Create On The Go: Best Photo & Video Editing Apps To Download On Your Phone Now!

You already know this by now, but if you don't, good news is advanced photo or video editing is no longer limited to desktops or expensive software. Hallelujah! We can hear all you amateur photographers and videographers rejoicing. And for those of you who haven't explored editing, these tools are great for learning and bettering a talent you didn't know you possessed. Check them out!

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Lightroom

When it's Adobe, you know the software kills! Luckily, Abode Lightroom is a free application available on both Android and iOS. It comes in two versions: Lightroom CC and Lightroom Classic CC. The Lightroom CC is all you need to produce and edit some amazing pictures. It is a full-featured photo manager and editor, complete with RAW photo support, presets, exposure adjustments, watermarking, and so much more. The Classic is a version a lot of pros vouch for, they use it on the regular for digital photo management and editing. But this doesn't mean a noob cannot explore the same. Its simplified interface and cloud-syncing features doesn’t take a pro to manage or edit photos. If you want the ability to sync your photos across devices and use the premium features, you’ll need to shell out for Adobe’s Photography Creative Cloud plan, which costs INR 755 per month.

Price: Free or upgrade for a INR subscription

Available for: iOS and Android.

Adobe Premiere Rush

Adobe Premiere Rush

Another Adobe product, the Premier Rush has a bunch of neat features to edit basic videos on the move. You can do it quickly either with an automatic editing function or use the more advanced editing options that will let you trim, add voice clips over background music. You can sync your video to the beat of your chosen soundtrack and add all the usual finishing touches, like titles and transitions. Premier CRush integrates seamlessly with other Adobe products – such as Premier Pro, Lightroom and Capture CC – while their CreativeSync cloud software automatically updates your project across all your devices.

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.

VSCO

Everybody loves VSCO (novices and pros alike) because this app helps edit smartphone photos into film like high quality images. The endless number of filters are great to play around with. Beyond this the app has a good selection of editing sliders, from exposure to skin tone. Local edits, like healing brushes and dodging and burning are not included, however. VSCO also lets you make in-app purchases of presets, each of which has its own aesthetic for particular types of images. An amazing feature is the fact that you can connect with a community of VSCO members, amature and professionals and share your love of photos. There's a subscription service that gives you access to all filters and tools.

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.

Quik

This video editing app comes to us from the GoPro family and is super easy to use. In addition to transitions and effects you can use a maximum of 200 photos and video clips, can trim, rotate, zoom in, use 26 different themes and also have access to a range of fonts, filters and graphics. To make things all the more convenient you have a music library with over 100 free tracks to choose from.  Create HD 1080p or 720p videos in cinematic, square or portrait formats for sharing. You can save your drafts for up to 7 days and re-edit with ease.

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.

Snapseed

Snapseed

If you're looking for one app that does it all when it comes to bringing mundane photos to life, download Snapseed for free by Google. This professional-grade photo editing app features a huge amount of editing options. It gives you control over your images by including a host of sliders capable of altering a photo’s vignette, blur, temperature, and other attributes. You can also add effects like grain, 1960s-style film looks, or the unique Retrolux filter. You can even stack effects, similar to Photoshop layers, making it easy to produce a brand-new result each time you edit a photo. There's more! The advanced options available on the free includes perspective crops, a healing brush, curves, and local adjustments. This is primary reason why most professionals are hooked onto Snapseed.

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.

InShot

InShot

Ranking high on the usability factor is InShot. This app is for times when you want to simply edit a video, nothing fancy, nothing that requires a buttload of effort. It has all the tools you need, including filters and a library of background scores you can use. It lets you trim, speed up and add stickers to your videos. The easy transition options and cutting tools is what makes this app most handy. The LBB team in fact has been using this app to create our videos on the go and they aren't too shabby to say the least!

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.

FilmoraGo

FilmoraGo

All the novices in the house check out FilmoraGo movie-line end results. This app lets your mix it up with both photos and videos and provides templates and themes to help turn raw clips into something much more polished. Not only can you preview your creation in real time, but you can also import clips from anywhere, including social networks like Facebook and Instagram. FilmoraGo also understands the importance of audio to video and gives you plenty of soundtrack choices from its library of licensed songs, or you can use your own music. The app has all the usual features, including reverse play, trim, slow and fast motion, duplicate, and rotate. There are also options of adding animated text and motion graphics. You can export your video in square 1:1 format or classic 16:9. The app is free, but removing the Logo Roll will cost you INR 150 each time.

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.

PicsArt

PicsArt

Most users describe this photo editor as a cross between Photoshop and paint which means PicsArt allows you to do more than just retouch and add filters to your pictures. You can edit your photos, but then you can also use an assortment of brush tools to add to your images — adding some sparkle, decorating with text, adjusting a color, or creating whatever re-mix you can dream up. With PicsArt, you can also cut an object out of one photo and layer it on top of another. While PicsArt’s stand-out feature is the remix (and the community for finding re-mix inspiration), you may not even need a separate app with tools for cloning and cropping.

Price: Free.

Available for: iOS and Android.