The best photo processing applications

Mobile Applications for photo processing are suitable for active users social networks, who want to transform, decorate and post a snapshot. Especially for such people, we have prepared a list of the best photo edits with the mention of their characteristics and availability of paid functions.


The application from Google is distinguished by the absence of advertising, Paid packages and subscriptions. Despite the fully free basis, users are available 29 professional photo work tools: color correction, exposure, work with sharpness, point processing, brightness curves. Amateur Selfie will appreciate the tools for the correction of the person where skin smoothing and focusing on the eyes.

The key chip was working with photos, a compressed JPG format to the untreated DNG. After processing, the finished work is exported to the device's memory, send to friends or send to another application.

Advantages :

  • Compatible with Android 5.0 and iOS 10.0.
  • The ability to create your own filters.

Disadvantages :

  • Problems with outdated smartphones: does not save pictures, part of the tools does not work.


This is a universal application that combines video editor, photographs, creation collages and stickers. Directly from the transformation tools for the transformation of images, available: overlay effects, adding stickers / text, interaction with brushes. On a general background, the section "Selfie" is allocated, where the color of the hair is changed, eliminate skin defects or whiten teeth.

who needs practice, will appreciate the selection of free pictures available for processing in the editor. Complement all the above filters imposed on Selfie. The application can be used for free, but with advertising and limited access to functions. All restrictions take off the monthly (299 rubles) or annual (1,999 rubles) GOLD subscription.

Advantages :

  • Number of tools.
  • Social network inside the application.
  • 7-day trial period Before making a subscription.

Disadvantages :

  • Intrusive adware.


Developers are positioning a project as a universal photo editor, but first of all, it is focused on working with Selfie. Confirmation of this is the tools to eliminate skin defects (remove acne, smooth wrinkles, bags under the eyes) and teeth (whiten, align). Similarly, PICSART, some of the tools are only available for a paid subscription.

From interesting functions: Automatic image processing, the ability to cut objects in the background. The resulting result is offered to keep in memory of the device or share it in social networks. Regarding prices:

  • 1 month - 299 rubles;
  • 3 months - 699 rubles;
  • 1 year 1,890 rubles.

New users can try the project for free for 7 days.

Advantages :

  • No built-in advertising.
  • Compatible with Android 4.3 and iOS 10.0.
  • High estimate of 4.7 points out of 5 based on 1,300,000 estimates.

Disadvantages :

  • After a failure in the work of Google-services, problems appeared with the design of the subscription.

Adobe LightRoom

dilutes the product piggy bank from Adobe project Lightroom. The application extends free of charge and offers: ready-made presets, profiles, snapshoting, setting the curves photos and free editing of colors. When there is no inspiration, will help the "community", where work from other users. Completes the standard feature set. Built-in camera with manual settings and support RAW.

In order to develop the project, a paid subscription was introduced for 179 rubles per month or 1,790 rubles per year. For an additional fee, access premium functions, such as removing objects in the frame or changes in the geometry of objects.

Advantages :

  • The processing of several pictures is one filter.
  • Synchronization with a desktop version of Adobe Lightroom.

Disadvantages :

  • After updates, you can lose all previously created styles.


This application has absorbed the best solutions from competitors, which is expressed in the expanded Set of tools for the transformation of the face, background or addition of parts. The intelligent system automatically determines in a photo of a person, allowing 2-3 tap to change the backs or the sky on ready-made solutions.

The feature of the project was its subscription cost:

  • 1 month for 69 rubles;
  • 12 months for 299 rubles;
  • One-time purchase for 899 rubles.

Take the VIP status before purchase is given within 3 days.

Advantages :

  • Number of functions.
  • Lack of third-party advertising.

Disadvantages :

  • You can not make a screenshot inside the application.
  • Subscription check requires a permanent Internet connection.


against the background of other applications, VSCO is characterized by a minimum set of tools required for the primary image processing. This includes work with sharpness, contrast, exposure, tint of skin, adjusting and configuring HSL.

Before processing the snapshot, the developers offer to skip it through pre-installed filters that change color reproduction. After completing the photo, the "recipe" will be created on its basis - the user filter that is allowed to impose on the next photos. More opportunities opens up a subscription design for 1 year 1,590 rubles.

Advantages :

  • Trial 7-day period.
  • The optimal set of tools.

Disadvantages :

  • Failure With new models of smartphones - there is no optimization.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Another project from Adobe, which is positioned as a universal photo editor. Set of tools Standard: Blur, frames, text, filters, and point recovery with removal of unnecessary objects in the photo. Non-standard functions include editing unprocessed frames in the RAW and TIFF format.

Traditionally for the company, added Synchronization with Account Adobe ID with the ability to transfer unfinished projects to the PC version or vice versa. In order to attract users, all premium functions are available, after which they will have to be discovered for a paid subscription.

Advantages :

  • Stable operation on any device.
  • Placing a snapshot in social networks into several touch.
  • Regular updates with error correction, adding new features.

Disadvantages :

  • Previously, the application was completely free.

Photo Lab

This is not a standard photo editor like the rest, and the application with a set of filters of different subjects. Users can add a picture of the effect of depth, make an emphasis on colors or create its distortion. Finished results are divided into ribbon where you can view the snapshot before and after processing.

The key disadvantage is the minimum number of available settings before applying a filter and a mastermark in a free version of the application. Professional styles are asked 299 rubles per month or 590 rubles per year.

Advantages :

  • Transformation into one tap.
  • Mass of filters of different types and quality.

Disadvantages :

  • Advertisement.
  • Lack of additional settings.


This project bribes users by creating corporate styles, which can then be imported to other devices. All tools are posted in a separate tab and disbanded by partitions. The latter refers: Color setting, working with layers, transformation of image areas.

It was not without a PRO subscription with two tariffs: monthly for 309 rubles or annual for 1,490 rubles and a 7-day trial period. Users give money for unlocking layers, work with regions and package saving pictures.

Advantages :

  • Convenient interface.
  • Free import of styles.

Disadvantages :

  • Works on Android 8.0 and above.
  • Does not support filters for video.

Adobe Photoshop FIX

The application enters the product line from Adobe and offers: Tools for Retouching photos, plastics of face, smoothing and correction of the picture. Synchronization with Creative Cloud account allows you to send a photo to refine in Photoshop CC to a computer.

Similarly to SNAPSEED, in Adobe Photoshop Fix there is no advertisement and paid functions. Another similar feature was a minimalistic interface: the tools are located below, and their additional parameters appear straight on the picture.

Advantages :

  • A set of functions.
  • Support Android 5.0 Lollipop and newer.
  • Synchronization with desktop photoshop.

Disadvantages :

  • Mandatory registration.
  • The application is not updated since 2017, which is noticeable failures on devices with Android 9.0 and newer.