Best Photo Editing Apps for Android

There was a time when many of the photo editing software was limited to desktops. But now you can find plenty of apps for photo editing in Google Play Store that can turn your boring looking photo to a professional level grade.

And since Play Store is full of photo editor apps so you might get confused about which one to try. So I have handpicked the list of 10 Best Photo Editing Apps for Android in 2020. With these apps, not only you can adjust image contrast, saturation or brightness but also add many cool effects, stickers, frames, and so on.

Note: All the apps are in random order so you can choose any photo editor app as per your need.

Top 10 Best Photo Editing Apps for Android in 2020

  1. PicsArt
  2. Snapseed
  3. AirBrush
  4. PhotoDirector Photo Editor
  5. Photo Editor Pro
  6. Photo Lab
  7. YouCam Perfect
  8. Pixlr
  9. Photoshop Express
  10. Fotor Photo Editor

1. PicsArt

PicsArt Photo Editor for Android

With over 500 million downloads, there is no doubt PicsArt is the best android photo editor app. The app has an easy-to-use interface and will not take much time to explore all the features. I have been using the PicsArt app for over 5 years since it offers all the necessary features that I want without having to install a separate app.

You can find all the essential photo editing tools like rotate, crop, contrast, saturation, and much more. But for those who want to take their photo to a different level the PicsArt has plenty of effects such as sketch, blur, artistic, glitch, and so on. You also get a dedicated tool “Beautify” to make minor changes on your face like face fix, remove wrinkles, changing skin tone or hair color, etc.

Other features of PicsArt

  • You can find almost any stickers you want.
  • With one click, you can turn your full-size image to fit in square size for Instagram Post.
  • A minor features like drawing, adding lens flare, shape mask, frame and so on.

PicsArt also has paid subscriptions known as PicsArt Gold ($3.99/month) through which you will get access to all the features like unlimited brushes, 100+ filters, video editor, tools, no ads and many more. Overall PicsArt is a great photo editing app, and you should definitely try.

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2. Snapseed

Snapseed for Android

Snapseed is a free and powerful photo editing tool developed by Google and has many advanced features but first let’s talk about the UI. The app interface is clean, all tools are easy to access and comes with no ads.

As for the editing part, you get a few basic filters to enhance your photo including 28 different varieties of tools. Well, most of the tools you will find are common in almost all photo editor apps such as crop, rotate, brush, frames, text and so on. Furthermore, you can also edit RAW photos and later can be saved as JPG format.

But what made me use Snapseed a lot is its healing tool. What it does is it removes the object from the background which you have selected just in one tap. This same feature is available on PicsArt too but it comes under their gold subscription plans. So if you want to remove background object you know which app to install.

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3. AirBrush

AirBrush for Android

AirBrush is another best android app for photo editing. It features many sets of tools, makeup, retouch, and filters. You will find all the essential tools like rotate, crop, prism, brightness,  contrast, etc.

And like I mentioned earlier it has a retouch feature which works just as expected. You will get a wide variety of photo editing options such as smoothen your skin, remove acne, whitening teeth, hair dye and so on.

If you are wondering about the filters well, the app has plenty of filters to choose from and if that’s not enough, you can also download more filters from their store. Even though AirBrush is a free app, but it has an in-app purchase and contains ads.

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4. PhotoDirector Photo Editor

PhotoDirector Photo Editor for Android

PhotoDirector is among the most powerful photo editor app out there. Starting with some basic tools like crop, rotate, perspective, exposure, contrast, etc are available. But when it comes to photo effects, I guess there is no app close to PhotoDirector. There are so many filters available that you might get confused about which one to choose.

And just like Snapseed you can also remove objects from the background image. Although it is not as perfect as Snapseed but most of them it gets the job done. For reference you can compare the Snapseed’s and PhotoDirector’s screenshot.

But the feature that got my attention was the “Animation” feature. As its name sound it adds motion to your pictures. Personally, I found this feature super cool and you guys should try this once. It is fun.

PhotoDirector Motion Picture

Well, there are many other tools available that are either free or paid ($2.99 per month/$17.99) but don’t want to go in-depth since you might get bored. So why don’t you install this app and tell me about your experience in the comment section below?

5. Photo Editor Pro by InShot

Photo Editor Pro (Polish) for Android

Photo Editor Pro is one of the best android photo editing apps you should try. Even though the app size is just 12 MB (which is lowest on this list) still has all the features you can expect from a proper photo editing app.

The app comes with all the usual tools including filters. There are plenty of filters to choose from, few are free and some come under the pro plan. In this app you also get a few of the glitch effects for free which I think most of the people would appreciate since glitch effects are mostly available under premium plans ($7.99/year).

Photo Editor Pro also has a feature to fit your photo for Instagram post or story, Facebook post or cover, Pinterest post, etc with few minor editing features like background change, adding a border, and changing position.

The app also has a separate tab for body effects. In this you can easily make few changes to height, slim, face, waist, and so on. Overall, the app is great, consumes less storage and has a clean & easy-to-u
se interface.

6. Photo Lab Picture Editor

Photo Lab Picture Editor for Android

Photo Lab has a vast collection of photo effects having over 900 effects not only that it has download over 100 million in the Play Store. You get plenty of effects to play around like face montages, makeover, GIF animation, art background and lots more.

The app is quite easy to use and is highly customizable. But what I dint like the about is it saves the photo with watermark and to remove it, you have to join their pro plan (~ $9.99/year).

7. YouCam Perfect

YouCam Perfect for Android

YouCam Perfect is another best photo editing apps on android. The app has clean UI and all the tools are easily accessible. You will find all sorts of effects like portrait, galaxy, food, scenery and many more. I also tried InstaFit tool for Instagram post which was working as expected.

Although I was disappointed with the Removal tool which was supposed to remove background object, but it failed most of the time. For reference you can compare the YouCam’s screenshot with Snapseed’s screenshot.

But what really impressive was the Beautify tool. It has features like face shaper, teeth whitener, change skin tone, acne remover and lots more which were working excellently. Other common features are collage, rotate, crop, magic brush, frame, text, stickers, mosaic, etc.

Overall YouCam Perfect is a great app for beginners and provides many features for free. You can also try their premium version (₹410/month or ₹2,700/year) which will unlock more advanced features.

8. Pixlr

Pixlr for Android

Pixlr is a lightweight android photo editing app and comes with a variety of tools that might be necessary for the user’s need. Out of all tools I first tried the Heal tool to see whether it was able to remove an object or not and its result was way worse than other photo editing apps.

But we can’t judge the app based on one feature failure right. Well, when it comes to photo effects, it has a wide variety of filters available along with overlays which all were great. Not only that you also get tons of frames and stickers to choose.

And if you are lazy and don’t want to spend much time in photo editing, then you can also use the app’s built-in templates. Pixlr also comes with collage maker with various customizing options like grid style, grid ratio, border size, and border color.

9. Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express for Android

Photoshop Express is another best android photo editor apps available in the play store and has a simple, clean and easy-to-use interface. You can quickly customize your photos in one tap and the app has no shortage of filters and effects. You will find almost all the effects right at your finger.

Photoshop Express also comes with essential features like rotate, crop, contrast, vignette, text, etc. And like many other photo editing apps it also has a Healing tool, so I decided to test and it didn’t work properly which was a kind of disappointing given that it’s from Adobe.

What’s not disappointing is its collections of stickers and frames and also the support of editing RAW images. Overall, Photoshop Express is a decent photo editor app compare to some big boys like PicsArt, Snapseed, and PhotoDirector.

10. Fotor Photo Editor

Fotor Photo Editing for Android

The last app on our list is the Fotor app which features all the essential editing tools you may need like adjusting brightness, contrast, saturation, crop, rotate and so on. If that’s not enough for you then there are plenty of filters to please you. Furthermore, you can download more effects from their store either for free or in-app purchases.

Also, you will find huge collections of stickers and frames and if you need more, then you can download them from their store. But what I liked about the Fotor app is the collage maker. It is not only limited to an old classic style collage template but also comes with a magazine design template which further enhance your photo.

What’s more you can also download more collage templates from the store. There is no doubt it is one of the best android photo editor app and I would highly recommend you try this app once since there are plenty to free filters and tools to play around especially the collage maker.

Conclusion

Well, these were the list of 10 Best Photo Editing Apps for Android in 2020. Since you have got plenty of options to choose from and if you are still confused then I would recommend you try PicsArt, PhotoDirector, YouCam Perfect and Fotor. Also, I will update this article whenever a new photo editor app is available in the play store that would fit in this list.

Which app you are thinking to install and is there any worthy photo editing app that I missed, comment down below. Also share this article if you found this helpful.

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