Awesome Android Apps

Want to get creative with your photos without spending an entire afternoon learning how? These Android photo apps let you add filters, frames and effects in snap.

Mother and son taking photos together using smartphone

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Snapseed

Want photo editing that's fast, fun and powerful? Snapseed was designed by NikSoftware, a company that earned its photography chops creating award-winning technology and products for the pros. First introduced on the iPad in 2011, Snapseed launched an Android version in December 2012. Some of the cool tweaks you can make with Snapseed include applying vintage filters, enhancing color, adding photo frames and playing around with special effects.

(Google Play, free)
2

Adobe Photoshop Touch

Now the world's most popular digital imaging software comes in a portable version. Adobe Photoshop Touch lets you edit images on your phone, save your projects in the Cloud and then continue your editing later on your computer or tablet. Finished projects can be saved to your Camera Roll, and then shared with friends and family.

(Google Play, $5)
3

PicSay Pro

If you like word bubbles, you'll love PicSay Pro. This app lets you add photo captions (like funny kid quotes), make color corrections and remove red-eye. Get creative with paint, stickers and cut-outs. Want to make one of those crazy photos where you swap out the heads of your husband and baby? Yep — you can do that too.

(Google Play, $4)
4

PicsArt

Described by one user as “Photoshop for dummies,” PicsArt is a free, easy-to-use app. In addition to the collage, cropping and drawing tools, PicsArt makes it simple to share your images with your social networks. If you're just getting started and want the basics, PicsArt is a good one to try.

(Google Play, free)
5

Paper Camera

Ready to unleash your inner artist? Paper Camera makes it easy to turn your photos (and videos) into sketches or cartoons. Once you're done playing around, save your finished image and share with your friends. One reviewer called it a “comment magnet on Facebook.”

(Google Play, $2)
6

Instagram

If you're not already an Instagram user, chances are you've heard plenty about it. You owe it to yourself to find out why 100 million users are beautifying and sharing their digital images with this app. Plus, it's free!

(Google Play, free)
7

Pixlr-o-matic

Love Mad Men, mid-century modern and all things vintage? You'll dig the retro effects available in Pixlr-o-matic. Some say this app deserves more love than Instagram, thanks to its vast selection of effects, overlays, filters and frames.

(Google Play, free)
8

PhotoFunia

Always wanted to appear in a fashion magazine? PhotoFunia lets you “be whoever you want to be” by slapping your mug on everything from billboards to the Mona Lisa. Better yet, there's no cutting and pasting involved. The app finds your face and places it perfectly in its new surroundings.

(Google Play, free)
9

Pixlr Express

Download Pixlr Express, and get to work cropping, re-sizing and fixing any color issues with your photos. Apply effects and overlays to change the look and feel of your images. Then save to your gallery or share with friends.

(Google Play, free)
10

PRO Paint Camera

Turn your photos into art with PRO Paint Camera's impressive selection of clip art, fonts, filters, effects and drawing and painting tools.

(Google Play, free)

tip

Love your newly edited photos? Most photo editing apps have an option to share pics with family and friends, so make sure you do!

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