The best photo editing apps for your smartphone

Who hasn’t experienced this situation before? You’re at some place taking a picture of the perfect moment. Of course, you want to share the snapshot right away. But who’d post an unedited picture these days? Right, nobody! But obviously in such moments you don’t have your laptop at hand. So you need to edit without commonly used software programs like Adobe Photoshop and Lightroom. This article focuses on the best alternative apps to edit your images right on your smartphone, on the go.

For professionals and those who want to be

Of course, Adobe is aware of the fast pace in technology and has responded to this trend. Popular programs like Photoshop and Lightroom have now become available in reduced versions for all kinds of smartphones as well. Common editing processes such as adding color, text and visual enhancements as well as filters are no problem. In addition the user surfaces of these apps are also very easy to use for everybody.

Extensive programs

The free app Snapseed by Google is one of the most popular image editing apps for smartphones. The application is quite simple and you can apply the features very quickly. The surface is discreetly designed and not overloaded. With this app ordinary pictures can be transformed into masterpieces by using dramatic effects and filters. Even an individual adjustment of the filters is possible. The application is available for both Android and iOS and it’s free.


Glowing Faces

Nowadays selfies in particular are heavily retouched and enhanced before sharing them with your community. For the processing of self-portraits there are several popular applications as well. One of the most frequently used and popular is called Facetune. The primary goal of this application is not to put dramatic filters over your face or transform pictures radically. It is rather used for patching out bumps and blemishes on a face. This app fulfills the dream of pure wrinkle-free skin, white teeth and flawlessness within seconds. Even beautiful evening make-up can be applied easily. And the best part of it? Removing make-up in the evening won’t be necessary anymore! The basic version is available for Android and iOS for free while certain features need to be purchased separately.

The rising star  Enlight is currently one of the most popular image editing programs for smartphones. With this app every detail counts. Thus, the application is neither the simplest nor the most suitable on the go. But if you’re looking for creative ways to edit pictures, this is your number one! There are limitless options to let your creativity flow. For example, you can make objects disappear as a whole or merge several pictures into one combined artwork. The app can be downloaded for 3.99 € in the Apple Store. Android Users still need to wait for this particular app though.  The Influencer’s choice  Many influencers in particular emphasize over and over again that they prefer using the filters of VSCO Cam for image processing. Unlike Instagram filters, the VSCO filters are less saturated and therefore make pictures appear more realistic. The app is available for Android as well as for Apple users. The basics are for free. In the free version you only get access to a limited number of filters though. Additional features can be purchased via in-app purchases.

It’s all about food

The Instagram feeds of this world are flooded with pictures of great food. To meet the hype, of course, there’s also a separate app to create the perfect scene for your food. Foodie is a free application for iOS and Android that turns any meal into a true chef-masterpiece in no time at all.

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