Best Android camera apps: photo editing (2014 edition)

Having a smartphone in your pocket is empowering. But with a capable camera, it is inspiring - you can take really great shots in most conditions.

Photographs we take on our smartphones often turn out good, but with a few touches here and there they can become great. Luckily, you have all the tools you need to make this work on your smartphone - from basic apps that auto-enhance images adding punchy colors and more contrast, to filters and finally to more advanced photo editing apps where you can manually change the way the image looks.

Which apps are greatest for that? Google Play has more than a dozen, but some really stood out the test of time and got our whole-hearted recommendation. Check them out below.



1. jinxed

Posts: 107; Member since: Jan 10, 2013

instagram all the wayyy for me :)

2. shy2papa

Posts: 336; Member since: Jan 23, 2010

You forgot about photo wonder, really awesome.

3. buccob

Posts: 2980; Member since: Jun 19, 2012

What about Pixlr Express... Its free, you can download tons of filters (and leave out those that you don't want)... you can edit and save in ORIGINAL size...

5. hurrycanger

Posts: 1773; Member since: Dec 01, 2013

I love Pixlr Express, especially that original size part.

4. GalaxyS5

Posts: 430; Member since: Aug 05, 2014

Insta .. Photogrid .. enough said

6. kkmkk

Posts: 699; Member since: May 06, 2013

i love pixler express it is so cool with ton of features

7. itsdeepak4u2000

Posts: 3718; Member since: Nov 03, 2012


8. Cicero

Posts: 1149; Member since: Jan 22, 2014

Autodesk pixlr is for me too. Full of features and original size saving.

9. XperiaFanZone

Posts: 2280; Member since: Sep 21, 2012

"You don't need a professional camera for this to take professional pictures on the *phone".

10. jmonteiro829

Posts: 270; Member since: Feb 13, 2012

Snapseed and VSCO are my 2 that I use the most. I do have Pixlr and it is cool but keep going to Snapseed first.

11. oyalinkaya

Posts: 29; Member since: Jan 25, 2013

AfterFocus is an inspiring app with the ability to add focus levels on every pic. It takes time to make a picture look good, but it worths the time play .google .com/store/apps/details?id=com.motionone.afterfocu​s&hl=tr Check out my instagram account for some pics. (Not asking anyone to follow me, actually I would be happy the opposite way. I would not like to see people whom I do not know on my list). instagram .com/oyalinkaya_ Especially, instagram .com/p/q_JBBtSAfU/ instagram .com/p/qmba6ASAad/

12. mamadathu

Posts: 48; Member since: Mar 01, 2014


13. torr310

Posts: 1700; Member since: Oct 27, 2011

Pixlr Express +1

14. Chuck007

Posts: 1415; Member since: Mar 02, 2014

The only way I can see them beating the Chinese smartphone craze is if they made the Galaxy S with mid-tier price and top-tier specs and the new Galaxy A with current Galaxy S (top-tier and metal) pricing. Knowing Samsung this would probably not happen. But if they did... less profits aside they'd not have to worry as much in the long term.

15. BattleBrat

Posts: 1476; Member since: Oct 26, 2011

I have found a new Android photo editing app for consideration; Photo Mate R2, I understand it is an editing apps not a camera app, but I figured it should be mentioned.

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