Best apps to edit photos like a professional.

Do you need to edit photos professionally and don’t have access to a computer, or do you want to do it directly on your mobile? I’ve collected the best apps for touching up photos directly on your smartphone.

Snapseed (iOS/Android)

With Snapseed we can edit photographs very easily and obtain an almost professional result. It has all the classic adjustment tools, with options such as brightness control and exposure controls that modify saturation and warmth to improve the overall contrast of photos.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (iOS/Android)

If you already know Lightroom in its computer version, this application will meet your expectations. With this app you can edit raw files from digital cameras as well as photos taken with your smartphone’s camera. It manages to preserve the quality of the images quite well in the processing, just like in the “adult”; version, and has a multitude of settings and filters with which to retouch your image.

VSCO Cam (iOS/Android)

VSCO Cam is both a photo-editing and a photo-taking application. Image editing is done through many filters, which you can download new ones, and you can always see the change with the original image. These filters have a softer, more authentic style that resembles a real photo. It is, at the same time, a kind of social network where you can see and share pictures of anyone in the world.

Afterlight (iOS/Android)

This is an incredible and simplistic application. Afterlight has image settings, 59 filters and 66 textures to help you get the most out of your favorite photos. It also has frames available to give it the retro look you were looking for. Once finished, choose the resolution you prefer and upload it directly to your social networks.

PicsArt Photo Studio (iOS/Android)

It features all kinds of tools, effects, collage creator, camera, free clip art library, millions of user-created stickers, memes, creative grids or custom drawing. Think of PicsArt as a mix between Photoshop and Paint. You can edit your photos, but you can also use a wide variety of brush tools: you can add a little gloss, decorate with text, adjust a color or create any remix you can dream up.

Written by: Sofia Calatayud.