Emilee Speaks: Top 6 Android Photo Editing Apps

Monday, July 7, 2014

Top 6 Android Photo Editing Apps








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||UPDATE 07/24/2015||
This post is now over a year old.  While I still love the apps in this post, please note that there may be other apps out there that better suit you.  Technology advances so quickly!  I have a tutorial on my current favorite photo editing app, Afterlight, which you can view here.  The popularity of this post on Pinterest has been amazing, and I just wanted to provide an update for those still pinning this post.  Thanks for stopping by!!!

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I've mentioned before how I do about 90% of my photo editing on my phone.  I take pictures with my phone, so the pictures are already there.  I spend A LOT of time running my family around.  I'm in my car A LOT.  I usually utilize this time to do photo editing.  I have found the perfect mix of photo editing apps for my Samsung Galaxy Note 3.  

express photoshop

1.]  Photoshop Express: I mostly use this one to clean up photos.  It has a great auto-enhance feature.  The best auto-enhance of any of the other apps.  It has the basics- cropping, straightening, rotating, flipping.  Adjust brightness && colors.  Plus, in app sharing option to all social medias.
Free

a beautiful mess

2.]  A Beautiful Mess: I love love LOVE this app.  It's my go-to app for Instagram pictures, and Pinterest pin-worthy photos [like the one at the beginning of this post].  The options are endless with this app.  I love the adorable doodles you can add, and the versatility of the fonts.  I use this app primarily for my watermarks too.  I can't recommend it enough.  
$.99

instamag

3.]  InstaMag: This is a new addition to the mix.  It's a lot like another app I will be discussing, but offers a slightly more modern spin.  InstaMag makes collage pictures.  Offers over 10,000 possible layouts.  It's been my go-to app for the collage style lately.
Free

photogrid

4.]  PhotoGrid:  Here's my second collage maker in this list.  This one was my favorite prior to the newly available InstaMag.  I still believe that PhotoGrid has it's purpose though.  It's great to make a collage without too much fuss and distraction.  It's simplicity offers a sleeker collage.  It also has a video maker quite similar to "Flipagram", for Instagram.
Free

picsart

5.]  PicsArt:  This is probably my favorite true photo editor.  This app has every function you could want.  I use it frequently to edit my son's blemishes, enhance picture quality, remove unwanted objects from the background of photos, blur objects out in photos, etc etc etc...  It really does offer just about anything you could want from a photo editor.  
Free

pixlr


6.]  Pixlr-o-matic:  This is a fun app to add random artistic touches to your photos.  This is myyy favorite app for filters.  It has sooooo many.  Seriously, if you can't find a filter that suits you with this app, there isn't one that will.  Not only does it have a plethora of filters, it has fun overlays that can add sparkle, drama, neon words, and more.  One of my favorite pictures of myself of all time [ahah okay, maybe not all time, but I use it a lot] is the one in my About Me section.  I edited this phone 100% with this app.  I highly recommend this app.

Free


**BONUS APP**


magisto

I've recently become obsessed with this app!  It's not reallyyy for photos, but you can use photos in it.  Magisto is a really cool video editor.  You select the video files and pictures from your phone, then choose a theme, and a song.  Then Magisto makes your movie for you.  I used it a few posts ago to create a quick unboxing video for Mt Baker Vapor.  I've had a lot of fun with this app.  It makes some fun little videos for ya.
Free

There ya have the top 6 BEST photo editing apps available on Android [according to moi].  I can't recommend these 6 apps enough.  They're great and easy to use for anyone from novice to professional.  What are your favorite photo apps?


44 comments:

  1. Thanks for a lot of great apps! I very rarely edit photos and probably should at some point. Instagram is it for me!

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    1. Ohh yeah these are great for making your instagram photos even better!

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  2. Wow! Great apps. I need help with my photos, so you gave me some great options!

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  3. Those are some great looking apps. Will share with my friend who has an android phone.

    Michelle F.

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  4. I have to checkt out those great apps, thanks for the useful info :D

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  5. In a social media world, those apps are really handy.

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  6. These apps come in handy, photo editing on the go is a must for me.

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  7. Thanks for sharing these.. i have used a few of them in the past.. very good choices..

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  8. Wow! Never about all those apps for photo editing. I am going to check them out! Thanks for the share.

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  9. I have never heard of most of these because I use my computer for photo editing, but I am going to look into several of these so that I can use my phone a little more often.

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  10. Thank you so much for sharing this! I didn't even know they had apps like that for phones and here I've been doing it all on my computer. =(

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  11. Awesome I do most of my edited with PS and gimp on my pc since I am sorta dumb wen it comes to my phone

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  12. I don't get photo editing ony our phone - it seems so unintuitive and impractical. I'll stick to my photoshop but I do recognize that people just want it done quick!

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    1. Yeah I have photoshop on the computer as well. It's great obvi for serious stuff. Things like Instagram or cutesy stuff I love using my phone. I'm on my phone a lot more than the computer though.

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  13. I love app reviews, it is so hard to know which of the gazillion available are going to be good ones.

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  14. Gah! I avoid apps like the plague because I wouldn't be able to stay away from them, like a kid with toys on Christmas morning.


    Stopping by to leave some love and dish with you for a minute.
    Alysia x
    www.mydomesticdish.com

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  15. I have A Beautiful Mess although I haven't used it lately for some reason. I just downloaded PSE the other day, but haven't messed with that yet. I need to stop downloading new ones and use the ones I have!

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    1. Oh I use so many of them! Ahah! I'll use several on one picture lol.

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  16. The Beautiful Mess looks fun. I have a blackberry so I can't get instagram. But I do I have it on my iPod although the quality of pics are sucky.
    Thanks for these!

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    1. I seriously looove A Beautiful Mess. It's my favorite one to use =]

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  17. So many great apps for androids. I think some of these are also available for the iPhone, too. I don't use an Android (I use iPhone) but I will definitely pass this along to some friends who do!

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    1. I'm pretty sure they're all available on iPhone as well. I titled it as Android apps, because we don't have as good a "photo app" selection as you guys on Apple ;)

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  18. You have a nice list here and I prefer using free though I know what it the benefit of purchasing any paid apps.

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    1. Yeah they're all free except for one of them =]

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  19. I have been looking for photo editing apps but don't know which one is best. Thanks for sharing this and I will check each one of them. I am currently using fotor and pic monkey but on my laptop only. Nice to have one for my android.

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  20. Thanks for breaking it all down for me. I am probably the worst photographer ever and definitely need something to help me clean them up. Thanks for the tips.

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  21. Thanks for sharing. I am always looking for photo editing apps!

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  22. Out of the six you have listed here. I've had experience using the PhotoGrid to make up collages.

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  23. I use picadilo photo editor.. shall try these you listed here.. thanks

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  24. I haven't heard of PicsArt until now. I'd like to try it.

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    1. It's great for actual photo correcting. Like I mentioned above, I use it to correct my son's acne. He won't let me post ANY picture that hasn't been touched up of him =[

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  25. I have never photo shopped anything. I am going to have to check these out. Thanks for sharing.

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  26. Thanks for sharing all these apps. I did not realize how many different ones there were.

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  27. You need to add VSCO and Afterlight in this list :)
    I will check out Photoshop Express. I wanted to download that before but was hesitant because of the file size.

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    1. I have VSCO I just haven't used it much. I'll check out Afterlight! Thanks! <33

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  28. I'm an Apple guy Emilee, sorry. Maybe I will come to the dark side lol.

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    1. Aha that's okay! =] I'm pretty sure these are all available on iPhone as well!

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  29. I love using photoshop express.. its the best :D

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  30. Oh wow. Glad to know I take pics with my phone too and sometimes they are the worse but I don't have anything else

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  31. You should edit cookies in your oven and take them to work.

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  32. I've never been able to edit photos on my phone. Too small. :(

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  33. Great list of photo apps for android phones. I have one and use a few of these apps myself.

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  34. I want to try the picsart and the instamag. I don't use editor app in my photos that's why they look boring.

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  35. thank you for this. I am always on the lookout for better apps. I'm bookmarking this page.

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