The best apps to edit photos on your phone | Digital Trends Spanish


Having one of the best camera phones on the market is a good start, but it is not enough. It’s time to take things further: choose your best shots and turn them into art with one of the best apps for editing photos. You could even become an Instagram star!

The best apps to edit photos

Adobe Lightroom (free / premium subscription $ 10 per month)

Adobe Lightroom offers two options: Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. Classic has become the standard for photo management and editing among professionals, although with the simpler interface and wonderful cloud syncing capabilities of the latest version, you don’t need to be a professional to do great things.

Available for Android and iOS, Adobe Lightroom CC is a feature-packed photo manager and editor that includes support for RAW, exposure adjustments, watermarks, and much more. You can download it and edit photos for free, but if you want to sync your images on all your devices and use the premium features, you will have to pay for the plan Photography Creative Cloud, which costs $ 10 a month and also gives you access to Photoshop and Lightroom Classic in desktop versions.

ANDROID IOS

Photoshop Express (free)

Speaking of tools for professionals, there is probably none that makes us think of photo editing other than Adobe Photoshop. Some time ago Adobe released an Express version, which despite not being as powerful as the desktop version, allows you to crop photos, adjust the exposure and more tasks. It also has a tool to “heal” (for example, to remove some acne from a photo), blur and more.

There is already a full version of Photoshop for the iPad, but it is designed only for Apple tablets, not for the iPhone or Android devices.

ANDROID IOS

Snapseed (free)

Snapseed is a professional level photo editing application designed by Google. It has a large number of editing options, to help the most common photos become special. Snapseed gives you control over your images by including a series of sliders capable of altering the blur, temperature and other attributes of the photograph, such as, grainy overlays, 60’s style film reel effects or its exclusive filter Retrolux.

Most interesting of all, you can stack effects on photos, similar to “Layers in Photoshop”, which makes it easy to produce a new result each time you edit one.

ANDROID IOS

VSCO (free / optional purchases)

VSCO is a photo editing application that makes the photos on your smartphone look like they were taken from a movie. In addition to a set of included filters, it also allows you to purchase packages of presets, each of which has its own aesthetic for certain types of images.

Likewise, This application features a built-in community that includes both professional and amateur artists and photographers who share their naturalistic photographs with each other. With pro-level tools and advanced camera controls, VSCO is a great app for newbies and professionals alike.

ANDROID IOS

Afterlight (free / optional purchases)

Its developers call it “the most powerful and complete photo editing experience on mobile devices.” And while it may sound “pretentious”, it is not that far from the truth. Afterlight It has all the basic photo editing tools you’ll need, as well as built-in filters, frames, and RAW support, for both Android and iOS. Like other apps, you can also create your own filters, to give your photos a distinctive look over and over again.

But the best of all is that to enjoy this application you do not have to pay anything. However, if you want to unlock all its features, it costs $ 3 per month, $ 18 for a year, or a one-time payment of $ 36.

ANDROID IOS

Lens Distortions (free / optional subscription)

Known for its impressive plugins and apps for desktop devices, Lens Distortions has also created a mobile app for both Android and iOS, a little different, but with a lot of quality.

Whether it’s a color filter, or you’re looking for an overlay effect like a light leak or flare, Lens Distortions has a host of realistic effects that you can add to your photos.

This application can be downloaded for free at Android and iOS and includes five free filters in each section with the free version. If you want to access the 250 premium filters, you will have to subscribe.

ANDROID IOS

PicsArt (free, with in-app purchases)

If you’d rather remix photos than create simple touch-ups and filters, PicsArt may be more your style. Think of PicsArt as a cross between Photoshop and Paint. You can edit your photos, but you can also use a wide variety of brush tools – you can add a bit of glitter, decorate with text, adjust a color, or create any remix you can dream of. With PicsArt, you can also cut an object from one photo and superimpose it on another. While PicsArt’s standout feature is remixing (and the community for re-mixing inspiration), you might not even need a separate app with cloning and cropping tools.

Android iOS

Hypocam (free, with in-app purchases)

Mastering black and white photography involves learning to see the world in black and white, but with Hypocam, you don’t have to. The dedicated monochrome app converts the live view to black and white, so you can see what the B&W photo will look like before taking it. In addition to the built-in camera, the application contains a host of different tools specifically designed for black and white photo editing, including textures. The app also includes a social media style news feed to find more inspiration.

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