Best Photo Editing Apps for Android/iOS

Best Photo Editing Apps

Let’s apply finishing touch to your great photos to make it even better version, those finishing touch you can apply with these best photo editing apps on android and iPhone. Your creative thinking and these apps features are best combination because if you have any idea in mind these powerful apps will help you make that idea true.

Best Photo Editing Apps

Snapseed

Snapseed is a wonderful photo editing app offered by Google. It has all the basic tools you need to edit your photos, what makes it stand out that app offers a lot of tools that are time saver like headpose, lens blur, expand, perspective, portrait and double exposure are some of them.

Imagine you took a awesome picture of your friend everything is great but the person is not smiling or your want to adjust the size of their pupil, you can do this easily with this, also you can tilt head pose to some extent.

You can extend the canvas size of the image to give some space to main object, when you expand the canvas size app will try to fill the expanded area smartly so it appears that expanded area is part of the image.

Snapseed app also supports RAW so you can edit those DNG on your mobile anywhere. App gives you full control over your exported image size and quality that you can preconfigure like – set export format to JPG 100%, 95%, 80 % or PNG and resize the exported image to the specified resolution if original image is larger than that.

Snapseed
Snapseed
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free
‎Snapseed
‎Snapseed
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Adobe Lightroom

If you edit photos on your desktop or laptop then you definitely used the adobe lightroom, it’s a professional-grade photo editing app used by professionals. You can create profiles of your edits to quick edit, some features like selective adjustments, healing and photo backup are only available to creative cloud members.

Overall all tools and controls are similar to the desktop application, for beginners this app is not recommended as you will be overwhelmed by so many options.

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Lightroom on desktop is a paid app but on android and iPhone available as free app you can download right now. You need to have an adobe account before you can use Adobe Lightroom.

PicsArt

Creativity is limit of your of photo editing skill and picsart is one of the apps that pushes your creativity further with its unique features and great tutorials, Pics art offers some great options for photo editing like sketch, artistic filters, magic filters and pop art effects.

Brushes feature of picsart is just like photoshop and using a brush you can create unique photo edits, brush options are really great.
Picsarts also offers camera effects and stickers you can use them while taking photos.

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VSCO

If you love filters then you will definitely love VSCO, it’s all about filters, you can adjust other things also but mastery of this app lies in filters, also app comes with great one-tap filter solutions for free users.

VSCO requires an account before you can try those filters, app is free with in-app purchases.

For inspiration, app provides a feed where other users of app publish their edited photos with the world you too share for recognition and fame.

VSCO
VSCO
Developer: VSCO
Price: Free+

Polarr

One of the best photo editing app is Polarr, options offered by app is great like bludge, liquify, HSL, effects, toning, lut and depth editing, you can selectively show required tools on your toolbar and hide those unwanted tools that you don’t need.

Basic photo editing options are great but if you are into filters then you are going to use filter always because Polaar offers a lot of filters for every need. Best of all overlays offered by the app is great like duotone and backdrops.

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Polarr Photo Editor
Polarr Photo Editor
Developer: Polarr
Price: Free+
‎Polarr Photo Editor
‎Polarr Photo Editor
Developer: Polarr, Inc.
Price: Free+

Pixlr

Pixlr is an app that always gets its place in every best photo editing apps list because of it’s easy to use options and some unique offerings that other apps are not offering in same categories like a collage maker and cool templates.

It’s an overall a great package of photo editing tools you ever need, app is beginner-friendly so every person can easily find and understand all features of easily. Features like double exposure, splash and spot removal make it more prominent contender in the best photo editing apps list.

App is free with some in-app purchases, most of the features are free.

Pixlr – Free Photo Editor
Pixlr – Free Photo Editor

Adobe Photoshop Express

Clean and straight forward UI options, every bit of app is professional grade. Text styles and image border offered in-app is really great and purely customizable. Filters are also great to give your images a unique look.

Helpful for Special Needs

After Focus

If you want to add blur or bokeh effect in your photos this app really stands out. Open any photo mark the background then foreground and it’s done. You can adjust the focus selection more precisely and even apply some filters as well.

AfterFocus
AfterFocus
Developer: MotionOne
Price: Free
‎AfterFocus
‎AfterFocus
Developer: MotionOne.co.Ltd
Price: $0.99

Prisma

One of the most popular apps for applying artistic filters on any photo. With more than 300+ filters you will surely get some amazing photos after editing with this app.

‎Prisma Photo Editor
‎Prisma Photo Editor
Prisma Photo Editor
Prisma Photo Editor

Hypocam

People love black and white photos. Hypocam helps you in achieving the best black and white photos.

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You can click photos with live filters with camera, edit photos which you already have. Hypocam comes with some really great monochrome effects for photos.

Hypocam
Hypocam
Developer: IOAPPS
Price: Free+
‎Hypocam
‎Hypocam
Developer: IOAPPS
Price: Free+

PixaMotion Loop

If you want to add some motion into your photos try Pixamotion Loop.

Select the part of the image and direction in which you want to add motion like clouds, water or any other elements. There are also some effects add some elements over the image to give you liveness and motion in your image in quick and easy way.

Facetune

If you need some really great photos of you for profile pictures or your phone’s cameras is not high end you can use Facetune to overcome this. By using facetune you can create some really amazing portraits. It comes with all the tools to adjust every detail on your face. Some notable features are Remove Zits, Pimples, Blemishes, Brighter Eyes, Whiter Teeth, Smooth Skin and Artistic Tools.

‎Facetune
‎Facetune
Developer: Lightricks Ltd.
Price: $3.99

TouchRetouch

Remove unwanted parts of any image with just a few clicks. It’s super helpful to quickly fix some really great photos that have some additional object or person in the image.

‎TouchRetouch
‎TouchRetouch
Developer: Adva-Soft
Price: $1.99
TouchRetouch
TouchRetouch
Developer: ADVA Soft
Price: $1.99

Lens Distortions

It’s in early access currently with real-world effects for your photos. You can add multiple layers of lens effects which gives the feel of some high-level DSLR cameras.

Lens Distortions®
Lens Distortions®
Developer: Lens Distortions
Price: Free+

 

Photo editing is 50% apps and tools and 50% skill and creativity, Now you have have both do some magic with best photo editing apps and let us know if you use any other app for photo editing.

Amit Yadav
Amit is a student of Chartered Accountancy but also has love for tech stuff, he writes about apps and automation on The Tech Basket.