Which ones are the best free photo editing apps in 2020? Google Play and App Store show hundreds of apps when you search for photo editing. How do you decide the ideal app for your precious photos? The blog post helps you solve this issue by exploring the 10 best free photo editing apps for Android and iOS in 2020.
Table of contents
- Photoshop Express
- Photo Editor & Photo Collage Maker
- Photo Editor Pro
- Adobe Lightroom Mobile
- Wrap up
The app offers so many tools that will make you confused about which one to use. Their collage maker provides hundreds of grid templates that allows users to combine all their favourite photos in one single image creatively. With all these things packed into one app, PicsArt is a great app that makes editing photos more fun and enjoyable.
|Crop (crop, free crop, and shape crop)||Dispersion||Clone|
|Sketch (1 free)||Motion||Curves|
|Perspective||Effects (over 150)||Beauty (over 8)|
|Mask/shape mask||Drawing||Lens flare|
With over 29 different tools and filters available, this app allows you to edit your portraits and make them look like they were taken by a professional. Snapseed features all the essential tools for photo editing such as Tune Image, Healing, Curves, Blur, Selective brush and White Balance for image corrections and enhancements.
One feature you would love the most is not changing the pixel of the photo. If you edit a very high-resolution picture, you get the same resolution photo back. Snapseed is developed by Google and is known as one of the best photo editing apps on the mobile phone.
|11 styles||Autotune image||Details|
|Rotate||Perspective||Expand (AI-based tool)|
|HDR-Scape||Glamour glow||Tonal contrast|
|Retrolux||Grunge||Black and white|
|Head pose||Vignette||Double exposure|
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I have used the software on my PC, and the app is also excellent. PhotoDirector provides common features such as exposure, dispersion, contrast, etc. but the feature I like the most is the auto button. In every tool, you can just tap on the auto button, and the app will auto adjust only that tool. Moreover, you get one free cloning tool everyday. I know it’s not a lot, but for free, that’s all you get.
|Perspective||Clone (1/day free)||Remove unwanted objects|
|Splash||Glitch||VHS (noise, distortion, position, and fade)|
|Red-eye remove||Text editor||Pen tools (brush)|
There is no doubt that the app is developed by one of the trusted brands. I feel like the app offers the most common tools to edit your photos. It does not offer advanced elements such as layering or blending, but you can find tools such as eye remover, frames, and more. It also offers to add a custom watermark on the photo.
|Looks (over 100)||lights (over 85)||Crop|
|Pre-made aspect ratios||Rotate||Straighten|
|Flip||Transform (multiple)||Colour adjustment|
|Blemishes remove||Red-eye remove||Text editor|
|Borders (over 25)||Stickers||Frames|
|Crop||Pre-made aspect ratios||Rotate|
|Colour adjustment||Autofix||Auto contrast|
|Brighten and darken||Pixelate||Doodle (brush)|
|Effects (over 95)||Overlays (over 100)||Stylise (11)|
|Frames||Text editor||Collage maker|
Photo Editor & Photo Collage Maker by Lyrebird Studio
With over 100 million downloads, the app comes in the top list. The app offers a couple of unique tools, including the mirror with many options, and the spiral tool to add glowing effects to your photos. Apart from that, you get blur, effects, text, filters, and sketch, and more. The app shows quite a few ads, so if you don’t care about advertisements, then the app is a must-try app.
|Mirror (2D and 3D)||Stickers||Crop|
|Pre-made aspect ratios||Effects||Text editor|
Photo Editor Pro
The app Photo Editor Pro also called Polish, is yet another one of the best free photo editing apps in 2020. The app offers some great tools for free. Some remarkable tools include solid background, adding multiple photos and mirroring. The app may have a simple name, but it offers more tools than 75% of the apps on the App and Google Play Store.
|Filters (over 20)||Glitch (12)||Curves|
|Colour adjustment||Effects (over 35)||Neon effects (over 15)|
|Solid background||Borders||Text editor|
|Draw (brush)||Double exposure||Cutout|
Alongside some standard tools, the app comes with AI-based beauty and makeup tools. The problem though is you need an image with a clear person as the app sometimes does not recognise the person in the photo. The app also offers my kit feature to add tools that you mostly use.
The app may not be the ultimate stop, but the AI-based makeup features make it one of the best photo editing apps for Android and iOS. if you are a beauty enthusiast, then you should check this app out.
|Retouch (multiple tools)||Rotate||Crop|
|Prism||Enhance (colour adjustment)||Blur|
|Colour adjustment (separate)||Vignette||Makeup (a few filters)|
|Filters (over 10)|
Well, the app requires an account to use, and it was one of the first apps to offer filters. The app is not just an editor. It is similar to Instagram as it offers the Feed sections where you can browse the photos posted by others. All the tools are down below with a black background which reminds you of Photoshop, or vice versa. The app is free, but the membership is also available for extended features.
All free tools
Adobe Lightroom Mobile
The cloud-based photo editing app is popular enough for this best free photo editing apps list. The app offers necessary tools such as filters, auto adjustment, exposure, contrast, highlights, photo info, and more. There are a few other tools, but those come with Adobe Photography subscription.
|Profiles (over 45)||Auto adjust||Auto fix|
|Light adjustment||Colour adjustment||Split tone|
|Colour presets (6)|
Here is the end of 10 best free photo editing apps for Android and iOS. I hope the information was useful. Please let me know your views down below, so we can talk more. You can also subscribe to the newsletter for future updates.