Five Awesome Free Android Apps for Photo Editing

Given how quickly Android is catching up with the iPhone, here are five great and free Android apps if you are into photography.

Gartner predicts Android devices will even surge to 14 per cent of the global market by 2012, ahead of the iPhone, BlackBerry and Windows Mobile.

I think other reason Android catching up,  is their camera which is keep getting better and better. They’ve got great movie-making capabilities, killer flashes, and the megapixels are on the rise with each new Android device that hits the market.

Anyway, here are the five free Android Apps for  Photo Editing:

1. Camera Illusion:

This app lets users add effects, masks and filters to their photos in real-time. There’s even an ASCII filter if you want to get truly nerdy. Some users complain the app runs slow, but for a fun, free app, Camera Illusion is worth a look.

Rating: 4 stars

2. PicSay

PicSay was an app recommended to us by our Twitter followers. This powerful photo editor lets users correct color, crop images, add text in word balloons or as titles, and apply special effects. Users can also add sticker-like graphics to their photos. The interface is simple for just about anyone to use. PicSay Pro is also available in the Android Market for less than $4 and helps users remove red-eye and apply more sophisticated effects such as cross-processing and color splashes.

Rating: 4.5 stars

3. Mobile

This app comes from Photoshop, the granddaddy of all photo editing software. Mobile lets users crop and rotate images, adjust color and apply effects. It’s not as highly rated as similar free apps, however, and users have noted that the app is a bit slow and lacks important features like photo filters and a wide range of visual effects.

Rating: 3.5 stars

4. FxCamera

FxCamera lets users apply a bunch of fun, cool effects to photographs. Effects include ToyCam, Polandroid, Fisheye, SymmetriCam and Warhol. This app is equivalent to several popular iPhone camera apps like CameraBag, Picoli or PhotoBox and is a great (and free) cure for iPhone envy.

Rating: 4.5 stars

5. Vignette

This app adds film and flash effects to your Android camera’s arsenal. Vignette features 46 effects, 15 frames, a self-timer and zoom and crop features. Effects include Lomo and toy camera filters, Polaroid-style effects, cross-processing and tilt-shift. Here’s a video review:

Rating: 4.5 stars

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About Elias Shams
I have been a serial entrepreneur in telecom and social media space for past 12 years or so. I hold a M.S. degree in Telecommunication Engineering from the George Washington University and a B.S. degree in Electrical Engineering from the University of Maryland. I’ve lived and worked in many countries and cities including London England, Tehran Iran, Bonn Germany, Paris France, Alicante Spain, Delhi India, and my favorite of all Washington, DC of great US of A. Two of the greatest Washington, DC based companies I worked for and very proud of are Yurie Systems which was sold to Lucent in 1998 for $1.23 B and that I founded in 1999. I am currently the founder and awesomizer @

2 Responses to Five Awesome Free Android Apps for Photo Editing

  1. DroidAppBlog says:

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