Your Android phone probably isn’t quite at the level of replacing your desktop photo editor software just yet, but some of the Android apps out there give it a pretty good shot (though professional photographers will probably balk at the idea and call anyone who uses them “faux-tographers”).
For the rest of you, here are some of the best photo editor apps to turn your smartphone or tablet into a solid photo post-production suite.
With its cool cardboardy interface and solid array of tools, SKRWT is a great option for the more experimental Android photographer. It has a number of fun gimmicks like image mirroring and automatic cropping, as well as more advanced functions like perspective correction and various lens distortions.
If you like it, you can get stuck even deeper into your editing with the MRRW and 4PNTS in-app extensions.
As the name implies, PicsArt lets you combine the art of your imagination with your pictures, making the end result look more beautiful than it originally was. Comprising of features that are usually seen in the commercial editor apps like Photoshop, the app is no less than a fully featured photo editor tool for your smartphone.
Besides editing photos, you can create collages, add some magical effects, remove unwanted objects and there is a lot you can do with it. Go ahead and give it a shot; you will not be disappointed.
If you are a fan of quick image editing, you just can’t miss this great app called Pixlr. The built-in function called “Auto Fix” automatically fixes your photos to make them look better. The app lets you fix red eyes and add lightning effects, not to mention the basic features like cropping and resizing images.
4. PicSay – Photo Editor
Have you been seeing a lot of memes all around the web and wondering how those guys make them? Wonder no more. PicSay, a photo editor, allows you to edit your photos in a free mode letting you add balloons, text, arrows and almost anything else to make a great-looking meme. It is not limited to just memes; you can do some other editing as well. Install it and check out the great features of this app for yourself.
5. Adobe Photoshop Express
When it comes to editing images, how can we forget Adobe? With the official photo editor app called Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe has created a buzz among photographers who are looking to get more out of their captures. The app includes a one-touch fix, red eye removal tool, color control options and a lot more. It is basically for those who use Photoshop on their PC and want to have the same kind of functionality on their smartphone.
Photos without a cinematic effect look dull, and that is what the developers behind Snapseed want to help you with. The app offers a number of filters and effects that you can apply to your images, including but not limited to vintage films, black and white, grunge, etc. Once you are done editing a photo, you can instantly share it with your family and friends using the built-in “Share” feature.
If you are a person who loves going back to the ’80s, you will love using this tiny app called Pixlr-o-matic. The app lets you add retro effects to your photos, making them look completely like they were taken years ago. Besides, the great basic tools are always there to help you with your editing needs. It also offers you the feature to take instant photos and edit them right away, no need to select existing pictures stored on your device.
There’s no shortage of photo-editing options on Android as the above list proves. So go on, flex your creative muscle, have fun, and don’t let those photography snobs with the $1000 lenses get you down.