There are thousands of photo editing apps on the mobile market, nearly all of them offering intuitive and user-friendly tools for amateur photo tweaking: filters, detail adjustments, creating collages...
Transforming your snaps is easier than ever, and you'll be surprised by the kind of quality you can churn out after a couple of taps on your phone.
The following are our favorite apps for the job, because they go above and beyond the average editor, with extra innovative touches that will have you perfecting your pics quick as a flash.
Afterlight is one of our favorite editing tools, a professional app with a superb design that offers a huge collection of filters and tweaks to make your photos the envy of all your friends and followers.
Afterlight lets you hone in on the smallest details and adjust each variable to your liking. The results are of excellent quality - a super choice for any die-hard Instagrammer.
VSCO is a hipster alternative, a minimalist app that values elegance above all else. All filters offer a subtle tumblr touch - and even their names (B1, G3, P5) are minimalist.
Compare your creation with the original photo, and decide which of the filters is the best for showcasing your photography. If you decide to register, you can explore the images created by other users and show off your artsy fartsy creations to the community.
SKRWT is another key app to consider. Not only does it help you take fabulous pictures, with grid lines and different focuses, but it also helps you edit what you do take with lens correction, color correction, and more.
If you need to change the perspective, proportion and focus of an image, there really is no better option. SKRWT presents a usable and professional interface, and provides a smooth, ad-free experience (but then it is a paid app).
Facetune is one of the best options for enhancing your selfies. If you're not quite convinced by how you look in a particular photo, Facetune includes several tools that allow you to fiddle with your appearance until you like what you see.
What we can you do with Facetune? Whiten teeth, remove blemishes, adjust face and feature shapes... any facial feature can be quickly and easily fixed up. Beautiful!
How could we leave out Adobe Photoshop? Adobe Photoshop Mix is the mobile version of the popular editing program, for those who want to take their mobile photography one step further. You'll need to register an account with Adobe before you can use the app.
This professional tool allows you play with the various elements of your photograph and edit them separately. All of your files sync across each of your devices, so you can start on your mobile and continue on PC, or vice-versa.
PicsArt Photo Studio - All-in-one photo editor & collage maker
PicsArt Photo Studio is a comprehensive photo editor and social network for photography lovers, where you can get inspiration and tips from other shutterbugs and, of course, take amazing pictures and give them beautiful effects. This tool allows you to create collages and even draw on a blank canvas or over a picture.
Choose Effects, Edit, Collage, Draw or Camera to begin your artistic process. Explore the multiple filters, apply beautiful effects and change adjustments to make your pictures look better: you can add borders, crop, expand, rotate, change perspective, add text or stickers, and, of course, modify parameters like contrast, saturation and shadows.
Pixlr – Photo Editor for Collages, Effects, Overlays, and Filters
Pixlr by Autodesk (AutoCAD) might be our last tip on the last, but it's definitely one of the most recommended. It boasts all the filters any great photo app should have: brightness, pixelate, blur, soften, contrast, double exposure... plus a truly interesting collection of frames and artistic extras.
Pixlr is a functional and attractive app that balances a professional look with a casual touch. Open an image from your gallery or take a picture and within minutes you will have a totally different image, ready and raring to be shared with your followers.