10 Best Photo Editing Apps for iPhone and Android
Photo editing apps are a great way to turn ordinary shots into powerful visual displays. But with so many smartphone apps out there, how do you know which ones to choose? To help you decide, we’ve compiled a list of 10 best photography apps that’ll make your photos look pro in no time.
VSCO is one of the most comprehensive photo editing apps available at the moment. It allows you to choose between various preset filters or manually set up dedicated parameters related to brightness, saturation, contrast, temperature, exposure and other properties. It also gives you the possibility to post your photos to your VSCO profile as well as sharing them to other social networks.
Snapseed is a professional photo editor developed by Google. The app holds 29 different tools and filters to create flawless images. Next to basic image editing effects like white balance, contrast, saturation or brightness, it offers advanced features suitable for pro photographers and photo editors. It also allows you to edit RAW photos in the DNG file format right on your mobile device.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe Photoshop Express is intended for people who want Adobe Photoshop quality but don’t have the time or money to buy and use the desktop version of the software. The app is very easy to use, with a simple interface and basic yet effective editing tools to help you correct common photographic flaws, plus a variety of fun filters and effects to bring the best out of your snapshots.
Afterlight 2 is a complete overhaul of the popular Afterlight app. Apart from all the basic features you would expect, the app offers a set of textures including prism effects, real film light leaks, and dusty film overlays, which allow you to create truly unique images that stand out from the ordinary. At $2.99 it’s an absolute steal.
Available for Apple users.
While many photo editor apps now offer the ability to remove unwanted content from a photo, TouchRetouch is still one of the easiest and most effective ones to use. The app enables you to wipe away unwanted items from your photos in an instant. Simply mark the element you want taken out of the snapshot, tap ‘Go’ and voilà – it’s erased for a mere $1.99!
Prisma uses neural network and artificial intelligence to transform your photos into paintings. You can select from over 250 filters in the style of a famous artist of your choosing and fine-tune your creations with saturation, exposure, contrast, and more tools. You can also browse other users’ work and apply their edits to your photos.
The app offers over 60 filters that are perfect for any kind of photo as well as simple editing tools, including Crop, Rotate, Vignette, Tilt-Shift and Fade. Easy to navigate and self-explanatory. Unlike many other apps, it creates great results without the loss in quality.
Perhaps the most popular retro-themed camera app on the market, Retrica brings a vintage vibe to your photos by offering effects that evoke the look of old films, from scratches to light leaks and colour fading. What really sets it apart, though, is that it allows you to change between filters while capturing your photo. This way, you can see the end effect before you snap the pic.
PicsArt makes it easy to step up your photo editing game with different backgrounds, borders, stickers and filters. The app also offers advanced editing tools, like Dispersion, Clone, Stretch, Motion, Perspective and Curves. It is an art network, too, that allows you to unleash your creativity with millions of open source photos and share your creations with the world.
Camera Zoom FX
The app comes with an intuitive interface that enables you to display a composition grid when taking photos. Apart from dozens of effects which you can add to your photos, camera ZOOM FX boasts seven different camera modes: Normal, Timer, Burst Mode, Time Lapse, Stable Shot, Voice Activated, and Collage.
Available for Android users.
What photo editing apps are your favourite? Do you use any of the apps above? Let us know your thoughts!