The craze of selfies and photographs has increased over the years. We all love clicking ourselves in different moods and styles and want to look good every time. Every now or then we are indulged in taking our pictures.
We have various types of photo editors on Android. Some of which happens to be the lighter version of Desktop photo editors, like Adobe Lightroom CC. And the purpose of the others is just to provide some effects, filters, etc.
Photo Editing Apps For Android
We have come up with the list of best android photoshop or photo editing apps which are 15 in number. Some of them are paid and some are free. So read the complete article to know the best one for you.
1. Adobe Apps –
It is one of the most used & most updated apps on android as it releases new updates and photo editing features so fast as compared to other apps. After a free trial, you can get a subscription of adobe photoshop at Up to $52.99 per month. Adobe apps include features like Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Photoshop Mix, and Adobe Lightroom. Each feature works differently and gives a new look to your photos.
2. Aviary Photo Editor –
The second app that comes in our list is the Aviary Photo Editor. You can adjust color, brightness, temperature, contrast, saturation, etc. by just one touch on this app. It is one of the most reliable applications in photo editing and comes up with a monthly subscription of $9.99 after the free trial ends. This app also has some very cool stickers, animations, etc and also red-eye removal effect.
This app has not come with any new updates lately so if you experience any problems while using it as a bug or hang something, it might be possible it may not get fixed soon.
3. Enlight Pixaloop –
You can download this app by paying a monthly amount of $3.99 after the free trial ends or by paying $59.99 once for a lifetime. It is one of the most cost-effective apps as it turns still pics into GIF with some simple swipes and taps on the phone.
This app also provides you some cool tricks to edit your pics differently and look unique in your pics. This photo editor also adds ambiance to your pictures. This app does not have features like cropping or red-eye removal.
4. Fotor Photo Editor –
This app is a long time position holder in photo editing apps as it is Free with in-app purchases and it provides a lot of filters to edit your pictures. The trend of filters has emerged from some time and this app provides a regular update on the same.
Besides filters, it also provides features like crop, rotates, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, vignetting, shadow, highlights, temperature, tint, RGB, etc. The main drawback of this app as it is a little bit expensive.
5. InShot Photo Editor Pro –
This app is reasonable in terms of cost as you only have to pay $7.99 per year to avail of all the photo editing features. This app is fairly decent as it provides all the commonly used filters, animations, and stickers, etc. You can also crop your photos, brighten them, cut things out of the image, etc. Some of the features in this app are only available in the pro version.
6. LightX Photo Editor –
This app comes with a basic costing of $0.99 which is only Rs.75 in terms of Indian Currency i.e this app is worth a try in terms of cost. If we talk about the features, then firstly we would like to tell you that iOS users have given much appreciation to this application as you will get all the photo editing tools in this app that includes changing the background, merging various pics, making collages, reshaping pics, blur features, stickers, etc.
The only drawback of this app is that it hangs sometimes and has some bugs. However, the app holders are working on the same to fix it and this app may come up in the top five photo editing apps soon.
7. PhotoDirector Photo Editor –
Once you download this app you can use it free for some time then you can avail of its benefit by paying $2.99 per month or by paying $17.99 for a year. This app is a new entrant in this photo editing world and focuses a lot more on manual enhancements rather than filters and you have access to HSL sliders, RGB color channels, white balance, and more to properly edit your photos.
There are also sliders for tone, brightness, darkness, exposure, and contrast for more in-depth editing. It’s more powerful than most and should be good for those who want something other than filters.
8. Photo Effects Pro –
This app is great on a budget as it is free to download and comes with very interesting features like filters, effects, stickers, and much more. Those who love to add filters to their pics should give this app a try as there are a total of 40 filters in this app plus you can also add text, stickers, frames, etc while using any filter.
Another feature that makes this app different from others is finger paint. Yes, you heard it right, you can finger paint your photo in Photo Effects Pro and provide a new look to your pics and can enjoy while doing the same as doing it is so much fun.
9. Photo Lab Picture Editor –
The other app that makes it to the top 15 photo editing apps is Photo Lab Picture Editor. This app is not very popular despite having a huge collection of 640 filters, frames, and effects for you to play with which makes it among the largest collections available to consumers.
With this photo editing app, you can create montages, edit photos lightly, stitch photos together, and create some unique photos with friends. The basic version is free of cost and the pro version will cost you $9.99. You can also add watermarks by using this photo editing app.
10. Photo Mate R3 –
Photo Mate R3 is an improved and successor version of Photo Mate R2 which was one of the best photo editing apps for android phones. The new version has evolved in terms of editing tools including the basics. This app is great for photographers it also has native support for RAW files.
Another distinctive feature of this photo editing app is that it comes with a lens collection that is you can fix lens issues including vignetting, distortion, and chromatic aberration, etc. You can have a free trial and if you like it you can pay $7.49 for a year and avail its benefit. The only drawback of this app is that other apps are copying its features and it has nothing new left in it.
11. PicsArt –
This app is one of the most popular apps among Android users as it has crossed 250 million downloads to date. The developers of this app work constantly on it to keep it updated in modern times. It has a free trial for some days then you can buy it for $5.99.
This app has 100+ editing tools which include filters, text, stickers, and collages, etc. You can also use this app to generate animated gifs and even draw stuff on your photos. It’s a strong option with a lot of features. There are also plenty of other photo tools by PicsArt.
12. Pixlr –
Pixlr is one of the most recommended photo editing apps as it is easy to use and has a variety of editing tools. You can easily crop your photos, brighten them, change the contrast of it, edit the background, etc. Some unique features are cosmetic editing tools like blemish removers and teeth whiteners which are not easily seen in any other photo editing app.
The paid version of this app will only cost you $1.99 which makes it cost reasonable. If we say in a line, this app is a powerful photo editor.
13. Snapseed –
This app listed in the play store a few years ago when Google bought it and is among the most powerful photo editing apps. It has become a powerful photo editing app overtime. Photographers find this app pleasant as it has support for RAW photos and can also tune the image using a variety of sliders and one-touch enhance tools.
This app is free to use and does not have any sponsored ads or in-app purchases in between. This app also has some powerful filters which enhance your pics. The main drawback of this application is that its owners have not updated it since 2018, so we are not sure if it will work well or not.
14. TouchRetouch –
It is one of the unique photo editing apps. It does the normal stuff like other editing apps like smoothing your skin and removing the red-eye effect. Despite these features what makes it unique is that it can remove powerlines from pics, it can crop unwanted objects and it can even crop unwanted people.
So if you find this information interesting then give it a try at for a single $1.99 purchase before the refund phase runs out. The main disadvantage of this app is that it works well or not at all. Overall if we say it does a decent job.
15. Vimage –
It is the latest app listed on google play store among photo editing apps. It’s very similar to the LG V40’s cinematography feature. You can take photos with no moving elements and add moving elements to them. This app comes with a free trial and a monthly payment of $1.99 is to be paid to use it or you can buy a yearly subscription is $11.99.
This app creates some unique animated photos that are not commonly seen irrespective of the basic features like brightness, blur, crop, rotate, saturation, and others, etc. You can also add a number of pre-made animations to any pic to give it life. If you are satisfied with this app then you can buy it for a lifetime only at $24.99.