Best Photo Editing Apps for Android Android Central 2020
Choosing a phone with a great camera is only part of the equation. The apps that you use with it — and after the fact — are equally important. But once you've taken the photo, how do you make it better? These are the best apps that help you get the most out of your photographs.
- Tweak and edit everything: Snapseed
- Better than you think: Google Photos
- Surprisingly robust: Instagram
- Beautiful presets: VSCO Photo & Video Editor
- Get the subscription: Adobe Lightroom - Photo Editor & Pro Camera
- Create easy collages: Fotor Photo Editor - Photo Collage & Photo Effects
- Glitch it up: Glitch Lab
- Just start editing: Pixlr
- Remove unwanted items: TouchRetouch
- Custom overlay tools: Polarr Photo Editor
- Unique effects: Prisma Photo Editor
- Use all the tools: PicsArt Photo Editor
Google's Snapseed is one of the most accessible photo editing apps for Android, with a wide range of features for experienced users and newcomers alike. The range of features is diverse. It has everything from basic automatic color and contrast enhancement, to cropping and sharpening, to selectively adjusting color properties within a particular radius.
Google makes editing photos a breeze. The app has several non-destructive (meaning you can undo them if you don't want them) tools so you can quickly and easily make changes and share them to various social networks. Plus, with Auto Awesome, Photos can provide you with enhanced versions of your images alongside the original versions.
Instagram adds new filters all the time, and for the most part, it does a good job of giving photos character without stomping all over them. In addition to controlling lux and the level of filtering, you can tweak photos' color temperatures, adjust highlight and shadow brightness, add a vignette, sharpen, and even introduce tilt-shift effects.
VSCO Cam aims to be your one-stop-shop for photography and image editing on your Android phone. VSCO lets you capture images, tweak and tune them to your liking, sync them across devices, and share them with the world. You can even discover the best original photography from other VSCO users through the Grid feature.
Using Lightroom Mobile can take a few minutes to get used to, but after you figure out where everything is, it's a breeze to edit your photos. At the bottom of the screen, you'll see a bar that has settings that can be applied with a tap. You just need to select the category of tool that you want to use from adjusting the look of the photo itself to cropping it or adding a gradient.
Fotor wants to be your all-in-one photo editor for your Android device. Not only is there an array of editing effects and filters, but you can even customize the Edit functions within the app. Plus, Fotor makes it possible to quickly and easily create photo collages.
Glitch art may not be for everyone, but for those who want to dive down into editing photos in a different way, Glitch Lab is the app for them. There are over 100 different effects, which are broken down into different categories, all while maintaining a simple and easy-to-use interface.
Pixlr is a fan-favorite for those looking for free photo editing services on the computer. Now with the mobile app, you can take it with you on the go. Not only can you do basic photo editing, but there are plenty of different effects, overlays, and filters to choose from, and you can share the edited photos to your social network platforms right from the app.
Sometimes you come across a potential image that is absolutely perfect, only to find out that someone walked through the picture at the last minute. With TouchRetouch, you open the picture in the app, highlight that person, and remove them, giving you the perfect picture.
Polarr is another fan favorite for those who like editing photos in a browser, but there's also a powerful Android app. There are plenty of auto-enhance tools, but Polarr offers even more controls, such as creating custom overlays, to look just the way you envisioned them to.
Prisma Photo Editor took the Play Store by storm a few years ago by offering a different take on adding filters and styles to your photos. The mobile app features more than 300 different styles for you to pick and choose from, and after applying the filter you want, there's a suite of tools to make your pictures look even better.
PicsArt Photo Editor is one of those apps that has been around on the Play Store for ages and has managed to keep up with the times. There are more than 3000 different tools at your disposal, making this a one-stop-shop for all of your photo editing needs. You can add effects, filters, make stickers, and even edit videos all with a single app.
Use what works for you
There are tons of great apps on Android that can help you take and tweak photos of the people, places, and things that you love. Sometimes it helps to figure out what you want in a photo-editing app before you download all of them, but a lot of the options on our list have every feature you could need. With apps like Snapseed, photo editing on the go is easier than ever, and you are given so many different filters and overlays
In most cases, you will be perfectly fine taking advantage of the editing tools found within Google Photos. In addition to likely already being installed on your smartphone, Google has added quite a few tools to help you tweak the photo to your liking. Plus, you get the added benefit of having everything backed up for syncing across platforms and devices.
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