Photography was not an easy hobby to take up with roll film cameras. You will not know the result of your efforts until a few days later and you may have messed up the best moments. Then came the digital camera with immediate preview and practically unlimited memory space and thus began the habit of taking multiple photos of the same scene, hoping to get one right. However, those days are long gone too. With newer and better photo editing apps, all it takes is a few clicks here and there and your pictures are ready to challenge the pros.
Good things don’t usually come cheap; but our collection this week allows you to capture that ‘Kodak moment’ without troubling your wallets. Here’s a look at some of the best free photo apps in the market.
PicsArt for Android: I have used it and I love it. It’s rated 4.7 on the play store after 236,487 reviews which speak volumes for its awesome-ness. PicsArt comes equipped with camera function so you can edit a photo as soon as you take it. The pictures you have already taken can be uploaded from your gallery into the app for editing. It has every effect and filter you can think of. You can draw on the pictures, make collages and upload the final pictures to several social networking sites. But the features that I love most are the face fix and blemish control. They give pictures a perfect finish and a very clean look. Moreover, I haven’t come across many photo editors that have these features, so they give PicsArt a well deserved edge.
FotoEditor for Windows 8: This app from Moobila Corporation has already won the Top Award in photo category for Windows 7 apps and has set the bar very high for its competitors. FotoEditor allows you to take photos from within the app and edit them using a variety of useful filters and effects. From the easy-to-use interface, you can turn your mis-clicks into crisp pieces of art before saving them or sharing all over your social network. Out of the features we tested, distortion filters are the most fun to use; especially when you get your hand on friends’ photos.
BeFunky for iOS: Just as the name suggests, this free gem lets you add a little funk to your photos. It comes with all the standard effects and filters and some more. A few very powerful editing tools give the pictures that professional touch. Add a frame to complete the look and share it all over your news feed. It’s light and user-friendly and has all the right features you will need to give your pictures the wow effect.