Long gone are the days you need a high end camera to have an awesome photography experience. With your smart phone, you can help the world enjoy breathtaking photos.
Whether you’re planning a memorable post-lockdown photography excursion or you’ve simply got a phone packed with images you’re get to share on social media because some creative image editing can do better justice to your photos. Don’t worry, there’s a way out.
Here are highly rated apps through which you can flex your photography muscles;
Adobe Lightroom CC (Android and iOS):
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is a smartphone photography editing app that gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing, and sharing your photos. It is useful for both professionals and beginners can use it to make advanced edits with tone curve to change color, exposure, tone, and contrast. It also comes with RAW photo support, watermarking, and non-destructive editing that always lets you revert to your original photo and you can sync your photos across all your devices.
It is free to download and edit photos with but to access premium features like selective adjustments, perspective correction, you’ll need to subscribe to Adobe’s Photography Creative Cloud plan for $10 per month.
Snapseed (Android and iOS):
The Snapseed app is a complete professional photo editor developed by Google. It has all the classic photo editing abilities, like straightening, turning, cropping, and adding text, as well as 29 filters.
It’s unique editing feature is the Control Point technology. This lets you position up to eight points on the image and assign enhancements where needed.
PicsArt (iOS, Android):
PicsArt has a huge range of editing tools available from basic adjustments like exposure and contrast, through to cinematic colour grading and dramatic filters that transform your images into painting-like pieces of art. There are loads of options for both the tone and shape of your face in selfies. It’s limited functions for free or $48 a year for the whole suite.
Afterlight 2 (iOS):
Afterlight 2 is a complete overhaul of the original and popular “Afterlight,” redesigned with a brand new list of features. It has an extensive library of natural filters which provides a variety of diverse, vibrant colour grading and helpful image enhancements. And, you can even design your own filters to fit your style and give your images a consistent look.
LAdvanced tools like curves and selective hue, saturation, and lightness help you get the best out of your photos. You can use overlays and textures to superimpose two images together, add a vintage look to your images, or separate the RGB channels to create an abstract effect. And, with Pinch Zoom, it’s easy to view fine details and make precise edits.
TouchRetouch (Android and iOS):
Many photo editing apps let you remove unwanted blemishes or objects from an image, but that’s usually just one feature among many. The extra thing with TouchRetouch is to help you remove unwanted content. All you need to do is simply use your finger to highlight the items you want out of the photo and TouchRetouch will replace that object with pixels from the surrounding area. You can remove entire objects, like trash cans, telephone wires, posts or photobombers, with the Brush or Lasso.
It doesn’t matter if you’re using the latest series on ios or android phone, these are a selection of great apps you can access on the the iPhone App Store and Google Play Store that can give your existing shots a whole new look, all from the comfort of the palm of your hands.
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