How to Add and Have the GoPro (Fish Eye) Effect on iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The iPhone camera is usually one of the most recommended by users who are dedicated to taking photos or recording videos. What differentiates them and places them as the best alternative is their high resolution, capable of offering a sharp and HD image and the possibility of having a great variety of angles and photography modes.

Among them, the fisheye angle stands out , which allows to increase and distort the focus by highlighting the center of the frame, giving a more artistic touch to the image or even the video.

photograph of a fisheye sculpture

To add the fisheye effect on an iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, you have to download a very simple app to configure and in the following article we will explain it step by step.

What is a Fisheye lens?

This is a very particular lens since it has the characteristic of distorting the elements of the image excessively. This happens because its optics are very angular, reaching a visual of 180 degrees.

How to use a Fisheye?

The most common uses that can be given to the fisheye lens is to photograph landscapes or architectural structures, basically because it amplifies the details allowing you to appreciate the beauty of the details.

Another good use that is often given to this lens is to capture portraits, since it allows the center to stand out above the other elements that make up the frame. However, it must be borne in mind that for the image to look good, what you want to highlight will always have to be in the center.

Finally, another good use for the fisheye is to take 360-degree photos, since being a 180-degree angle lens, you can capture more details in fewer shots.

Add Fisheye effect to your iPhone

You can add this effect to it with an application that you can find in the totally free app store. This effect will give your images an oval or circular effect, similar to GoPro cameras, resulting in photos looking pretty good.

The application that you should download is called Lomo All. After downloading and opening it, we can see that the interface is very easy to use, since it does not have too many cumbersome functions.

In the upper panel you can find the information button. The other button will frame the image in a quadrangular or circular way, so that the photos have the edges that you like the most.

Later you will be able to see the fisheye effect itself. You can activate and deactivate it as you wish. When this function is activated , you will see that the image looks oval. And finally you will have the option to change cameras, useful for taking selfies or panoramas.

Fish Eye Effect Building Photography


At the bottom of the application we will have access to the gallery of photos that we have taken, the shutter, logically to take the photos with the fisheye effect and some image adjustments.

In these settings we can establish different types of image format among which mosaics, collage, stripes, among many other options. Useful to put together a compendium of photos with this effect.

We can also find the timer, to determine how long it will take before the photograph and the flash are fired, in case the plane is dark. Finally we can find a filter section.

Although there are not too many filters available, they can be useful to give a better finish to our images. In principle, there will only be three filters available, however, we can log in with our Facebook account to enable the others.

Advantages of having a fisheye on your iPhone

Mainly, by having the fisheye function on your mobile, you can save a good sum of money by not having to buy a GoPro. Another advantage is that it produces an effect that very few lenses offer, and that is that it gives the viewer a feeling of being inside the image.

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