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Secrets To Brag Worthy Travel Photos: 5 Free Photo Editing Apps For Android

I’m no photographer and I’m not afraid to admit that I sometimes need help from photo editing apps – especially if they’re free. I love to travel. I love cameras. And I’m also pro Android.

There’s nothing more annoying than admiring someone’s perfectly edited photograph and wanting to apply those same editing techniques, only to find that the app is only available or has been created specifically for iPhones.

I don’t always get the editing spot on and definitely have a lot to learn, so I’m by no means an expert. But if I need to clean up an image – such as removing red eyes, enhancing the blue sky, etc – I find that these apps help. Did I mention these are also free to download?

I thought I’d share with you my top 5 secrets to getting those brag-worthy photos using these free apps, and how I currently use them to edit my travel or daily snaps before sharing them on my social media pages.

Some of these apps may also be available for iPhones…but this post, I am putting Android on a pedestal!

Click on the links so you can download them on Google Play.

Autodesk Pixlr Express

  • Great for adding your very own watermarked copyright © logo/text.
  • Choose from a wide range of settings, filters and other colour correcting tools.
  • Pixlr Express often introduce seasonal add-ons such as the current holidaze, double exposure and other overlay packages.

Adobe Photoshop Express

  • Don’t be fooled by the name “Adobe” and “Photoshop”. This app is actually quite easy to use.
  • The filters are quite polished and make photos look almost like SLR quality. Almost.
  • You could go without paying for the Premium Looks as the freebies are more than enough.


  • I’ve only used this a couple of times and still need to get the hang of it. So far I’ve found that you can fine tune your images further with the flexible settings.
  • Offers high level of control over the filters, focal settings and other effects.

No Crop For Instagram

  • Just as the name suggests, there is no need to chop your beautiful photos to fit Instagram’s awkward square cropping grid.
  • Simply put, you can now show off your full size photos on Instagram.


  • I’d only downloaded this last month and already loving the filters.
  • Unique live filter, which means you can view your subject matter before taking your shot.
  • Use the self timer for that perfect selfie.

Are you currently using any of these free photo editing apps on your Android device? If so, how are you using them to edit your photos? What are your favourite settings? What other free apps do you use?


Featured Image: Flickr Jeff Blackler – under Creative Commons license agreement




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