Photoshop is the most popular photo editing app available on almost every computing platform, including Android, iOS and all the major desktop Operating Systems. However, if you don’t want to use Photoshop (for whatever reason), there are several other options to choose from. In this article, I will share the top five photo editing apps (with their Google Play Store ratings) you can use instead of Photoshop.
5. Pixlr (formerly Pixlr Express) – 4.1-star rating
Pixlr is a top-rated and popular photo editing app with over 50 million downloads. It has a clean interface that makes it easy to find all the editing tools you need. This app has most of the core editing tools, including crop, rotate, blur, color fix, brightness and contrast, sharpen, de-noise, red-eye reduction, and whiten. Pixlr also has up to 600 effects, multiple overlays and borders that you can use to customize your images. It is a free app with some in-app purchases.
4. Fotor Photo Editor – 4.4-star rating
It is one of the best Photoshop alternatives, with over 10 million downloads on the Play Store. Fotor has powerful editing tools like background remover, over 56 unique filters, unique art effects, and over 1000 pre-made collage templates. It is a free app with a premium option that costs $8.99 monthly.
3. Bazaart – 4.7-star rating
This app may not be as popular as most apps on this list, but it is among the top-rated on the Google Play store in its category. Bazaart has some incredible photo editing features, including a magic eraser for removing backgrounds, photo cleanup, and multiple filters and overlays that you can use to spice up the look of your photos. It is a free app with some in-app purchases.
2. Air Brush – 4.5-star rating
Air Brush is a popular photo editing app with over 50 million downloads on the Google Play Store. It also has an intuitive UI and powerful editing features, including 30+ retouching tools, 50+ makeup looks, and over 300 filters. So if you are looking for an app with several editing effects and tools, Air Brush is among the best options.
1. Snapseed – 4.4-star rating
With over 100 million downloads on Google Play Store, Snapseed is among the most popular photo editing apps for mobile devices. It has a clean UI and almost every core editing tools, including brush, rotate, crop, white balance, tune images, text, and more. Snapseed also has up to 14 filters that you can use to change the look of your images. The good news is that this app is free, with a few bearable ads at the bottom.