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Best photo editing apps for smartphones?



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Best photo editing apps for smartphones?

Not everyone can afford professional cameras or paid softwares- newbies would often start by taking photos using their smartphones, and edit with free apps available on the appstore.

Share your favorite photo editing application for phone photography! What are your tips for beginners trying out phone photography?

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amelia88

Snapseed is easy and free (and quick). I don’t do a whole lot of editing on my phone, but if I need to do something in a pinch then Snapseed is my go to app.



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jayjaydimson

Yes, I've used that app before, and it was easy to access and very user-friendly.



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amelia88

It's one of the biggest things I need if I'm doing editing on my phone. User friendliness is huge - I don't want something that's exceptionally hard to master if it's primarily to do quick on-the-go edits from my phone.

The fact it's free is also a big plus.



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Alymae

I haven't used this app. But I have heard of this. The reviews were pretty good, I would try this one. This is perfect who does not take a lot of pictures bit wants a user-friendly app. Thanks!



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nrnlss

I haven't used this app before. I might give this one a go.



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Kakashi2020

I use the built-in photo editing app in my phone. I really don't use anything else. Too much editing can literally destroy the photo.



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amelia88

That's very true. I've seen some hideously over edited things, where the colors are all messed up and it looks ridiculous. It's the old saying that sometimes, less is more!



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Wenkx03

I never heard of that. I always use Photoshop but lately I'm getting lazy to transfer my photos to my laptop. So I would definitely try that.



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theresajane

I haven't heard of this app before, but I would be open to trying it for editing some of my photos.



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esteban123

Honestly I have never tried to use some photo editing apps in my mobile phone since I am not really used to it but I heard that other people are enjoying it since it makes their photos look great and more attractive. But I am willing to give it a try so that I can have a better experience if it is really good to use, there are a lot of editing apps in the web such as the camera 360 where we can edit and improve the image quality of our photos.



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nrnlss

Try VSCO, it is a nice app if you want to enhance your photo.



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esteban123

Well that is great to know, thanks for giving me some tips and I would surely take a look on this app so that I can used for my photos. This is really new to me and I had never heard of this before that is why I am excited to give it it a try later.



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theresajane

I have tried using VSCO for enhancing my photos before. I must say that it really is good and I would really recommend it to others too.



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TheArticulate

I use an app called VSCO to do all of my mobile photo editing, and I don't know that I'll ever switch from it. It's pretty powerful, and if you pay the full $20 or $30 for it for a year, you get access to their entire catalogue of filters and presets, which has been awesome for my editing. Check out the free version of the app first and see how you like it. You'll have access to a small number of free presets and settings, but they're still pretty cool to use. I'd highly recommend subscribing to them, though. They're constantly coming out with new filters which is great.

Otherwise, Adobe does have a mobile version of Lightroom available for mobile, which is always a solid choice.



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amelia88

I've heard of VSCO quite a bit across the Instagram community - it seems like a lot of people on there use it. I haven't used it myself, though. You mention the $20-$30 paid version that allows you access to all their filters, but is there a free version?



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TheArticulate

Yes, there is a free version of the app and I highly recommend you give it a shot before paying the full amount for it. I personally think it's well worth the investment, but it might not be for everyone.

The free version will give you 10 or so different filters for you to play with, and I used just those 10 for the longest time before I started getting serious about my photography. I believe it's available for both Android and iOS as well.



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mcnasci24

Hands-down, VSCO is the best app for editing. Their filters are gorgeous to look at and are very carefully put together. It definitely raises the quality standard of any photo.



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mdayrit

I've been using PicsArt ever since I started using a smartphone. It is easy and you can do things similar to those functions in Photoshop, but more user friendly. One thing that changed in the app over time is how they show their ads. Now they have a lot of ads popping out. But still, because I find it easy to use, it is still my photo editor app even with those annoying ads.



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Barida

The ads that is always popping up on most of those websites is something that I am really looking at and don't really like. There is need for us to always see the need to be in the doing of how everything should be working when we are looking for photo editing apps on smartphones.



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NerdIndeed

A good workaround to avoid such ads is to disconnect your device from the internet. By doing so, you can say goodbye to those ads. You're welcome Best photo editing apps for smartphones?.



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Martinsx1

I seriously can't stand ads pop up when I'm making use of applications. This is actually why most of the time I don't fancy making use of free applications, so I go for the paid version of the application in order to avoid getting pop up ads.

I almost broke my device one day as I was pissed with one useless ad that keeps interrupting my work.



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vinaya

I am not in a fond of editing photos on my smartphone. In fact I do not even use my smartphone for photography. I use a camera instead and I edit my photos on photoshop. However, when I have to edit photos on my smartphone, I also use PicsArt. It is free and the filters are wonderful. Ads are annoying but it does not matter as long as you do not have to spend a dime to use the app.



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Martinsx1

PicsArt, PixMix, Photo Editor are the ones which I have used before in the past and they are very effective in getting one to edit and enhance the quality of their pictures.



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Youngshark

I have used photo editor in the past but the others not that much really but I will try my best to try them out and see whether they are really that good. Smartphone photo editing is a simple job especially when one is free or traveling and as such something, I am fond of at times.



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MomoStarr16

PicsArt is what I use also in editing my pictures or anything that needs to be edit. Very useful application for me.



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edencaga

When it comes to filtering photos and editing your pimples, I like Beauty Plus App. You can remove your pimples or edit your weight. You can also make up yourself if you don't wear makeup. In my case, I just adjust the contrast and brightness or just photo enhancement as I don't want to look good in the picture that's far different in person



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Barida

I think I should try making use of Beauty Plus as well. It may not be giving me the necessary picture that I desire, but for it to be able to handle some of those filter on those photos show that it is a good app for us.



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edencaga

Yes, you must try it. You can do what you want or you can make yourself fat or slim. You can also remove wrinkles and change your height but I think you will have to pay for you to get those filter.



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anyone01

I might prefer Snapseed. Even though it is not a lot familiar as beautification apps within the android marketplace, a effective and an ease to apply picture editor developed by Google. Starting from novices, amateur, expert photographers also would like to use the Snapseed beyond any paid app.



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NerdIndeed

Best photo editing apps for smartphones that I know of are:

- Snapseed
- Picsart
- Adobe Lightroom



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Judas2018

I use Snapseed and Lightroom. I just don't see any other programs or apps that can compare to those two in terms of picture editing or altering for smartphone users.



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NerdIndeed

Editing photos on a smartphone for me is a chore. If ever, I would transfer the image onto my laptop and have it sorted over there.



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Kakashi2020

There's a long list of photo editing apps you can download at playstore but I really haven't used any of those. I just use whatever editing tools my phone has. Every smartphone has a built-in editing tool that can be used.



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nrnlss

I used VSCO in enhancing the photos I have taken. It is really a good app for me.



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Janie1994

I really like the instagram edit features, if you're rreally ust starting out it's a good way to get the hang of editing and figure out the controls without the overwhelming nature of other edit software. Plus then you can always post your really nice photos of Instagram and start to create a following.



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agbuyarashel

There are lots of great photo editing apps such as snapseed, vsco and I'm not sure if its Lightroom.
These are the apps mostly used by some of the great bloggers and influencers on instagram.

I have used those apps and its really great especially lightroom where you can make your own filter, copy it and use with your other photos because ig feed looks great when they have the same filters but sad to say i have to uninstall it because it took a lot of my phone's internal space.

I hope they can make a lighter version.



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Einalem

I love softwares and applications. As for me, the best photo editing softwares I've tried are Adobe Lightroom and Snapseed. These two offers editing features that are handful to produce an image with enhanced outlook while keeping it in high quality. Unlike any other applications with built-in filters, the users will be the one who'll make the presets manually just like colorgrading a film.



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agbuyarashel

I'm currently using Vsco, they have lots of tools to choose from. They also offer different varieties of effects that will suit your specific style. Some of the instagram influencers and bloggers use vsco for their mathy and uniformed feeds.



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koki12346

Snapseed is the best in my opinion. It's free and very easy to use, i use it myself, and I have used it for about a year now. Absolutely love the app!



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rlpzbeermoney

VSCO is the best photo editing app for me. I've spent money on some filter packs and even to this day I'm still using them. I also like the community behind VSCO and I enjoy seeing their shared works on the app itself. Makes me more inspired to take photos.



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knnon

Snapseed is the best app for image editing. You can download it for free and it's somewhat easy to use. But if Snapseed is slightly complicated for you I guess you can use something like Photogrid which is easier to use.



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cjctm11

When it comes to photo editing app for my smartphone, I usually use the Lightroom that is also made by Adobe. It is quite tricky and complicated but it will surely make your photo from nothing to an instagramable type of photo. If you are having a hard time about it, just look for the simplest things you usually do with other photo editing apps



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kaushikangara

Google's Picasa is great for editing pics. I use it on a daily basis and there are a wide variety of options available to edit photographs. I also use my custom Honor's inbuilt photo editor and I am satisfied with both of these apps. I do not use filters much and try to keep the photographs as normal as possible. Changing the brightness or contrast is okay but using the filter totally changes the tone of the photograph.



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ivandelrey

VSCO and Afterlight, both great for quick edits and they have beautiful filters too which I really love. If you're an iPhone user, the built in editor in the Photos app works great too! I think it's an underrated feature.

But if you're into in-depth editing, I would recommend Adobe Lightroom and Snapseed.



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Alania

There are quite a few, but I wouldn't name you just one. I'd suggest you to go to the app store on your phone and see for yourself, depending on the exact features you need and what you're trying to achieve. I used to download random photo editing apps on my phone. One was Snapseed.



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