Photography is a broad subject. Tons of people scavenge in it as a hobby. However, it is a perfect career if you can find your niche. Most photographers use DSLR cameras and high tech equipment for the best possible shots. But there are many more that also rely on their smartphones. Phone cameras are good enough for many things. In addition, there are non camera apps that also help photographers. We will look at both variants in this list. Here are the best photography apps for Android!
All-round photo editor for making improvements and corrections to images:
– Huge variety of editing tools, yet very easy to use
– Exposure, color and sharpening adjustments
– Crop, rotate, rotate, straighten and perspective correction
– Selective adjustments, brushes and healing tools
– Black and white, vignette and HDR
– Portrait enhancement, lens blur and vintage filters
– Dual exposure, frames and text
Snapseed, one of the most popular free iOS apps, comes with a range of editing tools. The experience is very simple, so it’s ideal for anyone who doesn’t want to spend hours trying to edit photos on an iPhone. Snapseed lets you adjust everything from exposure to colour and sharpness; crop, rotate and add text; apply a double exposure effect or vintage filters. Plus, the app features advanced editing features like curves, brushes and a healing tool to remove unwanted objects.
Elegant film-like presets and a wide range of editing tools:
– Subtle one-tap filter presets that mimic the look of film
– Adjustable filter strength
– Extra presets available as in-app purchases
– Editing tools for trimming, straightening, exposure, color and sharpness
– Integrated platform for sharing cameras and photos
Announced as Visco, VSCO is one of the most popular iOS photo editing and filtering apps available. It comes with a number of free – and dozens of paid – presets that make every iPhone photo look and feel like a movie. You can adjust the strength of each filter and edit the sharpness, color, and exposure of your photos. There are also cropping tools and other adjustments before you publish a photo. Many of the free presets provide a soft, faded look that’s becoming increasingly popular on Instagram. Well worth downloading and testing!
Powerful, complete photo editor app with creative options:
– Exposure, color and sharpening adjustments
– Advanced tools such as curves, selective colors, gradients and blend modes
– Fabric and light coatings
– Free filter packages from well-known mobile photographers
– Dual exposure tool for mixing images
– Layers allow you to add text and illustrations
For basic editing, this app offers the typical color, exposure, sharpness, sharpness and cropping tools. But where it stands out is the advanced editing features, such as curves and selective colors. It allows you to refine the colors and shades in your photos to get the most out of your photos. The filters and overlays in Afterlight 2 are ideal for improving or changing the mood in your photos. The app comes with a set of filters, and you can add more collections of filters for free. The customizable text and artwork is a fun way to add images to your images. And with the double exposure tool you can create unique combinations of images.
If you want to go beyond the basic image editing, Afterlight 2 is a great place to start.
Camera+ has been long enough for much of what once made it unique to be burned into the native camera applications of modern smartphones, but it’s still worth considering (especially if you’re using an older device). A constant torch option, the ability to shoot in raw instead of JPEG, and even touch exposure and manual focusing are among the highlights. The latter allows you to focus on what you click on the touch screen while adjusting the exposure for another location. In addition to the continuous custom settings, Camera+ includes extensive manual editing in The Lab (including noise reduction on raw and JPEG images), where both filters and editing are enhanced when you pay to upgrade to the Pro version. A new update now means that Camera+ contains depth information for creating shots with blurred background effects when editing photos. This even goes as far as desaturating the background, making the foreground even clearer.
Pixlr is a free image editing program that provides you with a number of tools. The wide range of editing tools can be adjusted in intensity using sliders, and it is also possible to make localized adjustments to specific areas of an image. The user also has many filters at his disposal, and it is also possible to use creative techniques such as double exposure to further expand his possibilities with the app. If you fancy something different, there are also options to add stickers and borders to your shots.
This shouldn’t be a surprise, but if you’re not on Instagram yet, here’s the overview. It’s one of the most popular photo applications in the world – and the most popular social network for sharing photos. It remains one of Android’s greatest resources to capture all of life’s picturesque sunsets, epic landscapes and delicious dinners. With access to a variety of creative tools and filters, Instagram gives users real control over the look and feel of their photos. In addition to sharing with Instagram, you can also cross-post to Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr – or save the image back on your camera roll to share with other services. In addition to snapping and sending smart images, Instagram users can follow their friends’ reports – or celebrities and hilarious grandmothers – to get a permanent rotisserie of new images that are transmitted via the Home Feed.
Developer Moment’s Little Photo remains one of the highest rated photo apps on the Google Play Store and features an extensive list of effects and filters not normally seen in a free application. Little Photo currently shows more than 70 effects and tools and promises to expand its enormous list with each update. Users have the ability to stack multiple filters as they edit, allowing an almost unlimited number of possibilities and finished products. For additional control, Little Photo lets the user choose whether to apply a full filter or just half apply the desired effect to achieve very different results. Little Photo’s easy-to-use interface and the variety of effects and tools available won’t disappoint; this app is a winner.
As you’d expect from Adobe, the Photoshop Express photo app’s interface and ease of use are flawless for Apple and Android devices. It has all the features you need for image editing and is likely to be the one you turn to for clarity. Straighten and Flip are two useful features not found in many other apps.
However, none of the filters really pop out, and some are surprisingly naff for an app that comes from the developer for designers. Finally, if you’re looking for a more professional tool, take a look at Lightroom CC for mobile devices, but the reduced feel and familiarity of PS Express will suit some.
There’s of course a dozen more for each app we’ve covered in this article. Some are just as amazing, while others aren’t worth your time. No matter what tools you use, enjoy your experiments and keep going!