You probably don’t need another reason to be addicted to your smartphone, but here’s one anyway: a plethora of apps for Android and IPhone that give you almost limitless photo editing abilities. These intelligent apps let you add stickers, change scenes, cut people out and darken the light. So now you can keep your money clips in your pockets as you don’t need to own the mega camera of the Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge or the Google Nexus 6P to get extraordinary photos. Check out 5 of the best here:
With over 100 million users already, it’s no wonder that Photowonder is so popular. With an easy-to-use interface and impeccable design, it’s especially fast and has just the right balance of scenes and effects to make every one usable. Choose from retro to dreamlike, or even holiday themed backdrops. This popular app even has extra editing tools to smooth out skin blemishes and lets you make collages of up to nine photos at a time. Works for both Android and Apple. Price: FREE.
This app offers hundreds of cool effects for your photos, from intensifying details to turning your loved ones into cartoon sketches. If you’re looking for subtle editing, this one’s not for you, as the emphasis is more on creativity and fun here, allowing you to turn your photos into neat pieces of art that are eye-catching and memorable. One of the best ones turns your picture into a tattoo on skin, and you can even edit your pic to look like a Picasso piece. Works for both Android and Apple. Price: FREE.
If you’re looking for an app that lets you create professional photos worthy of keeping in your business card holder; Photo Editor by Aviary could be the one for you. While old Adobe’s faithful fans may prefer Photoshop Express; this app is hands down better, with awesome filters and one of the best sepia/vintage settings around. You might want to complement this app with another if you’re looking for choice, as there aren’t many filters yet, but it does produces some of the most professional looking photos out there. Works for both Android and Apple. Price: FREE.
Camera+ for iOS picks up where the Apple’s photo app leaves off. While the IPhone’s default camera undeniably takes a good photo, you don’t get the chance to get creative with your photos, and this is where Camera+ comes in. Built in two parts, this app has a camera and a photo editor, offering a massive range of advanced editing features. This is a good one for serious photographers with lots of time to dedicate to tweaking their pics. Only for IPhone. Price: $2.99 (iPhone), $4.99 (iPad).
Retromatic allows you to take your photos back to the 1950s, by turning your images retro. All you need to do is import them, crop and edit and apply your desired vintage effects. So if you want to create a picture of the family in a classic 1950’s diner or shop, this app is your best bet. It’s a little complicated to use if you want to try the advanced options, but the awesome images it gives back are worth the effort. Only for IPhone. Price: $1.99.