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Top 5 Android Apps for Photo Editing

If your a photo expert or you just like to take pictures that look good then this is the topic for you.


If your a photo expert or you just like to take pictures with your phone that looks good then this is the topic for you. Photo editing apps have played a major role in the tech industry over the years. Without them, the camera’s AI had been what it is today.

We are talking about layers, sharpness, pixel contraction, lights and shadows, and a lot more. On Prime Smartphones like Samsung S20, Huawei P40, Vivo X50 Pro, Google Pixel, and so much more this is something usual, but for a mid-range phone, the AI needs some improvement.

If you don’t want to wait until the manufactures change the Android software in this favor but you still want to take some cool photos to post out to your friends here is a list of Top 5 Photo Editor Apps for Android:

1. Snapseed

Best for: Advanced photo editing on a mobile device.

Google’s Snapseed packs a punch, rivaling desktop photo editors with its huge range of features and an intuitive interface.

Just like you’d expect, this free photo editing app comes with a range of preset filters. However, unlike most apps, you can edit these filters and even create your own from scratch.

It also has all of the classic tools, such as cropping, straightening, frames, text, vignettes, etc. And the sharpening feature does the job without making the image look grainy.

Then, things get interesting.

Snapseed has precision masking, which allows you to edit the depth of field – photographers often do this to make the background blurry and bring the foreground even more into focus.

There’s also a “Selective Adjust” tool. This lets you select a specific area of your photo and adjust the saturation, contrast, and brightness of that single point.

What’s more, the photo editor app saves your edit history, so you can amend your previous edits at any point.


Best for: Classic-look filters.

Like Instagram, VSCO combines a camera, editing tools, and an online community.

But it’s all about the filters.

This free photo app provides a set of stunning filters that make your photos look like they were taken on an analog film camera. These soft and subtle filters add a touch of class to your photos compared to many heavily filtered Instagram presets. The app’s filters are also adjustable via a simple slider.

Of course, the app also has all the standard editing tools, like adjustments, cropping, borders, and vignettes. You can also use VSCO to adjust the exposure, contrast, temperature, or skin tones.

Once you’re done editing your photo, you can share it with VSCO’s community or to another social network – like Instagram!

3. Prisma Photo Editor

Best for: Turning your photos into artistic “paintings” and “drawings.”

OK, sure – most filters that turn photos into “drawings” or “paintings” are downright awful and yes, Prisma is still one of the best Photo Editor Apps out there.

Prisma is the exception.

This free photo editing app uses artificial neural networks (whatever that means), which “enable users to make photos appear like they were painted by Picasso, Munch, or even Salvador Dali.”

Give it a go – you might be surprised by how much you like it. You can pay to access additional filters, but there’s a generous set provided free of charge.

Prisma also has its own online community similar to Instagram’s. So, once you’re done editing, you can share your image to your Prisma feed, save it directly to your device, share it on any social media app, or send it via email or messaging.

4. Adobe Photoshop Express

Best for: All-around photo editing.

Adobe Photoshop Express takes many of Photoshop’s best photo editing tools and squeezes them into a mobile app. And despite providing plenty of advanced features, this free photo editing app is easy to use on a small touchscreen. Just upload a photo from your device, take a new one with the camera, or use an image from your Adobe Creative Cloud account, and then get to work editing.

It has all the tools you’d expect – cropping, red-eye correction, brightness, contrast, saturation, filters, borders, etc. However, the best part is its selection of smart filters. These filters automatically correct common issues, such as color temperature and exposure problems.

Before you can use Adobe Photoshop Express, you’ll need to sign up for a free Adobe ID account. When you’ve finished editing your photo, save it directly to your device or share it with other marketing and social media apps.

5. Photo Collage

Best for: Creating the ultimate photo collages.

Many free photo editing apps allow you to create simple collages (like Photoshop Express). However, Photo Collage kicks it up a notch.

This photo collage maker has thousands of layouts, so you can always find the ideal one for your needs. There’s a wide range of styles and interesting backgrounds. Plus, you can add text and customize the fonts, colors, and sizes.

The app also provides basic photo editing tools, so you don’t need to switch between apps to create the perfect collage.

With this said go check them out and see what works for you and if you think there should be another Photo Editor App in this list just leave a comment and we will check it out.

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