What are the best green screen apps?

Whether you are an aspiring filmmaker or you already are, it wouldn’t hurt to go through this list of green screen apps through which you can step-up your photo and video-editing game! Change the background of your photos with just a few clicks and taps.

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    #1Green Screen Pro

    Green Screen Pro

    Green Screen Pro is an app helps you change the background on your photos. The app uses the chroma key effect to replace a color with a photo. You can also choose from built-in background from the app itself.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Roger Reid
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "While I think it could use a bit more features, it is good enough for my purposes which is for simple background changes to my photos when I need to. So as a greenscreen app, it works fine."
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    #2Chroma Key Touchup

    Chroma Key Touchup

    Chroma Key Touchup is a photo editor app for Android devices. It allows you to fix up your chroma key backgrounds with simple touch gestures with improved algorithms that support green and blue screen backdrops.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Wu Song
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "The app itself is simple and basic to the point that it might too much. It works but it could definitely use a lot of improvement in its user interface."
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    #3KineMaster

    KineMaster

    KineMaster is a professional video editor where you can apply color LUT filters, add effects, and transitions. The video editing app for Android and iOS supports several layers of video, images, and text. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ann Boyd
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "It truly lives up to its claims of being a professional video editor app. The amount of customization and editing options at your disposal is quite extensive. Yes, that also includes serving as a green screen app to be able to change backgrounds as you like."

WHAT’S THE MEANING

Green screen is the process of using a single color as a backdrop in the film production to ease the video editor in adding backgrounds, characters, and other images in the post-production process of filmmaking. A relevant concept to understand is keying. Keying is the isolation of a single color or brightness value for the purpose of allowing another image to become more visible in some affected areas (of the green screen).

DID YOU KNOW

But why the color green? Honestly, you can key in any color that you want such as red, yellow, purple, or pink, but the biggest factor that affects the choice of color is contrast. To isolate one area from the rest, the background color has to stand out. Although the use of color blue is widely practiced in Hollywood, it is undeniable that bright green beats blue because it is not a common color worn by actors. Interestingly, even in studio photography, the use of green screen is essential. Jennifer Berube wrote an article on Sleeklens in 2011 as to why the green screen is heaven-sent. Looking for shooting location can be time-consuming and costly that is why photographers utilize the green screen, for it allows them to place their subjects in any controlled environment they want and layer any background of their choice using photo-editing software. However, improper usage and poor techniques could lead to fake-looking photos so take the time and have the patience to train. Lastly, according to experts, the green screen gives you the light consistency because using one automatically blocks out the ambient light, thus saving you from the all-day adjusting of light and colors.

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    #4Chromavid

    Chromavid

    Chromavid is a useful app by Apps For Mobs to change the background on your photos or videos from your mobile phone. The app also allows you to record live videos which makes it a good green-screen app as well.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Li Song
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "You really need to take pictures in really good lighting conditions in order to get good results when you edit and change your backgrounds. As for the app itself, it's actually designed really nice."
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    #5Green Screen Studio

    Green Screen Studio

    Green Screen Studio is an app helps you make videos with the use of chroma. With this app, you can delete the background and change it your preferred one as well as mix two photos among other things.

    Apps

    iOS

    $4.99

    Jeremy Howell
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "One of the best green screen apps that I have tried so far. It's easy to use and just works as intended. No issues with it so far and I would recommend it to anyone looking for this kind of app."
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    #6Hands-On Green Screen

    Hands-On Green Screen

    Hands-On Green Screen is an app to create amazing videos with chroma key effect. You can edit a video or a photo. Replace the green screen and make stunning montages. 

    Apps

    Web

    Kathryn Guerrero
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "The site for this is still up and active but I can't find the app for it anymore. It was a decent app that I used to change backgrounds on my photos and videos. Thankfully, there are plenty of other choices available now."
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    #7Green Screen by Do Ink

    Green Screen by Do Ink

    Green Screen is a powerful tool to edit videos from your phone. With this app, you can create an amazing video simulating you are on the moon or in Greenland. The app lets you combine 3 image source and make a live video with the camera. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99

    Justin Hu
    Written on June 20, 2019
    "This is a great greenscreen app that felt that it was actually made to be used with touch inputs. There's plenty of chroma key adjustments available to you and the UI itself is clean and easy to use."

Summary

Best What are the best green screen apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Green Screen ProApps 0 Free
2Chroma Key TouchupApps 0 Free
3KineMasterApps -1 Free
4ChromavidApps -2 Free
5Green Screen StudioApps -2 Paid
6Hands-On Green Screen Apps -2 Paid
7Green Screen by Do InkApps -7 Paid
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