If you love taking selfies, then you know that you don’t always look 100% for the camera all the time. That’s when photography apps that let you touch up on the less-than-perfect parts of your face or body, come in handy
Certain filters also help you tell better stories with your photos, helping to set the right mood and atmosphere. And of course, who doesn’t love photo-editing tools that get the job done in one or two taps?
Here are 10 awesome and free photography tools for Android users. Appease the photographer inside of you and just get one of these apps to make the photo-taking adventure a lot more fun and a lot less frustrating.
PicsArt packs a punch in basic and creative editing tools. You can crop, adjust perspectives and use tools for motion and curves, and on top of that create collages with built-in templates, and work with custom clipart tools. PicsArt lets you add borders, frames, and masks to images. There is also an option to generate animated GIFs and videos in the app as well.
InstaBeauty fixes shabby-looking selfies just with a single tap with its “Beauty Camera” tool. Take a selfie with image presets and filters, fine-tune the snap with easy tools such as the “Slim Face”, “Blemish”, and “Big-Eyes". The app also recreates collages from your pictures, lets you capture video with adjusted filters, and takes multiple speed shots in one go. Sharing requires only a few taps.
Retrica is popular for its retro styling options and features and hence the name. If you have pictures that would look better with an artistic touch, this app is to look for. Photos can be previewed under more than 100 filter settings. Add a logo or use the real-time collage maker (more than 20 layouts available) to edit a string of photos together.
YouCam has real-time filter features as well as post-click touch-up features that help you get the best shots instantly. It smooths out skin, and blots wrinkles, acne and age lines too. Reshaper tools lets you change the shape of your face, eyes, even eyelids (single or double) in the way that you want. You can even "slim" down a body right on the app.
FotoRus helps make awesome selfie collages on your smartphone easily. You can make the collages in square, portrait, landscape, and strip formats. A valuable addition in the feature set is the “Secret Album”, which hides selected photos that you don’t want anyone to see. Post-click editing features include the capability to remove blemishes, whiten skin, and blot eye-bags. Its “PIP Camera” tool lets you take the most flattering profile shots.
YouCam Makeup is a makeover and hairstyle studio app that fixes up your shots in real-time with the “Makeup Cam". "Try on" different looks and makeup, change your hair color or opt for special photo effects to glam your picture up before you click snap. You can also share the pics with others on social networks, and its “Beauty Circle” community keeps you posted on the latest fashion trends and makeup tips.
Mirror Image lets you perform mirror and reflection actions on your photos. You can use reflection in any direction and repeat it in varying styles in the photos. The app also lets you add photo frames, create photo grids and collages, them share them on social media easily. There are 60 frames and 40 filters you can use and its built-in photo editor allows tuning brightness, contrast, tint, warmth, and saturation of the images.
Want an easy way to create a slideshow? This app lets you select photos and make a video slideshow from your photo gallery super easily. It comes with over 100 stickers, lets you include a soundtrack in the video, add text to the slides, or filters to enhance your photos, plus sharing functionality. You can also modify your video later if you want to make changes.
Boomerang is an app from Instagram, which lets you record short videos and share them with friends and family. Tap twice on the record button to start shooting videos. You can even capture a video selfie with your front camera. The app will generate a fun slideshow video of 10 photos (in burst) that loop back and forth. You can then share your captures easily on Instagram and Facebook.
InstaMag lets you spread out your favourite pics in “Magazine”, “Music Book”, and “Modern” styles. Loaded with over 300 design styles to choose from, this app lets you add editable text with a single tap and drag to reposition it. The app can also help you choose the best layouts for you. Plus, there is a “Manga Style” to adopt, to make use of space creatively with text bubbles, stickers and screen tones.