Make your photos look even better with these photo apps!
Phones nowadays have pretty awesome cameras. They allow you to take photos and videos with awesome quality and simplicity. Here are some apps which allow you to edit your photos and make them look even better.
Now, there is good reason why I bring up Google Photos first. If you value your photos, and you should, you need to store them on a safe place. Now, your storage will eventually fill up, and manually transferring your photos to your PC or a NAS ( Network-attached storage ) can be a bit of a pain. Google Photos automatically does the backup for you. Whenever you take a photo or record a video, it uploads it to the cloud, linked to your Google Account.
The free version does offer unlimited backups, but it does slightly reduce the image quality. However, you probably won’t notice it. I have over 13 000 photos or videos there, and it is well worth it.
And the app does allow you to do some basic editing, like cropping, color adjustments and filters.
Adobe is quite popular among creative professionals. They make awesome desktop apps for foto and video editing, animations, special effects…It is no wonder, then, that they are getting themselves into the mobile marketplace. Adobe offers several great photo apps, including multiple versions of Photoshop, Lightroom, and more. These apps are free, however, you do have to pay in some cases if you want extra features.
Aviary has been around for years now. The app / service has expanded far beyond its original app, tho. It even has its own basic web app and a Windows app! Aviary is part of the Adobe family, and you can connect it to your Creative Cloud.
Aviary provides a solid choice of features to play with. You get crop and filter, and more advanced editing tools such as color adjustments, sharpness, the ability to tweak vignette, lighting, and focus.
Just like Aviary, Pixlr has been around for years, and it too has expanded beyond just mobile apps. Pixlr also has a web app, which gives you a lot of control over your photo, almost looks like a light version of Photoshop. You can create collages, add fancy text, Balance out color in one easy click with Auto Fix, Focus on one color with Color Splash or add impact with Focal Blur and so much more.
Or if you need to do some quick editing to your photo, you can use their free web app.
This free app from Google allows you to edit RAW photos and export them as a JPEG. Other than that, however, you get all of your stranded features – cropping, text, filters, colors etc. But some extra features include Lens Blur – add a beautiful Bokeh to images (background softening), ideal for photographic portraits. HDR Scape – bring a stunning look to your images by creating the effect of multiple exposures. Healing – remove the uninvited neighbor from a group picture – and so much more.
Best photo apps for Android and iOS – HyperFocal Pro
This app is slightly different from others. It does not take photos, nor edits them. Instead, HyperFocal Pro gives you numbers. Loads of numbers. You can keep track of things like your camera settings and shooting conditions. It keeps track of stuff like depth of field, angle of view, field of view… It is really helpful to control your camera conditions, so you can always take the perfect photo. Despite the “Pro” in the name, the app is completely free and there are no ads of in-app purchases.
And if this list continues, it would be a list of apps that do almost the same as the app mentioned above, so no need to continue…