If you like taking photos and editing them to make them perfect, you’re probably always looking for apps to do that. We decided to select from this list all the most used and popular photo apps available, so you can choose the one you like best.
Read on below to find out all the main features offered by each one of them!
Index of this article
1. Adobe Photoshop Express
To start this list, we have here Adobe Photoshop Express, one of the most complete, most practical, and almost certainly the most popular option among the photo editing apps on the list, being Adobe’s mobile version of Photoshop CC. Through this amazing app, users will be able to create collages from very simple and intuitive features.
Examples of these features include many features for cropping, straightening, or rotating images in general, as well as granting users access to 45 amazing effects and various special (and exclusive) functions such as removing and removing all blemishes and dirt from photos. This app can be downloaded from both the App Store and the Play Store.
Now, if you are interested in an alternative that is even more full of options and possibilities, Adobe Photoshop CC, the computer version, is recommended. To find out more about this really great program, just follow our link to take advantage of the free trial and then purchase it if you like it.
2. Adobe Lightroom
An excellent alternative to Adobe Photoshop Express, Adobe Lightroom is from the same company and is one of the most used applications for you to edit your photos as you wish, with a particular focus on minor adjustments such as light, color, and exposure.
Through it, you will be able to synchronize everything you do on all platforms where it is available. They are on Android, iPhone, web browsers, and computers.
Within this complete package, you will be able to find a really large variety of pre-defined filters and tools to help anyone, whether you are a beginner or an advanced user.
This is a free app for you to use, but it offers a premium version that brings with it many advanced and really useful features, like perspective correction and detailed adjustments. Visit the Lightroom page now to learn more about the app!
Another excellent option among the applications found here is Canva, which brings with it many different features that will allow you to edit and create banners, posters, flyers, and the most diverse arts for any purpose, also allowing you to put text in images.
Using this amazing application (which even has a web version), you’ll be able to create stylish posts with ease using the more than 100 fonts it offers and hundreds of layouts available for your photos, all in the free version. Just follow this link to download the apps!
Unlike anything you’ll find on this list, PlaceIt is only available on the web, being an image maker for business purposes. Through it, you will be able to very easily create your brand, using one of the more than 20 thousand ready-made templates.
In PlaceIt, you’ll be able to create your logo, create your own layouts and templates, text, animations, videos, and also download as many of the existing ones as you want. Besides, its editor is very easy to use, so you can create without knowing anything about editing or design.
All pre-existing templates are created by design professionals, so you can trust the results to be the best possible, always excellent. Follow our link to get started with PlaceIt and create media files for advertisements, for your social media, for your website, or for whatever purpose!
Another alternative that is quite good, complete, and among the most used photo apps is Pixlr, which can be used by anyone to create amazing images. Through this app, users will be able to create collages as they wish, in addition to being able to access the tools necessary for selfies and group photos to be perfect.
Besides, you’ll also be able to add text to your photos, correct their color with a single touch, resize or crop all the photos and have access to a large number of other features. Follow the link to the official Pixlr website to learn more about it and start downloading the Android and iPhone apps.
Piczoo is another one of the apps we chose to include in our list. It gives its users the ability to edit their photos and images in many different ways, such as with cropping tools, mosaic creation, adding frames and filters, or even creating collages from predefined layouts.
In this app, you’ll also have access to an exclusive photo editing tool so you can post to Instagram, which means that all the images you retouch will be saved in the ideal size for the social network. Furthermore, it is also possible to add texts as you wish, configuring them in the background. To see more, go to the App Store or the Play Store.
Darkroom is another of the most used photo apps, also having a free and a paid version. In its free version, all its users will have access to a huge range of editing tools and features, such as brightness and saturation adjustments, which are as easy to use as they are to find.
In its premium version, the paid version, the app will give you access to a very complete collection of filters and elements for you to add to any of your editions, as well as standard templates to use and the possibility to create your own to use whenever you want. Exclusive to iOS devices, it is available through the link.
Developed by one of the biggest technology companies today (Google), Snapseed is one of the best options among the most used photo apps. Through it, it is possible to take photos before editing them.
After that, you’ll have access to a huge number of tools, ranging from the most basic to the most advanced. Among the most basic, you’ll be able to adjust the size of the photos, crop them or add text, for example.
Now, for the advanced options you’ll have access to more than 29 filters and special tools such as correction, brush, HDR, perspective adjustment, text addition, overlay tool and even double exposure. To see more about Snapseed and get started, follow the links to the App Store or the Play Store!
TouchRetouch is one of the photo apps that has the most limited functionality, but it can be used to fix any defects you see in the photos you take easily and very efficiently so that they look even better, just as you wanted.
It allows both retouching and line removal, making it very useful for removing phone cables, unwanted pimples, skin blemishes, scratches and breaks on surfaces (including curves), unwanted people in the background and much more.
Another excellent option among the most used photo apps is Moldiv, bringing with it a very considerable amount of possibilities for everyone who wants to create collages and montages, offering a collection of over 180 frames, 193 filters, and 13 different themes for you to create your own style.
You can add up to nine photos in a grid, freely adjusting their size. Furthermore, it gives you access to a collection that has thousands of stickers and many tools to control brightness, contrast, and saturation, among others. It is available on the App Store for iOS and the Play Store for Android.
11. YouCam Makeup
YouCam Makeup is the most recommended alternative for everyone who likes to take really good selfies to edit them later, with a specific focus on virtual makeup and hairstyles.
Through it, you’ll be able to create makeup in real time using your smartphone’s camera and augmented reality features, so you’ll be able to add lipstick and makeup, change your hair color or style, and use an airbrush even before taking the selfie!
If you want to have unlimited access to many other tools like exclusive makeup collections, lip art styles, and lip reshaper, one-click beautification tools, remove watermarks, be able to save in HD, and of course not have advertisements during use, you will need to pay.
A particularly useful and attractive feature offered by YouCam Makeup is the skin health analysis, with care tips and a skin diary. You will have an analysis performed in seconds. Start using it right now on the Play Store or the App Store.
12. InShot Photo Editor
Those who like to edit videos certainly already know InShot, one of the most used for anyone who frequently posts on social networks. However, a somewhat unknown factor is that it also offers one of the best and most complete photo editors, giving access to many effects and filters, allowing you to create collages.
Among the features you can find in InShot are the control of image brightness, contrast and saturation, besides being able to use an image blur tool. You can also merge images, edit your body and use over 250 exclusive frames. Download it now for Android via the Play Store or for iPhone via the App Store!
13. Affinity Photo
Another of the most used among photo editing apps is Affinity Photo which, like Adobe programs, was originally for computers. This one, however, was Mac only and is currently exclusive to devices that are part of the Apple ecosystem.
Within it, you’ll have access to a really amazing amount of tools, elements, and filters, being able to edit anything you want in real-time.
Best of all, it supports images at a really high resolution, above 100MB. Allows you to zoom and pan at 120 fps, open, edit, and save files in Photoshop’s PSD format, support multiple color spaces, and more.
Finally, you’ll be able to use all the most common image formats, such as PNG, JPG and PDF, you’ll have unlimited layers and you can even save everything you create in RAW format! Learn more about Affinity Photo by clicking on the link.
Fotor is a really complete app, being one of the only ones on our list that has versions for almost every platform you could want, offering apps for Android, iPhone, Windows, macOS, and even the web, which can be accessed in any of the best web browsers.
By using this application, users will be able to make use of multiple and varied functionalities, such as different styles of montages and collages, creating celebration cards, changing the background of any image (being one of the apps to remove image background, as it allows you to make it transparent) and more.
A really strong point of Fotor is the fact that it has a connection to one of the biggest photo markets, PxBee, allowing you to make extra income by selling your creations. Discover everything through the link!
Camera+ is another one of the most used photo apps that is exclusive to iOS devices. Its main functionality is to enhance the capabilities found in the standard iPhone camera application.
Through this app, you’ll be able to control the exposure and focus separately, making it possible to take even lighter pictures, or pictures with darker tones.
It also features a stabilization function, ensuring that the resulting shots are never shaky and look particularly professional with great simplicity. Discover all the features offered by Camera+ on its page in the App Store.
16. Over (now GoDaddy Studio)
Another one of the most popular photo apps is Over, with the main focus on allowing its users to create graphic designs. There you will find a really large number of varied resources so that creating art for posters, cards, pamphlets, and flyers is very easy.
In this app, you’ll have access to over 25 thousand different effects, including frames, backgrounds, shapes, and illustrations of all kinds, for example. In addition, you can choose to include shadows, colors, and fonts in any text and can choose from hundreds of different fonts. Access the App Store or the Play Store to download it!
17. FaceTune 2
FaceTune 2, like YouCam Makeup, is really focused on those who like to take pictures. Through it, you can make the most varied adjustments to them, such as applying virtual makeup, retouching your photos on the iPhone, and even putting filters and varied backgrounds to make your photos even more stylish.
Other features you can find in it include the possibility to whiten teeth, remove pimples and remove crow’s feet from photos, besides being able to use photo resizing, saturation and temperature adjustment, and even a complete history of edits. Check the Play Store or the App Store.
18. Halide Camera
We have in Halide Camera another of the most used photo apps that are exclusive to Apple mobile devices. With it, you’ll find many advanced adjustments so that anyone who understands photography can do everything they’ve always wanted, being able to adjust the camera’s focus, shutter, and even the ISO of the photos.
Besides all that, you can still save everything in RAW format, being a really interesting option for those who work with photography. It works with Siri’s voice commands, making it even easier to use. Download this amazing app and start using it right now through the link!
19. Filterstorm Neue
An app for those who want to edit images is Filterstorm Neue, which has a huge amount of functionality, both basic and advanced, so you can create montages and edit photos using an iPhone. In this app, you’ll have access to many ready-made filters, mask tools so you can create your own effects, and much more.
You’ll also be able to make very varied adjustments, such as contrast, colors, exposure levels, saturation, and even shadows of your photos, among a large number of others. It even gives you access to special effects to make your images black and white. Follow the link and discover everything!
Another one of the apps on our list, and without a doubt one of the best known, is Cymera, a camera app that has really complete functionality for editing your photos, whether they already exist or you have taken them now.
Among the many features it offers you, you will find many different types of lenses, filters in real-time, the creation of montages using many existing layouts, an editor for your face and body, and much more. Go to the official page and find out all about Cymera!
21. PicsArt Photo Studio
PicsArt Photo Studio is certainly one of the most used photo apps around the world, widely used by those who love editing photos. With it, you’ll have access to a large number of editing tools and millions of stickers, in addition to allowing you to easily transform photos into drawings or transform photos into caricatures.
It is also possible to style the images and photos manually, being able to add to them several new elements and texts. You’ll also be able to draw over them and create collages as you want or need. Go to the App Store or the Play Store to download.
22. RAW Power
Another one that is exclusive to devices that are part of the Apple ecosystem, RAW Power is an app that allows you to edit the photos you take. The app is particularly recommended for users who have access to good cameras, whether from recent iPhones like the iPhone 11 Pro or who use professional cameras.
It is compatible with all the most commonly found photo formats like JPG and PNG. Its differential lies in the fact that it supports photo editing in RAW format. To find out everything about this app for taking perfect photos, just follow the link to the App Store!
Another excellent option among the most used photo apps, it will allow you to edit photos as you wish using a wide range of tools, among the features offered, you find control over minor details such as exposure, colors, brightness, and shadows, among others.
Another thing you can do without much difficulty is to clone existing aspects of images to use elsewhere, using the most varied filters with many effects, in addition to being able to write on photos using the many digital brushes.
It’s really great for everyone who wants to turn their photos into drawings automatically. Unfortunately, it’s another one that offers a premium version in which you’ll have access to many more options. Follow the link to the App Store to see more.
Like Affinity Photo, Pixelmator is another one of the most used photo apps that had its origins as a Mac exclusive. Today, it has a mobile version for iPhone in which you’ll find all the tools of the version for Mac with optimization for your smartphone screen.
It can be used to blur photos, besides offering you simple editing tools. Unfortunately, it’s not as complete as the competition, but this is compensated by its extremely simple interface and having brushes dedicated to drawing on images. Go to the App Store to download it.
PicLab is yet another application to edit your photos that brings with it a very large range of features in its editor. Through it, users will be able to add filters, resize images, apply cuts, effects, textures, and many other options.
Besides, it allows you to place texts in the photos, being able to rotate them as you like, change their size and opacity, add multiple layers, choose from many fonts and use emojis and stickers, among other options. To use, you can download for both Android and iOS!
26. Open Camera
Another of the options that allow you to take your photos before editing them is Open Camera, an exclusive for smartphones that use the Android operating system. In the app, you’ll be able to use almost all the features you can imagine to take perfect photos.
These include a stabilizer for correcting stills and moving videos and photo settings, varied color effects, and deeper details such as ISO and exposure, and you can even take pictures while recording videos. To download it, follow the link!
Lumii is yet another of the most used photo apps that are exclusive to Android smartphones. It brings a large number of very advanced tools for its users, with a simple, intuitive, and accessible interface, making you quickly leave everything as you want.
In Lumii, you’ll be able to find and use a variety of customizable filters, more than 100 effects for your photos that can change their intensity, including patterns, stickers, fonts, double exposure, and all the most common basic tools. To find out all about it, head to the Play Store.
28. DesignLab – Creative Design
With a lot of focus on social networks and, in particular, on the well-known Instagram Stories, DesignLab – Creative Design is another excellent alternative. The application has many tools that give its users the possibility to start artwork from scratch or edit them from thousands of templates.
In addition, DesignLab has dozens of fonts if you want to write on photos, changing the color, size, opacity. It also allows you to add different effects and filters. If you are interested in this free app, follow the link to the App Store.
BeFunky is another one of the best options among the apps for those who want to edit any photo, being one of the most used. It has versions for both smartphones and the web, offering its users a wide range of options in its free version and even more in the paid version.
With BeFunky, you can even edit the images the way you want, including filters and textures, retouching (such as skin, mouth, and eyes), placing text and frames, and even focus and contrast settings, for example. Find out all about this amazing app through the link, where you can also download it!
Finally, we bring you what is probably the most popular photo app on our list, VSCO. It has a very simple premise, that of being a social network to just share images, removing all the social interaction between users.
Through it, you will be able to use many different filters, adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation and use many other tools. You can also check out the creations of other users. Check out everything about VSCO and head to the official website to get started!
What did you think of our list of the most used photo apps?
Leave your opinion about them in the comments, saying if you already knew all that we’ve included, if any were new or if you think we forgot to include some. Don’t forget to also check out our guide on how to take great smartphone pictures!