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5 BEST PHOTO EDITING APPS FOR SMARTPHONES

You’ve taken a photo with your smartphone, now how do you make it better? Here is a list of photo editing apps that will help you get the most out of your photographs.

1. Snapseed (iOS, Android)

Google’s free Snapseed app is one of the most popular photo editing apps. It is considered closest to Photoshop CC in terms of profession quality and control. Snapseed is the go to apps for photographers who want create the best possible image while on the go. It has a full collection of top-notch editing tools, including selective edit brushes, lens blur, HDR effects with a fine collection of film-related filters.

2. Adobe Photoshop Express (iOS, Android, Windows)

Adobe Photoshop Express is a scaled-down, version of the professional desktop version of Adobe’s Photoshop.  It, of course, has all the basic editing tools including rotate, crop, red-eye correction and brightness adjustment. What makes it stand out is the conventional manual control of hue, brightness, artistic effects, white balance etc. It is available for free but additional flter/effect/features available to purchase as packs.

3. Darkroom (iOS)

Darkroom app dramatically improves the most essential aspects of your photo editing experience. Its unique features like Full Zoom, Snap Scroll, and Batch Editing is what has made it iphone user’s favourite mobile editing app. You can access a significant number of basic editing features for free with Darkroom. And if at some point that’s not enough, the upgrade cost is a one-time, minimal payment.

4. Adobe Lightroom (iOS, Android)

Lightroom is another free Adobe product. It is recognized as advanced mobile editing tool that offers all unique features like exposure, colour, white balance, colour, gradient, clarity settings. It offers impressive controls with effective synchronization.

5. VSCO (iOS, Android)

VSCO is similar to Instagram, it has a community feature that lets you follow other VSCO photographers. VSCO is majorly for eagle-eyed photographers, particularly those who are well acquainted with film photography. It is best known for its natural looking cool effects. VSCO is free to download and comes with a basic collection of filters to get you started. You can buy additional bundles of filters from within the app if you wish.

What are your thoughts on these photo editing apps? Have you used anyone of these yet? If not, try one of them today.


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