14 Photo Apps That Help You Take Better Pictures

Created with Snapseed
Created this photo using Snapseed – so easy

Snapseed – FREE – 4.5 (iOS) / 4.5 (Android) stars
Perfect your photos in a snap with the new Snapseed 2. This app brings to your mobile device the power and control of professional photo editing software, previously only available on the desktop. Now with the tap of a finger you can retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit, and more.

Layout from Instagram – FREE – 4.5 (iOS) / 4.5 (Android) stars
Create fun, one-of-a-kind layouts by remixing your own photos and sharing them with your friends. Choose photos from your camera roll—or use the built-in Photo Booth to take spur-of-the-moment shots—and instantly see them laid out in various combinations. Pick the layout you like best, then edit it to make it your own.

Pixlr – FREE – 4 (iOS) / 4.5 (Android) stars
Unlock your creativity with Pixlr – the free photo editor! Capture any moment and make it beautiful with over 2 million combinations of free effects, overlays, and filters. Once you’re done, share your finished work directly to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, or your other favorite social networks!

PicLab HD – FREE – 4.5 (iOS) / 4.5 (Android) stars
PicLab Studio is the go-to app for your design needs. Produce stunning images by combining text, artwork, graphics, effects & photos.

Qwik – FREE – 4 (iOS) / 3.5 (Android) stars
Qwik is the fastest and easiest way to make pretty photos and to share them with friends on your favorite social media. Take your photos further and easily add stunning Artwork, Typography & Effects to your photos. The app was designed to making it effortless to edit photos into great design pieces in no time and absolutely no experience!

VSCO – FREE – 2 (iOS) / 4.5 (Android) stars
Create, discover, and connect on VSCO®.
Shoot and edit your images with our superior mobile presets and advanced camera controls. Publish images and journals, or curate others to your VSCO profile. Explore content from the people you follow, curated work from the community, and exclusive editorial content from VSCO Originals.

Superimpose – $.99 – 5 (iOS) / 4 (Android) stars
Just with a few taps, create professional grade superimposed or juxtaposed photos on your iPhone! You don’t need a computers and expensive software to superimpose or blend/mix/combine/cut/copy/paste one photo on top of another any more.

Camera+ – $2.99 iOS / FREE Android – 4.5 (iOS) / 4 (Android) stars
It’s all about one thing… great photos! Whether you’re a seasoned photographer or someone who’s barely touched a camera, Camera+ will make you love taking photos.

Honorable Mentions
Camera MX

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