Best Apps for Photo Editing on Android [Top 6]

Best Apps for Photo Editing on Android

Photo editing is no more a technical skill that it used to be. With many powerful apps for photo editing, harnessing the power of AI and the ever increasing computing power of the mobile phones, there is no requirement of technical knowledge to edit and produce stunning photos. Here is a compilation of the 6 best apps for photo editing that we reviewed.

With big players like Adobe stepping in to make available their highly versatile photo editing tools like Adobe Photoshop and Adobe Lightroom for mobile platforms, photo editing became accessible to everyone and is just fingertips away. Now, without further ado, let’s dive in to find out which apps made it to the top 6 of our list of best photo editing apps.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express is an all-in-one photo editor that helps you create stunning pro-looking photo edits on your mobile phone. It has been featured previously on our [Top 6] Best Digital Art Apps FREE for Android to Sketch, Paint list. Photoshop Express is a sole winner in this list of best apps for photo editing. It has an average 4.5 star rating from 1.6 million users on Google Play Store.

Key Features

This app offers features like Sticker maker, Pic collages, Meme generation, Perspective Correction, Noise Removal, Apply Blur, Collages and Spot Healing and many more. This app offers 60+ unique filters and an expansive font library to make your pictures look more professional. Photoshop Express supports importing raw and TIFF formats. It also supports sharing the edited images directly to Facebook, Instagram, WhatsApp and other social media platforms.

What makes it one of the best photo editing apps

Photoshop for Desktop has a steep learning curve and can sometimes intimidate beginners. We love this mobile version for its beginner friendliness unlike its Desktop counterpart. You don’t have to be an expert in photo editing to edit photos on this app.

You can do a lot of things automatically. For example, you can heal spots and skin imperfections, correct red eye with a single tap. The automatic haze/fog removal is a great feature to have when you have hazy images taken early in the morning. Perspective Correction helps you straighten crooked images with ease. Import and sharing options only enhance Photoshop Express’s versatility.



Want a simple yet powerful photo editing app to make your photos look stunning without the need to retouch them too much? Canva offers the simplest and the best photo editor with an average customer rating of 4.6 stars and a whopping 4.4 million ratings on Google Play Store. If you want to make quick edits of the photos you took before posting them onto social media, Canva is the app you must have.

Key Features

It features a vast library of templates (close to 60,000 templates) to help you create digital art for every use case there is. Its search enables finding these templates super easy by typing terms like “save the date card” or “beauty social media post”. After you are done with editing, directly share your photos directly to Instagram, Whatsapp or just export them out onto your device.

What makes it one of the best photo editing apps

If you are a social media buff, Canva is a must-have on your phone. With its stunning ‘ready to use’ Instagram Story templates, leave your friends in awe. Editing photos with your friends or colleagues has never been so easy. Create a free team with Canva to start collaborating with your friends or colleagues, share photos and a lot more.


Snapseed - Best Apps for Photo Editing
Developer: Google LLC
Price: Free

Snapseed is a photo editing solution from Google. It is a fully featured and professional photo editor. Next to Adobe Photoshop Express & Canva, it features some very cool and useful features that make it the third best in the list. It has an average rating of 4.5 stars and 1.32 million reviews.

Key features

The key features offered by the app include RAW file support, ability to save your personal looks and applying them to photos later, the very powerful selective filter brush with “Control Point” technology and many more.

All the standard options like Crop, Rotate, Brushes, Text, etc. are available. The app offers a total of 29 tools and filters including HDR, Perspective, Noir, Face Enhance and Glamour Glow. These features help make your edits look amazing without you spending hours and hours manually adjusting individual properties. The precise controls that come with these features drastically reduce editing time and effort.

What makes it one of the best photo editing apps

Snapseed, being a professional editor, allows you to tweak RAW DNG files and save them non-destructively or export them as JPG for sharing on social media. The selective filter brush makes editing photos a breeze. You won’t need to use all the complicated and time-consuming tools to select objects in your photos. All you will need to do is tap an object with your finger! The U-Point technology intelligently selects the object for editing! Adjust brightness, change colors and do a lot more.


Prisma - Best Apps for Photo Editing
Prisma Photo Editor
Prisma Photo Editor
Developer: Prisma Labs, Inc.
Price: Free+

Prisma Photo Editor is a photo editing solution offered by Prisma Labs. With an average rating of 4.6 stars on Google Play Store and a claimed user base of 120+ million, this app made it to the fourth position on our list. Prisma stands at 4.6 star average rating on Google Play Store with close to 900K reviews. With the amount of love it is receiving, it could very well top the list of best apps for photo editing, the next time we update this list.

Key features

Fine grained control of all the necessary controls like Exposure, Contrast and Saturation, an ever updating library of 500+ filters and the renowned art filters are just a few of the key features Prisma has to offer. Prisma’s art filter library is one of the best with over 300 art styles to transform your photos into art!

The feed features beautiful pictures created by the vibrant Prisma’s community. Join the Prisma creator community to show off your work or get inspired by the thousands of pictures that get published every day.

What makes it one of the best photo editing apps

Prisma proudly claims that they release atleast one art filter every single day. This is something we love because after a certain point, getting bored of the filters is quite common. Having to try out new filters and styles is definitely a big plus of the app. The app’s interface too is made simple and clutter free making us love this app more.

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom - Best Apps for Photo Editing

Adobe Lightroom – Photo Editor & Pro Camera is a mobile platform analogue of the renowned Adobe Lightroom CC for the desktop. Although there are significant differences between this app and its desktop counterpart, it is a fairly powerful photo editing tool for mobile users. Adobe Lightroom has an average 4.3 stars on Google Play Store from 930K users worldwide.

Key features

Functionally in line with its desktop counterpart, edits on Adobe Lightroom are non-destructive by default. Healing brush, Local hue adjustments, Advanced color grading and the time saving Lightroom presets are only few of the many features this app gives us access to.

Staying beginner friendly by offering a wide range of presets but also allowing finer control of each and every detail through advanced controls makes this app a unique one in this category. You can easily tap and drag sliders to adjust practically everything.

What makes it one of the best photo editing apps

The Pro-Camera allows finer controls like exposure, timer, instant presets and raw. Don’t limit yourself with what the stock camera app on your phone has to offer. Unlock your true potential with the all powerful and truly pro camera bundled with this app.


VSCO App - Best Apps for Photo Editing

Our last but not least entry in the list is VSCO. Unlike most other apps in this category, VSCO also offers a video editor bundled within. It follows a freemium model of membership offering a decent amount of presets and features. VSCO rates an average 4.2 stars on Google Play Store.

Key Features

Key features of this app include a free photo editor with 10 free VSCO presets, Recipes feature to save the styles and reapply them later on other photos, a video editor and a video montage maker.

In addition to the standard Crop & Skew, Contrast & Saturation and Fade, VSCO offers a wide range of presets in the form of a library, perspective controls, HSL & Split tone, etc. All the presets and advanced editing tools offered in the photo editor are available for use in the video editor as well.

What makes it one of the best photo editing apps

VSCO has this unique feature allowing users to give their edits a vintage film look. Make your edits look like they have been shot on the Kodak, Fuji and Agfa using the Film X feature. The VSCO montage also needs a special mention. Making a moving collage has never been easier. With just a few minutes of work, create stunning video montages that clearly express what you intend to. As of writing this article, VSCO is offering a 7-day free trial of its membership to try the premium features out.

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Hope you liked our list of the 6 best apps for photo editing. We cannot possibly review each and every app out there with tens and hundreds of apps coming out every day. We will try to keep this list accurate and updated. To read more such content, please consider bookmarking DroidBible.

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