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Top 18 Photo Editing Apps for Android

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Top 18 Photo Editing Apps for Android

We all like it when someone appreciates our photos. It gives you a sense of pride, isn’t it? But these photos are never uploaded and shared without a little tweaking. Earlier, you must be transferring your images to a PC to tweak them.

However today, as more and more people use their  smartphones for clicking photos and sharing them with the world, new photo-editing apps are launched every now and then for manipulating the photos directly on the device.

Whether you want to crop your photo, enhance it or add effects and filters, you can do everything in minutes with the photo editing apps available for androids. Most of them are free and easy of use. Moreover, they also give you options to share it without leaving the app.

Editing your photos is just like giving final touches to a painting. A photo looks incomplete without finishing touches. Therefore, the next time you use your smartphone to click a photo, don’t forget to use a photo editing app to enhance it.

Now if you visit the Google Play Store and search for photo editing apps, you will find enough results to make your head go round.

Wondering which photo editing app to download on your phone? Don’t worry, we have shortlisted 18 top photo editing apps that are worth downloading.

18 Top Photo Editing Apps To Take Your Photography To Next Level

  1. Bonfire Photo Editor

No. of installs: 10,000 – 50,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.3 by 500 users
Developed by : Hugo Software

Bonfire Photo Editor - Photo Editing App

Bonfire Photo Editor is gaining popularity as one of the best photo editors day by day due to the stunning effects it provides. It lets you improve your photos with it’s 110 unique effects/filters. Now, that’s a lot of filters for on to use. And it’s user-friendly interface for adjusting the filters makes this app more fun. Apart from the basic features, Bonfire has some unique filters known as the  Magic “Fancy” effect that turns your photo into a fancy watercolor fairy scene. Moreover, Bonfire knows where Blemish is so it removes blemish automatically and instantly with just a click.

Bonfire knows where is blemish and removes it for you, only one tap! No need to deal with another beauty retouch app. Avoid tedious face finger painting work. Killer of blemis

It also gives you an opportunity to compare the preview with the original photo and then share it on social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and Whatsap.

Download Bonfire Photo Editor


  1. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

No. of installs: 5,000,000 – 10,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.1 by 46,368 users
Developed by : Adobe

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom enables you to craft and share high-quality images from your smartphone or tablet. The app can be used on desktops if you have the Adobe Creative Cloud installed on it. Lightroom gives you an opportunity to create stunning images in minutes with just one tap. This tool is a must have if you are doing serious photography.

You get the precise control over the color and tone of your photos with selective local adjustments with the Lightroom app.

 Download Adobe Photoshop Lightroom


  1. AirBrush

No. of installs: 1,000,000 – 5,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.7 by  68,070 users
Developed by: Meitu (China) Limited


Are you a selfie taker? Then, Airbrush is just the right app for you! This easy-to-use tool has the best natural photo editing techniques that enhances your selfies. You can quickly edit your face and skin with features such as blemish remover,  teeth whitening, brighten the eyes in the photo to name a few. With an incredible 4.7 rating in Google plus, Airbrush offers natural editing with just one tap or swipe.

There are retouch tools such as “Concealer” and “Perfect complexion” that will never let you look tired. With this app in your mobile, you don’t need to put on make up as your skin will appear glowing in all the photos, selfies you click! Lastly, the filters give your selfies the perfect finishing touch.

Download AirBrush


  1. Cupslice

No. of installs: 100,000 – 500,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.2 by 11,633 users
Developed by : Cupslice

Cupslice - Photo Editing Tool

Cupslice is yet another photo editing tool that banks on filters for providing a good experience. Apart from filters, this easy and simple-to-use app offers frame and badge with up-to-date stickers. Known as the most trending photo editing apps on social media, Cupslice gives you an opportunity for  powerful photo processing and makes your photos even more stunning.

But the most special  feature of this app remains its large variety of stickers, right from funny, cute, vintage to music, birthday and much more. You will also get an impressive collection of filters that will help you give the look you want. And ofcourse, basic photo editing tools such as crop, frames, hue and saturation adjustment, collages and brightness and contrast settings are also there in this app.

Download Cupslice


  1. Fotor Photo Editor

No. of installs: 10,000,000 – 50,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.5 by 495,630 users
Developed by : Everimaging Ltd

Fotor Photo Editor

Fotor is not new in the photo editing apps world. A one-stop photo editing, sharing and sale platform, Fotor is a must have for every person who deals with photos in some way or the others. It serves as a platform for millions of photographers who connect and share their work. Isn’t this inspiring? It offers a large variety of editing tools, more than any app, and has over 100 filters for you to choose from.

There are some special features such as “Focus”and “Enhance” that Enhance help in editing a photo in such depth, just similar to DSLR lenses. There are unlimited effects and filters that make your photos look incredible. Also, the stickers that are updated regularly give you a choice of using fresh stickers each day of the week.  Use this app if you haven’t, it’s worth a shot!

Download Fotor Photo Editor


  1. PhotoDirector

No. of installs: 5,000,000 – 10,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.5 by 204,678 users
Developed by: CyberLink.com

PhotoDirector - Editing App

PhotoDirector is a newcomer into this photo editing app industry and it has already made an impact on the users. It is not only about filters in this app. This app gives you an access to tools such as HSL sliders, RGB color channels, white balance and more so that it is easier for you to edit your photos.

With the collage maker, you can make collages and narrate your stories to the world. Another special feature is that you can remove unwanted objects from your photo by using this app. You can click a photo directly into the app, edit it and share with your friends and family on social networking sites. So, if you are looking for something more than just filters, this is the right app for you.

Download PhotoDirector


  1. Photo Editor by Aviary

No. of installs: 50,000,000 – 100,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.4 by  1,432,937 users
Developed by: Aviary, Inc.

Photo Editor By Aviary

Photo Editor by Aviary is one of the most simple and popular photo-editing apps. Like most of the apps, it lets you edit photos with one-touch mode. You get amazing photo effects, filters and frames with which you an easily adjust the brightness, color and contrast of your photo. This app to comes with stickers and cosmetic tools such as fixing redeye, removal of blemishes and whitening teeth.

This app also gives you an opportunity to create your own memes. So, with this app, you can just edit your photos on the go, hassle free.

Download Photo Editor by Aviary


  1. Photo Editor Pro

No. of installs: 100,000,000 – 500,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.3 by  1,568,241 users
Developed by: Zentertain

Photo Editor Pro

Photo Editor Pro is known for its variety of amazing filters and effects. You will find that there are many things that you could do to your photos just by installing this app. It provides fun stickers and an option of making collages. It gives you exactly what you are looking with a tap of your finger, within minutes.

It is an easy-to-use app that provides features such as crop, rotate, and straighten your photo, adjust brightness, contrast, color temperature, saturation and temperature . You can create your own memes and share it out with everyone on social networking sites.

Download Photo Editor Pro


  1. Photo Effects Pro

No. of installs: 50,000,000 – 100,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.3 by 1,401,710 users
Developed by: DHQ Solutions

Photo Effects Pro App

Photo Effects Pro app gives you a chance to show your creativity by playing with filters, frames stickers and effects. With more than 40 filters and effects,  this app boasts of having features such as adding to text with nice fonts on your photos and fun frames as well. An amazing feature this app offers is that you can finger paint on your photo to make it something unique.

You can easily rotate, move and zoom the frames by fingers and instantly apply basic filters. The best part of this app is that no internet connections are required for using this app and it’s totally free!

Download Photo Effects Pro


  1. Photo Lab Pro

No. of installs: 100,000 – 500,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.6 by  28,716 users
Developed by: VicMan LLC

Photo Lab Pro App

Though this app is not as popular as other apps, Photo Lab Pro boasts over 640 filters, frames, and effects making it an app with largest collections available to users. With this app on your phone, you can make any photo funny or beautiful. All you need to do is select the frame, filter or montage and choose the image to be edited. That’s it!  Photo Lab Pro will do all the work for you.

However, this is an Internet-based application. Some of its special features include stylized photo effects that make your photos look like a vintage card or retro film, artistic filters that turn your photos into elegant drawings or paintings, human-to-animal montages to give your face to a lion or a cat and many background effects to change surrounding of your photo into a scenery.

Download Photo Lab Pro


  1. Photo Mate R3

No. of installs: 10,000 – 50,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.1 by 192 users
Developed by: TS Systems

Photo Mate R3 App

the only reason that Photo Mate R3 has less installs is that it is comparatively new in the market. Successor of  Photo Mate R2, we believe that this app too will do good in the market. The app offers a feature of having  native support for RAW files which proves great for photographers. It acts as a library and non-destructive raw-editor for android.

Moreover, Photo Mate comes with a Lens-Collection that helps you in auto-correct distortion, vignetting or chromatic aberration. Its special features include Curves or Layer-Based adjustments like Gradient, Brush, Lasso or even Threshold-Based that fine-tune your image to perfection.

Download Photo Mate R3


  1. PicsArt Photo Studio

No. of installs: 100,000,000 – 500,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.4 by 4,640,398 users
Developed by: PicsArt

PicsArt Photo Studio

With around 500 million installs till date, PicsArt is an old player of the photo-editing industry. Though an old one, the app offers all the modern features which still makes it the favorite amongst users. Basic features such as  filters, text, stickers, and collages are all available on this app. What its boasts of as its special feature is more than 100 editing tools. Animated gifs and videos can also be created using this app.

It is platform where you can share, collect and discover beautiful photos. PicsArt also hosts weekly photo editing contests based on these features add new packages every week.

Download PicsArt Photo Studio


  1. Pixlr

No. of installs: 50,000,000 – 100,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.4 by 1,018,951 users
Developed by: Autodesk Inc.

Pixlr - Photo Editor

Pixlr is also known as Pixlr Express. It is one of the most powerful photo editors and popular amongst its users. Boasting of the best one-touch enhance tools, it has tons of other features that makes this app so desirable.  It offers filters and cosmetic tools such as blemish removers and teeth whiteners that makes your photos look more beautiful.

With this app, you can stylize your photo that appears like a pencil drawing, an ink sketch or a poster. You can add finishing touches to your photos with the borders available through this app.  Also, resizing images for editing happens quickly on this app.

Download Pixlr


  1. Rage Comics Photo Editor

No. of installs: 100,000 – 500,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.1 by  7,785 users
Developed by: Photo Editors and Picture Effects

Rage Comics Photo Editor

Have you ever raged your face. If not, DPO IT NOW with this Rage Comics app. It is fun! This app gives you opportunity to rage your or your friends face with those of comic characters or stickers. This app lets you laugh your heart out with its fun and cool face stickers. The app offers you 30 funny stickers and memes.

Apart from this, this app offers a few filters and effects as extra functions. This app is useful for birthday parties or any other occasions.

Download Rage Comics Photo Editor


  1. Snapseed

No. of installs: 10,000,000 – 50,000,000s
Overall rating: Rated 4.4 by 406,732 users
Developed by: Google Inc.

Snapseed Photo Editing Apps for Android

Snapseed is a unique and one of the most performing photo editing apps for Android. This app has support for RAW photos that is of use to photographers greatly. It is a simple app which allows you to  tweak shadows & highlights, add structure and more in DNG RAW images. It has a special feature known as  Glamour Glow that adds a glow to the photo that is particularly useful for glamour and fashion photography.

Also there are many more features such as “Vintage” that makes your photo look like a vintage color film photo from the 50’s, 60’s or 70’s; and  “Retrolux” that makes your images look retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles, and more.

Download Snapseed


  1. Cymera – Selfie and Photo-Editor

No. of installs: 100,000,000 – 500,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.4 by 2,014,731 users
Developed by: SK Communications

Cymera – Selfie and Photo-Editor
Cymera – Selfie & Photo Editor can be used as both a photo editor and a camera. It specializes in creating excellent portraits. You can click selfies and perfect them with the 130 different beauty filters and filter camera. You get 7 different and fascinating camera lenses that makes your photos appear as if clicked from a DSLR.

Moreover, it offers more real beautifying functions such as 200 kinds of natural hair and makeup items. You can add memes to your images and decorate them with face pops. Stickers, comic masks, filters, lights, borders and more are updated every season in this app. All in all, it is a must have for you!

Download Cymera


  1. Qwik – Easy Photo Editor

No. of installs: 5,000 – 10,000
Overall rating: Rated 3.7 by  137 users
Developed by: Babusiaux Guillaume

Qwik – Easy Photo Editor

Qwik is an easy-to-use app that gives you great design pieces in a few minutes. It boasts of being an app that is “the fastest and easiest way to edit photos”. Qwik offers 600 sticker, 41 filters and light leaks, 51 fonts and 43 frames. Moreover, you can easily add stunning Artwork, Typography & Effects to your photos with this app.

You can easily resize, rotate, adjust the opacity and the color of each element of your photo with Qwik.  Though not as popular as other apps, Qwik provides an array of features that make your photo editing fun.

Download Qwik – Easy Photo Editor


  1. Adobe Photoshop Express

No. of installs: 50,000,000 – 100,000,000
Overall rating: Rated 4.1 by 546,790 users
Developed by: Adobe

Last but certainly not the least, Adobe Photoshop Express is yet another powerful photo editing app. It gives you a chance of editing, sharing and smiling at your fingertips. It offers automatic fixes and filters that makes photo editing easy and fun, even when your on the go. It has all the basic features such as crop, straighten, rotate, flip your photos, remove red eye and pet eye and blemish removal.

With this app, you can add a distinctive personal touch to your photos with 15 borders and frames and 20 eye catching effects. Also it provides RAW photo support which is great for photographers.

Download Adobe Photoshop Express


So, these were the top 18 photo-editing apps for android. All these apps ass life to your otherwise flat photos and are powerful enough to turn a dull picture to an interesting one. This is an era of selfies and some these apps are just apt if you are a selfie taker and want to share photos with the world that are just perfect. I mean, who does not feel happy when their photos are liked? So, next time you share your photos on social networking sites, tweak them easily and in no time with these apps.

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