Do you want to post beautiful, professional-looking photos on your social media platforms? It can get confusing to decide which photo-retouching smartphone app is the best to use. I have compiled a list of the top 5 free apps I like to use for photo-retouching. Whether you want to smooth out your selfies, add text for a social media campaign, or create a collage from a trip you just took, we have you covered.
This is a great app to combine your favorite pictures into a collage and then you can easily share it on social media. I went to NYC during the holidays so I made a collage of some of the pictures below. It’s a fun app, and there are so many options to choose from. You can use up to 6 pictures!
If you like to post selfies on Instagram or Facebook then this is the perfect app for you. You can zoom in and remove blemishes, smooth wrinkles, remove shine, whiten eyes and teeth, fix redness, and a lot more! Also, there is a short tutorial to show you how to use each feature. For the picture below, I whitened the eyes, smoothed out the skin, took away the shine on the nose and removed redness. It makes selfies look more polished, and it doesn’t take a lot of time.
This app is great for general retouching. For this picture, I lightened the exposure and used a glamour glow filter to give the picture an ethereal look. Also, I added a lens blur so the focus was on the drink and the flowers are slightly blurry. The vignette darkened the edges for some artistic flare.
If you want to create campaigns with inspirational quotes then this app is perfect. You can add different sized fonts and change the color. Also, there are some interesting backgrounds and filters. For the picture below, I used my phone’s software to fix the exposure and color. Then, I used Textgram and added a black, weathered-looking frame and I used a text box to add the lettering. It was fun to play around with, and there are so many ways to be creative.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Although using Photoshop on my computer is so much better, this was pretty good considering it’s an app on my smartphone. I removed the yellow color cast by applying the autumn filter, and I applied a black vignette border. Also, you can remove blemishes, but my cat didn’t need that filter.
I hope this has helped narrow down your decisions in choosing the best app for you. You don’t have to spend hundreds of dollars to retouch pictures on your desktop. Now, you can download free apps on your phone and work on your pictures on the go. These are the ones I like to use and they help keep my creativity flowing.