Top 10 Photo Editing Apps for iOS & Android

Photo editing was previously done on expensive computer software and required a lot of experience. Today, thanks to our smartphones, all of us have a powerful camera in our pockets. And, with dozens of advanced picture editing apps available, you could edit your pictures yourself.

Whether you want to create original photographs for your personal or professional use, social media, posters or you simply want to avoid the usage of stock photos, these editing apps must have a permanent space in your app library.

Here’s a list of top 10 photo editing apps –

Adobe Lightroom CC

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC gives you a powerful, yet a smooth solution for capturing, modifying, and sharing your photos. The beauty of this app is the simple user interface which makes it easy to use. You can edit a photo in seconds out of your iPhone or Android with 5 presets. For users with some amount of experience, you can make advanced edits with the tone curve to exchange colour, exposure, tone, and contrast. The app comes with RAW image support, watermarking, and non-damaging enhances which lets you to revert to your original picture.

What’s more interesting is how Adobe Sensei, inbuilt artificial intelligence, automatically tags and organizes your photos based on the objects or people that are in. You can then search for your photos using keywords like your ‘cat’.


Snapseed is a complete and professional picture editor developed by Google and is amongst the best free editing apps available. It has all the classic image-enhancing abilities, like tuning, cropping, straightening, and including text, in addition to the advanced filters. But, what makes this app particular is its selective modifying feature with Control Point technology. The algorithm does all the work after you to position eight points on the image and assign enhancements.

Prisma Photo Editor

This free image modifying app can turn your regular pictures into a piece of art! The Prisma’s art filters makes images appear like they have been painted by world-famous renowned artists such as Picasso, Munch, or maybe even Salvador. Apart from this, we have never heard of an app releasing a new filter every single day! Yes, you read it right. You will never run out of options when deciding on a new filter.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe has managed to enter this list twice. It is a free mobile version of Photoshop and has all the basic tools. However, the best part is its choice of smart filters. These filters automatically corrects common issues, such as colouration, distorted camera angles, temperature, etc. Even a rookie can use this app effortlessly.


Foodie embraces this instinct and helps you take your brunch photo game to an entirely different level. The only difference between this app and Instagram’s editor is that all the 30 filters are setup with keeping food in mind. You can choose from Yum, Positano, Tropical, Picnic, Sweet, Fresh, BBQ, Romantic, Crispy, and Chewy filter series. This app will be especially useful for food bloggers.


Pixlr is amongst the best freemium photo editor app that is available on as well as a mobile app, it has over 2 million effects, overlays, and filters. Create photo collages for up to 5 images using layouts, backgrounds, and spacing options. Stylize an image with a doodle, pencil drawings, and ink sketches. You can share the pictures right away to numerous social networking sites.


This editing app provides splendid filters that make your pictures seem like they were taken on an analogue film camera. You can use around 10 presets with the free version and 200+ presets with a paid subscription. These soft and subtle filters upload a touch of class to your snapshots compared to many heavily filtered Instagram presets. With VSCO montage, you can make your own GIFs by layering videos, images, and shapes.


AirBrush is again a freemium app that provides lovely enhancing result. It has a built-in digicam interface that comes with a range of live effects. Apart from this, it has an interactive interface and includes lots of tools such as blemish remover, teeth whitener, body slimmer, and inventive retouching features. You could instantly share your edited snapshots on any social networking sites.


Vignette is not just a picture editing utility, but also a digicam application. This app created artistic effects from seemingly ordinary subjects. The best part is that it doesn’t scale down the resolution of the pictures after applying the effects. Vignette is customizable where you can use volume rocker buttons to get up to 10× digital zoom.


It is another very popular editor app with many frames, backgrounds, borders and over 100+ fonts to choose from. It has its own community where you can share your work with other creators. The app lets you create your own sticker if you fail to find a suitable one amongst the 5million+ already available. You can also participate in challenges and put your creative step forward with ‘PicsArt’s Challenges’.

There are many photo editing apps which could not make it into the top 10 lists. With so many features and effects, all these apps are surely there to make a permanent spot in your Android or iOS smartphone.