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5 Best Photo Editing Apps for Android

When it comes to doing basic or advanced photo editing on your Android smartphone and tablet the options are somewhat limited. Even if there are thousands of camera apps or editing tools available on the Google Play Store. So here we’ll rundown five or so of the best photo editing apps for Android users.

Those looking to quickly change or edit photos on Android smartphones and tablets have all probably used simple filters or tools like Instagram, but for the photographer or users looking for something a little more advanced, you have more than a few options.

Read: Adobe Lightroom for iPad

These days you can download camera apps with advanced controls, and more area appearing by the day with support for new camera APIs in Android 5.0 Lollipop, but if you just want to be able to edit images on the go, we have you covered. Photoshop-level edits aren’t quite available yet, but you can do a lot more than basic edits these days, so check out the apps below and get started.


If you’re looking to do more than just add a few filters and sharpen an image like you can do with Google+ or Instagram, below are multiple options to get started. Things like cropping, shading, adjust colors, rotate images, and tons of artistic effects are available. This isn’t just about smartphones either, we’ll also detail one excellent option for those using Android tablets for all their photography needs.

More and more photography apps continue to arrive as our smartphones cameras improve. These days we have 16 megapixel camera with optical image stabilization, and even the new Motorola DROID Turbo packs an impressive 20 megapixel camera. It’s this, that gives us reasons to download a few of the apps below. Read on for our five favorite and best photo editing apps for Android.

Adobe Lightroom Mobile

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Adobe Lightroom Mobile

The newcomer to Android photo editing apps is the icon Adobe Lightroom. Last week Adobe finally released Adobe Lightroom Mobile for Android. It is essentially the companion app to Lightroom 5, and has tons of advanced features users will surely love.

You'll need a Creative Cloud membership, but can try it free for 30 days, and this tool has tons of features. There are tons of preset options, an array of tools, support to edit RAW imagses, and much much more. You can then automatically sync all your edits from desktop to mobile, or from your Android device to the PC.

Sadly you have to have a Creative Cloud account, which is a bummer, but this is one of the best options around. Don't forget about Photoshop Express either!

Download from Google Play

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  1. Richard Dyrland

    05/30/2015 at 9:17 pm

    Very helpful. Just got a Samsung S tablet and needs some photo editing capability (aerial photos imported) to annotate photos while in the field. Any other suggestions.



  2. Droid Ash

    06/16/2015 at 8:55 am

    Oh, it’s very nice that you explain those apps. Really love this post.
    Thanks for sharing.


  3. Жанна Жэ

    09/28/2015 at 2:11 pm

    Retouchify is the one if you need something fixed. Your photos are edited by real people, professional photoshop designers. https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=rdcginc.retouchify


  4. Sakura

    02/02/2016 at 6:53 pm

    This tool is a new way to create kool images.


  5. Jana

    08/24/2016 at 12:24 am

    I use PicsArt mobile photo editor– it is free and packed with a lot of awesome features. For those who like to go beyond simple photo filters and make the photo manipulation an adventure- PicsArt is a great choice. Also in the community of PicsArt, you can find and follow great photographers, artists and just orndinary people who develop their editing skills by following different artists and the tutorials made by PicsArt.



    03/22/2017 at 1:04 am

    nice . I am searching for the best photo editing apps for android, finally found it here. thanks for sharing it. keep writing..


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