10 Best phone photo editing apps
Fancy editing your photos to a (near) professional quality but don’t know where to start with apps? Beauty and Tips has got you covered. In this article, we take a look at the 10 best photo editor apps for your phone.
As a collective, we’re taking more photos than ever. According to stats, we share an incredible 350,000,000 photos on Facebook each day, as well as a further 95,000,000 on Instagram. That’s a lot of photos. But how rubbish is it when our photos are, well, rubbish? In a world that’s becoming increasingly visual, standing out is hard. And it gets a lot harder when, no matter how hard you try, your photos always end up looking colourless and bland. But maybe you can’t afford a high-tech camera. Maybe the best you’ve got is your iPhone. But that’s okay, because photo editor apps can take a decent photo and make it look a lot better. With photo editor apps, you can add cool vignettes, crop a weird looking dude lingering in the background out of your selfie, and brightness and experiment with all kinds of filters. Whether you’re a business owner who needs more professional-looking photos on social media, or whether you just want to upload better-quality images to your personal Facebook account, let’s take a look at the 10 best photo editor apps for your phone.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Heard of Photoshop? Of course you have. It’s the most popular photo editing software in the world – and it’s available on your phone. Adobe Photoshop Express is an app from a worldwide brand you can trust. It’s got lots of advanced filters and tools built into it, such as colour, flip, rotate, crop, straighten, white balance and hue. Its filters include Glow, SuperPunch and Vibrant, and you can also add decorative frames and borders to your images. Perhaps the best thing about this app is that, because it’s part of the Adobe family, there are a number of cool add-on packs available, including Adobe’s Advanced Pack, and Adobe’s Looks Pack.
Prisma is a great phone photo editing app for art lovers who wouldn’t mind turning their selfie into a Van Gogh painting. Or, if you’re feeling a bit more daring, how about turning your mom’s picture into a Picasso painting?! It’s a fun little photo editing app that stylises your photos in the vein of some of the worlds most well-known artists. All you need to do is take a photo, select it, and pick a filter. There are up to 30 styles to choose from at the moment, and more will be added.
The name has probably already given this one away, but Font Candy is a neat phone photo editing app that lets you add fun captions to your photos. This is really handy if you can’t think of a cool caption but need something to add a bit more visual interest to your images. The app come with a bunch of preset sayings that you can choose from, and it’s especially useful for online marketers who run blog posts.
You’ve probably already heard of Flickr by now, as it’s one of the most popular photo communities in the online world. It’s currently home to more than 12,000,000,000 photos. The app offers a cool free version that gives you up to a whopping 1TB of storage space, while the pro version costs between $5.99 a month and $49.99 a year and comes with lots of advanced stuff, such as an auto uploading tool. You also get a full year subscription to Adobe Photoshop.
Ever wanted to give your photos a retro flavour? You can do that with RetroMatic, a cool phone photo editing app that lets you choose from lots of neat themes, filters and stickers to turn your snaps back in time.
Still not on Instagram? Now is the time. Instagram is the king of the filters. It also offers an extensive selection of editing tools, such as warmth, structure, contrast, brighten, crop, vignette, shadows and highlights. It’s totally free, and because there are now well over 500,000,000 active users, there are plenty of people to show your photos off to.
This is a great phone photo editing app that enhances the lighting, skin tone, gender and even age of your selfies. Wanna look a bit younger than your years? Get this app. It’s ideal for brands on a budget who want to present themselves in a more professional light on social media.
If you’re not a brand or a professional and instead JUST WANNA HAVE SOME FUN, Pics Art is a cool art that lets you do just that. You can funk up the look of your images by adding colourful backgrounds, making collages, as well as adding funny speech bubbles. It’s an absolute riot! It’s also free, but if you want additional tools – such as Birthday Frames, Tattoo Fonts and Love Quotes – you’ll need to pay a bit extra.
VSCO is like a more “grown up” version of Instagram. This sophisticated phone photo editing app does a lot more than what Instagram does, and has its own community. But it comes without elements such as “comments” and “likes” and instead focuses on the curation of content and journals.
Camera + is a sophisticated phone photo editing app that offers tools such as focus and touch exposure. It comes with a useful Stabiliser shooting mode, too, which – as its name suggests – helps you to stabilise your shots so that you don’t end up with blurry images. This is especially handy when you’re taking photos on moving transport, such as a train. Similarly, the Horizon Level tool prevents you from taking crooked photos that just look a bit rubbish! We love the Scene modes it comes with too, such as Night, Sunset, Food, and our personal fav, Beach. This Scene modes optimise the location you’re in, making your images look even better. For example, if you’re taking pics at the beach, switch to Beach mode for an enhanced look.
What are your favourite phone photo editing apps?