Below are a few examples of apps that can be used to edit photos on various smartphone platforms. I have not used all of them myself, so please feel free to comment if you have experience with any of the apps below, or any that are missing and you feel should be mentioned.
As you would expect there are a variety of photo editing apps available for Android, below are a couple that are popular and rated highly on the Android market.
Adobe Photoshop Express is an app that offers some basic editing functions, including touch to crop, rotate, adjust colour and add artistic effects. The app is free to download and use and can share photos with your photoshop.com account. Average rating on the Android market place is 4/5 stars.
PicSay Pro is rated 5/5 on the Android market, offering more features than the Photoshop app, such as the ability to add stickers, speech bubbles and more editing options. PicSay Pro does come at a price of £2.70, although there is a free version with a few less features that is rated 4.5/5.
Windows Phone 7
In addition to being fully integrated with Pictures Hub, the Thumba Photo Editor comes with more than 60 high-quality adjustments and effects, all very easy to use and can be applied many times you want in photos of any size. Zoom and comparison with the original photo tools are easily accessible. Additionally, you can view the photo information and count on the analyser that, depending on the photo, can make it spectacular with just one touch.
Photo Editor for BlackBerry offers a range of editing features, compatible with handsets with either a trackball or touchscreen. Features include the ability to crop, rotate, resize images, or add various effects. The app costs $1.99, rated 4.5/5 on BlackBerry App World.
As with Android, there is an extensive range of editing apps available for the iPhone. I’ve listed a couple from this TechRadar top 10 list.
As you would expect, the best apps for editing photos on iOS, including Filterstorm, are paid for apps. However, you do get what you pay for. Filterstorm has an easy to use interface, a great range of editing features and it can import and process images from a raw format. Not bad for £2.39.
iDarkroom is more basic than Filterstorm, but does come with the lower price tag of £0.59. However, it’s rated pretty highly by customers with 4/5 stars from over 100 users. iDarkroom enables you to easily apply various effects to your own photos or the apps stock photos. Good fun at a reasonable price.