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Our Top 5 Apps for Editing Photos

Looking forward to taking photos out and about this holiday season? Or do you want to develop your photographs for your marketing?

Whether you have Instagram (which offers a huge array of filters for photos), or not, we’ve got 5 great Apps you can download to edit your photos both on your phone and on your computer browser.

To get any of these apps, simply go to the App store or Google Play store on your smartphone and search their name in the search bar.

1. Photoshop Express - Free to Download

This is the best photo editing software overall. The full app for Photoshop you will need to subscribe to, to access, but its sister product is readily accessible and easy to use. It includes stacking effects, touch-ups, and sketch effect. It can also remove red-eye, resize images, and make colour corrections, working right from your browser or mobile app.

To note: Some features require a creative cloud membership, which has a fee.

2. Instasize – Free to Download

This is one of the best free photo editing apps also, and was designed for social media and influencers who want to create creative photos and videos for their social feeds.

There are a lot of great editing tools including collage maker, photo retouching features, fonts, text editing, and naturally enhancing features. The free version is limited, and includes ads, so if you want the Premium version with more features and without ads, the cost is $4.99 a month.

3. Snapseed - Free to download

Snapseed is a free online photo editor designed for the photographer that wants to enhance their photos professionally, but perhaps don’t have Adobe Lightroom. The App holds around 29 different tools and filters including rotate, crop and adjusting exposure.

This is a great App for the experienced user, though there is no auto-save – so make sure to save the photos regularly!

4. GIMP – Free to Download

GIMP is an open-source software and a favourite among graphic designers. It’s been compared to Photoshop and certainly shares many of the same features and functionality, but what’s great is it’s free!

Some of the great features included are colour correction, skin retouching, a customizable interface, and graphic design elements. You can even get extra plugins. GIMP also supports animation.

5. Pixlr - Free to Download

This is a powerful photo editor that runs on your browser. Pixlr is a great way to have convenient photo editing software at your fingertips that is also user-friendly.

It is similar to Photoshop, with a lot of the same features such as blur, magic wand, layers, fill and smudge options to name but a few.

The only downside to it is that it includes a few ads.

There’s our top 5 apps for editing photos! But there are many more Apps out there to try and find the one that works best for your business.

If you want to know more about photography, or perhaps want to improve on your other digital skills, check out all our upcoming workshops here.