Improve Your Photos with These Top Mobile Photography Apps

These days, you don’t see too many people walking around using a real camera.  Instead, more people are relying on their phones to do what cameras used to.  If you’re looking to make the most of the pictures you take on your phone, be sure to check out these top mobile photography apps.  Many of them are free and available for both iOS (iPhones) and Android phones.

One important thing to remember is sometimes an app just isn’t enough. For example, when taking a selfie a good lighting is EXTREMELY important. We know now that ALL social media celebrities are using lighting enhancers like the TruLight Selfie Ring.

TruLight adds powerful lighting that is equally spread and results in a professional-looking selfie that seems to just “get likes and followers”. We truly recommend it to anyone who consider him or herself active in social media to have this kind of tool in order to keep up with the high quality selfies you can find in the social media networks.

Once you have that in order, check out these great mobile photography apps.

1. Instagram

Instagram - top mobile photography apps

Instagram has quickly become one of the go-to mobile photography apps for millions.  Most people have at least heard of Instagram but not everyone has tried it themselves.  If you’re looking for an easy to use app that hosts a wide range of editing options and filters, Instagram is worth a try.  It also allows users to connect with both Twitter and Facebook. If millions of photographers use it, why argue?

This free app is available for both iOS and Android phones.

2. Adobe Photoshop Express


This is an excellent editing platform available for mobile devices.  Users can make manual adjustments to their photos are let Adobes’s one-touch fixes do the work for you.  This app lets you share your photos through Facecbook, Instagram and text/emails. You aren’t going to have the full functionality of a computer, but if your selfie needs to be posted now, then there’s no time to wait!

This app is free with in-app purchases available for iOS and Android phones.


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This is considered by many professional photography to be the premiere editing app for phones.  This app can both take and edit photos with top quality presets as well as connect to a community of photographers. Have you seen the hashtag #VSCOCam? It’s very popular for Instagram users to add a little more kick to their photos before showing them off to the world.

This free app is available for both iOS and Android phones.

4. EyeEm

EyeEm - top mobile photography apps

Unlike most mobile photography apps, this one is not only an editing platform but includes a built in social networking feature and a marketplace to sell your photos.  However, it has far fewer options in terms of editing capabilities, such as number of filters available.  For professionals looking for a large number of editing options, this is not for them.  For everyday users, it does offer more options than apps like Instagram.

The free app is available for iOS and Android phones.

5. Pixlr


Don’t knock this app for its lack of vowels! This is another popular mobile photography app due to the fact that there are over 2 million combinations of different effects available.  One feature that is especially popular is the collage maker.

This free app is available for both iOS and Android phones, and a desktop version is available for quick editing, if you’re using a computer without Photoshop.

6. Qwik

qwik - top mobile photography apps

Quik describes itself as “the fastest and easiest way to make pretty pictures” and it backs up that claim with over 650 different artworks, 51 filters, 51 fonts and 43 frames.  New options are added weekly, giving users a fresh perspective and options continuously.

This free app is available for iOS and Android phones.

7. Darkroom


Darkroom has been described by some as Instagram on steroids.  It offers users the best of the apps available, combining an easy to use interface and large number of filters with some additional “pro-level” type editing features.

This free app is available with in-app purchases for iOS phones.