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8 Awesome Photo Editing Apps for 2021

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Photos are the image of one’s soul; hence, they too are not perfect. To give your photos the touch of perfection, the help of photo editing apps is required. In the times we live in, one is never short of options. The same is the case with photo editing apps.

The internet is full of useful photo editing apps, but you may find yourself in a fix when it comes to quality. 

While there are various online photo editors out there, in this post, I will give you a list of 8 of the Best 2021 Photo Editing Apps for you to enjoy.

Let’s get right to it!

1. Snapseed

Being a cross platform editing tool, Snapseed is currently one of the most used apps. Users can also use the app for professional work like Adobe Photoshop. One of its best features is editing and saving a photo for future use.

The app has a total of 29 features to adjust the preset of the filters. You can also edit RAW and JPG files using Snapseed. The app allows you to edit photos precisely using healing tools like black and white, vintage, brushes, etc.

If you are new to the world of photography and editing, you do not need to worry because Snapseed has you covered. The app provides in-app tutorials for everything you need to know about editing.

No need to make an account.No option to undo and no brush tool.
Everything on the app is free.
A large number of filters
Easy to edit photos.


Suppose you want to edit your pictures and show them off to people with similar interests. In that case, VSCO is the perfect photo editing app for you. The app has a large community of professional photographers and allows them to share their work for inspiration and appreciation.

The app has a built-in camera which uses AI technology to adjust the frame, exposure, and grid. It is also able to click images automatically. There are ten filters to choose from to edit your pictures. You can also use the manual adjustment tools.

If you opt for the paid version, you will get access to 130+ filters. You can easily import your pictures for editing and then export them after editing.

 It helps people to connect to a community.The pictures exported are not high quality.
The app saves and recreates favorite edits. In-app bugs that need to be fixed
Auto adjustment of white balance.
Video transformation with premium features.

3. Adobe Photo Express

Want to edit professional photos on your phone? Adobe Photo Express is the answer for you. The app delivers a whole range of filters and tools to make your pictures the best. The app can also fix crooked and distorted images.

The app also provides different options to edit RAW and TIFF file formats.  In addition, Adobe Photo Express provides automatic adjustment of all one-touch adjustments like contrast and red-eyes.

Any spots or blemishes on the images can be removed with a single touch. You can also directly upload your pictures on social media through the app.

A vast number of filters.Users are not able to insert other photos.
Professional touch.Lack of frequency control panel.
Tremendous in-app navigation.Have to create an account before use.

4. Adobe Lightroom

A free, professional, and easy to use app that is bliss for all photographers. It provides excellent adjustment and correction facilities. If you are in a rush, you can use the filters with a single touch.

The app also solves all storage issues. Files edited using the app are saved in the Adobe Creative Cloud. Hence, you can access all your photos at any place and time.

Pros: Cons:
 Impressive filters.Have to create an account before use.
 Effective synchronization. It can be a bit difficult to use for beginners.

5. Pixlr

Pixlr is an open-source application that allows users to make professional-looking edits to their pictures. The tools include film light leaks, color temperature, and lens distortion, all of which can be used easily.

You can use filters, effects, and overlays to make images look impressive. You can also convert a PSD format image to PNG or JPG format. It really is a fantastic tool to create visual content.

Supports layers and masks.Many in-app ads.
Customizable interface.Unable to save photos after editing.
Text adding and editing tools.Have to download filters every time user needs to use them.

6. Canva

Not a master of photo editing? No worries when there are apps like Canva on the market. The app allows for the creation of breath-taking pictures by just using drag and drop and can be easily used to create a design from scratch.

Canva provides extensive feature and filter options which allow you to make your pictures look the best. The app’s main features are a photo straightener, image cropper, transparency tool, and web wireframe. It’s excellent for publishing photos on social media and certainly is a very useful tool for web designers.

Excellent for web presentations. Cannot remove image background.
All features are free.Font size too small.
Project history is saved.

7. PicsArt Photo Studio

If you are fond of photo collages or memes, then this is the app for you. The app is simple and easy to use. There is a single page with a collage maker, drawing tools, photo, and video editor. There is also a vast array of filters that can be used to perfect images.

Excellent features.The free version has limited features.
Can develop GIFS.
 A large number of filters.

8. inPixio

inPixio is ranked reasonably well based on features, speed, support, and useability. The app has phenomenal tools to correct picture perspective and to dehaze correct images.

Unlike other apps, inPixio allows its users to manipulate metadata to add headlines, captions, and copyright details. You can also erase objects easily from the pictures.

No ads.The background removal tool is not perfect.
Users are not forced to install updates.Watermarks on images in the free version
Users can share images within the app.Need to install multiple modules.


 So, this was a list of the best photo editing apps present in the market at the time of writing. Hopefully, it will serve as a guide to the perfect app for you. After all, pictures are memories, and memories should always be beautiful.

About the author


Amos Struck

Amos Struck is a publisher and entrepreneur in the stock imagery field. He focuses on providing knowledge and solutions for buyers, contributors, and agencies, aiming at contributing to the growth and development of the industry. He is a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. Amos is passionate about technology, marketing, and visual imagery. He also holds a keen interest in WordPress related news and articles. He is a recurrent speaker at Photokina Official Stage and an industry consultant at StockPhotoInsight. Amos is passionate about technology, marketing, and visual imagery. He also holds a keen interest in WordPress related news and articles.