Photo app: Whenever you compare your shots shared on social networks with those of your friends, do you always have the impression that the photos of others are the emblem of perfection while yours are not? Well, most likely it is because others have the habit of resorting to the use of special apps to take and embellish photos that go well beyond the basic functions of what is made available “as standard” on smartphones and tablets. Given the situation … why not try to fix it immediately by using one or more of the photo app what am I going to propose to you? There really are something for everyone.
In fact, below you will find all those that, in my humble opinion, represent the best solutions currently on the square, thanks to which you can take and make changes to the photos directly from the mobile. Some are for Android, some are for iOS / iPadOS, and some are for all of these platforms. How do you say? You are interested in this, but are you not planning on spending money? But don’t worry! There are tons of free photo apps!
Come on, therefore, take a few minutes of free time to try the photo apps I’m about to tell you. I am sure that in no time at all you will be able to find the solution that best suits your needs and that in the end you will be able to say that you are more than satisfied as well as happy with the choice made. Let it bet?
Pixlr (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
The first photo app I want to invite you to pay attention to is Pixlr. Haven’t you ever heard of it? Let’s fix it right away, don’t worry. This is an application that includes everything you need to edit your shots directly from your smartphone. It is available for free download on both Android than on iOS / iPadOSbut access to some tools and the elimination of advertising banners are only available by purchasing the paid version of the app, which costs 3.49 euros.
At the user’s disposal there are therefore filters, tools to crop, rotate and correct errors present in most digital photos, brushes for drawing and much more. As for the interface, it turns out to be well cared for and also quite intuitive.
To use the application, just start Pixlr on the device in use and select the photo on which to act: to do this you need to press on the item camera or photo in the main screen of the app, so as to take a photo on the spot or retouch one of those in the Gallery. After selecting the photo to edit, use the various buttons located in the lower part of the editor visible on the screen.
By pressing on the icon carrying casefor example, you can access the image editing tools (ex. crop, wheel, correct, etc.); the brush allows you to call up the tool to draw on the photo, clarify / darken the subjects or “pixelate” the areas to be censored; pressing the icon of little Star you access the Instagram-style filters and overlay effects available in the app, while selecting the icons of the frame and of T. you can add frames and text to your image.
Once you have made all the various and possible changes, you can save the final result by pressing the button done located at the top right and choose one of the available options to save the photo on the device or to share it online.
Prisma (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
You do not know Prism? Strange … it is one of the most popular and used photo apps in recent times! Its fame is all to be attributed to the fact that it provides users with a bunch of wonderful filters to apply to photos through which it is possible to transform images into real paintings. The results that can be obtained are noteworthy to the point that they do not even seem to be the result of the automatic commands of an app but of hours and hours of meticulous photo editing. Seeing is believing.
Before explaining how it works, however, let me tell you that it needs an active Internet connection to work and, despite being free of charge, access to all the filters and the ability to download the retouched photos in high definition. prerogative of users who have subscribed to its Premium version, which starts at € 7.99 / month.
To start using Prisma, just install and start the application on your device Android or iOS / iPadOSpress the button Next for two consecutive times, presses on (x) at the top right, in order to close the screen that invites you to subscribe (if you want to try the trial of the Premium version of Prisma, you can press the button Start free trial and follow the on-screen instructions to complete the operation).
Now, give Prisma all the permissions it needs to work at its best and take a picture by pressing the white dot placed at the bottom or, if you prefer, press on the item Gallery to choose one of the photos saved on your device.
At this point, select the filter with which you want to edit the photo and wait for it to be applied to it. By tapping on the icon with the adjustment rodsyou can possibly act on the parameters of the photo, so as to further refine the work done.
The edited photo can then be shared on Instagram or Facebook, it can be saved in the roll of the device or shared or opened through other apps on the device: to do this, just press the share symbol and select the option you prefer.
PhotoFunia (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
The photo apps that I have already proposed to you have not been able to attract your attention in a particular way because you are looking for a solution that allows you to create photomontages with your face or that of your friends? Then try PhotoFunia… I really think it can do for you!
It is in fact an app dedicated entirely to photomontages with all kinds of scenarios, famous characters and various nice effects. In order to work, it needs an active Internet connection on the device. It is completely free and is available for Android And iOS / iPadOS.
To use PhotoFunia, start the app and select one of the categories available in the section Categories. You can choose between Postcards to make postcards, Poster to insert your photos into preset scenarios, Faces or Celebrity to add your face (or that of your friends) to the body of other people or famous people, Magazines to turn your images into famous magazine covers and so on.
Then select the type of scenario in which you want to insert your photos, press the button Choose photos and choose whether to import a photo from the device roll, from social networks or to take a shot in real time. Then move and / or resize the selected image, press the button OK and wait for the photomontage to be created. Finally, press the icon of floppy disk located at the top right to save the photo on your phone or select the share icon to post it online.
VSCO (Android / iOS / iPadOS)
VSCO instead, it is one of the most popular applications for taking and editing photos of the moment. It offers a wide range of filters that allow you to give an artistic touch to your shots. In addition, it features manual controls for exposure, brightness, colors and other image parameters that are able to satisfy even the most demanding photographers. The VSCO Cam interface is very minimal and at first use it is not particularly intuitive but after a while it is appreciated for its speed. You can download it both on Android than on iOS / iPadOS.
After installing and running it on your smartphone or tablet, press the button Register with your email address or Register with your phone number and register by following the instructions you see on the screen. After registration, presses the symbol of square at the bottom, click on the icon (+) which is located at the top right and choose the image to edit: just select its preview and then the voice It matters to succeed.
At this point, tap on the symbol with the adjustment rods located at the bottom left and select one of the many filters among those available. If you want to change the shooting parameters manually, press the icon with the adjustment rods located at the bottom left and decide what to do (eg. Exposure, Contrastetc.).
Once you have made changes, click on the button Save placed at the top, presses on the symbol (…) located at the bottom of the screen, tap on the item Share and decide which save or share option to use.
Pixelmator (iOS / iPadOS)
In an article dedicated to what are the best photo apps can not miss Pixelamtor. We are talking about one of the most used and appreciated applications to edit photos on iPhone and iPad currently present on the square.
It’s kind of a little Photoshop for iOS / iPadOS. In fact, it includes everything you might expect from a photo editing app: color filters, tools to crop, rotate and correct photos, and much more. Furthermore, it is extremely simple to use, even for the less experienced in the field. It costs 5.99 euros.
To use it, you have to start the app, take or select a photo from the roll and choose one of the many options available through the appropriate menus located at the bottom and top of the screen. You can then save and / or share the edited images in various formats by simply pressing the appropriate button located at the top right and choosing the desired option from those available.
More photo apps
In addition to the photo apps that I have already proposed to you, below you will find a list of various other applications that I think it is appropriate to point out and that you may find particularly useful and interesting for your shots. Take a look at it, you will see that you will not regret it.
- Snapseed (Android/iOS / iPadOS) – this is a photo app that allows you to perform various photo editing operations. It includes everything you could possibly want from a mobile photo editing app. It’s free.
- Afterlight (Android/iOS / iPadOS) – it is an app for editing images that allows you to act quickly and directly on them. It offers powerful tools that can return the desired effect in a matter of moments. It’s free.
- A Betteer Camera (Android) – is a photo app that integrates a set of solutions dedicated to photography that are very useful in different circumstances. Absolutely to try. It’s free.
- ProCam 4 (iOS / iPadOS) – this is an app that allows you to take pictures as if you were using a camera set to manual mode. It integrates numerous adjustment options and is also widely appreciated by professionals in the sector. It is paid: it costs 6.99 euros.