10 Best Photo Apps

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Can you believe it is only 4 weeks until Halloween (which is quickly followed by multiple photo op holidays)?! Like most parents, because of the improved picture quality of smart phone cameras, my mobile has replaced my bulky DSLR camera. With a smart phone I can instantly share priceless moments of my kid on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Plus, there are so many easy photo editing apps with filters, frames, collages, and text that can turn my average photo in to a memorable one. The challenge is finding which photo editing apps are the best!

Here are 10 photo apps (in no particular order) which stand out from the rest:

1. Snapseed


This is my go to photo editing app! I can easily adjust my photos using the Auto Correct feature, or use the Tune Image feature. If my photo is slightly crooked there is a feature that allows me to adjust it. There is also fun filters like Drama, Vintage, Grunge, and Tilt-Shift. You can add Image Borders too. Snapseed is free on iTunes and Google Play.

2. InstaCollage


Do you love to srap book? Now you can do it on your phone! This app lets you make collages, apply filters, add background patterns, frame photos, and overlay text. InstaCollage is free on Google Play.

3. PicFrame


This collage making app offers 36 fully adjustable frames up to 5 photos. You can adjust the borders shape, width and color. You can change the shape of your photos to a circle, heart, hexagon. There is also the ability to edit the photo effects. PicFrame is $.99 on iTunes and Google Play.

4. Camera+


This app can replace your smart phone’s camera. It offers 5 different shooting modes including a voice operated shutter and a fisheye lens. It has 20 different photo filters and post processing features. Camera+ is $1.99 on iTunes and Google Plus.

5. Fotolr


This app is great for editing portraits! You can remove blemishes, whiten teeth, add blush and lipstick, and change the person’s hair. Fotolr is free on iTunes and Google Play.

6. InstaSize


If you love Instagram like I do then this is the app for you! It allows you to post your full size photos to Instagram without having to do any cropping. InstaSize is free on iTunes and Google Play.

7. Pixlr Express


You can crop, re-size, and fix any picture with this app. And there are more than 600 effects, overlays, and borders. Pixlr Express is free on iTunes and Google Play.

8. Eventiles


Do you ever get really overwhelmed with how many photos you have in your gallery? This app organizes your photos into meaningful events, gives them titles, and discards duplicates. Eventiles is free on iTunes.

9. Vignette


This app is a full-featured camera application with digital zoom, time-lapse, self-timer 70 customizable filters and 50 frames in any combination to create different photo effects. Vignette is free on Google Play.

10. A Beautiful Mess

A Beautiful Mess

With this app you can transform your photos with custom filters, fun fonts, and hand-drawn doodles into whimsical mini postcards. A Beautiful Mess is $.99 on iTunes.

What are your favorite photo apps?

Meet the Author | Nicole

Nicole is a California native trying to find balance between being a single woman and a dedicated mom. She started her blog Red Lotus Mama when her daughter was born in 2005. Over the past 8 years her readers have experienced her life changes – working mother, divorce, single parent – while learning about events in Southern California, wellness and yoga. Her focus has always been about finding balance in life because being a mom is only part of who she is.

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