10/08/2017 11:04
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The best photo editing apps for Android and iOS 2017

The best photo editing apps for Android and iOS 2017

Summary

The best photo editing app for your Apple or Android devices.

Third party apps have more powerful features which you will want to use!

The best photo editing app for your Apple or Android devices.

It goes without saying that the iOS and Android devices can take amazing photographs and the built-in apps have useful features like cropping, rotating and filtering pictures. But that might not be enough for some people, third party apps have more powerful features which you will want to use.

The best photo editing apps for iOS devices:

1 - Serif Affinity Photo (£19.99)

On a Mac, Serif Affinity Photo is professionalism at its best!

You don’t need a Pro to enjoy this editor but it does shine on Apples tablets – especially if you have an Apple Pencil which is great for retouching.

Download here: Serif Affinity Photo for iPad

2 – Google Snapseed (free)

Google Snapseed is an excellent app and doesn’t cost you a penny! There’s no need to subscribe or buy in-app purchases, Google gives you everything for free.

And 'everything' includes a lot: RAW image editing, lens blur, HDR effects, selective enhancement, colour and white balance adjustment, geometric fixes and both manual and automatic fine-tuning of image parameters.

Download here: Google Snapseed for iPhone and iPad

3 – Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (free)

Like the desktop app importing, editing and sharing images could never be simpler. If you want more powerful tools then you would need to subscribe to Creative Cloud which starts at £7.70 per month and gives you Lightroom and Photoshop on your Mac or PC.

Download here: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom for iPad

4 – Adobe Photoshop Fix (free)

This Adobe app also connected to Creative Cloud and you don’t need to get a subscription to use it.

This app is designed to fix common problems with photos. The most astonishing feature is the Face Aware Liquify which changes facial features. This app is particularly good for fixing little imperfections and if you don’t have an iPhone it also has a defocus feature which blurs the background.

Download here: Adobe Photoshop Fix for iPad, iPhone and iPod Touch

5 – VSCO (free)

VSCO – This has been available in different version for the past five years and during this time it has built a great community. 

It’s easy to adjust colour, exposure and other parameters. VSCO isn’t going to replace Apples own Photo app altogether but it does provide a more DSR like experience for photographers who like to do things manually.

 

Download here: VSVO for iPhone, iPad and iPod Touch

The best photo editing apps for Android devices:

1 – Google Snapseed (free)

Google Snapseed is an excellent app and doesn’t cost you a penny! There’s no need to subscribe or buy in-app purchases, Google gives you everything for free.

And 'everything' includes a lot: RAW image editing, lens blur, HDR effects, selective enhancement, colour and white balance adjustment, geometric fixes and both manual and automatic fine-tuning of image parameters.

Snapseed is great for selfies and other portrait pictures. It recognises faces and enables you to change the direction they are facing. It can also brighten up faces automatically.

Download here: Google Snapseed for iPhone and iPad

2 – Adobe Photoshop Express (free)

This app gives you’re the best photo editing tools in a streamlined app allowing you to easily navigate around the touchscreen.

You will need to sign up for the free Adobe ID using an email address or Google/Facebook account. 

This app includes all the basic editing tools such as cropping, adjusting the brightness, red-eye correction but what sets it apart from the crowd is its section of smart filters including cold temperature, fogging and exposure issues.  

Download here: Adobe Photoshop Express

3 – Facetune (£3.99)

If you enjoy taking selfies and you don’t mind bending the truth then Facetune is for you!

This editing app lets you blur imperfections, adjusts colours, whiten teeth and reshapes faces and bodies!

Download here: Facetune for Android

4 – Prisma (free)

Prismas features are well ahead of other photo editing apps.

If you enjoy artistic styles then Prisma is for you. You can share the images a similar way to Instagram on Prisma feed.

This is a fun, experimental app

Download here: Prisma

5 – VSCO (free)

VSCO offers all the tools you would expect to see from an Android photo editing app, including exposure, contrast and temperature correction. There are also fade setting tools for adjusting your tints.

You can’t download this app straight to your device instead you have to email it yourself.

Download here: VSCO