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If a picture is worth a thousand words, a picture with thernright effects is worth a million. And those million words could translate tornsocial media shares… which could turn into business. That’s right: From a standardrnphoto to viral sharing, all thanks to a few photo effects.
But how do you apply those effects? You turn to your Androidrndevice and the GooglernPlay Store. There, you’ll find plenty of tools that can give thosernphotos just the right look you need to make your product, company, or servicerneven more likely to go viral.
Be careful, though: This category is a minefield of bad appsrnthat either don’t do what they claim or that are filled with so many ads theyrnmake the app useless. To help you winnow out the bad ones, I picked five of my favorites.rnLet’s dive in and see what apps are the best and what they can do for you.
Note: This gallery isrnalso available as an article.
The one thing you must remember with this app isrnthat as the name implies, it’s all about paper sketches–so that’s the type ofrneffects you can expect. However, Paper Camera does them better than most otherrnapps. Paper Camera isn’t free. But the low price of .99 cents is worth everyrnpiece of pseudo copper you lay down.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom Mobile
Once you’re done working with your photo, you can save it tornyour collections or even share it through the standard Android sharingrnmechanism. You can use this app without an account, but if you sign in with anrnAdobe ID you’ll get additional features (such as real-time syncing). You canrnalso sign up for a free trial. I have found working withrnLightroom without signing in to be all I need.
Some users will really appreciate one feature in particular.rnBecause you can add text to the images, you can insert your company name andrnadjust the transparency to create an easy watermark. Cupslice is free andrnserves as a great way to learn how image editing can happen on a mobile device.
Fotor Photo Editor
From within its advanced controls, Fotor allows you to editrnthe vignette, shadows, highlights, temperature, tint, RGB, and curve of the image.rnYou can rotate, crop, add frames and stickers, pixelate, and even alter the imagernfocus, giving it a somewhat tilt-shift look. The Fotor interface is easy tornlearn. There are no ads to this app, but you can purchase in-app effects,rnfonts, frames, stickers, and collages.