Best Photo Editing App


There is a travel saying stating that the best camera is the camera you have with you. For most of us, that’s usually our cell phones. While it’s more convenient to take photos on your travels with your phone, it doesn’t always translate into great photos. Luckily, there is an app for that! There are a plethora of options to choose from whether you’re on Android or iOS. Our favorite for both platforms is Snapseed. We’ll explain why we think Snapseed is the best photo editing app.


Better than Instagram Filters

Travelers and non-travelers alike love to share their photos via Instagram. If you have checked out our Instagram, you’ll see that we love to post our adventures as well. We started out using just the Instagram editing tools and filters and quickly realized that the edited photos were not what we wanted. Our photos started to look like everyone else’s Instagram feed that used the Clarendon filter. We wanted to represent the deeper and richer colors in our photos. That’s when we found Snapseed.

Best Photo Editing App
Before using Snapseed
After using Snapseed

Easy to Use

Snapseed doesn’t have many filters like Instagram but it does have more powerful editing tools. The filters that Snapseed does offer are simple yet rich. You can adjust many variables in the filters allowing you more flexibility to transform your photos. We like using the HDR filter but tone it down in our photos.

Best Photo Editing App Best Photo Editing App

There is a slight learning curve but once you master it, you’ll find that your photos look a ton better than using a generic filter. You can easily tune your image to fix things like brightness, saturation, highlights, and shadows. Snapseed also has a powerful healing tool when you need to remove those pesky tourist from your photos. For you more advanced users, you also have the option to tune your image using curves.


One of the best things about Snapseed is that it is free. Who doesn’t love free stuff? Snapseed doesn’t compare at all to the hardcore photo editors like Adobe Photoshop but you’re also not paying a subscription fee to use Snapseed. Google owns Snapseed and has provided it to both phone platforms for free usage. If you don’t already have Snapseed, it won’t hurt to download and give it a try.


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