What are the best photo editing apps?

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  1. 32

    #1Snapseed

    Snapseed

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Mark Wagner
    Written on April 24, 2017
    "Snapseed is a photo editor made by google that is available for both Android and iOS. It boasts all sorts of great features that allow you to edit and make professional looking pictures. The interface is easy and straightforward to use, even for a beginner."
  2. 28

    #2VSCO

    VSCO
    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. 
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Walter Mason
    Written on October 3, 2017
    "VSCO is only capable of working on Android. As a result, I was unable to use this program to photo edit on iOS. This solution does not work for me. "
  3. 25

    #3Fotor

    Fotor

    Fotor is a photo editing app that features over 300 photo effects. This professional editing tool is also ideal for creating collages, doing touch-ups, adding filters and stylish frames to images, photo stitching, and so on.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Windows, Mac

    Free

    Andrew Morales
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "Fotor Photo Editor is a good touch up app for people who like to edit their pictures. It's easy to use and has a lot of useful features."
  1. 25

    #4Bonfire Photo Editor Pro

    Bonfire Photo Editor Pro
    Bonfire Photo Editor is a professional photo editor providing stunning effects. It enables you to improve your photos in a real-time way. It also provides a user-friendly interface to adjust the filters.
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Ishan Jindal
    Written on December 17, 2017
    "Bonfire Photo Editor Pro is a great editing app that will help you with many of your photos. There are many options and filters to choose from."
  2. 24

    #5AirBrush

    AirBrush

    Airbrush is a photo editor app that lets you edit all your pictures instantly for free. It features several retouch tools to allow people to transform an ordinary picture into an exceptional one.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Patricia May
    Written on December 14, 2017
    "I find AirBrush to be an easy to use app for photo editing. It works naturally and doesn't take a lot of tweaking to work a photo to perfection. I'm happy with the results I'm getting, and it's a free app!"
  3. 24

    #6Aviary

    Aviary

    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. 

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Lu Sun
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "The one-touch auto enhance feature is great and will be enough for uploading to your social media accounts. If you need to make more specific adjustments, you'll be glad to know that it also features a good set of manual controls."
  4. 20

    #7Prisma

    Prisma
    Prisma is a photo-editing app that lets users transform their photos into art using the style of famous artists like Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. It features more than 300 filters to choose from.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Edith Hernández
    Written on December 13, 2017
    "I wanted to get my family members paintings of their pets for Christmas, but that was going to be way more than I expected. I ended up using Prisma to turn my own photos into paintings and had them made into large posters. It's free and easy to use. Only downside is that you'll have to pay for better access, but at least there's a one-month option. "
  5. 18

    #8Filterstorm Neue

    Filterstorm Neue

    Filterstorm Neue provides users with editing tools they can use to modify photos such as Clarity, Close, Curves, Hue. Saturation, Temperature, Color Blending, etc. It also comes with features you can use for effects, masking, and blending.

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Carl Murray
    Written on December 18, 2017
    "helps in making photos looks good and very presentable"
  6. 17

    #9Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix

    Adobe Photoshop Fix is a photo-editing application that runs on both iOS and Android devices. It lets users liquify, heal, lighten, color and adjust images and easily share them across other Adobe Creative Cloud system.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Mercedes Correa
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Adobe Fix for IOS devices works better to restore your images. Add light, perfect, and share your photos with this simple quick fix Photoshop fix."
  7. 16

    #10Adobe Lightroom CC

    Adobe Lightroom CC
    Adobe Lightroom CC is designed for professional photographers for managing and editing large quantities of photographs. With this software, you spend less time in front of the computer and more time behind the lens. 
    Software

    Web, iOS, Android, Windows, Android

    Free- Varies by plan

    Jennifer Evans
    Written on December 19, 2017
    "I can tell you right now that Adobe Lightroom CC is one of those apps that you really need. I take a lot of photos, for my family and just for fun. Be prepared, it does take up a lot of drive space, but it is well worth it! The adjustment tools are awesome and I really have improved my photos. And yes, it does have face detection! But mostly, what I use are the shadow and highlight tools (so that I can fix a picture that has too much light - or not enough light). That's really what I use it for. "
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    #11Adobe Photoshop Express

    Adobe Photoshop Express
    Adobe Photoshop Express is a fast, powerful and easy way to edit photos on your Android, Windows, and iOS devices. You can customize your pictures, create collages and share them on your social networks.
    Apps

    iOS, Android, Windows

    Free

    Ao Shi
    Written on December 10, 2017
    "Photoshop is the quintessential photo editing app, but I don't think it really translates well to mobile devices. The core functionality for basic touchups is there, but the experience of doing any real photo editing outside of cropping, resizing, and basic work is just unpleasant on mobile screens."
  9. 14

    #12Facetune

    Facetune
    Facetune is a photo editing app developed by Lightricks Ltd. This app gives you the option to retouch and add filters to selfies and portraits with ease, from the convenience of your mobile phone.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Marilyn Greene
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "This is a perfect solution to the topic. This is a very well known app that is for photo editing. It can certainly help you edit things when it comes to skin. This fits the criteria exactly. "
  10. 12

    #13AfterFocus

    AfterFocus
    AfterFocus is a photo-editor app for Android and iOS devices in which you can blur the background of your images by choosing and selecting what part of it you want it to be blurred. Fast sharing options included.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Carl Murray
    Written on December 7, 2017
    "AfterFocus is a solid editing app. For novices and beginners, it has all the essentials for photo-editing. Most will like the app."
  11. 10

    #14SKRWT

    SKRWT

    SKRWT is a powerful perspective corrector app. You can create a photo with a perfect perspective or produce photos with a stunning mirror effect. Also, with this app, you can make lens correction. 

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

    César Zavala
    Written on April 6, 2018
    "This is the best photo editing app ever. SKRWT is a powerful perspective corrector app. You can create a photo with a perfect perspective or produce photos with a stunning mirror effect."
  12. 9

    #15TouchRetouch

    TouchRetouch

    TouchRetouch is a photo-editing app developed by Adva-Soft for Android and iOS devices that offers you all the tools you need to efficiently remove unwanted content from your phone photos.

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    $1.99

    Sean Allen
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "There are times when I want to do something special with my photos that I take from my phone. But, I may not be near a computer. TouchRetouch gives me some very nice tools that I can use while I am on the go. It may not rival the more expensive picture editing applications, but this is a great app that everyone should have on their phone. I like to use this a lot when I am on vacation."
  13. 6

    #16Mextures

    Mextures

    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. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $1.99- with in-app purchases

    Russell Garrett
    Written on December 15, 2017
    "Mextures is a totally unique kind of photo editing app. It makes everything so simple and intuitive!"
  14. 6

    #17Superimpose

    Superimpose
    Superimpose is a paid app for Android and iOS that allows you to easily superimpose o juxtapose photos in your mobile phone. You only have to pick the two images an follow a few simple steps.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    $1.99

    Albert Romero
    Written on December 16, 2017
    "If you are something that takes a lot of pictures and does a lot of editing, then try the Superimpose app. In just a few seconds, you can make professional grade superimposed or juxtapose photos. It is as simple as a few clicks. "
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    #18Enlight

    Enlight

    Enlight is a photo editor app for iOS devices. It lets you create your own presets, mix two photos to create montages, add frames and much more. You will also be able to share your creations with all your friends from every social network. 

    Apps

    iOS

    $3.99

    Gary Diaz
    Written on December 8, 2017
    "I think this was an appropriate solution for those looking for photo editors. The option to mix and match between various photos and then create your own masterpieces provide many options for those looking to make unique fixtures or gifts that can commemorate major events. "
  16. 1

    #193D Effect

    3D Effect

    3D Effect is a free Android photo-editing application that allows users to capture 3D photos or add 3D effect on their photos, which is easy to task by just adjusting the orientation of the 3D effect.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Denise Dean
    Written on May 15, 2018
    "3D Effect- 3D Camera, 3D Photo Editor & 3D Glasses is a free Android editor application to capture #D photos or add 3D effect to your photos. This app is easy to use and great for adding 3D effects."
  17. 0

    #20Perfect365

    Perfect365
    Perfect365 is a photo editing app that provides users with a complete virtual makeup tool. It features over 20 beauty tools like eyeshadows, lipsticks, and so on. Hair colors and styles are also available for an instant makeover.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Carl Flores
    Written on January 19, 2018
    "Perfect365 could be the best photo editing app for skin. The problem is that it makes your skin look fake and doesn't have options that look better. "
  18. 0

    #21Luminar

    Luminar

    Luminar is an image editing software for Windows and Mac that allows you to edit pictures with an easy-to-use interface. It allows you to apply filters, process raw images, shift hues, and much more. 

    Software

    Mac, Windows

    $69

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    #22Blend Collage

    Blend Collage

    Blend Collage is an app that allows you to edit images, cut elements and bring them together in beautiful collages. Use the blend effect to make everything come together with a dreamy look.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Margaret Fernandez
    Written on January 7, 2018
    "Blend collage is super cute. I have a wedding coming up and have used this app several times to make collages. "
  20. 0

    #233DLUT mobile

    3DLUT mobile

    3DLUT mobile is a free app for Android which allows you to adjust the look of your photos and videos in just seconds. Choose photos or videos from your gallery and adjust brightness, contrast, saturation and white balance.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Aaradhya Gupta
    Written on May 5, 2018
    "This app works well. It does everything I need it to."
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    #24Pixelmator

    Pixelmator

    Pixelmator is a tool wherein you can touch up photos or create your digital artworks from scratch using its wide range of tools, brushes, and effects. This is a great iPad alternative to Photoshop.

    Apps

    Mac, iOS

    $29.99

    Raymond Gibson
    Written on November 27, 2017
    "One powerful app for editing photos available on the ipad is Pixelmator. It has a great deal of different uses and controls and effects that you can play around with. I use mine all the time when I feel like flexing some creative muscles playing with my old photos. "
  22. 0

    #25Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ is an app for iOS devices that features tools like Touch Exposure & Focus, Digital Zoom, Horizon Level, and Clarity. It also has different shooting modes, scene modes, and effects to help users in adjusting their photos.

    Apps

    iOS

    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    Benjamin Richards
    Written on November 15, 2017
    "Super cool app. Makes great pictures look even better!"
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    #26Adobe Photoshop Mix

    Adobe Photoshop Mix
    Adobe Photoshop Mix is an app for mobile devices which allows you to edit images as a professional. You can add layers with images and texts, retouch and fix flaws and share your projects with your friends or post them on your social media profiles.
    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free

    Helen Scott
    Written on April 5, 2018
    "The Photoshop mix app is a great app to use to make adjustments or to fix anything that may be wrong with your photographs. A lot of these apps do not allow things this app allows you to do. There are many options with this app that you don't get with others."
  24. 0

    #27Photo Editor Pro

    Photo Editor Pro

    Photo Editor Pro is photo-editing app that features a lot of stickers, filters, and frames. it serves a powerful tool for retouching your photos to achieve that flawless skin. It also features some cool effects.

    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ryan Wickramaratne
    Written on March 12, 2019
    "Very easy to use and powerful photo editing app. It's totally free and powered by aviary."
  25. 0

    #28Afterlight

    Afterlight
    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. 
    Apps

    Android

    Free- with-in app purchases.

    Carol Gray
    Written on July 7, 2017
    "Afterlight is just what I have been looking for. No more using complicated photo editing software to edit photos. Afterlight has made it so much easier for me to post beautiful images on my social media platforms in just minutes. Awesome app."
  26. 0

    #29Face Camera

    Face Camera

    Face Camera is a photo-editing application developed by Fotoable,Inc,. It allows you to transform your face into various looks and offers masks and motion stickers that you could use real-time video recording and photo taking.

    Apps

    Android

    Free- With in-app purchases

    Sanvi Sarin
    Written on April 20, 2018
    "What a stupid app..it doesn't even work. I try to open it and all I see is ads. Waste of my time. "
  27. 0

    #30PicMonkey

    PicMonkey

    PicMonkey is a creative tool for photo editing and graphic design so you can show your creativity and your style. The photo editing tool is available online and on iOS and Android devices.

    Online Tools

    Free- Varies by plan

    Aaron Kim
    Written on May 26, 2017
    "I took some photos at my daughter's birthday party and I wanted to be able to quickly add fun designs and banners to them on my phone so that I could share the photos with the other parents right away. I used the PicMonkey app and it allowed me to do all of the editing right away on my phone and immediately send the finished results to all of my guests."
  28. 0

    #31Cymera

    Cymera

    Cymera is an image editor app. With this app, you can make amazing collages, make photos with different lenses, blur the background, and much more. 

    Apps

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jessica Romero
    Written on January 12, 2018
    "This used to be great. I love the ability to blur the background. Now there are some problems. I hope they get fixed soon."
  29. 0

    #32PicSay

    PicSay
    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.



    Apps

    Android

    Free

    Ye Wu
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "A great photo editor for android with a lot of tools and features for you to choose from. The user interface could some material design refresh in my opinion but aside from that, this is one solid option."
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    #33Pikazo

    Pikazo
    Pikazo lets you choose any subject by snapping a photo, picking one from your camera roll, or using built-in web search. Start by using one of the readymade styles to get the hang of it, then begin to explore with any other image you can find.
    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Adam Moreno
    Written on April 11, 2017
    "This app lets you apply the style of one image to another image as a sort of filter, there isn't really much more to it than that, but you can waste countless hours trying a million different combinations and it really can be an interesting little time sink. In particular applying the style of paintings to photos can give you really nice looking results. The app runs pretty slow, but overall I would recommend it."
  31. 0

    #34Pixlr Express

    Pixlr Express

    With Pixlr Express, you can capture any moment and make it unique. It offers over 2 million combinations of effects, overlays and filters. When you finish, you can share them on your social networks.

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome

    Free

    Judy Holmes
    Written on January 8, 2018
    "Pixlr Express is my favorite photo editing app for Android. My friend told me about it when I was stressing about updating my social profile pics. The filtering options are fantastic. I would recommend this app to anyone. "
  32. 0

    #35PicsArt

    PicsArt

    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.

    Apps

    Android, iOS, Windows

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Harry Cox
    Written on January 6, 2018
    "PicsArt Photo Studio is a free app from the Google Play Store. It has some cool features like a collage maker and lets you make your own stickers. You can use free clipart to make your own memes too. It is extremely popular on the Play Store. It has almost 7 million reviews and the average rating is 4.5 stars. This fits the topic perfectly."
  33. 0

    #36Dreamscope

    Dreamscope
    Dreamscope is a photo editor and community that applies cutting-edge Artificial Intelligence to turn your pictures into paintings. Make your photos look like paintings by Picasso, Van Gogh, or Monet.
    Apps

    Web, iOS, Android

    Free

    Martha Vargas
    Written on June 10, 2017
    "As a iPhone user, I love my apps and Dreamscope is on the top of my list. My favorite hobby is drawing and I can turn any basic drawing into a masterpiece that rivals Vincent Van Gogh, making this app very novel in that aspect and like no other."
  34. 0

    #37CreamCam

    CreamCam
    CreamCam is a free app that helps you to enhance your portrait photos! All you have to do is to push a button in order to remove imperfections, including dark spots and wrinkles. 


    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free

    Andrew Chapman
    Written on January 17, 2018
    "It's pretty good; it certainly makes my own selfies better than I can take on my own. There are a number of filters, but I found the lighting ones to be the most effective in fixing a "meh" photo. Overall, decent, could be better, but I've seen a lot worse, so give it a shot."
  35. 0

    #38Visage Lab

    Visage Lab

    Visage is a photo editing app that allows users to remove wrinkles, acne, and whiten their teeth immediately. This app also features several tools for improving facial skin appearance, adding eye makeup, removing red-eye, and so on.

    Apps

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Judith Thomas
    Written on January 18, 2018
    "It's not a perfect app, in that if you look closely you can tell it's been photoshopped, but it does what i need it to and is good for smaller things. My teeth have never looked more white!"
  36. 0

    #39Google Photos

    Google Photos

    Google Photos is an application that lets users save, classify, edit, and sync all of their photos and videos using Google Drive and the rest of Google's services. Users can access their smartphone's contents on their PC and vice-versa. 

    Apps

    Web, Android, iOS

    Free

    James Walters
    Written on March 1, 2019
    "Google's photo app has come a long way since it was first introduced in the Play Store. It had a clean, minimalist design and seamless cloud sync. Its editing features have come a long way. While it's still not as full-featured as other options, it's really easy to use and will suffice for the average user."

Summary

Best What are the best photo editing apps
RankSolutionsTypeVotesPrice
1Snapseed Apps 32 Free
2VSCO Apps 28 Free
3FotorApps 25 Free
4Bonfire Photo Editor ProApps 25 Free
5AirBrushApps 24 Free
6AviaryApps 24 Free
7PrismaApps 20 Free
8Filterstorm NeueApps 18 Paid
9Adobe Photoshop FixApps 17 Free
10Adobe Lightroom CCSoftware 16 Free
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