The Best Photo Editing Apps on Smartphone


smartphones now allow you to take photos worthy of some of the best cameras. They are the ideal tool for photo sharing by MMS, email and on social networks where people usually want to show off their best achievements. Here are some applications selected by us for photo retouching. These are perfect to familiarize yourself with this noble art.

File updated August 2019.

There are many applications on the Google Play Store that will allow you to enhance your photos taken with your smartphone. Adjust the brightness and contrast here, wave a magic wand to erase an annoying passer-by there and you’ve got a great shot to share on Instagram. We have selected the best of them for you.

Please note that if you purchase an application and it n’t work for you, you can request a refund within 2 hours of purchase from the Google Play Store.

Google Snapseed: the must-have

Dating from 2012 (already), the Snapseed application has been updated several times, after having been integrated into Google+ (RIP) for a long time The tool is now one of the must-have tools for any self-respecting mobile photographer, since it allows you to do just about anything without complicating your life too much. It’s full of sharp settings and automatic retouching, allowing you to crop and flip shots, add brush effects to small areas of an image, and play with a variety of filters. A small bonus that is becoming more and more interesting, since high-end smartphones are more and more often (since Lollipop and the Camera2 API) compatible with this format: RAW (DNG) management is part of the game. And that’s not insignificant, especially since the settings for modifying a shot can be saved to be applied to another image. Snapseed also makes it easy to add stylized text to photos. For us, it’s a crush.

Adobe Lightroom: the mastodon

Unsurprisingly, the well-known Adobe also offers its services on mobile phones with Lightroom – the computer version of which already has a very good reputation. The free tool allows you to retouch photographs using predefined parameters or much finer settings. The software is obviously aimed at premium smartphone users, since Lightroom is particularly interesting when used to edit RAW format photos. And by the way, the application allows shooter directly in RAW without going through another application, with a professional mode available to play with many settings.

TouchRetouch: simplicity above all

To complete this selection, we will also mention the excellent TouchRetouch to easily remove “undesirable” elements from your pictures (a passerby on your pretty landscape, a dirt that hangs on the table where your beautiful plate is nevertheless located …).

PicsArt photo editor collage and effects

PicsArt Photo Editor moves away from the subject of photo retouching and focuses instead on collages and effects that can embellish the picture before it is shared on social networks This free application is easy to use and allows you to test many effects, stickers, filters, or frames.

And it’s not over! Don’t hesitate to discover our super handy application guide to get original photos full of creativity. It talks about Prisma or VSCO, but not that !

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