At a time when cameras equipped with virtually any portable device, anyone can (and usually tries) to try his luck as a photographer. The footage, however, not processed for the most part (in the best case – applied some filters in Instagram), but still remained enthusiasts who do not mind mess on the image in the photo editor. Somewhere between the two extremes as a professional package like Adobe Lightroom and the aforementioned settled Instagram photo editors for mobile platforms – they are always at hand, allows you to process a picture immediately after it is received and offer basic tools that can meet the usual amateur photographer.
Adobe Photoshop Express
Free photo editor for mobile platforms from not needing special representations of the developer.Unfortunately, he soon «Express», «Photoshop» – a very simple application, with a basic set of functions, and Photoshop like, frankly, weak. We also note that Adobe has a commercial product that offers many more features – Photoshop Touch.
The main window displays the tape all found in the device photo – click on the icon, it opens a full-screen view; to get into the editor itself, you need using the system buttons to call menu and select the appropriate option there or in the main window, first click the Edit button, and then select the desired picture.
Editor’s menu is divided into four sections: in the first picture, you can crop, straighten the horizon, rotated through 90 degrees and to make a mirrored version (vertical or horizontal). In the second exposure compensation is available, adjust color saturation, brightness and contrast, transfer photos to monochrome mode with manual selection of shade, or in the traditional B / W. Third for some reason the menu is completely retracted by a single instrument – soft focus, allowing you to set “artistic” image blur. Finally, filters and frames are in the final, the fourth menu item – and that, and the other a little less than a dozen, and in the most basic options.
The final result can be saved locally, and to send to Facebook or Twitter, and this, in fact, Adobe Photoshop Express possible end – sparse even for regular mobile photo editor, not to mention the application with the prefix «Photoshop» in the title.
Aviary Photo Editor
The main screen of the Aviary editor displays all the images from the tape found in the device (disable unnecessary folders can be in the app settings) – a snapshot to work can choose from to get a camera or selected from the gallery with a suitable application system.
In the menu “Improve” is 3 automatic “improvers” – sharpening ( “high resolution”), optimization of brightness ( “lighten”) and white balance ( “color correction”). Manual adjustments they have, they work on the principle of “on / off”. Further, in the tape instruments are somehow at once “effect” – a little more than a dozen preset filters a la Instagram and offer to download from Google Play for additional pack. For the effects follow the “Staff” menu (overlay frames) and “stickers”, which are also offered to download – the default in these sections is nothing.
Further still are the more traditional setting – apparently, the developer found that the typical way to use a photo editor on the mobile device – including automatic “improvers”, and the imposition of the use of the filter frames, so that and made these points to the beginning of tools tape. Fortunately, if the user is not satisfied with such an order, he can manually sort them in the editor settings (and even turn off unused).
Thus, followed by “trimming” menu where the original image can be cropped – both with an arbitrary aspect ratio, and with one of the predetermined. Menu “Focus” allows you to specify the area of field (circular or linear, adjustable square) – this allows you to simulate a “portrait” depth of field, or create a tilt-shift similar photos. In. “Orient” can turn a photo – or at any angle up to 90 degrees, as well as the “mirror your” in the horizontal or vertical planes. Follow them items “Brightness”, “Contrast” and “Saturation” in the description need not be – except that you wonder what they are all made in the form of individual menu items, and are not combined into a single, along with “Heat” (adjustment of color temperature) and “Sharpness”. In “Tsv.pyatno” menu, you can turn a photo into black and white, leaving a color in an arbitrary zone ( “free color”) or maintaining a particular color ( “intelligent color”). Menu items “Picture” and “Text” allow, respectively, to draw something on top of a photo or to impose on it an arbitrary signature. “FIX” allows you to remove red-eye (or rather replace the red color in the selected area at a dim blue). The “light” menu, you can selectively brighten the area of the image in the “defect” – blur zone with some artifact that it is not so conspicuous.
Cymera – Camera & Photo Editor
As the name implies, it is not just a photo editor, and the editor kit, camera and gallery. The camera – pretty standard, with a couple of interesting finds such as digital zoom, implemented with the help of … dragging the shutter button, the possibility of creating photo collages with a set of “lenses”, an imitation of tilt-shift in the process of shooting, etc.
Gallery works quickly and smoothly, the photo shows a general tape and broken down by day / month, plus can display only photos in which there are people. You can go from the gallery in the collage mode or by pressing the “magic wand” to send the photo to the editor.
In the editor, there is a possibility of automatic photo processing – enough to choose what it depicts (portrait, landscape, food, text), and the editor will automatically apply the appropriate, from his point of view, a set of filters.
From the Edit menu, you can create a collage, expand the picture 90 degrees trim (available as predefined proportions, and a free mode) and straighten the “cluttered” the horizon. Correct menu contains the basic tools for editing photos – adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, image optimization and automatic sharpening. Effect menu offers three dozen different filters, a dozen reflections, set the scope and depth of field simulation (circular and linear – tilt-shift).
But then follows the Beauty menu, and it is quite a different story. With it, you can edit the picture – enlarge the eyes, make a person smile, make the face thinner or, conversely, thicker, change hair, glue false eyelashes, apply blush, whiten skin, etc. – In short, a sort of a virtual make-up, and, judging by the reviews on Google Play, your audience he obviously found.
The result can be sent to one of the online services – supports Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Mixi, and Sina Weibo (the last two -, respectively, Japanese and Chinese social network microblogging service). The program is free, in the gallery mode when connected to the Internet is displayed banner.
The developer obviously long wondered how he called his product – and about the same time took the development of the interface. Editor titled “Editor” looks like its author all efforts are focused on the functionality of the program, with the result that it looks to put it mildly, ascetic. But in terms of features in Photo Editor everything is in order.
The main window offers several options for image acquisition: Select a photo from the gallery, taking pictures with the camera, opening the local file in Windows Explorer, create a clean file with a given size and background color, re-opening of the newly edit images, and even … opening multiple files at the same time, to batch.
In the bottom of photo editing is scrollable menu with a set of tools that looks remarkably unintuitive – the user will have to spend some time on the development of the principles of this editor. In the “Color” with the sliders are governed by hue, saturation, temperature, exposure, brightness and contrast of the image (default at a time are displayed only two tools to switch between all three pairs is performed by pressing the icon-like icon «Play»). If desired colors can be adjusted using the same levels or curves (such as a common control for RGB, and each of three colors separately). I must say that the menu looks like they took the whole of the high-grade desktop photo editor and implemented in a mobile application. Moreover, following the two sections “Effects” initially offers besides traditional adjustments like changing range, automatic adjustment of contrast and tone, color adjustment, and white balance, sharpening and blur (both in relation to the entire image as a whole, and to separate areas that can be identified by using masks or hands), and only then contains “instagramovskie” color filters (sketch, watercolor, lomo, sepia, black / white, contour, etc.). In the next menu, “Effects II» is not a continuation of the filter, as it might seem, and convert images like mirroring vertically / horizontally and stretching / compression. Section “Frames” contains something that you expect – a set of frames, including the ability to add captions in the menu “Adjustments” are found already met earlier instruments “color temperature” and “whitening”, plus here is, red-eye removal and correction of perspective. Among other tools, not the most usual “mobile” photo editors, note the removal of digital noise and cloning image area (to remove the artifacts). Also here there is a picture rotation (at fixed or arbitrary angles, with a possible auto crop), crop the image (using a geometric figure, up to a five-pointed star, or even a free allocation of the necessary area with a brush. Of special mention is the ability to change the picture size – the resulting pixel resolution can be entered manually or select one of the templates.
The result can be saved in JPEG or PNG, and simultaneously allowed to delete or edit the metadata, and then either save the file locally, or pass it to another application (or set as wallpaper).
As you can see, the developer slightly slukavil in the description of the program ( “simple and user-friendly application for working with photos») – Photo Editor is hardly convenient, especially against the background of programs such as Snapseed, however, compete with them can not everyone in terms of functionality.The free version displays ads when connected to the Internet (if you turn it off, the banner will disappear, but the freed space will not be used). Disable advertisement may be paying the full version in the program settings ($ 3).
PicsArt Photo Studio
“Tea” interface main screen PicsArt Photo Studio is reminiscent of Windows Phone, and at the same time shows that application developers have tried to do more than “just” the photo editor – there are quite developed social functions (you can log in with your account in Facebook, Twitter, Google or create your own account on PicsArt service). So in addition to the “main” page itself “fotoredaktorskoy” functionality, there are tapes of interesting photos, latest published pictures of top labels, etc.
Home is, in fact, a common interface to access the core modules, so that PicsArt Photo Studio can be called actually package from multiple applications. So, the biggest “tiles” with the name “Photography” – a proper photo editor. It is possible to work with a local image, take pictures with the camera and open photos from online services – own PicsArt, Facebook, Flickr, Google and Dropbox. With the menu “Tools”, you can crop, expand and change the image size, and the clone of it. Section “Effect” is PicsArt Effects module, which contains dozens of different filters with a sufficiently fine-tuning of each, as well as color correction tools, and remove red eye. “Mask” menu Allows to impose on the picture translucent mask – art frame, glare, etc. Call the menu “Draw” launches PicsArt Drawing Tool module – you can create your own hand-drawn images on top of the image, as well as add various text captions. Of the other “artistic decorations” image here has a callout text, highlights, stickers, objects from the clipart, frames and borders.The result can be stored locally or downloaded to PicsArt, post on Facebook or Twitter.
Available on the home page PicsArt Photo Studio, “tile”, “effect” and “Draw” cause the already mentioned modules PicsArt Effects and PicsArt Drawing Tool; Apart from these, there is its own module Cameras (with real-time add filters and masks, as well as advanced adjustments like white balance or select a scene) and the module create collages PicsArt Collage Maker – with a choice of mesh options (there is even a special style to “cover Facebook »), etc. background collage
The free version displays an advertising banner (when connected to the Internet), you can turn it off by buying the full version for ~ 50 USD per PicsArt own shop. In addition, the store can purchase (or download), additional fonts, thematic collections of objects Clip Art, frames, etc.
Free editing by not requiring special representations of the company Autodesk. When launching offers to take a photo with the camera or choose an existing picture from the gallery.
can not be called a particularly user-friendly interface, especially when used on a small smartphone screen – the buttons are small, many menu sections contain a dozen or more items that overlap at times to a third of the useful area. In this case no group on demand under section is not – for example, in the first Adjust menu on the first place there are tools like Whiten (with which you can brighten a certain part of the picture) and Touch Up (spot retouching), while certainly much more in demand Auto Fix tool is almost at the very end of the list. In addition, this section there are Focal Blur (imitation circular or linear “depth of field”, adding effects like glow or color gain), Color Splash (work with separately taken color), Contrast (adjustment of brightness and contrast), Blur, Sharpen and Denoise (respectively, blurring, sharpening, and eliminating digital noise – though the latter option is, to put it mildly, not very good), red eye (red eye removal, removes the amount of red color in the selected area, making this site in black and white ). There circumcision image – with arbitrary proportions or several preset options (1: 1, 16: 9, 4: 3, 6: 4), rotation (90 degrees or at an arbitrary angle, wherein the frame is cut so that the photograph is not appeared white field) and “mirroring” in a vertical or horizontal planes. It is also worth noting the History Brush tool – “brush” with which you can undo the changes in the original picture. In the Color menu, and Vibrance contains light control, saturation and color tone.
When you connect to the Internet in Pixlr Express is available for download a set of special effects from Illamasqua (British cosmetic brand) – stickers in the form of false eyelashes, superimposed over a photo with hearts transparent layers, etc. It looks this package in the editor, to put it mildly, not the place, but for free, like it or not, have to pay.
From basic photo editing on it in Pixlr Express all, followed by the special effects, which here turns out to be a huge amount – in one only Effect menu contains 7 categories (Vintage, Unicolor, Creative, etc.), each of which is located on the top ten -Two effects, all of which look quite interesting, and the users who are fond of this way photo processing, will certainly appreciate the ability to appreciate editor.
Other methods of “art” to make fun of a photo can be attributed Overlay tools (various translucent layers, superimposed on top of the photo), the ability to add frames, stickers and various inscriptions (and for the last available dozens of different fonts, grouped into eight categories).
In general, Pixlr Express is very functional editor, but will have to get used to its interface.
Comfortable and functional editor of the company-developer of a number of plug-ins for Adobe programs.Its authors were able to implement an intuitive and flexible way of editing using the touch screen – almost all operations are performed using Snapseed “swipe” left-right and up-down.
Photos can be obtained from the camera or choose from gallery, then you get into the main window of the editor – here is the very category of photos and editing tools (from the bottom of portrait orientation of the device and to the left – for landscape). The first item is automatically corrected, which Snapseed independently adjusts contrast and color images – if you want the settings made by them can be changed, it is enough to make a swipe up (or down) – in the middle of the screen will appear the menu of two items contrast correction, and color correction. Choosing the right and swipe left or right adjust the selected parameter. In the upper right corner of the displayed icon “picture” – when you click on it shows the original image, which is useful for comparison with the changes being made.
All other tools work on the same principle – a pop-up menu with a list of settings to swipe up and down to adjust the selected parameter svayp left and right, plus some tools it is possible to configure additional settings (select one of the presets, etc.) – they are available at the bottom of the screen, next to the line, which displays the name of the current symbol.
The Selective Adjust menu, you can change the brightness, contrast and saturation of the image areas with a particular color – for example, the grass, the sky, etc. Tune Image menu offers the entire edit all the photos – there are available tools such as brightness, contrast, saturation, white balance, and “pull” the shadows.Correct “cluttered” the horizon can be Straighten menu Crop menu available tools crop the image (as with any aspect ratio and one of the fixed), Details menu allows greater clarity and reveal details in the shadows.
This is followed by various special effects – Transfer photos in b / w (again, with adjustable brightness / contrast / grain and selecting one of the templates – “Film”, “bright / dark”, “dark sky”, “contrast”), the processing ” antique »- Vintage (multiple-choice,” antiquity “, adjusting the degree of processing, etc.), Drama, Grunge, Center Focus, Tilt-Shift and Retrolux – to describe all of them it makes little sense, we note only that for the fans play around with the filters in Instagram here will present expanse. There are the ubiquitous “frames” – more than two dozen varieties with a few basic settings.
Unfortunately, there have Snapseed and weaknesses – though few in number, but very important for some users. So, in our case it refused to process the full length 9-megapixel snapshots, reducing them to 2000h1125 pixels, plus there is no function change th