The abundance of modern photo editing programs is both a blessing and a curse. Photographers have a wide range of inexpensive options to touch up their photos, but choosing among those options is getting increasingly difficult. Instead of wading through all of the hundreds of photo apps available to you, check out some of our favorites:
5 POPULAR PHOTO EDITING APPS
PICSART PHOTO STUDIO
Available for Android, iOS, and Windows Phone devices, PicsArt offers 93 filters and countless other options to embellish your photos. It can download pictures from Flickr, Google, Instagram, Facebook, and other photo sharing sites as well as from your camera roll. Above all, this app has one of the most intuitive interfaces in the industry, making it easy to use without instruction.
As a dual social media and photo editing app, Instagram lets you put your best face forward for your friends. It lets you edit photos before uploading them, and once they are up, you can make further edits in response to comments and views. Instagram is available on all iOS, Windows Phone, and Android devices, and can share photos with Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr, and Foursquare.
Designed specifically to edit selfies, this program provides 30 filters and 14 textures. FaceTune is compatible with both Android and iOS devices. It can be integrated with email accounts, Instagram, and Facebook on both devices, and with iOS devices, it also integrates with Flickr, Twitter, and Tumblr. This software is great for removing wrinkles and red eye, whitening teeth, and changing face shapes and makeup.
VSCO does not offer as broad of a range of filters as other editing programs do, but the features it does have are highly-precise. The program is compatible with a particularly wide range of social media sites, including popular ones like Facebook and Twitter as well as WeChat, Weibo and Google+. The only major disadvantage of this software is that it won’t work with as many devices, as it is only available for iPads, iPhones, and Android phones and tablets.
This app provides 93 different filters as well as a range of borders, stickers, and other features to embellish photos of any size or subject. It also provides a quick transition from photo editing to social media sharing. The only major disadvantage is its interface, which is complex and takes time to understand. This app works with iOS and Android devices, and can upload to Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram.