The Google Pixel 3 is by far the best Android phone right now. There are a number of reasons for that. It runs the latest and greatest version of Google’s Android operating systems and is guaranteed support for another two years, while it’s also quite feature filled in terms of camera credentials. As we know, every camera phone deserves a photo editing tool that can modify your pictures as you please. While the stock Android camera app comes with some editing tools on board, what you won’t get are granular controls.
This is where third party applications kick in, offering users the flexibility to try out a number of variations with regards to composition as well as after-effects. It’s also true that there are hundreds and thousands of photo editing apps on the Play Store, which makes picking the best app quite a hassle. This is why we have decided to list out some of the best photo editor apps that can suit your Google Pixel 3.
We’re going to talk about the five best apps suited for the device. So without any further, let’s have a look.
5 Best Photo Editor Apps For Pixel 3
Adobe is arguably one of the pioneers of photo editing software for the past decade or so. Its computer software has helped millions of budding photographers and artists edit their photos, and their lightweight editing tool, Lightroom, has an app for Android. This is just as good as the desktop version of Lightroom with the added advantage of convenience and editing on the go. Lightroom for Android was one of the first apps to offer editing of .dng or RAW files, which has given the app decent respect in the industry.
Editing is available in a number of versions. You can either pick and choose particular areas of a photograph to edit or simply use a preset to make some quick changes with a single tap. Your photos can be organized based on tags and star ratings. Adobe Sensei cleverly uses AI to categorize your images, although this is a premium feature. Lightroom is a free app on the Play Store but comes with in-app purchases. This will allow you to buy the premium subscription which opens up the possibility of syncing between multiple devices (computers, tablets etc).
To summarize, Lightroom is a fantastic app, although some of its features might require some prior knowledge.
This paid app is meant to keep your photos devoid of asymmetry, and is instrumental in keeping your photos aligned and straight. It also has a number of editing features which has garnered enough reputation among photo editing apps out there. In-app extensions like MRRW and 4PNTS help you further edit your photos by adding perspective and offering suggestions for alternative angles. The app uses complex algorithms to make sure there are no glitches with the editing platform.
While we can’t call this a full blown photo editor, it is surely something that everybody needs to have, especially if you’re seeking perfection with your photos. The app costs $0.99 on the Play Store and has in-app purchases to acquire the aforementioned in-app extensions. We would have liked if the developers bundled this in one package, however.
Aviary is a comprehensive photo editing software for your Android smartphone that can pretty much outshine its competitors based on features alone. You get access to a number of filters, stickers, as well as the ability to adjust color temperature, access color splash, and so on. Given the social aspect to the app, you can also turn it into a meme generator with images and quotes of your liking. As far as basic photo editing is concerned, Aviary ticks all the boxes on our list.
Individual photos can be enhanced by removing blemishes, red eyes and even whitening the subject’s teeth, which can make for excellent social media photos. The app is free to download, but comes with in-app purchases. There are purchasable effects from the app which will give you access to a lot more editing options. Luckily, however, there are no ads on this app.
This app might not look like much, but it has a ton of features underneath, making it a worthy photo editing app for your Pixel 3. The app allows you to adjust HSL sliders and RGB color channels for advanced photo editing. There are dedicated sliders for brightness, contrast, darkness, as well as exposure, so you can make the smallest of changes to your images as per your liking.
As far as effects are concerned, you can make changes to the entire picture or just in specific parts. This allows users to make changes as they see fit. This is an ad-supported freemium app, which means that although some of its features are offered for free, users are required to make an in-app purchase to acquire additional tools. There is a monthly subscription offered by the developers which gets rid of ads and unlocks the aforementioned pro features.
Pixlr has been around for quite some time, and its robust feature set as well as continued popularity has made it the Editor’s Choice app on the Play Store, an honor reserved only for a few apps. My favorite feature on Pixlr is the one-tap auto enhance feature which can automatically detect minor problems with your picture and make the changes accordingly. You can change the backgrounds of your images, add text on top, add filters and do a whole lot more with Pixlr.
The app also has a favorites button which saves your favorite tools for easy access. What makes the app really popular is that it has a combination of basic as well as professional features, thus targeting a wider user base. You can selectively change the color of the subject or simply adjust background blur as per your liking using Pixlr. The app is a free download on the Play Store, but comes with ads and in-app purchases.