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7 Photo Editing Apps You Can Actually Use

By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Film & Production

May 15, 2017

Wish you could get more creative with your iPhone or Android pictures? Whether you want to enhance the natural beauty of your photos or simply add more flair to your daily snaps, we think you’ll love these 7 easy-to-use photo editor apps.

7 Photo Editing Apps You Can Actually Use

1. Pixlr
iOS | Android | Windows Phone 
Promising over 2 million combinations of effects, overlays, and filters, this app is developed by Autodesk—a company known for its 3D design, engineering and entertainment software used across numerous industries. In addition to prepackaged effects, this app allows you to create photo collages, autofix color, overlay text, remove blemishes and red eyes, layer, blend, and stylize photos, and more.

2. SnapSeed
iOS | Android 
Great for beginners, Snapseed is a powerful photo editor app that features 29 excellent tools and filters that work with JPG and raw DNG files. Apply these tools to fix photo perspective, to automatically or manually adjust color and exposure, or to add text, frames, lens blurs, and a range diverse effects and filters. SnapSeed also includes predefined FaceEnhance styles that smooth skin, focus on a subject’s eyes, and add face-specific lighting.

3. Camera+
iOS 
The only paid app on our list, Camera+ is an impressive all-in-one camera and photo editor app. Featuring 6x digital zoom, Camera+ gives you control over the light and darkness of your shots, and, in Clarity mode, intelligently enhances details even in low lighting. Other features include Stabilizer mode for sharper photos, and Horizon level to prevent crooked pictures. Once you’ve taken the perfect photo, there are dozens of 1-touch effects to try and the option to caption your favorite shots. 

4. Adobe Photoshop Express 
iOS | Android | Windows Phone
As you’d expect, Adobe Photoshop Express delivers on all the basics of good photo editor apps and includes the ability to import and edit raw photos. In addition to offering high-quality editing, color, and auto-fix tools, Photoshop Express lets you add frames and apply (at your desired intensity) 20+ filters to your photos. You can even create and save your own filters or “Looks,”. With an Adobe ID, you can access another 20 photo filters plus premium features like noise reduction and defog tools.

5. VSCO
iOS | Android
VSCO is the user-friendly mobile camera app, photo editor, and photo sharing platform of choice for many photographers, with RAW and high-res image editing and a rich assortment of filters that give your pics a professional film quality feel. In total, VSCO offers hundreds of free and paid filters as well as 19 highly-effective editing tools like fade, exposure, clarity, skin tone, temperature and more—with options to manually adjust the strength and settings of each tool and filter. VSCO’s creative community lets you find and share inspiring photos with millions of people from around the world and offers a place where everyone is viewed on equal ground, with no public likes or comments.

6. PhotoEditor by Aviary
iOS | Android 
Photo Editor by Aviary makes the list for its simple and intuitive interface with one-touch tools and playful stickers and frames. The Photo Editor by Aviary app is also great for cosmetic fixes, like removing blemishes or whitening teeth. Plus, it integrates with Behance to make it easy for you to post photos to your online Behance portfolio. 

7. Camera 360
iOS | Android 
Camera 360 is a photo editor app designed exclusively for improving your selfies, outfitted with a full set of photo editing tools, 100+ themed stickers, 200+ artistic, cartoon, and cosmetic filters, photo collage options, and animated effects that let you turn your photos into short videos.

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By: Georgia Schumacher Filed under: Film & Production

May 15, 2017

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