We live in a very creative time, with social media such as Instagram, Tumblr and Pinterest encouraging you to share those day-to-day snaps. I am going to go through some of my personal favourite Android apps to help you get those filters and effects spot on, and hopefully help you get the look you’re aiming for.
8-Bit Photo Lab:
Ilixa’s 8-Bit PhotoLab (Free) is an awesome app that aims to give you that retro feel on your photos. Highly customisable inthe free version, I use this most days, and elements of it can be seen around our site. You choose your photo, scroll through a selection of 8-bit filters and colour palettes until you get the desired result. There is also a Pro version available for £2.39, but honestly, the Free one is amazing on its own. Point-and-click retro awesomeness, with really great results.
Snapseed started it’s life as an iOS app in 2011, winning Apple’s iPad app of the year, before Nik Software was taken over by Google. This enabled the launch on Android, and the app has gone from strength to strength, including a sneaky cameo on LG’s original G4 firmware and being named in PC Magazine’s Top 100 Android apps of 2015. 2 years later, With a selection of highly professional looking filters, and the ability to adjust a multitude of settings, Snapseed is a great app for those who just want a swipe-for-results image editor.
Pixlr has been around since 2008, and has always prided itself on its simplicity. Bought by AutoDesk in 2011, this cloud-based set of tools is available as a simple Android app, allowing you to change the majority of things, as well as adding filters, overlays and text. It’s also available as a website, but where’s the fun in that when we’re talking about apps.