7 Great Apps to Edit Photos on Your Phone

7 Great Apps to Edit Photos on Your Phone

One of the more fun and friendly photo editing apps available, Pixlr gives you access to an impressive number of options. You can do everything from add text labels on top of images to paint out the sky in a photo and replace it with something else. Despite all the advanced functionality in the app, Pixlr is always simple to use.

You can pixelate images, rotate and crop images, remove red-eye, apply plenty of filters and borders, and much more. If you’re stuck for inspiration, the app has some one-tap auto-fix options that intelligently enhance your pictures using the most appropriate settings for the image type (the subject, the lighting conditions, and so on).

Pixlr is a freemium app for Android and iOS.


Afterlight via David Nield

Spend a few minutes with Afterlight and you can tell that it’s meant for the serious photo editor—it has a professional, minimalist design, but it packs in plenty of features, from a stack of effective filters to a variety of handy tools that can get your pictures looking better than ever. Sharing and exporting images to your phone or to other apps is also really easy.

It’ll take you a significant amount of time to explore everything that Afterlight has to offer, via the five icons at the bottom of the screen, and they can all be customized to get the right effect. The app lets you shift colors in an image, drop text on top of pictures, create effects like a double exposure, flip photos, and more, and it supports image layers.

Afterlight is a freemium app for Android and iOS.


Lightroom via David Nield