We all need photo apps and tools for editing and storage of our smartphone photos. I’m one of those people that is always trying new apps out that can make my photographs better. Our phones and tablets have improved with the built in cameras over the years, as well as the built in editors, but sometimes we just want more. There are thousands of apps out there but not all are great or they may be to simple or complex or they just may not do what we want and need them to do. This is why I like to try them out and find ones that truly fit my own needs. Today I’m sharing a list of some favorite photo apps and tools for editing, making collages, alternative camera apps, and even where to store your photos.
Photo Apps for Editing
While this is not an app, it is what I personally use on a daily basis to edit most of my photos and make collages as well. They have a free and a paid version. Very simple to use and not a huge learning curve event.
While this app is really focused on photos of people, you can still use the tools to edit all kinds of photos. I have this app but the learning curve is a little more advanced for it. Available for iOS and Android.
Have you seen those photos on Instagram and other places that have cool text on them or frames and overlays? Photofy is an app that lets you do this easily. There are over 50,000 overlays and 100+ font options to use. Available for iOS and Android.
This app is a Google product and a big favorite with many people. Enhance, edit, crop, rotate and be creative with your photos. This app will even work with RAW images.
Make your own photo stories set to music. Just add your photos, pick your music and add other effects and Flipagram creates a cool video story for you. You can share your finished projects to the Flipagram community as well as other social channels like Vine, YouTube, Instagram, Facebook and more. Available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones.
This is a great app for taking selfies since it has an easy to use timer built into it. Plenty of filters and collage functions as well. You can also take multiple photos in a row to create a collage of a particular action or event in one easy step. Available for iOS and Android.
- Real Bokeh – Light Effects
Bokeh is an effect used in photography that renders out-of-focus points of light. This app allows you to put fun Bokeh overlay effects onto your photos in all different designs. Available for Android.
- Photoshop Express
This is a light version of Photoshop made for our mobile devices. Get your pictures to pop by editing your photos. Available for iOS, Android, and Windows Phones.
- Pic Stitch
This is the #1 collage maker app in the Google Play store. Easily combine multiple photos into one. You can create your own layout as well as using any of the hundreds of layouts built into the app.
Another very popular app for editing your photos by adding filters, frames, stickers, and more. Available for iOS and Android.
Want to add your own text on top of your photos? Phonto will do just that! Available for iOS and Android.
- 1 Second Everyday
Create a single continuous chronological movie from your photos. The app even reminds you to take your daily photos.
- Slow Shutter Cam
You know those cool photos that show streams of light? You can make those easily with the Slow Shutter Cam app. Available for iOS.
Your phone doesn’t take square images by default but we use square images in lots of places. InstaSquare lets you keep your entire rectangular photo and make it into a square by adding different backgrounds and edges. Available for Android.
- A Beautiful Mess
Another app that has cool text and image overlays to make your photos prettier. Available for iOS and Android.
Apps for Organizing Your Photos
This is my favorite cloud storage and what I use to backup all of my photos. It works on Windows, iOS, and Android plus your computers as well. Easily organize your photos, share with others (if you want), tag, caption, and sort.
- Google Photos
A free service to help you keep your photographs organized and arranged. You can use your computer or the Android or iOS app to upload them automatically as well.
- iCloud Photo Service
If you are a Mac and iOS user you may want to try iCloud to store your photos. It let’s you automatically backup photos from your device as well as sorting and organzing.
Alternative Camera Apps
This app you would use instead of the built in camera app on your iPhone or iPad. Camera+ offers more options, settings, and features to help you take better photos.
- Camera Zoom FX Premium
This alternative camera app is for Android users. Fast app, lots of tools and even some fun free download packs.
Did you find any new photo apps or tools from the list? I would love to know what you think of any of them that you try. Let me know also if you have other favorite photo apps and tools that I didn’t include on this list today!