Top 10 Best Android Photography Apps

| November 7, 2012 | 8 Replies


With Android devices getting some crazy high spec’ed camera’s lately, it’s only fair that there be plenty of Photography apps to show off the quality of that camera. We’ve scoured the Play Store to find 10 of the best photography apps and have them listed below. We’ve got some photo sharing apps, photo editing apps, and some camera replacements you can try out.

10. Panorama Camera 360

In Android 4.0, we were introduced to Panorama mode in the stock Android camera app. But for many, their device may never see Android 4.0, for many reasons. This app will give you a separate camera app to take Panorama pictures. This app generates Panorama photos pretty quickly, dare I say faster than the stock camera app on Android 4.0 and above? Try it for yourself and see.

9.Pic Collage

PicCollage is exactly what it sounds like. It’s an app that allows you to create picture collages on your Android phone. It’s actually pretty neat. PicCollage is also a Top 10 photo app in many countries including the US and Japan. Making Picture Collages have never been so easy, or easy to share on Instagram, Twitter or even Google+.

8. Flickr

Everyone knows about Flickr right? It’s that photo sharing network that is now owned by Yahoo! who is still trying to survive in the ever-changing world of the web. With the Flickr for Android app, it makes it much easier to share your photos, upload them and much more. If you’re still a big time Yahoo! user, you may want to check this one out.

7. Paper Camera

This is a cool little camera app. It adds a paper effect to your pictures, now what I mean is that instead of crystal clear photos, it turns it into paper photos. Just like the name of the app. So if you’re the type of photography person that likes to play around with new effects on your pictures, this is a good app for you to download and try out. You’ll love it.

6. Adobe Photoshop Express

We all know about Photoshop right? Well this isn’t the full version of the touch-interface Photoshop, but rather the necessities like croping, scaling, etc. It is still a great app from Adobe that allows to edit your pictures in many ways, and for a free app, you can’t go wrong.

5. FxCamera

Now this app, FxCamera is like an entire Camera app replacement. It brings you all kinds of new effects including Toycam, Fisheye, Instant, and many more. If you’re one of those picture fanatics, this is for you. Give a try today.

4. Vignette

Vignette is much like FxCamera above, it brings you all kinds of new effects and camera modes to take pictures in including Vintage, Polaroid, Photo-booth and double exposure are just a few. There is a free version for you to try out, but I’m sure you’ll pick up the paid version soon.

3. Instagram

Everybody’s favorite photo-sharing app. Okay maybe not everyone’s but it is one of the most popular photo-sharing apps on Android. With the filters built in and the social presence on both Android and iOS it’s a big winner. There are over a billion people using Instagram, are you on of them?

2. Pxlr-o-matic

Pxlr-o-matic allows you to add different effects to your pictures. It allows you to add fun retro effects, color overlays, and lighting effects. The app also makes it easy to export and share elsewhere like Instagram and Twitter. It’s available free in the Play Store, just hit the button below.

1. PicsArt

PicsArt is the #1 Photography app in the Play Store (at the time of writing this) and it’s a great app. It is a fully featured Photo editing application along with a full photo community. You can share your photos on PicsArt very easily and check out others. Try it out and see what you think.

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About Alexander Maxham ()

Alex has been an Android user since the Motorola Droid back in 2010. He's been a huge Android fan ever since using many of the most popular flagships. He's currently rocking a Moto X and a G2.
  • dunzicker

    I think it is shameful that Camera FV-5 and Afterfocus has been left out of this list. Camera FV-5 allows true touch to focus resulting in DSLR quality defocusing and has features that are usually found only on High-end digital cameras. Afterfocus is highly intuitive and allows realistic appearing defocusing that makes a picture look very professional and as if it truly were taken with a DSLR. I have shown friends pictures I have taken and edited with these apps and they don’t believe I took with a phone and I have to show them the EXIF info to prove it to them. Here are some examples of the high-quality photos a Galaxy Nexus, 5 megapixel camera, can take using Camera FV-5:

    • Sallie

      Thank you dunzicker- I’ve never heard of those apps and will have to check them out! When I first got a smartphone (Samsung Fascinate) I installed many photo apps, but ended up using PicsArt, Paper Camera and Lab Pro the most. Then I bought a better camera (14MP Nikon Coolpix) and an Asus tablet. My main interest shifted from silly effects to real photo editing. Though these apps can do some basic editing as well as effects, they all had the major flaw of saving to a greatly reduced resolution. I found Photo Enhance Pro, which does a fairly good job at the basics, and Touch Retouch which works miracles on damaged photos… and both have the option of saving to original or reduced resolution. Another app I had installed long ago but, for some reason, hadn’t really used until the last few weeks is one simply named Photo Editor. Now I use nothing else! I now have a Canon DSLR and am even using Photo Editor to crop and adjust photos taken with it. It can do some effects (which I haven’t played with yet), but more importantly can adjust contrast, brightness, saturation, hue (magenta/cyan), color temp (blue/red), gamma (how many apps have that?) and even has a curves tool. Of course, if I knew how to use that I’d be using Gimp or Photoshop;) I get amazing results, no loss of resolution and… it’s free!

  • Joe Portillo

    How in the World did PicSay Pro not make this list? It is by far the best photo editing app on any operating system.

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    I am using Streamzoo…….and i found it much better than Instagram