7 free photo editing apps and tutorials for smartphone and tablet users

4 min readJan 25, 2021


Are you passionate about photography and would like to take that to the next level?

Well, you’re on the right track because the AnyTask.com team has put together a list of some of the best free mobile apps so you can start earning as a freelancer with your smartphone or tablet.

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With no further ado, here are the apps and tutorials we have selected for you to get started on AnyTask as soon as possible.

1. Snapseed, best for advanced photo editing

Created by Google, Snapseed packs a punch, rivaling desktop photo editors with its wide variety of features and a uniquely intuitive interface.

This photo editing app comes with a range of preset filters. It also allows you to customise those filters or create your very own from scratch. Snapseed comes with all the typical tools, including cropping, straightening, frames, text, vignettes, and more. And the sharpening feature does the job without making the image look grainy.

The app also comes with precision masking and a “Selective Adjust” tool that allows you to select a specific area of your photo and adjust the saturation, contrast, and brightness of that single point. Snapseed saves your edit history. That is particularly important if you want to amend your previous edits at any point.

2. VSCO by Visual Supply Company

The VSCO mobile app comes with a set of stunning yet soft and subtle filters that make your photos look like you took them on an analog film camera. That unique set of filters adds a touch of class to pictures, and you can adjust those filters with a simple slider.

The app also comes with a complete set of standard editing tools, like adjustments, cropping, borders, and vignettes. You can also use VSCO to adjust the exposure, contrast, temperature, or skin tones. And once you’ve completed your edits, VSCO allows you to share directly on any social network.

3. Adobe Photoshop Express Editor

Adobe Photoshop Express Editor is a free photo editor. It has features that allow you to make your images pop. With this app, you can remove red-eye, resize images, make color corrections, and more.

It works right from your browser or mobile app. Editing photos is a snap with tools to balance color, resize, crop, change lighting, rotate, and more. The interface is appealing and user-friendly, compatible with other Adobe products, and provides you with all the tools you need to improve photos significantly.

Download Adobe Photoshop Express: iOS | Android

4. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Editor

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Editor is the cloud-based service that gives you everything you need to create, edit, organize, store and share your photos across any device. It comes with easy-to-use tools like sliders and presets that allow you to create photos that look just the way you want.

With this app, you can capture, edit and share your photos all from one place. Lightroom can manage any number of images, so you’ll always stay organized and on top of your game. One great feature about the app is that it provides you with a set of high-quality adjustment tools presented as simple sliders. These allow you to adjust the light, detail, color, distortion, and grain of your photo.

5. Prisma Photo Editor by Prisma Labs

This free photo editing app uses artificial neural networks (whatever that means), which “enable users to make photos look like they were painted by Picasso, Munch, or even Salvador Dali.

The app comes with 500 creative filters enabling you to create impressive photo effects transforming your photos into paintings. Prisma has the most extensive collection of different artistic styles. After applying the art filters, you’ll be able to enhance the results using image tools that include exposure, sharpness, contrast, brightness, and more.

6. Fotor

Fotor is a photo editor that allows you to utilize its photo editing suite to create great-looking photos. In just a few clicks, you can adjust the color, size, lighting, and more. It also has an HDR effect for advanced editing.

Fotor provides you with access to an extensive library of filters to enhance any photo. It also comes with skills such as RAW file processing, borders, frames, color enhancement, and lighting adjustments. Visit the Fotor tutorial page for tips on how to use their app.

7. Enlight Photofox | Only for iOS

Enlight Photofox is the ultimate, free artistic photo editing app. It received an Apple Design Award in 2017. One of its most popular features allows users to blend photos to create dramatic effects. You can also add graphic elements to your images.

While it has many of the same features as Photoshop, such as layers, the learning curve isn’t so steep. The downside to the free version is that it only allows for two layers at once. If you need the pro version, you can get it for a small monthly fee.

You should now be ready to start earning on AnyTask doing what you like most: photo editing. Remember to visit our newsroom for more Freelancer Tips and free online courses for various online freelance tasks.

You should now be ready to start earning on AnyTask doing what you like most: photo editing. Remember to visit our newsroom for more Freelancer Tips and free online courses for various online freelance tasks.

Originally published at https://news.anytask.com on January 25, 2021.




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