The Apple App Store and Google Play on Android are full of creative apps that can give your existing photos a whole new look without leaving your couch. Here is our selection of the best applications for processing (adjusting the essential characteristics of the image), retouching ( stylization, modification, and correction of the picture), and photo editing (adding and processing several graphic elements on a single print). Note that some applications are free, and others are paid for. We will specify this information in each description.
1.Snapseed, The Best Free Photo Editing App
Owned by Google, Snapseed offers a wide range of exposure and color tools for editing your shots and plenty of filter options, from vintage styles to modern, punchy HDR looks. The application is complete and completely free.
2.Adobe Lightroom, The Best Photo-processing Application
Adobe Lightroom is a go-to app for professional photographers, and its mobile version is the same. There are no stickers, animations, emojis, or tools to create photo montages, but we find all the essential tools to process an image like a professional. Jobs sync to the cloud, allowing you to start on one device and continue on another. You will need to create an Adobe account to use it, even in the free version.
3.Canva, The Best Design App On Mobile
In just a few years, Canva has established itself as one of the benchmarks for mobile design (and not only that) for professionals, with relatively easy-to-use but powerful tools. It focuses on creating posters, logos, postcards, and flyers, allowing you to create beautiful photo montages easily. Its artificial intelligence clipping system is also practical and much more straightforward than Photoshop.
4.Photoshop Express, The Reference For Photo Editing In The Light Version
Adobe Photoshop Express has features similar to Lightroom, including exposure, contrast, and color editing adjustments, but excludes some professional tools and cloud syncing. It’s an excellent image editing and editing application that includes filters, textures, and tools for making cool collages from your photos. Still, it is more limited than the PC version. As with Lightroom, you will need an Adobe account, but you can use it for free.
5.Bazaart, The Best Alternative To Photoshop
Bazaart’s editing and collage tools allow you to combine photos, text, and graphics and superimpose them to create an original work. Some agencies will enable you to instantly erase the background of a portrait (amazingly compelling) to replace it with a new location or to superimpose multiple effects. The app also offers various templates for creating beautiful collages for Instagram stories.
6.Photofox, A Multitude Of Effects For Your Portraits
Photofox has powerful tools for replacing backgrounds or applying impressive results. We particularly like the dispersion effect, which gives the impression that the subject is bursting into particles. As with Bazaart, the combination possibilities are endless. The application is free.
7.PicsArt, The Hybrid Application For Photo And Video Editing
PicsArt integrates a wide range of editing tools, from basic adjustments like exposure and contrast to cinematic color grading and artistic filters. There are also many options for intervening in skin tone and face shape in selfies. Note that the application is not limited to photo processing; you can also use it to edit video. You can find PicsArt on Android and iOS.
8.Prisma, The Best App For Artistic Filters
Prisma focuses on artistic filters inspired by Salvador Dali and Picasso. Filters are powerful, and although you can change them, they only work with some images. Some are more suited to portraits, while others work better with landscapes. It’s a lot of fun to try, and the result is excellent when the filter is applied correctly. On the other hand, quite a few filters require payment, and the prices are pretty high.