The Best Photo Editing Apps

Photo editing used to be reserved for the desktop computer not too long ago and even today many professional photographers would frown upon the idea of producing finished work on a mobile phone.  However, in 2020 there is a smorgasbord of photo apps available for your mobile phone, including some free photo editing apps, with a myriad of picture editing capabilities that are only getting better as time goes on.  Which of these picture editing apps are the best editing apps is entirely subjective depending on user preference and need and compatibility with their operating system, Android or iOS.  There are photo apps for only iPhone and some picture apps are only for Android.

Photo Apps for Android and iOS (iPhone)

The following list is a comprehensive list of all photo editing apps that offer something of benefit.  Some offer specific picture editing options while others offer the kitchen sink in editing capabilities.

Best Free Photo Editing Apps

  1. Adobe Lightroom CC (Free / Paid) – (IOS / Android) – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a free, yet powerful and intuitive photo editor and camera app.
  2. Adobe Photoshop Express (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Adobe Photoshop Express is a free image editing and collage making mobile app.
  3. Snapseed (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Snapseed is a photo-editing application for iOS and Android that enables users to enhance photos and apply digital filters.

Other Photo Editing Apps (Free & Paid)

  1. Instagram (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Photo editing and sharing app and social community.
  2. VSCO (Free / Paid) – (IOS / Android) – VSCO is a photography mobile app for iOS and Android devices.
  3. AfterLight 2 (Paid) – (IOS / Android) – Afterlight is the perfect image editing app for quick and straight forward editing.
  4. LensDistortions (Free / Paid) – (IOS / Android) – Photo effects app for iOS + Android. Modern Photoshop Effects · Optically captured effects for photographers and visual artists.
  5. PicsArt (Free / Paid) – (IOS / Android) – PicsArt is an all-in-one photo and video editor on mobile with impressive photo effects, drawing tools, image editor, collage maker, sticker maker, camera, photo filters, video editor, free image library, face editor with face swap and more.
  6. Prisma Photo Editor (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Prisma is a photo editor app that creates amazing photo effects transforming your photos into paintings.
  7. Hypocam (Free / Paid) – (IOS / Android) – Hypocam is the only black and white only camera app.
  8. TouchRetouch (Paid) – (IOS / Android) – TouchRetouch is an app that offers you all the tools you need to efficiently remove unwanted content from your iPhone photos.
  9. Polarr (Free / Paid)  – (IOS / Android) – Polarr is a powerful photo editor.
  10. Mextures (Paid) – (IOS) – Mextures is a photo editing app for applying dust and film grain, textures, light leaks and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds.
  11. Superimpose X (Paid) – (IOS) – Packed with wide range of editing capabilities from multiple layers, blending modes, masking, adjustments, brushes, smudge, warp, effects, clarity to casting shadows, Superimpose X is a modern tool for creating your photo contents.
  12. Adobe Photoshop Fix (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Image Retouching & Restoration Adobe Photoshop Fix enables powerful, yet easy image retouching and restoration.
  13. Visage (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Visage Lab is a professional beauty laboratory for facial photos. The app is intended to improve selfies with special algorithms. No more wrinkles or pimples and fine makeup in a few seconds. Best of all, all made automatically.
  14. Enlight (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Create art in a tap with Enlight Photofox, all on your iPhone.
  15. FaceTune 2 (Free) – (IOS / Android) – Facetune2 is an easy to use photo editor that acts as your own personal glam squad.

 

Let us know in the comments below if you think we should add any other photo editing apps.

 

 

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