Point-and-shoot digital cameras have pretty much been replaced with today’s smartphone camera technology offering similar (if not better) performance and a great deal of help comes from apps. If you are looking to take your favorite photos and make them that much better or have some fun with them, we suggest four best photo editing apps for Android that you should know about.
Photo Editor by dev.macgyver
The Photo Editor by dev.macgyver most resembles something you would use on your desktop. It isn’t pretty but it still offers you a huge variety of options – so many, in fact, that it could potentially compete with Photoshop. This is one of only a handful of apps that allow you to edit EXIF data, and it comes with superior curve adjustment and perspective tools.
It won’t cost you a dime, but free does come with the price of having to accept ads that will appear. One thing that’s great about Photo Editor is that the developers regularly update it so, chances are, if you have found something that you find lacking, it could show up rather soon in an update.
Photo Editor by Lidow
Photo Editor by Lidow is both fast and fun with quick photo editing settings and a host of filters. It is far less complex than other photo editing apps, which is certainly a part of its attraction. With Photo Editor you get some fun features that are so easy to use that you can apply them in just seconds.
We shouldn’t be surprised when a large multimedia company such as Cyberlink decides they will bring a superior photo editing app to the Android market. That’s exactly what PhotoDirector is.
Don’t be afraid to get creative. It’s a breeze to add overlays to any of your images. With so many different photo styles and effects, you can have a lot of fun. You can take it up a notch if you like and begin using the advanced features PhotoDirector has to offer like HSL tools or RGB curves.
Adobe Lightroom Mobile
When it comes to Adobe, there is no question it is a world leader in the photo editing world. In fact, if we are talking about the ability to manipulate images, Lightroom is by far the ‘gold standard’ for photographers. The Adobe Lightroom app is packed with all kinds of editing tools that you will recognize from the desktop version, but now they are squeezed into a single Android app. As of December 2015, Adobe Lightroom app is free. Before that you were required to have an Adobe Cloud Photography subscription in order to use the app. However, now you only need it if you want to sync files between your Android device and the desktop.