What are the best grain effect apps for Android?

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  1. 27



    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.


    Android, iOS


    Joyce Barnett
    Written on November 25, 2017
    "Snapseed is awesome! I basically can do everything on this app from fine-tuning the colour of my photo, control the curves, tonal contrast, add a realistic grain effect and many more. What i like the most though is that its double exposure feature. "
  2. 19


    Afterlight is a free image editing app with a simple design to help users enhance their photos with its powerful tools, filters, textures, and frames. Some of its features can also be bought which is not available in the free version. 


    Free- with-in app purchases.

    Austin Grant
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "If u are going to ask me what is my favorite app to edit my photos without hesitation i will answer u that i use Afterlight. I basically can do every basic photo editing on this app. My fave thing with this is its grain effect there are different grains u can use to make ur photo look old or grainy. Isn't that amazing eh"
  3. 15



    Pixlr is a free photo editor app wherein you can transform and improve all your pictures. It features simple tools that will help you add effects and filters to photos. The photo editing app is available online and on Android and iOS.


    Web, Android, iOS


    William Brooks
    Written on November 26, 2017
    "Nice photo editor app that can add all sorts of little changes to you picture, including grain effect, to make it however you want to. Can all many different filters to your pictures and easy to save them afterwards."
  1. 15


    VSCO is a mobile application developed by Visual Supply Company for taking photos, editing them with a variety of settings and filters, and sharing them. Users can join a creative community with no public followers, likes, or comments. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Sharon Kang
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "Super duper love this app! I have been using this to edit photos before i post them on my IG. With this, there are different filters which some should be purchases that i like to use and then add some grain because my IG feed's aesthetic is to have this old and grainy effect. "
  2. 14



    PicsArt is an app with tools, effects, collage maker, camera, free clipart library, millions of user-created stickers and drawing tools. You can use your own photos or free-to-edit pictures in the app and turn them into collages and memes.


    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Tyler Webb
    Written on December 3, 2017
    "I like the grain effects this app has but it does not run very fast. I did not try the paid version but the free one although giving the effect I am after seems to take along time to work. I will probably be looking for another app to use."
  3. 13



    Aviary is a photo editing app that gives users options to enhance, accessorize and apply effects in their photos and share them on social media. It is developed by Aviary Inc. and is currently available for Android devices only. 




    Eric Jordan
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "Okay so i have been using Aviary for more than a year already and i get it updated constantly but i am not aware that u can add grain on ur photo using this app. Am i missing out or this has been suggested wrongly? But if anyone knows if it really has a grain effect option please tell me. "
  4. 9



    Mextures is a photo-editing app that will make your pictures even more beautiful just with only one click! There are more than 150 different textures, which can be overlayed to create stunning designs and effects. 



    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Sofía Olvera
    Written on September 10, 2018
    "Uhmmm...Mextures is not available for Android phones. Sucks eh! Because my friend has been using this app to add grain effects on her photos which i find the outcome amazing. Crossing my fingers that soon it will be available on Playstore. "
  5. 6


    PicSay  is a free and easy-to-use photo editor where you can correct the color of your pictures instantly, and also apply them titles, graphics, and much more. This is the tool for those who love to edit photos.




    Jeremy Beck
    Written on November 28, 2017
    "I dont think PicSay has a grain effect feature eh...Am not really sure because i only got the free version. Maybe the paid one has it on...But still i wont buy this as there are much better apps out there than this"
  6. 3



    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows


    Richard Munoz
    Written on November 24, 2017
    "This solution isn't directly related to the problem at hand. Instagram is a social media network, and I don't know whether it's capable of handling my problem of finding grain effects to manipulate photos."


Best What are the best grain effect apps for Android
1Snapseed Apps 27 Free
2AfterlightApps 19 Free
3PixlrApps 15 Free
4VSCO Apps 15 Free
5PicsArt Apps 14 Free
6AviaryApps 13 Free
7MexturesApps 9 Paid
8PicSayApps 6 Free
9InstagramApps 3 Free

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