At mycleveragency we’ve explored the best image editing apps for use over mobile, these have been tested using an iPhone, therefore optimisation can vary between devices.
Adobe Photoshop Express
This may not seem as exciting as some of the other apps mentioned with regards to filters and effects, but if you want to quickly edit an image and share it online, it is great. You can adjust exposure, contrast, saturation and crop or rotate the image as well as other effects you would usually find in Photoshop on desktop.
On the surface this app works much like Instagram, in that you are able to add filters to your images, though with Pixlr-o-matic you can layer different filter options over each other for unique effects. The app will help create retro and grungy images for those who have grown tired of the overused Instagram filters.
I think this has to be one of my favourites of all the apps mentioned. PicLab makes adding text to your image extremely easy. You can choose from a range of fonts, rotate and change the size of the text and change the colour. Once you are happy with your text you can then edit the image adding filters and adjusting effects.
Once again this app allows you to add filters and effects to your photos and it has lots to choose from which is amazing for a free app. Many of the filters are more subtle than most I have seen and really just enhances the photo without any gimmicks.
Originally created as a promotional piece to work alongside the release of Goldfrapp’s latest album at the end of last year, this app enables users to achieve the double exposure effect by merging two images together. The app walks you through the process beautifully and simply, resulting in an image that is ever so cool.
LoryStripes is something a bit different. The app claims to ‘transform ordinary photos into sharply styled, elegant artwork’, it does this by adding different geometric lines over your image which you can control and rotate to match your composition. Go for bold coloured stripes for an eye-catching and engaging image or tone down the opacity for a touch of subtle elegance.
Once again this app allows you to add filters and effects to your photos and it has lots to choose from most of which are inspired by classic film. Many of the filters are more subtle than most I have seen and really help enhance the photo. You also have the option to add a pattern or geometric shape over the image which looks great when adapted using the opacity tool.
This app is similar to Pixlr-o-matic mentioned earlier, in that you can layer different effects over one another to create a unique image. The difference is that the effects available using Mextures are much more subtle helping enhance your image rather than looking like a filter has been added.
Instant Blend is another app that allows you to create a double exposure image, only this app has more options for filters and the ability to add text. Although the images you can create with the app look great, the user experience is not the best.
Over to you. What’s your favourite image editing app?