Mobile photo editing apps make it easy and convenient to create amazing images

Photo editing apps to improve your Business photos

Normally, I pride myself on explaining smartphone photography techniques and mobile photo editing WITHOUT the jargon. However, presenting at a number of camera clubs recently, I wanted to to share just how much mobile photo editing can be done on your Android or iPhone!


If you still enjoy the creative process of editing and enhancing images on your desktop - you can start experimenting and identifying the potential in your photos, while you are still out there on location capturing the photos. Mobile photo editing is becoming more and more powerful and convenient.

Here is the list - 100 mobile photo ediitng techniques

  1. Adjust shadow tint
  2. Adjust highlight tint
  3. Advanced and selective photo sharpening options
  4. Expand the cropping aspect ratio options
  5. Crop using different compositional overlays
  6. Crop to a specific optimal image size of a social media post
  7. Image rotation without cropping the corners
  8. Content Aware fill to expand a landscape photo into a square photo
  9. Change the image perspective
  10. Selective area adjustment – based on the colour and tone of the pixel you select
  11. Dodge and burn
  12. Masking - adjustments specific to where you want to apply them
  13. Masking – levels, colour, shape, RGB, Gradients, Smart brush, etc
  14. Object removal – healing and cloning
  15. Never ending options of filter presets
  16. Control the strength of filters
  17. Apply multiple filters at a time
  18. Add a vignette (darken edges)
  19. Add text
  20. Import your own text fonts
  21. Add graphics
  22. Add stickers
  23. Animate your photo
  24. Convert photos into a collage
  25. Convert photos into a video
  26. Add or remove noise (grainy night time photos)
  27. Add elliptical or linear blur
  28. Add a radial or motion blur
  29. Adjust Tonal contrast in shadows, mid-tones and highlights separately
  30. Black and white presets
  31. Add a frame/borders
  32. Face specific adjustments (teeth whitening, sharpen hair, etc)
  33. HDR processing a single image
  34. HDR processing combining multiple bracketed images
  35. Histogram – basic
  36. Histogram - colour channels
  37. Histogram - luminance
  38. Export to various image format, sizing and settings
  39. Apply enhancements to other photos
  40. Export direct to many more social media platforms
  41. Options to export photos into other photo editing apps
  42. Select and move objects within the photo
  43. Add a texture
  44. Synchronise your photo edits to your Adobe account
  45. Content-Aware Fill
  46. Patch tool
  47. Layers – allows you to go back and adjust a previous enhancement
  48. Transform – stretch parts of the photo
  49. Lens distortion correction
  50. Design and add a watermark
  51. Blend photos using various blending modes
  52. Photo composites of multiple images
  53. Double exposure with a controlled opacity and masking
  54. Various gradients – Bi linear, gradient, levels, colour range
  55. Selective colour – colour splash
  56. Smoothing
  57. Defocus
  58. Paint using a colour picker
  59. Vibrancy and clarity adjustment
  60. Pixelate
  61. Liquify – warp, swirl and swell
  62. Photo editing automation
  63. Channel Mixer
  64. Curves
  65. Luminance
  66. Add lighting effects
  67. Shine removal
  68. Blemish removal
  69. Face contouring
  70. Capture a still image from a video and increase the image size
  71. Convert dpi from 72 to 300 to prepare for printing
  72. Add a reflection and control water displacement effect
  73. Mirror an image
  74. Synchronise edits with desktop software
  75. Edit RAW photos
  76. Change metadata
  77. Add copyright information
  78. Add geolocation after the photo was taken
  79. Add a text bubble
  80. Skin tone adjustment
  81. More advanced white balance correction
  82. Erase the background
  83. Add a transparent background
  84. Save photos to app hosted clouds instead of your camera roll/gallery
  85. Zoom to incredible pixel level
  86. Split toning
  87. Chromatic aberration reduction
  88. Save adjustment preset
  89. Adjustment history
  90. Save a selection to add to another photo
  91. Image resizing
  92. Freehand selection brush
  93. Quick selection brush and magic wand
  94. Brush adjustments – opacity, edge-aware
  95. Haze removal
  96. App community for sharing your edits
  97. Composition grid overlays
  98. Create and save your own filters
  99. Different options to draw on your photo
  100. Cut up your photo into squares for Instagram
  101. Save a photo with adjustments embedded to adjust later


  1. Carolyn on May 5, 2018 at 19:22

    Hi Mike
    Loving what I’m reading. Please Help! My question is. Do you have any tips for taking handmade glass bead jewellery on a white background? They have shine and reflections. Would I use your 6 tips using Snapseed editing or are there other editing tools to use instead. I am a novice and have been practicing using a camera too hard and now gone to the pro/ auto on my smartphone. I also finished my photo area under my window with the picture frame and baking paper. Better idea than mine. I’m getting closer to putting my products online as my photography has improved.
    Thank you

  2. Mike on May 6, 2018 at 21:49

    Hi Carolyn. I always have lots of ideas! There are two options, placing the jewellery on a mirror in front of the a white board or simply on a white board in front of a white board. Natural light is always best To get in close – this lens attachment is amazing. Editing the image – the 6-step Snapseed editing process is always my starting point. For a white background, I would concentrate on editing the jewellery and not pay any attention to the white background or shadows. Next, in Curves, drag the centre dot up into the top left corner – making the whole image white. Then, the advanced step of masking (selectively applying) the white to just the area around the jewellery.

    This would be a great post idea. Thanks so much for asking.

  3. Riya Patel on September 11, 2019 at 17:14

    Snapseed and pixrl are the best photo editing apps with great features and filters. Very easy to use and edit a photo.

  4. Annie Chaudhary on April 10, 2020 at 22:13

    Photo editing is the art and craze of today’s era. People love to do photo editing and all the best photo editing apps are listed in this blog which is good. As far as my choice is concerned snapseed is my favorite editing app as it gives a wide range of features and maintains photo quality, I can edit a photo like a pro in this app. Keep posting.

  5. Mike on April 11, 2020 at 21:51

    Hi Annie. Thanks for the comment. Snapseed is one of my top editing apps too. You can do so much using the stacks (layers) and masking. Be great to have you in our Facebook group: the Smartphone Photography Club.

  6. MG on August 6, 2020 at 23:46

    Good article! I found some useful information in your blog, it was awesome to read.

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