With that many photo editing apps for Android popping up left right and centre in Google Play, it can be mind boggling to know where to even start. We’ve picked out the eight best photo apps for your device and told you why we listed them. Here you'll see best Android photo editors (both free and paid), photo collage makers and smartphone-friendly photo albums. If you have an Android phone or tablet - you must try these apps!
With over 100 million users now on Instagram, it’s undoubtedly one of, if not the best app for photo editing.
With the ability to add numerous filter effects to your images to give them different feels, and add atmospheric blurs, you can turn your dull photos into vintage-esque beauties! Not to mention the social side of the app, you can connect with friends, view their photos and follow them too! Hashtag supported so you can browse through pictures of interest with ease.
A renowned name in the photography sector, Snapseed offer a great little app.
Offering in-built in Google+ capabilities, it’s a sure choice for +1 lovers. Snapseed allows the user to “enhance, transform and share”. With selective adjustments or autocorrect functions, choosing where and how you want to edit your images couldn’t be simpler. Like Instagram, Snapseed offers a choice of filters.
3. Photo Editor by Aviary
Photo Editor by Aviary is another app that packs features similar to both Instagram and Snapseed, at the same quality.
It doesn’t, however, offer filters as with the other two. With Photo Editor though, you can add text, and even draw over your own images. This is a great app for just having fun – there’s even a teeth whitening option!
4. Cartoon Camera Pro
The explanation behind Cartoon Camera Pro is as simple as its name.
It turns everything you would see normally through your phones camera into cartoon! This is a really fun little app that is worthy of a download to get some truly awesome images.
5. PhotoTangler Collage Maker
Have you ever seen professional photo companies that blend in multiple images to make really impressive collages of images? Ever wanted some of those for yourself? Now you can!
PhotoTangler allows you to choose from your own pictures and blend them together, choosing which parts you want to use from each image. It takes a little time to get the end result compared to some of the other apps, but the end results look truly stunning.
Paintle is a simpler application, but still a really nifty gadget to have on your Android phone.
With features that allow you to add crazy lettering, fun backgrounds and the chance to choose from a library of stickers, you could have just as much fun using this app on its own without the addition of your own images.
Focusing primarily on image tweaking rather than overhaul, you can use some really useful and advanced editing tools of this piece of mobile software named Snaptastic.
With brightness, tints, saturation and contrast to name a few, this is a great app for people with a real serious interest in photography.
8. Christmas Photo Frames
A funny one thrown into the mix, and it’s likely you’ll only use this for no more than 4 weeks of the year but Christmas Photo Frames app is by far the best seasonal app. As you can see from the screenshots, there is a ton of seasonal fun to be had. Happy Holidays in advance!
Shelly Flaherty is a mom of two and a tech nut. She recommends Davpack’s anti static packaging if you ever need to send your phone in the post.