8 of the best photo editing apps for your phone (iPhone and Android)
Whether you’re planning a great post-lock photography excursion or just have a phone full of images you haven’t looked at since you took them, doing some creative image editing can be a great way to get the most out of your Photos. And it doesn’t matter if you use the new one, the or an older, cheaper phone; The iPhone App Store and Google Play Store on Android are packed with powerful apps that can give your existing photos a whole new look, all from the comfort of your favorite squashy chair.
I’ve rounded up a selection of my top picks, so read on, brew a cup of tea, and sit down for an evening edit session. You can even.
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Google-owned Snapseed offers a wide range of exposure and color tools for making edits to your images, but also offers plenty of filter options, from vintage styles to modern, punchy HDR looks. You can overlay the effects to create interesting edits on your image. And best of all, it’s completely free.
Adobe Lightroom remains an industry standard for professional photographers and the mobile version is pretty much the same. You won’t find any stickers, animations, or emoji here, but you will get fine control over your image and the same set of tools you find in Lightroom on the desktop. This is the app I use the most for editing my own images on my iPhone and iPad, especially because the images sync in the cloud, allowing me to start on one device and continue on another.
3. Adobe Photoshop Express
Photoshop Express has many of the features you’ll find in Lightroom, including exposure, contrast, and color editing options, but does away with some of the professional tools and cloud syncing and, most importantly, does away with the fees. subscription. It’s a great tool for tweaking your images to bring out the best, but you’ll also find a decent selection of filters and overlay textures, as well as tools for creating cool collages from your images.
It’s not as open to wild creativity as the other options on this list, but it’s a solid editing app at a price that’s hard to discuss.
Prisma does not handle subtle filters and basic image corrections. Instead, its trippy filters will turn your images into often bizarre artistic creations. The results have a painterly effect and indeed many filters are inspired by artists such as Salvador Dali and Picasso. Filters are powerful, and while you can change them, not all filters will work with every image. I have found some to be more suited to portraits while other filters work better with landscapes.
But it’s a lot of fun to experiment and when you find a photo that works, really works.
iOS only, $ 8 per month or $ 48 per year.
Bazaart’s editing and collage tools allow you to combine several different elements – from photos and text to graphics – and layer them all to create a finished work of art. It has tools that allow you to instantly erase the background behind a portrait subject (I was amazed at how well it worked!) In order to put in a new background or overlay multiple effects. It also offers a wide variety of templates to create awesome collages for Instagram stories.
There are so many different ways of trying to compose different images together that the only limit will depend on your creativity. Head to Bazaart Instagram page for a little inspiration.
Like Bazaart, Photofox has powerful tools for removing subjects from the background that allow you to create new backgrounds or apply awesome effects. I especially like the scattering effect of Photofox, which makes your subject appear to be bursting into particles (believe me, that’s cool), as well as the glitch effects and double exposure which overlays two images on top of it. one over the other.
As with Bazaart, there are endless possibilities of what you can do by layering and composing different types of images and applying different effects to each.
VSCO started life creating color grading presets for Lightroom and its roots are clear in the app today. Rather than offering stickers and animated GIFs for Snapchat enthusiasts, VSCO focuses on the neatest filmic color filters. The app offers a huge range of presets, including looks designed to mimic classic film rolls from Fujifilm, Kodak, and Ilford.
It also has a great selection of black and white filters, which makes it a great choice to experiment with if you like your moody monochrome photos.
PicsArt provides you with a huge range of editing tools, from basic adjustments like exposure and contrast, to cinematic color grading and dramatic filters that turn your images into works of art resembling paints. There are many options for the tone and shape of your face in selfies – I won’t go into the ethics of using these tools for “beauty” purposes, but I had fun using them. tools to intentionally transform my features into bizarre proportions.
There’s also quite an Instagram-style social sharing element in PicsArt, if that’s your thing. Personally, I was mostly interested in the editing options.
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