Google Play - 5 Favourite Photo Editors

Picture Perfect: Our 5 Favourite Photo Editors

Thousands of photo editors battle it out for your attention with the promise of enhancing a beautiful shot or turning a flawed photo into something shareworthy. Which deserves a spot on your phone?

PicsArt Photo Studio: Collage Maker & Pic Editor

Why Google Play love this app
  • Many popular filters and editing tools combined in one fun package
  • Add your own touch to others’ free-to-edit images and stickers, then share your works with the community
  • Test your photo and editing skills by competing against the community in daily challenges

PicsArt is for those who love to make a comprehensive-yet-quick photo edit before sharing photos. The sheer number of tools can feel overwhelming, but simple controls make them easy to master. Collaborate on share-worthy pics, make stickers (and memes!), and “remix” images from across the world.


Why Google Play love this app
  • Give your images a professional touch with a large array of editing tools and precise controls
  • Explore “Insights”, a stream of helpful tutorials, tips, and inspiration from talented photographers
  • Adjust depth-of-field, perspective, and even canvas size for any image

Snapseed packs a serious punch in a simple design. Alter details like lighting, shapes, and hues for an image, or parts of it, with easy tugs on a graph using “Curves”. Edit — and undo — as much as you wish by entering a “Stack” (layers of edits) and removing or altering any of them.

Pixlr – Free Photo Editor

Why Google Play love this app
  • Creative users will love exploring Pixlr’s wide range of tools and effects
  • Balance colours in one tap with “Auto-Fix”
  • Play with overlays, filters, text, and effects like “Double Exposure,” which lets you layer and blend photos

Designed by AutoDesk, Pixlr offers tons of creative options — more effects, overlays, filters, and stickers than you’ll ever need. The biggest selling point, though, is its collage feature, which allows you to arrange up to 25 photos with a variety of layouts, backgrounds, and spacing.

Candy Camera - selfie, beauty camera, photo editor

Why Google Play love this app
  • For the hardcore selfie-lovers, with loads of sticker packs, filters, and effects
  • A makeup box for your selfies: Give them a “facelift”, adjust symmetry, and swipe away dark-circles
  • Edit full-body photos to look however you want to — leaner, taller, or fuller

The app automatically makes fine adjustments to make selfies look better. You can use a wide range of filters for free, but have to purchase packs like “Pink Lady”, “BlueHawaii” or “New York”. Bonus: there are filters for selfie videos too.

Adobe Photoshop Express: Easy & Quick Photo Editor

Why Google Play love this app
  • Best for professionals, with features like raw photo support and grain reduction for low-light photos
  • Based on the tried-and-true Photoshop desktop software, but simplified for mobile
  • Works with other Adobe apps — Photoshop Mix and Photoshop Lightroom — and integrates with the brand’s cloud service

Informed by decades of experience on desktop, Photoshop’s app has the core features you may know well, such as colour balance slide controls. Keep in mind that this is a simplified version of Photoshop — don’t expect the full set of features or creative control you get on desktop.