10 Best Photo Editing Apps for Android 2017

In 2017, you don’t have to depend on DSLR or digital cameras for good photos; your smartphone camera is sufficient. Over the years, significant improvements have been made to smartphone cameras that produce great qualities photos and videos at any time with just a click. In fact, the camera is one of the most used features of any smartphone as countless photos are clicked every day in the world by smartphone users.

You might sometimes want to tweak your photos to make it visually more appealing and outstanding from its original and there are tons of apps available at Google Play store for that. With plenty of options for photo editing apps, you might get confused which one to choose so below I have listed some of the best android photo editing apps based on user ratings and features it offers to its user.

10 Best Photo Editor Apps for Android

1. PhotoDirector

PhotoDirector is one most popular photo editor for android available in Playstore with an average rating of 4.6.  This app combines a feature-rich photo editor with a richly creative collage maker that lets you adjust RGB with a visual histogram. Editing a photo in PhotoDirector is just like a piece of cake and it includes lots of premium features in its free version. With just a few touches and clicks, you can adjust color and brightness, add blur, awesome effects, beautiful frames, texts and much more. With the paid version, you can enable unlimited object removal, saves images in Ultra HD 4K resolution, remove the PhotoDirector logo from Collages and Frames and removes in-app ads.

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2. Snapseed

Snapseed is another best photo editor for Android by Google Inc. It’s completely ad-free and without any in-app purchases that offer lots of functionalities to tweak your photos and give it a professional look. Some key features of this app include an ability to tune images, enhance the details, unwanted spot removal, add a vignette, adjustment of curves and transformation of images. Further, it also includes filter like Lens Blur, Glamour Glow, Tonal Contrast, HDR Scape, Drama, Grunge, Retrolux and much more. It also allows to tweak your face i.e enhance the face area, adjust your head position, add a smile to your face, and adjust pupil size and focal length.

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3. Pixlr

Pixlr is Editor’s Choice photo editor app for android. With over 50 million downloads, it has an average rating of 4.4 by 1.1 million users. This app allows you to enhance your photos by providing powerful functionalities like adjustment of exposure, temperature, contrast, brightness, vibrancy, highlights, shadows, saturation and much more, auto fix to automatically apply required adjustments, smoothing and sharpening of image, spot healing, red-eye removal, color splash and blurring of image.

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4. Prisma

Prisma was once viral soon after its release and it was all over social media. Prisma is not an app for enhancing of your photos but it transforms your photos into awesome artworks using different styles of famous artists. This app has lots of artistic filters to choose from and filters are also added from time to time. It’s an Editor’s Choice photo editor for android and completely free without any in-app ads.

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5. Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is another Editor’s Choice photo editor for Android. Though it’s not as powerful as a desktop application, it offers all those features that will make your photos from Umm to Wow. It is packed with powerful features such as Autofix to automatically adjust contrast, exposure, and white balance, Blemish removal to remove unwanted spots, Color Adjustment tools to control clarity, contrast, saturation, shadows and much more, some eye-catching awesome filters, 15 borders, and frames, etc.

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6. Lidow Photo Editor

Lidow is another professional photo editor for Android. It is packed with features like insta square, photo mirror, color splash, collage maker, lens flare, selfie cam and much more.  It also includes more than 100 of filters which includes Lomo, Grad, Leaky, B&W, Season, Halo, Fade, Sweet, etc. You can also add text or tags and lens flare on your photos and reproduce the camera leaks light effect. You have 6 different options for color splash which also include an Instagram template. The Selfie Camera has built-in filters to apply while taking a selfie and there’s also an option to make collage easily. The selfie can be then easily edited and shared on social media with just a few clicks.

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7.  Camera360

Camera360 is another Editor’s Choice photo editor for Android with over 100 million downloads and has an average rating of 4.3 given by 4.7 million. While other photo editing apps are concerned only with editing, this app take it to the next level allowing you to share with other users and participate in challenges. The powerful photo editor includes Portrait mode that allows you to add filters, smoothness, and brightness to your images, remove acne, adjust face-lift, eye-bag, and nose. Besides, features like the ability to paint on your photos, add blurriness, correction of the distortion, different adjustment options, lots of stickers, varieties of textures and frames to choose from, etc makes Camera360 a most powerful photo editor for Android. With built-in super cam and selfie camera, you can take some awesome selfie and videos.

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8. Photo Editor by Aviary

Photo Editor by Aviary is another most downloaded app with an average rating of 4.4 by 1.4 million users. The key features of this app are one-tap auto enhance, gorgeous photo effects and frames, color splash, color balance, adjustment of brightness, contrast, color temperature and saturation, fun stickers, and much more. It also includes cosmetic tools to fix red-eye, remove blemishes and whiten teeth. You can also create your own meme inside this app which is one unique feature that none of the above-mentioned app offers. This app has also been featured in Mashable, LifeHacker and USA Today. It also has in-app purchases available which unlock effect packs, high-resolution output, drag and drop to customize the toolset and much more.

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9.  Polarr

Polarr is one of the best professional photo editors for Android. Polarr offers lots of enhancement tools all in one app. The key features of this app include a color adjustment to tweak temperature, tint, vibrancy, and saturation, enhancement of details by adjusting clarity, sharpen and reducing noise, handles lens distortion, adjustment of curves to manage color profiles, lots of filters to apply on your photos and much more. You can also adjust HSL(Hue, Saturation, Luminance) for eight color channels and balance the highlight and shadow tone. While most the features are free to use, there are some components that you have to purchase to use it.

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10.  PicsArt Photo Studio

PicsArt is another best photo editor for Android that offers powerful editing options along with pic collage maker. It has an average rating of 4.4 rated by 6.5 million users. This app offers almost every tools to make your photos awesome. It includes tools to create cutouts, crop, stretch, clone, add text and adjust curves. It also has a full library of artistic photo filters (including HDR), frames, backgrounds, borders, callouts and more. All tools have a brush mode for fine-tuning and applying selectively on just part of your photo. PicsArt provides 100s of fonts for adding text to your pictures and making killer text overlays. PicsArt also provides a rapidly evolving set of AI-powered, Prisma-style effects. It also conducts daily challenges where the user uploads amazing photos, collage, and edits.

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Wrapping Up

There are lots of photo editor for android and it is hard to choose the best one among them. Some other popular apps include PhotoLab, Pixlr-o-matic, Toolwiz Photos, AirBrush, Fotor Photo Editor and the list goes on. I prefer Snapseed and Polarr over the others but your choice may be different.

Did I miss your favorite photo editor? If so, do let me know in the comments below.

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