Best Photo Editing Apps for Your Phone
While I love my “real” camera, I’ve been so impressed with the quality of phone cameras lately! Since the best camera is the one you have, I wanted to share some of my favorite photo editing apps! You can use these on your phone to turn your pictures from good to great!
So here are my personal favorites, but I’d love to hear photo editing apps you’re using!
My photographer-best-friend told me about this one. If you want to perfect your selfie by touching up your skin or whitening your teeth (Yes, really) this one is for you. My personal favorite feature is the blur functionality because you can create a really cool soft focus. The filters on here are pretty good as well.
2. Lens Buddy
This app is great if you find yourself needing a better self-timer option. It has lots of timer options and can take photos bursts so you can get the perfect shot every time! Plus, it’s free!
3. Word Swag
This app allows you to create text graphics using your own images or a stock library of backgrounds. It’s less of a photo editing tool and more of an image creation tool, but I wanted to include it because it’s a handy app! It’s great if you want to make pretty quotes for social media.
Ok honestly, this would be my all-time favorite for filters. The downside is, it takes a lot of storage space on your phone… something I’m clearly lacking. When I have space for it, this is the one I use. When I get a “not enough storage space available” I move on. If you do have the storage space though, the filters are fantastic.
5. Lightroom Mobile App
I love the Lightroom mobile app! It has pretty incredible editing features and you can even use presets! Presets are sort of like filters, and it’s nice being able to use the same presets I use on my desktop on my phone! It’s an easy way to give my photos a consistent look and feel.
Here are some examples of photos with each photo editing app:
Awesome!! Thanks for sharing! I finally have the Beautiful Mess app now that its available for android 🙂 SO excited that you are coming next Thursday!!!
vscocam is my go to!!! i am addicted, like really! LOL!
Thank you for this post. I am always on the look-out for the perfect photo editing app that I can use right before sharing some photos on Instagram. I really like a beautiful mess and think that the timer app will come in handy as well. Great tips.
I love camera apps!! My fav (besides what you’ve already mentioned) Photoblend (let’s you put images on top of eachother– great for quotes) and InstaSize (let’s you resize for Instagram!)
Oh cool!! I will have to try photo blend!
is it odd that i haven’t heard of *any* of these? i feel like i’m out of the loop. i love love love picstitch and photoshop and.. well… i’m gonna try out these suggestions of yours 🙂
VSCO has to be my all-time favourite app for photo editing. Im a photographer and since discovering VSCO as an editing tool my images have come on so much – people have notices that too. LOVING VSCO!
It’s definitely my favorite of all of them, I just need more space on my phone to use it! 🙂
Huge fan of THIS post for obvious reasons 😉
This is SUCH helpful post!! Since I basically only post photos to instagram, I use the instacollage app, which has some great filter choices as well as the ability to add text and such 🙂
I love making collages! Definitely a fun feature 🙂
Oh I needed this, I’m still getting the hang of my new smartphone! I hardly have ANY space though and have already had to delete a few apps :\ Lame!
I use Camera+, love PicTapGo, and VSCO. Now I’ll *need* to download some of the other recommendations!
Ohh I’ll be checking out PicTapGo! I hope you like some of these others 🙂