5 Free Apps for Photo Editing on the Go #VZWBuzz

5 Free Apps for Photo Editing on the Go #VZWBuzz

by Melissa Stewart

I think you’re beautiful just the way you are.

And  those pics you take on your smartphone? Amazing!

But just in case you want to kick it up a notch, here are 5 FREE apps for photo editing on the go.

Instagram (Android, iOS)


You know it. You love it. You just might be addicted to it. It’s Instagram! It’s a popular online photo sharing and enhancement app – and the world’s most popular photo-sharing social network – that comes with a host of creative tools and filters. Transform your everyday photos and videos into works of art and share them with your family and friends.

• Edit photos and videos with free, custom-designed filters.
• Improve photos with 10 advanced creative tools to change brightness, contrast and saturation as well as shadows, highlights and perspective.
• Find people to follow based on the accounts and photos they already love.
• Instantly share photos and videos on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and other social networks.
• Connect with Instagrammers all over the world and keep up with their photos and videos.
• Send private photo and video messages directly to friends.

Snapseed (Android, iOS)

Want a powerful camera application with professional-quality editing tools, look no further than Google’s Snapseed to perfect your photos in a snap. This app brings to your mobile device the power and control of professional photo editing software, previously only available on the desktop. Now with the tap of a finger you can retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit, and more.

• Tune image
• Details – enhance details with traditional sharpening or the unique Structure control that makes a photo’s subject pop
• Crop – crop images to standard aspect ratios or free crop
• Rotate – easily rotate 90°, straighten or free rotate how you like
• Transform – adjust perspective across vertical and horizontal axes, then fill in empty areas after rotation
• Brush – selectively apply effects to regions of an image
• Selective adjust
• Spot repair – remove dust and dirt from the image without leaving a trace
• Vignette – adjust brightness around the the subject of an image, includes a control to freely position the effect
• Filters to Add Style
• Retrolux – make your photos look truly retro with light leaks, scratches, film styles, and more
• Noir – modern Black-and-White film looks with a realistic grain engine and the all-new “wash” effect
• Black & White – get that classic Black and White look with this darkroom-inspired filter
• Frames – add stylized borders to photos for the perfect finishing touch
• Stacks for Managing your Edits

Autodesk Pixlr (iOS)


Pixlr (formerly Pixlr Express) is a fun and powerful photo editor that lets you quickly crop, rotate, and fine-tune any picture, all in a completely ad-free experience. Choose from over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and borders to further personalize your image. Pixlr makes you look like a pro, even if you’ve never edited a photo before.

• Apply effects in real time – preview effects and overlays straight from your camera.
• Easily crop, rotate and adjust images when saving and sharing.
• Choose from four pre-defined dimensions (or input your own custom dimensions) for fast and flexible image resizing after editing.
• Create and customize a photo collage by editing its layout, background, and spacing.
• ‘Auto Fix’ photos for a one-click fix to balance out colors, adjusting for poor lighting conditions.
• Explore cool tools: easily adjust the contrast and brightness of your image, focus on one color with Color Splash, or add impact with Focal Blur.
• Make your photo look like a drawing or sketch with stylize adjustments such as halftone, watercolor, and pencil.
• Remove red-eye and whiten teeth with simple tools.
• Explore the growing catalog of additional effects, overlays, and border packs.
• Overlays help adjust the mood of the photo – amplify the tone, cool it down, or add surreal shades.
• Finish off your editing process with the right border – pick a style that fits you.
• Keep track of your favorite effects and overlays with the favorites button.
• Share your photo directly with friends through Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or email.

VSCO Cam (Android, iOS)

VSCO Cam provides photography lovers a surprisingly versatile package of tools and presets to tweak their photos and apply special effects. It has a clean and user-friendly interface containing both filters and adjustments. A great way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs.

• Wide range of presets and photo-altering tools.
• Apply a variety of multipurpose preset filters with adjustable strength sliders, with more filter packs as in-app purchases.
• Share your photos to your VSCO Grid, Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Google, your Gallery, and more.
• Boasts its own unique processing technology
• VSCO Cam is integrated with the curated VSCO Grid, a showcase of exceptional images from around the globe. Find and follow other creatives from around the world

Repix (Android, iOS)


Like pretty apps? Then Repix, is for you. Repix lets you get creative and make your photos stand out! Perfect for your phone and tablet. All of the tools are easily available at your fingertips and all editing happens in real-time. Once you’ve finished, save and share your photos to your favorite services.
• 30+ handcrafted effect brushes to edit any part of your photo with a finger.
• Built-in support for Samsung’s Galaxy Note S-Pen & Galaxy S 4 Air View technology
• 16 carefully designed filters, including amazing spotlight filters
• 17 beautiful frames gives a final touch to your photos
• Super smooth cropping tool with 5 presets
• Fast and robust adjustments tool let you easily bring out the best in your photos
• Zero-friction design: ability to switch between tools without extra steps
• Direct access to all the albums as well as photos in Facebook
• Studio-grade technology and intuitive interface to inspire new levels of creativity
• Direct share your photos on your favourite services. Keep on using #repix
There you go! 5 fun, easy, and FREE apps.
I’m always looking for new apps to try and share. What are your favorites?

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7 Replies to “5 Free Apps for Photo Editing on the Go #VZWBuzz”

  1. David Mike

    Really an informative post for those who are interested to know about photo editing apps. I learned a lot from your blog. I hope you will post more on this subject.

  2. Bryan Shore

    These are very helpful, but I thought the article is about serious photo editing, and these apps can’t compare to serious softwares for photo editing like PaintShop Pro, Photoshop, etc. If anyone is serious about photo editing on their pc, I suggest starting with this tutorial http://www.paintshoppro.com/en/pages/photo-editing-workflow/
    I started doing it out of a hobby, but I got addicted and today there is no photo that I do not edit.

  3. Brian

    Truly awesome information…

    I’m using KrojamSoft PhotoViewerPro for my photo editing…

  4. Jessica Lillis

    Photo editing is my passion. I like to play with photos. So I never miss any article which is related to photo editing. And I think this is very informative post. Thanks for this post.

  5. Monica Vila

    It’s incredible what a difference good editing apps can make on your photos, so true, I am a fan of Snapseed but will be trying REPIX now based on your recommendation. Thanks for a great blog post!

    1. Melissa Stewart[ Post Author ]

      Thanks Monica! Gotta stay on top of the best photo editing apps for Saturday Mickey 🙂

    2. Shweta singh

      Hey do you know about photomediaapps it has best photo editing apps

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