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5 best photo-editing apps of 2021 for Android

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Photos are the most precious storage of memories. When cameras first started becoming portable, they have enabled capturing our childhoods, functions, or trips. When we look at them now, we wonder how far we have come in terms of camera technology. Today, our job doesn’t end with just taking a photo, but beautify it even further. Photo editing apps are not new, but the advent of smartphones has allowed them to be easily accessible and easy to use.

Good photographers always edit their photos. Some kind of post-processing is always needed to bring out the true essence of the image. And if you are reading this blog, you probably have just started photography and editing. So here are the top 5 photo-editing apps for Android.

Adobe Lightroom – Photo Editor & Pro Camera

Adobe Lightroom is a creative image organization and image manipulation software developed by Adobe Inc. This software is now available on smartphones too, making editing photos easy and portable for users. This software was created to help you do just three main things: sort your photos, post-process and export them. Although it is a post-processing and photo organization software, it has lately been used by a lot of photographers for color grading, color correction, and giving a special touch to images that no other software can easily give.

Lightroom’s post-processing options cover all the main requirements: brightness, contrast, color, sharpness, and many more adjustments which help one to get a unique look out of a previously dull image.

Adobe Photoshop Express: Photo Editor Collage Maker

Adobe Photoshop Express is a free image editing and collage making mobile application from Adobe Inc. Photoshop Express delivers a full selection of free photo effects and editing features. Personalize your experiences with borders and text, enhance color and imagery, create picture collages, make quick fixes and enhance your share-worthy moments.

It is a mobile-friendly version of Adobe Photoshop. With similar to fewer features than the desktop version has it is a portable editor which does not require much knowledge about photo editing which makes it user-friendly. It can work on a single part of an image while the rest remains untouched with selective Editing. Create fun and unique photo collages by adding ready-to-use backgrounds, gradients, layouts, and also add fun text to your photos with a wide array of fonts, colors, and opacity controls.

Picsart Photo Editor: Pic, Video & Collage Maker

PicsArt is one of the most popular photo editor apps on Android and for good reason. It has probably every single tool you would need for basic and advanced photo editing, from different crop tools to background removal and even the ability to add text and multiple image layers just like more advanced programs like Photoshop. You can even create collages and banners for your social media using PicsArt.

The basic version is free but contains a good number of ads which may be annoying. You can get rid of them and unlock some advanced features by purchasing a PicsArt Gold membership plan.


Snapseed is a free photo-editing app by Google. You can take photos in the app or edit those already in your camera roll, including photos in JPG and RAW formats. It includes a large number of preset filters to apply to your photos, but there are also 29 tools you can use to apply precise and fine-tuned effects, such as tune, curves, crop, brush, perspective, HDR scape, vintage, retro lux, portrait, lens blur, frames, vignette, text, and more. You can also save a combination of edits as a particular “look” that you can then easily apply in one tap to other photos.

One particularly handy aspect of Snapseed is how easy it is to undo and revise work. At any time, you can undo or change any edits made so far, allowing you to access each edit separately. Then, once you’re done with your image, you can share it, open it in another app, export it (creating a copy with permanent changes), or save it, which saves the image along with its edits that you can still undo/change in the future.

Prisma Photo Editor

Prisma doesn’t deal with subtle filters and basic image corrections. Instead, its trippy filters will transform your images into often bizarre artistic creations. The filters are strong, and while you can tweak them, not all filters will work with every image. I found some to be more suited to portraits while other filters worked best with landscapes.

Prisma also has its own online community similar to Instagram. So, once you’re done editing, you can share your image to your Prisma feed, save it directly to your device, share it on any social media app, or send it via email or messaging.

Malayalam Keyboard App

One of the things you might have noticed in the blog is the repetition of adding texts in the photos. If you could do that, but in regional languages, imagine how simple your life would be. The reason why I bring this up is that when I initially started doing wedding photographs, many clients wanted Malayalam captions over the images. Bharat AI’s Malayalam keyboard on Android came to my rescue at this time.

The Malayalam keyboard has simple typing options with easy English to Malayalam conversion, speech to text, and Pop-text. These are text-stickers which the Malayalam keyboard app allows you to make. The keyboard has ready-made quotes which you can use as captions, according to the occasion and need. If you think this is everything the app has to offer, let me mention the incredible features it has.

  • AI-powered English, Malayalam, and transliteration keyboard with auto-correct and word suggestions.
  • Pop-texts, Bigmojis, Avatars, and GIFs, all under one keyboard.
  • Latest jokes, quotes, and Shayaris to keep to in a fun mood all the time.
  • Clipboard, to temporarily store the copied texts in the last one hour.
  • Shortcuts, to store frequently used messages which can be sent easily without having to type them again.
  • 20 custom English fonts for fun and creative messages.
  • Covid-19 resources to have access to important information under one roof.
  • Secure and protection of privacy.


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