Top ten free photo editing apps for Android.

In this article we will review the best free Android apps for editing photos and images. We will also review some apps which enhances the functionality of camera of your Android device.

Photography is one of the best hobbies which is practised by many enthusiastic as well as professionals worldwide. As we have many types of smartphones with excellent camera quality the the number of persons practicing this hobby has increased since past few years. Thanks to the smartphones and various applications that can be used to edit photos and images on your smartphone or tablet itself. So let's have a look at best free Android photo/image editing apps:

  1. PicsArt Photo Studio:

  2. PicsArt Photo Studio app is developed by PicsArt studio and it is the best and most used photo editing app in Google PlayStore. Till now the app is reviewed by 999,446 users worldwide with whopping rating of 4.7 stars out of 5. This user base itself is enough to say that the usability and features of PicsArt Photo Studio is best and yet the app is completely free . Some of the best features of PicsArt Photo Studio are:

    1. You can use this app as collage creator, drawing tool and use photo grid using this app.

    2. It provides various options to add text effects, borders, backgrounds, stickers and clip art graphics along with normal photo editing features like cropping image, rotating image etc.

    3. You can add various artistic s effects to your photo using one click.

    4. You can edit your photo and apply effects to that photo by using PicsArt camera enhancement feature before taking a photo.

    5. You can join PicsArt artists network to share your creations and imaginations.

    6. The apps is optimized for the large screen and tablets so that you can use this very easily with tablets also.

    With this great set of features and great user ratings by almost a million people it is the must have app for your Android.

  3. Photo Grid-Collage Maker:

  4. Photo Grid- Collage Maker app is developed by RoidApp and it is also one of the most used photo editing app for Android. This app has been reviewed by almost 5,00,000 users who gave it an average rating of 4.6 stars out of 5. Some of the features of Photo Grid-Collage Maker are:
    1. It is very easy to create high quality collages instantly by using this app.

    2. You can use shake feature in your phone to change the photo. More user friendly menus and options!

    3. The edit feature of PhotGrid provides you with various options like making sketches out of photo on your phone, zoom, rotate and move options.

    4. You can share your photos over various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Google+ as soon as you finish giving your final touch to the photo.

    5. You can add text, emoticons, and clip arts to your image very easily and conveniently.

    6. You can arrange your collages in various shapes and views like sqaure, rectangle and tall rectangle etc.

    I am using the app since I have purchased my Android phone and I can definitely say that this app is worthy to occupy some memory of your phone.

  5. Photo Editor:

  6. The Photo Editor app is again one of the best and must have photo editing app for your phone. The app is developed by Aviary Inc, a company which has been in smartphone application development business for long and has developed many award winning apps for various smartphone platforms. The app is rated as 4.7 stars out 5 by more than 3,00000 user on the Google PlayStore. The special features of Aviary apps are:
    1. The app is equipped with amazing focus with tilt shift feature, which is very easy and convenient way to focus on your photos.

    2. Awesome photo effects and various frame options make this app a great tool to edit photos on your Android smartphone.

    3. Normal photo editing options like crop, zoom and rotate.

    4. You can adjust various properties of your photo like color temperature, saturation and contrast.

    5. You can add various customized text effects along with that you can also create your memes to add in the photo.

    6. Various advanced features like fix redeye, remove blemishes and adjusting white teeth makes this a very useful app.

    7. If you are expecting more advanced features than above then you can purchase such effect packs also!

  7. LINE camera app:

  8. The LINE camera app is developed by the developers of LINE messenger app. After getting success with their LINE messenger Line Corporation has introduced this amazing photo editing app for Android smartphones. The app is rated 1,50000 users worldwide which gives some reason to use this app. The various features of LINE camera app are:
    1. A wide range of frames and stamps is available to give your photo a different look.

    2. You can add timer to your camera so that you can grab your own photos in various positions.

    3. These photos can be shared with your friends on Line, Facebook and Tumblr and on many other social networking platforms easily.

    4. You can use among the 200 customized brushes to apply more in depth effects to your photo.

    In my opinion it is app worth to try as it gives you best combination of camera enhancing on one side and photo editing options on other side.

  9. PicSay:

  10. PicSay is award winning photo editing app developed by Shinycore. It has got more than 4 stars by more than 1,000000 users worldwide and as per the records in Google PlayStore app is installed more than 10,000000 times. The app has very great user interface. The app is also equipped with great features like adding word balloon and titles, adding effects like distortion etc. You can buy the pro version of this app if your are need more features and more customization's to your photo.

  11. Pixlr Express:

  12. Another app worth to try. Pixlr Express photo editing app is developed by AutoDesk. The 4.8 ratings out of 5 by almost 1,00000 users is the proof that this app is definitely one of the top ten photo editing apps for Android. With really a lot features with different aspects and views makes the using of this app a fun. Along with normal photo editing features like crop, rotate and zoom the app have some enhanced useful features like customizing color, brightness and contrast for photo, adding borders and frames to your photo etc. Moreover, this app does not have any specific requirements to install and run. It works well with most of the Android phones. In this app you can also edit images from your gallery and it does not require camera also! So it is one of the simple yet powerful photo editing app for Androids.

  13. Lovely Photo Frames:

  14. Lovely photo editor is for those users who do not want trouble themselves with lot of options and customization. With Lovely Photo Frames you can easily decorate your photos and give them a very personal touch. You can choose from lot of available categories of frames. The procedure to add images is very simple. Just open the app, select the photo and the select the frames you wanted to insert. The app really gives best way to customize your photos with different frames and it may be the easiest photo editing app in Google PlayStore.

  15. Photo, editor, effects and frames:

  16. This app can serve you as one solution for three tasks: Photo editing, adding frames and adding effects. All these features were combined in one app and the result id Photo editor, effects and frame app by Amazing Studio. The app has received 4.6 stars out 5 by only 23,876 users but the app has really unique and amazing features as follows:
    1. Different capture modes like portrait, sports, night, automatic, macro, beach makes the app more useful and unique among the others.

    2. Lot of options to filter your photos according the chosen customization.

    3. You can enhance your photos using various effects like lighten,whiten, smoothing skin etc.

    4. The app can support your camera's flashlight to give three different modes of flashlight as may be required in different conditions.

    5. The app also includes camera enhancement features like self timer, auto focus and various lightning effects.

  17. PhotoFunia:

  18. It is the to make funny looking photos with original photos. The application has really nice and easy to use interface; the 4.5 stars and more than million installations prove these features of the app. The main functionality of the app is that it can find a face from your photo/image collection and can add that face to another photo in different predefined scenes. You have to chose among 350 and more scenes. So if ever want to see yourself as Superman or if you wanted you to be a 'Monalisa' then this great app can fulfill your desire.

  19. Cymera-Camera and Photo Editor:

  20. If you are looking for great combination of a camera and photo editor then it is best choice for you. Though I have listed at tenth place in my list you can not underestimate the features of Cymera. It is the award winning app in Asia Smartphones Apps Contest-2012. Top features of Cymera are:

    1. Various camera enhancing features such as self portrait, timer, antishake and other shooting modes makes it one of the unique apps.

    2. You can add unique and beautiful affects to your photos such as liquefy, slim face, brighten, big eyes and clear spots etc.

    3. Support for various languages such as Chinese (Traditional and simplified), Korean, English,German, Japanese, and Spanish.

    4. You can share your photos over various social networking sites like Facebook, Twitter, Mixi etc.

Android smartphone OS really have wide range of application supported by it. These applications can be categorized in various categories and they are developed by keeping in mind some specific user group in mind. In Google playStore we have applications for teachers, applications for students, applications of for moms etc. These applications can be easily used to make our lives more better.

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Guest Author: hemanti11 Feb 2014

Awesome list but I think you missed Instafusion app. Just try once. It has a very easy and beautiful interface.

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