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Best Picture & Image Editing Apps for Android

September 21, 2011

Android has some truly excellent picture and image editing apps, and in this comprehensive list, we’re going to give you the top 10 of our favorites. Android is exploding, and with it, the amount of apps available too. We know that wading through the depths of the Android Market can often be a daunting task, so we’ve done the hard work so you don’t have to. Whether you want to add some cool effects to a photo, clean it up and crop it, or add text or other silly stuff, with the arsenal of apps below, you’ll be able to do pretty much everything you need, while on the move. And without further ado, we present to you our list of favorite picture editing apps for Android!

PicSay is a versatile and powerful photo editor for Android. With it, you can correct color, crop images, add text in word balloons or as titles, and apply a wide variety of special effects. Plus, you can add cartoon like balloon text to existing images, which is humorous. You get a ton more features for the pro version, but there’s a free version that will satisfy most users’ needs.

Dash of Color is a nice app that allows you to select specific colors, while eliminating the rest. It can take your pre-existing images, and convert them into a black and white one, while retaining brilliant color in one specific region. And thankfully, the developers behind this app built in undo functionality too, so if you make a mistake, it’s easy to retrace your steps.

Where would any list of the best photo editing apps be fore Android without Photoshop Express? Photoshop is the industry standard software for editing photos on PC’s and Macs, and now it’s available for Android too. Whether you want to crop, rotate, adjust color, or add cool artistic effects, you can do it all with Adobe Photoshop Express for Android.

One for humor more than anything, this requires nothing in the way of skills. Facebox allows you to edit faces, and make them fat, skinny, and basically anything but normal. Super easy to use, you can stretch, manipulate, and warp faces with just a few flicks of your finger. Definitely good for a few laughs, and something the kids will love to play with.

You remember Windows 3.1 right? Remember MS Paint? Yep, you’re looking at its derivative, but for Android. Finger Paint is an app that enables the user to create nifty color sketches, and to edit and draw over images, or on a blank canvas. Good for the young ones.

Fotolab is a versatile app that is quite easy to use as well. Whether you want to add simple effects, or are looking for more advanced levels editing, you can do it with Fotolab. Particularly good at modifying exposure levels, it has different settings and effects that you can play with.

Magic Canvas is basically like very limited version of Photoshop. You can use different size brushes, apply various effects to your images, invert them, compare different modes, and alter the contrast of preexisting images with ease. It works quite quickly, which is a bonus. Plus, it’s got some sharing features too, which make it a pleasure to use.

Another simple and fun app for Android, Sketch me turns your images into different styles of sketches. Easy to use, intuitive, and fun, we recommend this one if you are wanting to get your quick artsy on.

Similar to the one mentioned above, Sketch Me Splash is a bit more advanced. It gives you more features, like from being able to convert your images to pencil styled sketches, to colored sketches, and to even recoloring them,  as well. Plus, it supports being able to share directly with Facebook, and you can email them to friends as well.

One of the best picture editing apps for Android, PicsIn Magic Effects, allows you to do tons of stuff to your pictures. Whether you want to use effects like Cartoonizer, Sketcher, Orton, Stenciler, Lomo, Vintage, Fattal, Cross Process, HDR,  Pencil, Holgaart and more – you can do it all with PicsIn Magic Effects, which make it one of the best around.

Anything we missed that deserves to be on here? Hit us up in the comments as always!