Thanks to the vast improvements made to smartphone cameras that resulted in mobile photo editing apps becoming more popular than ever. Everyone wants to add those little tweaks to make their photos really pop and there are a ton of apps that can do just that. Searching for photo editor apps in the Google Play Store will return enough results to make your head spin so we’ve put together a list of the best photo editor apps for Android.
Aviary is a long time popular photo editor with a good set of features and reliability. Like most, it features a one-touch enhance mode in case you’re feeling lazy but it also comes with a variety of manual adjustments to let you do things like adjust the color, brightness, temperature, contrast, saturation, and more. This one also comes with stickers, filters, and cosmetic tools such as red eye fixing, blemish remover, and teeth whitener.
Adobe has released a collection of editing tools over the last couple of years. Included are some of the best photo editor apps available. Some of the options include Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Photoshop Mix, and Adobe Lightroom. Each one has a variety of features to help you do things. You’ll be able to do simple stuff like removing red eye to editing raw files taken by your smartphone or DSLR camera. Adobe Lightroom especially gets updated rather frequently with new features. The only potential caveat is that some of them require an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription in order to use all of the features. Those who already use Adobe CC should definitely just get these since they’re included with a CC subscription anyway.
AirBrush is a great photo editing app if you take a lot of selfies. It specializes in quick fixes and edits made to face and skin including a blemish remover, teeth whitening, a function to make eyes look brighter, reshaping tools, and of course, plenty of filters to add some pizzazz. It’s quite easy to use and has managed an incredible 4.8 rating in the Google Play Store. Most of the tools are one-click which makes all of it exceptionally easy to use as well. It’s one of the easier photo editor apps to use. The pro version is also relatively less expensive than most other photo editor apps.
Cupslice is another photo editor that relies heavily on things like filters to deliver a good experience. On top of filters, the app features a ton of stickers and the developers try hard to keep up with the latest trends so your stickers are usually up to date. The filters can also be customized to give the look you want. There are also some basic photo editing tools such as crop, frames, hue and saturation adjustment, black and white, collages, and brightness and contrast settings. It’s not one of the more complex photo editor apps, but it’s one of a few that are completely free to use. About the only issue are some bugs here and there.
Fotor is a long time member of this list and there are many blogs and lists that list Fotor as a must have option. We agree. It’s has a lot more actual editing tools than most and includes the ability to enhance photos with a one-tap tool for your convenience. Some of the other tools include crop, rotate, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, vignetting, shadow, highlights, temperature, tint, RGB, and, if those aren’t working, there are over 100 filters for you to choose from. It’s definitely worth a shot. The only downside is that the app makes you log in to use it and it’s one of the more expensive photo editor apps.
Photo Editor Pro
Photo Editor Pro is a very popular option that has garnered more than 50 million downloads and well over one million reviews to date. It’s a good mix between a modern “filter editor” and a regular editor and has plenty of features that support both types of editing. You’ll find stuff like sharpen and blur modes, temperature control, as well as saturation, hue, contrast, and brightness controls. You’ll also find stickers, frames, filters, and you can even add text to images to create your own memes. It’s a good middle of the road option depending on what you need. It’s also one of the totally free options.
Photo Effects Pro
Photo Effects Pro is definitely an editor for those who like to play with filters, effects, stickers, and things like that. It boasts more than 40 filters and effects as well as the ability to add text, stickers, and frames as well. An unusual feature Photo Effects Pro has is the ability to finger paint on your photo to make it something unique that you make. There is a small selection of photo editing tools, but you’re definitely getting this one for the effects. It’s free to download and use which makes it great for those on a budget.
Photo Mate R3
Photo Mate R3 is the spiritual successor to Photo Mate R2 which was one of the best photo editors on the list. It’s still rather new so do expect it to evolve and get better over time. For now, you’ll have access to a fairly strong suite of editing tools, including all of the basics. It also has native support for RAW files which is great for photographers. The app also comes with a Lens Collection so you can fix lens issues including vignetting, distortion, and chromatic aberration. This is about as pro as it gets on Android. The only downside is that other photo editors are getting similar features
PicsArt has been around for a very long time and has accumulated over 250 million downloads to date. Thankfully, the developers have done a decent job updating the app to keep it modern. You’ll find a lot of the usual stuff including the light editing tools as well as filters, text, stickers, and collages. It boasts over 100 editing tools as well as a community of creative people to share stuff with. 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.
SKRWT is one of the newer photo editing apps on this list. It features a variety of simple tools, including the lens correction, perspective correction, and more. Along with that, there are two add-ons called 4PNTS and MRRW. These add additional features such as corner point reworking, mirroring, and other unusual features. It may not do great all on its own, but it makes a good tool in addition to other photo editor apps. It’s worth a shot and it’s relatively inexpensive.