6 of the best photo editing apps for mobile devices


You may not think you need a photo editing app on your device. But you do. There are so many situations that require you to take a photo on your phone – that will ultimately be seen by other people.

Whether you need a profile photo for LinkedIn or some snaps of an important work function, it’s important that the photos you take are presentable. And sometimes your device just doesn’t take a photo that does justice to your amazing photography skills.

Here are six photo editing apps you can use on your mobile device. Most of them are free!

Adobe Photoshop Fix
Developer: Adobe
Available: App Store and Google Play
Cost: Free
Adobe Photoshop Fix enables powerful, yet easy image retouching and restoration on your iPad or iPhone. Heal, smooth, liquefy, lighten and make other edits and adjustments that give you the precise look you’re after.

Developer: Visual Supply Company
Available: App Store and Google Play
Cost: Free
VSCO is a photo editing and publishing tool that offers dozens of exclusive filters and presets. Each of the presets can be tweaked which means there is an almost infinite number of actual filters.

Developer: Google
Available: App Store and Google Play
Cost: Free
This photo editing app provides the precision and control of professional photo editing software. It features non-destructive editing workflow and the ability to selectively apply edits with brushes, masks, and control points. Snapseed was rated as one of The 100 Best Android Apps of 2017 by PC Magazine.

Facetune 2
Developer: Lightricks
Available: App Store
Cost: Free
The next generation of the award-winning Facetune app is here with a new, amazing collection of the best pro retouching features. There’s super advanced technology behind every fun, powerful and easy-to-use tool. In only a few taps, you can whiten teeth, remove blemishes, smooth out skin, slim faces—and so much more!

Developer: MotionOne.com
Available: App Store and Google Play
Cost: $1.49
With AfterFocus, you can create a DSLR-style background blurred photo by simply selecting the focus area. Also, various filter effects offer you the ability to create the most natural and realistic photo.

Developer: Adva-Soft
Available: App Store and Google Play
Cost: $2.99
TouchRetouch offers you all the tools you need to efficiently remove unwanted content from your photos. Remove photo bombers, surface breaks and scratches, skin blemishes or objects like poles and trash cans!

2 Comments on “6 of the best photo editing apps for mobile devices”

  1. Best app says:

    Is it safe to install on android ???

    • Library Social Media Team says:

      Hi – the only one we could not find in the Google Play store is Facetune2. Android is Google’s operating system for smartphones, if there was an issue we believe Google Play would have been informed and removed it by now.

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