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6 Mobile Apps to Edit your Photograph

Written by Puja Agrawal

It’s not enough to click a picture, editing it well is equally important. We seldom do so, the reason being a lack of proper guidance or maybe we don’t want to invest much time on it. Well, here we have 6 easy to use mobile apps, which can up your photography game.

  1. Pics-Art

It has been around for a very long time and gives a wide range of filters. Stuff like light editing tool is also incorporated in the app. we can also change the perspective of the picture, adjust the brightness, add motion to the picture and many other things can be done.

  1. Photoshop Express

This is the most commonly used app all around the world. People can do wonders using it and is not as tough as we find it to be. The best feature of the app is noise reduction and defog. Though noise reduction can hamper the quality of the picture, we need to be bit careful. Other than that there are different filters which you should keep on trying. Exploring is the best thing one can do to learn the editing process.

  1. VSCO

This app is best known for the tones it provides. The best part of it is that it maintains a library of the edited pictures, which enables you to copy and paste your favorite edits to another picture. You can always play with the tint and colors, which can also be done on other apps. The other features that can be incorporated in the editing process include adjusting exposure, contrast, and sharpen, changing the perspective and much more.

  1. Snapseed

This is another powerful app used by many and is nothing different or complicated. The features are more or less the same; you can dodge and burn some specific areas of the picture by using the brush tool. It also has curves to make the editing more simple and effective. Rest of the features are experimental, keep using and you will have a command over them.

  1. Lightroom

Lightroom is magic, once you get familiar with this, your editing goes to the next level. The best feature of the app is that it reads raw image. The most important part of the app is its white balance, highlights, shadows, where you can adjust the tones of each color. It also has creative filters in its bucket. The big thing about the app is the graduated filter and radial filter which gives you an artistic depth.


  1. Google Photos

This is the simplest of all and does not offer much to do.  It’s a good app for beginners though; as it gives a basic idea about the sharpness, clarity, light and dark images etc. the pop slider of this app is very interesting as it gives an hdr effect to your picture.



With inputs from Mayank Kumar

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Puja Agrawal