A World of Apps: Best Alternative Apps for Photo-Editing

Millions of people may be using Instagram to modify their pictures and share them with their social networks but is it truly the best application for photo-editing available on mobile devices? Or is Instagram’s actual appeal the ability to instantly share your images with friends while viewing theirs? The sharing experience is the driving force behind social media platforms such as Facebook and Twitter. Getting instant feedback on your daily activities is one of the reasons why people flock so readily to these free services.

Below are a few apps that possess the same ability to edit photos just in case you decide that Instagram and their new policies shenanigans no longer appeal to you:

1. Adobe Photoshop Express – This app allows you to use simple gestures to quickly edit and share photos from your mobile device. You can choose from a variety of one-touch effects, or just drag your finger across the screen to crop, rotate, or adjust color to your images. Special Effects include Vibrant, Pop, Border, Vignette Blur, Warm Vintage, Rainbow, White Glow, Soft Black and White. Artistic filters like Soft Focus or Sketch can also be added.

2. Photo Editor by Aviary – Aviary is a powerful photo editor which was created as a quick way to edit your photos. You can also share to all your favorite social networks right from Aviary. Aviary has 25 million active monthly users, and partners with 2,500 applications such as Flickr, Yahoo Mail, Imgur, Twitpic, Shopify, RockMelt and MailChimp.

3. Snapseed – Snapseed Mobile is a fun and powerful app designed to enhance and share your photos. Snapseed puts the power of photographic enhancements at your fingertips and makes it possible for anyone to enhance, transform, and share photos.

4. Pixlr-o-Matic – This fun and simple ‘darkroom’ app makes it easy to add an effect, overlay and border to get that retro, grunge, clean or stylish look. Pixlr-o-matic is a photo-editing app which will allow you to apply a number of effects to your images.

5. Camera+ – There are two ways to use the Camera+ app. You can either work with images already in your iPhone’s photo library, or take new pictures and edit them. For the latter, Camera+ includes an image stabilizer to reduce the effects of camera shake, a self-timer and a burst mode.

As you can see, there is a plethora of photo-editing apps available in both the Apple App Store as well as Google Play. Other viable apps include Tadaa, Photopal, Best Camera and FX Photo Studio which all offer the same photo-editing and special effects to your photos. The unedited fact is that mobile photo-editing is not a monopoly even though some apps may be more preferred and used than others. There is a mobile photo-editing app for everyone.