6 Best Photo Apps for Smartphones

The advanced pace of technology these days has affected even the way we take photos. With the help of technology, the ability to capture many of life’s moments is at our fingertips. Smartphones have made taking photos fun and easy with the simple touch of a button. Here are some great photo apps that every person with a smartphone should add to their photography folder.

The 6 best photo apps for Smartphones

Photo apps for smartphones

1. Camera + (iOS)

This is among the best photo apps out there and goes for $0.99. It is a simple yet effective program and a must-have for all iPad and iPhone users. It enhances the stock camera by giving users the ability to add effects and zoom. Other features include varied exposure, a front-facing flash, advanced shooting modes, 36 filters, and many other trendy editing options. You can lighten, darken, crop and clarify photos. Camera + is very user-friendly, and users can play with photos and see how different effects and features change them.

2. Instagram (Android, iOS)

This is undoubtedly one of the best photo apps used today by social media fans. It is compatible with both Android and iOS and users can share photos across social websites like Facebook, Tumblr, and Twitter. Users can use any of the tilt-shift effects or 18 filters to create amazing photos. What makes Instagram stand out is that it allows you to “like” photos, post comments, follow other users(like twitter), and integrates well with Facebook (the company that owns it). It also has a Photo Map feature that plans out all your geotagged snapshots. If you love sharing photos on social sites, this is the app for you.  It is also free which is an absolute plus.

3. Snapseed (iOS, Android)

This award-winning photo app is also free. Made by Google, this app is for the more discerning photographers who need granular in their adjustments. The app can be used to adjust photographic features like saturation, colour levels, brightness, contrast, white balance, and more. It also allows you to do basics like cropping, straightening, and adding filters. The app uses a distinctive gesture-based interface that makes photo editing enjoyable and easy. With just a few tweaks, users can transform average snaps into photos worth framing. While it may take users some time to grasp how this app works, it is well worth it.

4. Viddy (iOS)

Viddy is one of the best photo apps today. It is an excellent video and photo sharing app for iPhones that can be downloaded from iTunes. It has an in-built community that helps users to learn how to use the app in a short time. Viddy offers a quick way to edit and share photos and videos with friends. It integrates with Twitter, YouTube and Facebook making it easy for users to upload video snippets with effects.

5. Photoshop Express (iOS, Android)

This free photo app by Adobe is a formidable photo editing app for iPads and iPhones. It allows users to quickly crop, adjust colour, straighten, and fix other flaws. Users can also add visual style with effects, borders, and amazing filters. It is a great app for any budding photographer and a must-have for those who are serious about photography on smartphones.

6. Photo Mugs (iOS)

The Photo Mug App  is the very first app in the UK to allow you to create, edit and order photos onto mugs with a visual editor- straight from your iphone. We’re really proud of this app and are excited about all the other functionality plans we have in place to create the perfect Personalised mug.

Use either photos you already have on your iphone – or take a new photo from within the app itself – and see how easy it is for you to move, zoom and rotate your chosen photo. Place your order securely using a credit or debit card merchant facility provided by PayPal- the safest, fastest and most secure way to pay online.

Do you know any photo app that you would like to add in this list?  Please drop them as comments.


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Vidhu Soman

Vidhu is an enthusiastic photographer from Kerala, India. His desire to share his knowledge and experience on photography was the motivation for creating Shutterstoppers. His dream is to provide a platform for people all around the world to exchange ideas and information on everything related to photography. In addition to photography, he also has a keen interest in traveling, philately and science.

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