best photo editor apps for android
Thanks to the vast improvements made to smartphone cameras, mobile photo editing is more popular than ever. Everyone wants to add those little tweaks to make their photos really pop and there are a metric ton of apps that can do just that. Searching for photo editor apps in the Google Play Store will return enough results to make your head spin so we’ve put together a list of the best photo editor apps for Android. Please note, none of these have the power that something like Gimp, Lightroom, or Photoshop has. For more serious photo editing, you’ll still need a computer!


bonfire best photo editor apps for androidBonfire Photo Editor Pro

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Bonfire Photo Editor is an increasingly popular photo editor with a few fun features. It has the very basics which include filters along with basic editing tools. What makes Bonfire a lot of fun, though, is the sheer number of filters that it supports. It comes with your usual stuff like black and white, HDR, etc but it also comes with some unique ones such as Fancy, a filter that turns your photos into watercolor. It does have some basic editing tools, like skin smoothing and blemish removal as well.

Get it now on Google Play!

bonfire best photo editor apps for android


adobe lightroom best photo editor apps for androidAdobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Express

[Price: Free / Free with in-app purchases]
Adobe has vastly improved their mobile offerings over the last year with Lightroom and Photoshop Express leading the charge in the photo editing apps department. They’re both more powerful than average and they both also sync to the desktop variants as long as you use the Adobe Creative Cloud. Individually, Lightroom can be used to adjust photos with a slew of one-touch adjustments while Photoshop Express lets you do the basics like add filters, crop, as well as an auto-fix function that helps smooth out the rough edges. They’re both pretty decent and must haves for serious photography. Download Lightroom using the button below and click here to download Photoshop Express.

Get it now on Google Play!

adobe lightroom best photo editor apps for android


airbrush best photo editor apps for androidAirBrush

[Price: Free]
AirBrush is a great photo editing app if you take a lot of selfies. It specializes in quick fixes and edits made to face and skin including a blemish remover, teeth whitening, a function to make eyes look brighter, reshaping tools, and, of course, plenty of filters to add some pizzazz. It’s quite easy to use and has managed an incredible 4.8 rating in the Google Play Store. Most of the tools are one-click which makes all of it exceptionally easy to use as well.

Get it now on Google Play!

airbrush best photo editor apps for android


cupslice best photo editor apps for androidCupslice

[Price: Free]
Cupslice is another photo editor that relies heavily on things like filters to deliver a good experience. On top of filters, the app features a ton of stickers and the developers try hard to keep up with the latest trends so your stickers are usually up to date. The filters can also be customized to give the look you want. There are also some basic photo editing tools such as crop, frames, hue and saturation adjustment, black and white, collages, and brightness and contrast settings.

Get it now on Google Play!


fotor best photo editor apps for androidFotor Photo Editor

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Fotor is a long time member of this list and there are many blogs and lists that list Fotor as a must have option. We agree. It’s has a lot more actual editing tools than most and includes the ability to enhance photos with a one-tap tool for your convenience. Some of the other tools include crop, rotate, brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, vignetting, shadow, highlights, temperature, tint, RGB, and, if those aren’t working, there are over 100 filters for you to choose from. It’s definitely worth a shot.

Get it now on Google Play!


photodirector best photo editor apps for androidPhotoDirector

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
PhotoDirector is a newer entrant (comparatively speaking) into the photo editing space on Android and this one is pretty good. Like Fotor, this one focuses a lot more on manual enhancements rather than filters and you have access to HSL sliders, RGB color channels, white balance, and more to properly edit your photos. There are also sliders for tone, brightness, darkness, exposure, and contrast for more in-depth editing. It’s more powerful than most and should be good for those who want something other than filters.

Get it now on Google Play!

photodirector best photo editor apps for android


aviary best photo editor apps for androidPhoto Editor by Aviary

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Photo Editor by Aviary is another long time popular photo editor with a good set of features and reliability. Like most, it features a one-touch enhance mode in case you’re feeling lazy today but it also comes with a variety of manual adjustments to let you do things like adjust the color, brightness, temperature, contrast, saturation, and more. This one also comes with stickers, filters, and cosmetic tools such as red eye fixing, blemish remover, and teeth whitener.

Get it now on Google Play!

aviary best photo editor apps for android


photo editor pro best photo editor apps for androidPhoto Editor Pro

[Price: Free]
Photo Editor Pro is a very popular option that has garnered more than 50 million downloads and well over one million reviews to date. It’s a good mix between a modern “filter editor” and a regular editor and has plenty of features that support both types of editing. You’ll find stuff like sharpen and blur modes, temperature control, as well as saturation, hue, contrast, and brightness controls. You’ll also find stickers, frames, filters, and you can even add text to images to create your own memes. It’s a good middle of the road option depending on what you need.

Get it now on Google Play!

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Photo Effects Pro best photo editor apps for androidPhoto Effects Pro

[Price: Free]
Photo Effects Pro is definitely an editor for those who like to play with filters, effects, stickers, and things like that. It boasts more than 40 filters and effects as well as the ability to add text, stickers, and frames as well. An unusual feature Photo Effects Pro has is the ability to finger paint on your photo to make it something unique that you make. There is a small selection of photo editing tools, but you’re definitely getting this one for the effects.

Get it now on Google Play!

photo effects pro best photo editor apps for android


photo lab pro best photo editor apps for androidPhoto Lab Pro

[Price: Free / $2.99]
Photo Lab Pro isn’t as well known as most but it seems to know how to pack in the features. It boasts over 640 filters, frames, and effects for you to play with which makes it among the largest collections available to consumers. With this one, you can create montages, lightly edit photos, stitch together effects to create some unique photos to share with friends. There is a free version with advertising and watermarks. If you want to try the free one first, you can download it here.

Get it now on Google Play!


photo mate r2 best photo editing apps for androidPhoto Mate R3

[Price: Free / $8.99]
Photo Mate R3 is the spiritual successor to Photo Mate R2 which was one of the best photo editors on the list. It’s still rather new so do expect it to evolve and get better over time. For now, you’ll have access to a fairly strong suite of editing tools, including all of the basics. It also has native support for RAW files which is great for photographers. The app also comes with a Lens Collection so you can fix lens issues including vignetting, distortion, and chromatic aberration. This is about as pro as it gets on Android. You can try it for free or buy the pro version as an in-app purchase.

Get it now on Google Play!

photo mate r3 best photo editor apps for android


picsart best photo editor apps for androidPicsArt Photo Studio

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
PicsArt has been around for a very long time and has accumulated over 250 million downloads to date. Thankfully, the developers have done a decent job updating the app to keep it modern. You’ll find a lot of the usual stuff including the light editing tools as well as filters, text, stickers, and collages. It boasts over 100 editing tools as well as a community of creative people to share stuff with. You can also use this app to generate animated gifs and even draw stuff on your photos. It’s a strong option with a lot of features.

Get it now on Google Play!


autodesk pixlr best photo editor apps for androidPixlr

[Price: Free with in-app purchases]
Pixlr by AutoDesk, also known as Pixlr Express, is a powerful photo editor and one that our readers have recommended to us time and time again. It has one of the best one-touch enhance tools that we’ve seen and it also includes a ton of other features and tools that you can use. It does have filters, although it cleverly disguises them as “overlays” and also includes cosmetic editing tools like blemish removers and teeth whiteners. It’s a solid all around option with a little something for everybody.

Get it now on Google Play!


Rage Comics Photo Editor best photo editing apps for androidRage Comics Photo Editor

[Price: Free]
Yes, this really exists. Memes and jokes are all the rage these days (pun intended) and the use of this app lets you engage with the tomfoolery on a more frequent basis. The app comes with 30 stickers that show off the most popular Rage Comic meme faces which you can add to any photo for a comedic effect. It doesn’t really do much aside from that although it does include some filters and effects for extra functionality. It’s funny, it’s goofy, and it’s completely free so why not? We don’t recommend using this if you’re going for a professional look.

Get it now on Google Play!

Rage Comics Photo Editor best photo editing apps for android


Snapseed best photo editor apps for androidSnapseed

[Price: Free]
Last and certainly not least is Snapseed. This unique photo editor was scooped up by Google a few years ago and has since turned into one of the premiere photo editing apps for Android. It has support for RAW photos which will please photographers greatly. You can also tune the image using a variety of sliders and one-touch enhance tools. There are also some filters as well if you’re into that. It’s deceptively light and simple for how powerful it is and it’s entirely free with no in-app purchases.

Get it now on Google Play!


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