The best photo editing apps

Cannot live without Instagram and never ever upload images without editing them? Here are the top five photo editing apps for all you budding photographers...

Lightroom from Adobe for iPhone

Curated especially for iPhones, Lightroom offers 40 different tones for every image you click. These tones let you experiment with colour effects, adjust clarity, reduce noise and add vignettes.

With Lightroom, you can also view and edit images in any device, be it your desktop, tablet or smartphone. You can also share your edited photos on social media platforms like Facebook and Twitter.

Snapseed 2.0

Among the most popular smartphone apps in the world, the new Snapseed 2.0 app lets you enhance pictures using swiping gestures for additional effects. Once you've added an effect, it's very easy to revert to the original image or to save the setting so that the same tone can be applied on other pictures as well.

You can also use several special effects on your pictures like Drama, Grunge, Vintage, Center-focus, Frames, and a Tilt-shift. The new 2.0 version has also brought in image filters like lens blur, glamour glow, HDR scape and noir.


Developed especially for making collages, this app lets you put several images in one place and also add colour tones and effects on individual images.

After choosing a frame of your choice, you can put up to seven images in it. You will also be able to re-arrange them within the frame, apply colour tones and add stickers.

Perfect 365

With over 60 million downloads, this app is ideal for you if you need to touch up your selfies and add substance to them.

With over twenty makeup tools, the app lets you customise your picture by adding effects like eye shadows, lip colour, blushes and light effects. What's more, you can apply these add-ons even when taking photos and videos.

If you aren't very sure if your touch up is good enough, the app offers several pro tips for applying better looks. Once you're done, you can share the edited pictures on Facebook, Twitter and email.


Originating from Instagram, Layout is another collage-maker with several innovative options to shape your collages even better than before.

Once you've selected a frame from the custom layouts offered by the app and selected pictures to be added in the frame, you can either re-arrange them or zoom individual pictures in and out as per the overall layout. The app also lets you flip and rotate these pictures.

Layout is currently available only for iOS devices.

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