Top 10 Best Photo Editing Android Apps – 2020

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Editing a photo on a smartphone was not a great experience in the past, but that's no longer the case. There are a ton of great apps for photo editing on the Android platform. Best of all, there are a lot of different apps to choose from, so you can get exactly what you want. It doesn't really matter if you're looking to do a quick edit, a semi-automated one, or you want all the possible tools at your disposal.

Decide what you want, find the perfect app for it, and you're good to go. That's actually why we're here, to try and help you find a photo editing app that suits you best. We've listed 10 photo editing Android apps down below. These are our favorite photo editing apps on the platform.

Each of these applications has something different to offer. In other words, each of them shine in one way or the other. There are a lot more, good apps available in the Play Store, of course, these are only our picks. Chances are you'll find what you're looking for here, if not, you can always visit the Google Play Store, and dig further. We've included descriptions for each of these apps, along with more information about each of them.

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Top 10 Best Photo Editing Android Apps 2020

Below is a quick overview of the top 10 best photo editing Android apps for 2020, including any download and in-app purchase costs.

Download CostIn-app cost (per item)
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Photo Editor Pro$0.99-$15.99
Adobe Lightroom$1.99-$59.99
Pixlr$0.99-$15.99
PicsArt$0.99-$150
Pixaloop$0.99-$77
Fotor$0.99-$41.99
Photo Grid$0.99-$39.99
LightX$0.99-$31.99
AirBrush$0.99-$35.99

Top 10 Best Photo Editing Android Apps 2020 Downloads

Below is a little more information on each app, a suggestion for the type of user the app is best suited to, and a direct link for easy downloading.

All download links go to the app's Google Play Store listing. Users are always recommended to download apps from Google Play or an authorized app store.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Most Users

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Snapseed

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: No
  • Android version: Varies with device

Snapseed kicks off this list, and for a good reason. This is probably the best photo editing app for most users. Snapseed has been purchased by Google a long time ago, and it only got better from that point on. The app is highly intuitive, and it comes with tons of tools that you can utilize. Thanks to its algorithms, some automated edits are also a possibility, in case you don't want to do things manually.

If you do decide to go down the manual route, you'll realize that the experience the app offers is great. Once you select the desired tool or category, you'll be able to use it. In some cases, more tools are packed together, and you can scroll between them vertically by holding down the finger on the display. Tweaking brightness and contrast, for example, can be done by moving your finger left and right, while holding it down on the display. This is an excellent tool for photo editing, and worth trying out.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Filter Lovers

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Photo Editor Pro

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

If you like using filters, chances are you'll love Photo Editor Pro. This app is not all about filters, far from it, but it does have tons of them at your disposal. There are over 100 filters available within this app. Lomo, PINK, Vignette, Natural, Warm, Dew… and many more are included. On top of that, you can access some Glitch Effects here, and also blue the background of your images like a pro.

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This app even allows you to mix and blend two images in order to create something truly unique. Dozens of light leak effects are available, while the app also offers tools for body retouching. If collages are more your thing, you can create them here as well. You can remix up to 18 pictures into a photo collage without a problem. 100+ grids are at your disposal. These are only some of the features this app offers.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Adobe Subscribers

Adobe Lightroom

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you're an Adobe subscriber, and perhaps already use Adobe Lightroom on desktop, then this is the perfect app for you. This is basically a mobile version of the desktop app. It is packed with features, and one of the more powerful photo editing apps available in the Play Store. This app even comes with presents which will definitely simplify things for you, in case you don't want to manually edit photos.

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All the basic tools are available here, along with more advanced ones. The healing brush is, for example, a part of the package, and it works like a charm. The app also has a camera built in, and it comes with its own set of options. Color grading is also a breeze in Lightroom. The app's UI is quite intuitive, and it actually looks quite nice. It's there, and easily visible, and yet not too flashy.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For UI Layout

Pixlr

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.4+

Pixlr is one of the best-looking photo editing apps on Android. Its UI is flat, and it just feels so right to use. The vast majority of options are included in the lower portion of the display, so that they're easy to reach. This app is not all about the looks, though. It's actually quite a powerful photo editing application, that's for sure. In addition to all the basic actions that you'd expect, this app also provides more advanced ones.

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It even allows you to create collages. You can choose from a number of presets, and go from there. Adjusting grid styles, rations, and backgrounds for grids is also a possibility. You can create cool photo effects with this app by using the 'Stylize' option. The Color Splash effect is also included, while you can add text to your photos here as well. Pixlr can also remove blemishes, and red-eye, while it can also smoothen skin, and so on.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Collage Making

PicsArt

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: Varies with device

If your main goal with a photo editing app is to make collages, PicsArt is one of the best options out there. You can choose between a photo grid, freestyle collage, or a scrapbook. Once you do, you'll get quite a few presets, and you'll also be able to further customize the layout. This app is an all-in-one photo editor, though, so it's not focused solely on photo grids, not even close.

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There are tons of stickers included in the app, while you can also create your very own ones. A drawing tool is included in the app as well. Various filters are at your disposal, while you can utilize the background eraser tool as well. Removing objects is also a possibility here, while you can also edit videos if you want. This app works best for short-form videos, and there are quite a few features available.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Animating Photos

Pixaloop

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 7.1+

Pixaloop is a considerably different app than any other application on the list. Why? Well, this app basically delivers a full-fledged photo animator to your device. This app tries to keep things simple in the process, so that basically anyone can use it. The app's goal is to bring your still photos to life, by animating them. You can create 3D photo animation in a number of ways by using this app.

For example, you can make the water move, or you can do the same with your hair. These are only a couple of examples. You can add movements, and adjust the speed with this app. It also allows you to replace a background, and control what moves by using anchors. Animating some images will work better than others, but you can really do wonders with Pixaloop. Still image animation has never been easier.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Design

Fotor

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

Fotor is one of the best-designed photo editing apps for Android. This app's UI is based at the bottom of the display, so that you have all the tools readily available. The company did a great job of incorporating elements into that UI as well, everything looks very nice. It's easy to use these tools, as the app is quite intuitive, it's made for beginners and advanced users alike, anyone can use it.

You'll find a ton of options inside this app. Full-featured effects are included, as are border options, and stickers. Over 200 stickers are available in Fotor. You can make personalized collages by using this application, while some professional photo-editing tools are also included. One-click enhancements are also a part of the package, if you'd like to keep things simple.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Making Grids

Photo Grid

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 5.0+

If you love making photo grids, the app called 'Photo Grid' is an excellent choice. Much like a number of other apps on the list, this app keeps its UI elements in the lower portion of the display. You will find over 20,000 collage templates inside this app, though do note that only a handful of them are free. Over 1,000 text styles and fonts are included, along with over 100 color options.

The app focuses most on grids, but you can also create scrapbooks if you want, with ease. There are a ton of additional options for fine-tuning included. You can choose the aspect ratio of your grids, and also choose to blur some portions. Cropping and rotating tools are a part of the package as well, as are contrast and brightness adjustment options. We're only scratching the surface here, though.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Face Retouching

LightX

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

LightX is an extremely powerful photo editor. This app especially shines when it comes to face-editing. It can smoothen and sharpen up your selfies, both automatically or manually. You can remove spots and marks from your face, like pimples and blemishes. You can also change your hair color inside this app, and apply different hairstyles. Teeth whitening is also a possibility.

This app is not all about face-editing, though. It is a full-fledged photo editing app. It allows you to cut out images, and also change the background in them. Color Splash photo effects are available, and you can also mix photos in order to create some special effects. Basic and professional photo editing tools are also available. You can also use the refine tool to shape your body features, and much more.

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Best Photo Editing Android App For Boosting Selfies

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AirBrush

  • Price: Free to download
  • In-app purchases: Yes
  • Android version: 4.1+

AirBrush is also an excellent choice when it comes to retouching faces. It can remove blemishes and pimples with ease. Whitening teeth is a breeze for this app, and the same goes for brightening someone's eyes. You can adjust the skin color in photos, and do it in style. If you'd like to slim, reshape, or lengthen someone's shape in a photo, that's easily doable with AirBrush.

Artistic retouching filters are also readily available, as are natural filters that you can use. There are a ton of options included in this app. This app is mostly focused on retouching faces and body shapes, but there are tons of additional features included on the inside. The app's UI is also really easy to use, as it's laid out really well.

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