Many people take pictures with their smartphones today, as their phones became their only cameras, basically. For that reason (amongst others), smartphone manufacturers have improved mobile cameras quite a bit, both through hardware and software.
Even though you can get some great-looking pictures by simply clicking the shutter button these days, sometimes those pics do require editing. If you really want your smartphone pictures to shine, editing it via a proper photo editing app is the way to go.
There are tons of picture-editing applications available in the Play Store. Some of those apps are extremely simple to use, while others require a bit more time and more knowledge. No matter which ones you prefer, we’ve got you covered.
You will find our top 9 picks for Android photo editing applications down below. These apps are not listed in any specific order, as they’re all really good in their own way. Feel free to browse around and find one that suits your needs best.
Snapseed is an app owned by Google. This application became quite popular even before it was acquired by Google, and since that happened, the app grew quite a bit. No matter if you’d like automatic photo editing to take place, or you like doing it manually, Snapseed gives you tons of options. It is essentially a professional photo editing tool that is also free to use, and that is a great combination.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Adobe Photoshop Express Mobile is one of Adobe’s best mobile tools for photo editing. The company has quite a few apps available for Android, but this one is really compelling and versatile. You will find all the basic photo-editing tools here, along with more advanced ones, not to mention that you can make collages here. Tools including crop, straighten, rotate, flip, auto-fix, corrections, and so on… they’re all available here.
Pixlr is a free, and also a simple photo-editing application. This app’s UI is really good, and will make it rather easy for you to edit your photos. The app offers over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and filters. You can also create photo collages using this applications, and instantly adjust the color of your photo using the Auto Fix option. The app can remove blemishes, red-eye, smoothen your skin in an image, and much more.
Fotor is also an app that makes photo editing rather easy. The app offers over 300 photo effects that you can use, and it also comes with professional editing tools, if you need those. This app even allows you to sell your photos, if you want. Fotor’s UI is extremely well-done, so you’ll basically find all the options for a certain category at the bottom of the display, where they’ll easily-accessible.
Adobe Lightroom is yet another photo-editing tool from Adobe, and it’s really compelling in its own way. This app comes with both free and premium features, by the way. You can get access to present, profiles, curved, color mixer, and a ton of other tools for free. Tools like a healing brush, Adobe Sensei features, and selective adjustments are a part of the premium package, though. If you are going to use Adobe Lightroom, the best would be to get the premium license. Do this only if you need a more advanced photo-editing tool, which is this app, essentially.
LightX is also a simple, and yet powerful photo editing tool. This app is free to use, though in-app purchases are included. There are tons of tools included in this app, ranging from simple ones, to professional ones. The company also included various filters that you can access in the app, while you can also merge photos in order to get some truly unique results. Creating collages is also possible here, while you get access to stickers as well.
VSCO is a more advanced photo and video editor. This app has been around for quite some time now, and it’s still one of the best out there. Do note that you’ll need to become a member and pay up if you’d like to get the full VSCO experience, as you get only 7 days for free. VSCO’s preset library is vast, as you get access to 130+ presents which can make a huge difference when it comes to photo editing. Tons of professional tools are available here.
PicsArt is both a photo editor and a collage maker. It’s actually one of the best collage makers in the market at the moment. Stickers are also available in this application, along with various photo-editing tools. You can actually become a paid member in order to get far more content than the regular free subscription offers. The design of this app is similar to some other apps on the list, its UI is easy to navigate.
Polarr is a photo editor which is adapted to both novices, and those of you who are more advanced when it comes to photo editing. The app contains various filters that you can use, while layers and blending modes are also supported. Depth mask brush mask, color mask, and various other, similar tools are included. Same goes for color, temperature, tint, vibrance, saturation, and similar tools.