasions, early in my use, when I e-mailed moaning about this or that ( only to realise sheepishly later that it was my idiocy to blame) replied almost instantly with gracious, patient help. So an attentive, responsive designer to boot...
It seems to me that this app is something of a bargain, to say the least. I should say I chose the app after checking out as many review sources on the net as I could and have not used any of the other photo-editors, but would be surprised if there was a superior tool available. I know you could find worse, I'm not sure you could find better.


Pankaj Goswami
33.2 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, Catalan, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© Pankaj Goswami


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

More By This Developer

You May Also Like