With social media on the rise, most of us use at least one photo editing app. There are so many free photo editing apps available.  We have compiled a list of the top 20 to help you decide which features best suite your photo editing needs.  Filters, collages, lighting features and more are available on these free apps.   The ratings are based on our reviews as well as user feedback.

The free apps below are listed in order of review rating and most commonly downloaded on the platforms for Android and iOS (iPhone & iPad).


Best Free Photo Editing Apps for Android

Photo Editor, Filters & Effects, Presents Lumii for Android

This app provides lots of filter effects, and is set up in a format to fit perfectly into Instagram.  Edit hues, saturation and lumination with this free photo editing app.  It offers the fastest glitch editor as well as a darkroom camera editing option.  Ease of use and great reviews puts this app at the top of our list.  

AirBrush: Easy Photo Editor for Android

AirBrush app is for editing faces and bodies in your photos.  This app offers a blemish remover tool, teeth and eye whitening and brightening, skin smoothing effects and photo slimming options.  If you are a selfie lover, you will love this app to perfect your posts before they go live.  

Collage Maker – Photo Editor & Photo Collage for Android

If you like to display multiple pictures in the form of a collage, this app is for you.  Collages on this app hold up to 18 images.  There are many different sizes, shapes and formats.  You can also use one photo and add fun fonts and stickers to jazz up your photos. 

Photo Editor Pro for Android

If you love filters, you will love this app!  Over 60 different photo filters are offered, as well as lighting features, retouch effects, and a collage maker.  This is an all-in-one app that you can use for all of your photo edit needs. 

PhotoDirector Photo Editor App, Picture Editor Pro for Android

This app is our top choice for adding special effects.  It offers basic photo needs as well, such as cropping, brightness and layering.  Once you have your pic ready, you can add special effects.  This app also connects directly to Instagram for easy posting. 

Snapseed for Android

Snapseed is in our top ten due to its 29+ tools and features, which all have fine tuning inside each tool to personalize even further.  Create very unique photos that stand out with Snapseed.  This app also opens raw files, and well as jpg.  

PicsArt Photo Editor: Pic, Video, & Collage Maker for Android

This creative app is super fun to use.  Create collages, utilize the drawing tool, or edit your photos with filters and lighting options.  Post to Instagram with #picsart to get your pics featured by them.  With over 500 million downloads, this app is a user favorite.  

Pixlr Free Photo Editor for Android

Pixlr allows you to create collages, brightly colored photos, and adjust photo tones.  Add fun texts to your pics for an added element of fun.  A variety of borders is also available to digitally frame your photo before you post it.  Add double exposure for a variety of effects.  This app is fun and easy, and offers endless edits.  

Adobe Photoshop Express:Photo Editor Collage Maker for Android

Adobe express packs all the power of Adobe photo editor right into your pocket.  Adjust crooked photos, reduce graininess for very clear pictures, and post professional looking photos to your social media or emails.  There are also fun features like borders and text to enhance your pictures and add some flare.  

This free photo editing app is super fun.  Add filters, enhance colors and add stickers and emojis to your pics for super cute social media posts.  Convert photos to HD, add fun borders and frames, or convert images into pixelated posts.  Easily add your updated pics to Facebook or Instagram with Photo Editor.


Best Photo Editing Apps for iPhone, iPad & Apple Watch

Adobe Photo Shop Express for iPhone and  iPad

Lighten and brighten your photos, add text and stickers from within the app or using outside sources, or use other effects.  Adobe offers filters, borders and frames, a collage maker and so much more.  The power of Adobe Photo Shop right in your pocket allows you to quickly edit and add photos anywhere, any time.  

Peachy – Body Editor for iPhone, and iPad

This app is our top choice for selfie queens and kings.  Slim and smooth out facial features as well as body with Peachy. Features include facial retouch to mask any blemishes or uneven tones, body reshape to enhance physical appearance, face fine-tuning and muscle editor.  

Photo Editor for iPhone and iPad

Ease of use puts this app in our top 10 for iPhone list.  Fun features include painting or drawing on pics, adding colorful stickers or text and more.  Classic features include photo enhancement and effects, filters, and red eye removal.  All of your editing needs are included in this app.  

Filterra Photo Editor for iPhone and iPad

Filterra offers filter comparison to help you decide, side by side, which filter to use.  It stores your favs in a collection for quick use.  Photo tuning and smoothing completes your pictures for a beautiful result.    

What sets this app apart is its “light leak” feature, making photos appear to have streams of light shining in.  This effect created beautiful, bright, and unique photos.  Your social media sites will have a look of their own by using this app.   

Piczoo – Image Edits, Pic Frame for iPhone and iPad

Piczoo contains tons of filters, collage layouts, borders with shapes and text add-ons.  Create fun photos, or more crips, clean and professional photos with this app.  A wide range of tools allows you to be creative and expressive in sharing all of your photos.  

#Camera & Photo Editor for iPhone and iPad

#Camera offers great features such as face-tune, reflection filters and a gallery with smart tags.  A variety of adjustments are provided to create the exact effect you are looking for for all of your photo needs.  

Slideshow Maker Photo to Video for iPhone and iPad

This app is popular due to its ability to convert photos to slideshows.  This is a perfect way to share tons of pics with friends from events.  Instead of having to scroll through pictures, create a beautiful slideshow to display a photo album.  Add stickers and music for additional effects.  

Edit Lab Picture Photo Editing for iPhone

This app is an all-in-one photo editor.  What sets it apart from some of the other apps is its image blender tool.  Combine two images to create a very unique and artistic photo.  With lighting effects, face-tuning and more, this app has it all!      

Photo Splash – photo editor for iPhone

This app is used to create pops of bright colors in your photos.  Start with a black and white or vintage filter, add pops of color and you have created a photo splash.  These unique photos will make any social media or photo art project one of a kind.    

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