Are you looking for ways to take your mobile phone photography to the next level? There are various creative ways to do that. Doing some photo editing is one of the very many ways to level up your photography. Good thing is that whether you use an android or an iPhone, there are many free apps that you can use to give your new and existing pictures a new look.
The App store and Google Play store on iPhone and android respectively are full of various apps that you can choose from. These apps offer a wide range of features from adding filters, to cropping, to adding and erasing.
Here are 5 best photo-editing apps for mobile phone:
Snapseed is a free photo-editing app available on both app store and google play store. The app has a wide range of features and a beautiful interface. It also contains variety of presets and filters from vintage to modern styles that can be used automatically or edited from scratch.
Some other features available on the app are tools such as cropping, straightening, text addition, sharpening, vignettes and so much more. It gets interesting because you can make the background blurry. There’s also a ‘selective adjust’ tool that allows you to select a specific area of your photo and adjust the saturation, contrast and brightness of that particular point.
2 Adobe Lightroom
While full access to all features on the Adobe lightroom app is not free, you can still enjoy wide range of features for free. The app is regarded as an industry standard app for professional photographers and the mobile version is pretty much same.
There are a wide range of presets to pick from and you could also create and save your own preset. These saved presets can be used on pictures without having to start from the scratch. Some features available on the app are tools such as light, color, effects, detail and so much more.
Adobe lightroom is available on both IOS and android.
This photo editing app just like others, has a wide range of editing tools and features. Though full access to the tools is not free, there are loads of options to enjoy. Some of the tools available are basic adjustment such as exposure contrast to cinematic color grading to dramatic filters that can transform your pictures in no time.
VSCO is more of a filmic color photo editing app. The app has a wide range of presets including those that are designed to look vintage. It has a great selection of black and white filters which makes it a great choice of editing app to experiment with if you love monochrome.
VSCO is available on both android and IOS. Although full access is not free, there are still a wide range of features that can be enjoyed.
5 Facetune 2
Facetune 2 is regarded as the best photo editing app for retouching portraits. It goes beyond skin smoothing, toning, and teeth whitening to using sophisticated intelligence. The app has the ability to turn a serious expression into a smiling portrait with its wide range of makeup tools such as contour, shadows and highlights. You can go as far as altering your portrait in the camera’s preview before snapping your picture.
To have full access to the tools, you have to pay but you’ll still enjoy a lot of tools for free. Facetune 2 is available both on android and IOS.
The best thing about the photo editing apps listed above is that both average human with little or no editing knowledge and professional editors can use them. With constant practice, finding your way around with the apps becomes easy.