Six FREE Photo Editor Apps – 2015
Taking a great photo is only half the battle, the other half is editing. Opportunity to edit photos has become extremely accessible on smartphones, allowing anyone and everyone the chance to create great images. And now, you don’t even have to spend a dime on photo-editing software. There is a HUGE variety of FREE editing apps on the AppStore, so I’ve created a list of my five favourite free photo editor apps to use in 2015:
RollWorld is a bit of a niche photo-app and may not be for everyone, but the images you can create with this app are incredible. RollWorld applies the “tiny-planet” effect on your photos. This is a distortion that gives the illusion of your subject existing on a tiny-planet. RollWorld also has tons of different sliders allowing you to create distortions that go beyond just tiny-planet photos. It’s a great app to help explore your creativity, make you stand out on any social-network and better yet the photo portion of the app is FREE. Check out my FULL REVIEW and Roll World Gallery
Photo Editor by Aviary is an all-in-one photo-editing app, which is part of the Adobe Creative Cloud. It definitely beats the Adobe Photoshop iOS app, by having better looking filters and features. Some of the great features are: the text-tool, draw tool, meme creator, overlays, frames, vignettes and blur tools. Photo Editor also include powerful touch-up tools such as: blemish(skin), whiten(teeth) and red-eye correction, which are all super simple to use. I recommend the free downloadable filter packs within the app, as well as the free overlay packs.
Photo Editor by Avairy
VSCO features some of the best stylish photo-filters out there, as well as an entire social-network of photographers to share your images with. All the filters have extensive flexibility due to the adjustment sliders such as: clarity, exposure, contrast, sharpen ,skin tone fade, vignette, grain, etc . The sleek user-interface consisting of simple shapes and icons, allowing anyone to create images like a pro.
Fotor Photo Editor & Camera Plus is an app for photographers to upload and sell their photography, as well as a photo-editing app. There are a few restrictions with the free version, but the majority of the app is free-to-use. Where this app really shines is the photo-filters, which emulate the look of film. Some of the other features of this app are: the ability to collage photos, focus/blur, pixelate brush , text-tool, stickers, and adjustment sliders from basic to advance. My favorite feature of this app is the curves tool, which you don’t see in many iOS photo-editing apps.
Fotor Photo Editor & Camera Plus
Snapseed is a powerful free photo-editing app by Google. This app provides an intuitive and unique way of editing by controlling your adjustment sliders by swiping on the photo left or right, and switch them by sliding up and down. Snapseed provides pre-made filters like: retro, dramatic, glamour, grainy, grunge and more, which are all adjustable. The raster of tools in this app include: detail/structure sharpening, dodge/burn brush, vignettes, histogram, transform tool and a healing brush. Truly, the best feature of this app is the selective editing, which allows different adjustments to various parts of your image, giving the ultimate editing control.
Magic Hour Lite, is the king of photo-filter apps and is the most unique on the list. Not only can you create your own photo-filters with tools like: RGB Curves, Contrast, Brightness, Saturation, Tilt-Shift(Blur), textures, vignettes and frames, but also save them to your filter library. What makes Magic Hour Lite so unique is: the ability to download new photo-filters from other photographers on the online community. Implementation of this feature is brilliant, due to it’s simplicity to download all the filters in-app, as well as a ranking system showing you the best rated photo-filters first. You can also upload your own saved photo-filters for others to enjoy.
Magic Hour Lite
If you know of any other note-worthy free photo editor apps, leave a comment below!