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Best Photo Editor Apps for Influencer-Level Pictures 2022

Would you like a more polished look for the pics you post on social media? Find out which app will let you snap and edit the perfect selfie with the least amount of hassle.

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Best Photo Editor Apps for Influencer-Level Pictures 2022

Few things represent our time better than the selfie. If you're looking to make them look particularly polished - for your social media or even a marketing campaign - you may be wondering if it's worth it to shell out a monthly fee for editing tools. Luckily, we tested our favorites for the job and compared them in fine detail, determining Adobe Photoshop Express as our #1 pick for its all-inclusive features with the Creative Cloud Suite. Here are all of our results:

Table of Contents

  1. 1. Apps We Selected
  2. Our Pick Photoshop Express Photo Editor Photoshop Express Photo Editor Runner Up Bazaart: Photo Editor & Design Bazaart: Photo Editor & Design Also Groovy Facetune2 Editor by Lightricks Facetune2 Editor by Lightricks
  3. 2. Everything We Recommend
  4. 3. The 411 from our Appventurer
  5. 4. Other Apps Considered
Our Pick

The tradition continues

  • Up your social media game & create standout content with Photoshop Express.
    4.4 Ratings 3M+ Reviews 100M+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh In App Purchases 1M+ Reviews
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


The good old piece of software still holds its own against a legion of newcomers. Even after 25 years in the business, Adobe has still got it, and if you have to pick a one-stop-shop, their Photoshop app is the one to turn to.

Why we chose Adobe Photoshop Express:

  • A big name with a long tradition that lives up to its trustworthy reputation
  • An intuitive user interface that will be easy to use even for the most inexperienced photo editor
  • An enormous number of filters, retouching brushes, and special effects with amazing attention to detail
  • $9.99 per month for a plethora of premium features and Adobe Lightroom is included for even more filtering power
  • $49.99 per month will unlock a set of no less than 20 Adobe apps through Creative Cloud

Spring for the upgrade if:

  • You are employed in the creative industry and need many different platforms to satisfy your professional needs - from raster graphics to vectors and even 3D modeling

Stick to free if:

  • You're just looking to perfect your selfies for IG and don't necessarily want to make a living out of graphic design

Really you can't go wrong with Photoshop if you're looking to polish your social media presence. And if it's worth it to spring for the whole 

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Runner Up

A wonderful newcomer

  • Photo editor, graphic design, background eraser, poster, collage & png maker.
    4.8 Ratings 203K+ Reviews 1M+ Downloads
    Free Fresh In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


This app injects a healthy dose of fun into the process. It is the one you simply cannot skip if you're looking to make some quirky yet beautiful imagery.

Why we chose Bazaart:

  • Hundreds upon hundreds of artsy filters and collage elements that will turn your photos into something truly fantastic
  • User-friendly enough to be a child's toy yet still powerful enough to satisfy the needs of a professional influencer
  • Excellent connection to most social media outlets
  • Very quick to load and apply any set of filters or effects
  • Only costs $4.99 per month for an endless amount of creative options

All lovers of whimsical, weird, hilarious imagery should give this one a go.

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Also Groovy

Stellar solution for flawless selfies

  • Photo editor, filters for selfies and beauty effects. Enhance and retouch photos
    4.4 Ratings 604K+ Reviews 50M+ Downloads
    Free Feature Rich Fresh In App Purchases
    Free In-App Purchases


Not to be confused with the original, the second version offers so much more than its predecessor. A well-rounded platform for influencers from all walks of life.

Why we chose Facetune2:

  • Designed with selfies in mind and a robust set of editing tools for retouched perfection
  • A ton of automatic pre-sets for all sorts of looks and styles
  • Can add natural-looking make-up or change the pattern of your clothing in just a few taps
  • Free to download and try with enough features to give you a good feel of what the app is all about
  • $9.99 per year is a steal for all these tools and features

Facetune2 also boasts an attractive, modern interface that is not only simple to use but also very fun. Definitely one to look into for putting your best face forward.

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Everything We Recommend

  • Our Pick
    Tap into your creativity on the go with Photoshop Express–a fun, fast, and easy picture editor for one-touch transformations and photo edits–used by millions of creative individuals. Make pro-looking images with an easy-to-use digital studio on your mobile device.

    Photoshop Express delivers a full spectrum of tools and effects at your fingertips. Personalize your experiences with sticker makers, enhance color gradients and imagery, create pic collages, generate memes, make quick fixes and heighten your share-worthy moments.

    Instantly fix crooked images and correct distorted camera angles.

    Smooth graininess, reduce color noise, and sharpen details to make your photos look their best.

    Use radial blur to blend out backgrounds and shift focus to specific subjects or full blur to create movement.

    Customize images with the sticker maker, create memes and captions, style your text with a wide array of fonts and layouts, add borders and frames, and stamp creations with custom watermarks.

    Dehaze pictures to remove fog in a scene, apply dramatic filters for pictures, and easily slide to adjust color temperature, vibrance and other color effects.

    Create professional-quality compilations by adding ready-to-use photo grid layouts and modifying borders and colors.

    Easily reduce blemishes and spots from selfies and portraits.

    Automatically adjust contrast, exposure and more with one-touch adjustments; easily crop, straighten, rotate for eye-catching layouts, and magically remove red-eye and pet-eye from your favorite moments.

    Upload images from multiple sources and formats (including raw and TIFF), posting your favorites directly to Facebook, Instagram, Twitter, Flickr and other social platforms or share them in email, WhatsApp, Facebook Messenger, Telegram, Signal, and Line to inspire others.

    Make photo magic happen with the Photoshop Express picture editor from Adobe - proud makers of the Photoshop family. Create fun, shareable memes, personalized pic collages and stickers.

    Adobe Terms of Use:
    Your use of this application is governed by the Adobe General Terms of Use and the Adobe Privacy Policy

    Do not sell my information:
    In-App Purchases
    $2.99 - $34.99 per item
    $2.99 - $34.99 per item
  • Runner Up
    Bazaart is an award-winning photo editing and graphic design app that will help you easily create beautiful photos, professional designs and stunning collage art. Get ready to discover endless creativity!

    • Magically remove the background from any photo with the magic background eraser
    • Cut out photos like a pro with handy crop and eraser tools
    • Enhance your photos with powerful adjustments: exposure, contrast, saturation, vibrance, warmth, tint, shadows, highlights, and blur
    • Design your own WhatsApp stickers
    • Add thousands of amazing backgrounds, stickers and shapes
    • Add text using a great selection of beautiful fonts
    • Apply fabulous photo filters to your photos
    • Create custom edge styles for photos with the outline and shadow tools
    • Blend photos to create mind-blowing effects
    • Select photos, scale, rotate, position, duplicate and flip with simple touch gestures
    • Use photos from your gallery, Google Photos, Dropbox and more
    • Create designs in a wide variety of preset sizes or in a custom size
    • Save your image as a JPG or PNG (transparent background)
    • Share creations on Instagram, WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Text, Email, and wherever you want

    Premium is a monthly subscription providing full access to magic background eraser, a huge library of backgrounds, fonts and stickers, VIP support and removes the watermark.

    Your Bazaart Premium subscription will automatically renew at the end of each term and your credit card will be charged through your Google Play account unless you unsubscribe. Refunds will not be provided for any unused portion of the term.

    Need help? Please email us at and we will get back to you quickly!

    BAZAART® is a registered trademark of Bazaart Ltd.
    In-App Purchases
    $1.49 - $47.99 per item
    $4.99 - $71.99 per item
  • Also Groovy
    Easily edit photos with the world’s premier editor! Enhance your entire photo at once using one-tap editing or express your unique vision with precision using manual editing to get the look and feel you want. Put your poise and personality into every post - show the world what makes you one of a kind!


    - Cover blemishes and let the real you shine through
    - Apply makeup to step up the sass
    - Refresh tired eyes or explore new eye colors
    - Add highlights or darken hair


    - Thin or thicken eyebrows, lips, or hair with Reshape
    - Whiten teeth, clothing, and sneakers
    - Airbrush a tan or smooth out skin


    - Photo filters to match your personal aesthetic
    - Scroll stopping effects for every occasion


    - Dial in lighting to keep the attention on you
    - Blur backgrounds or replace them with a new one
    - Ring light eyes for a studio look
    - Remove distractions in a swipe


    - Photo editing & filters, from tiny touch-ups to a splashy backdrop
    - Red-eye remover, makeup edits, a selfie camera, & more
    - Photo retouch for quick fixes that enhance your natural beauty
    - Test out a new look with the hair color changer & makeup editor


    - Whiten teeth, enlarge the eyes, or fill in your eyebrows or eyelashes
    - See how your edits compare to the original with our before and after
    - Retouch your selfies, choose from dozens of free filters, and touch up your features using fantastic photo editing tools
    - Add a tan effect or get an even skin tone
    - Edit, retouch, and refine skin to make it look naturally soft in every photo

    Highlight your assets and unleash your creativity! Facetune2 is your all-in-one editor for unforgettable results. Easily whiten teeth, retouch blemishes, add a bit of contour, blur backgrounds, add effects, and so much more – download today and let your natural beauty and glamour glow in every photo and selfie!

    Facetune2 picture editor is a part of Lightricks’ Creative Suite, which comprises a wide range of video and image editing solutions. Among them:
    - Boosted, a Marketing Video Maker
    - Videoleap, a Powerful Video Editor
    - Motionleap, a Photo Animator Tool
    - Lightleap, a Professional Image Editor

    Certain features, functions, or other elements shown in the screenshots herein may only be available on specific device models.

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    In-App Purchases
    $0.99 - $84.00 per item
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The 411 from our Appventurer

  • Well written article. I’m very interested in alternatives to photoshop

  • Very impressive article and you explain well with pros and cons. Thanks

Stefan Racic
Written by:

Stefan Racic

My phone tends to be filled to the brim with apps I am either trying on for size of using on a regular basis. I use them for a variety of tasks, including sketching and creating art, keeping in touch with friends, being up to date with the latest news, learning about diverse spiritual practices and, of course, playing games!

With over 10 years of experience as a translator and writer, I channel my creativity into writing about things I enjoy. My education in business (I hold a bachelor's degree in operations management) is but one part of expertise. I have worked for art magazines, spiritual blogs, news and business sites, and now I explore the fascinating world of apps.

My previous work is as diverse as my interests. Fresh out of college, I was employed as a translator and interpreter at the fringes of the corporate world and the NGO sector. After switching to writing, I first focused on business news, then shifted to working for a series of art magazines (WideWalls perhaps being the most well known), and even wrote content for a couple of spirituality-focused apps for Labyrinthos Academy. Little did I know that I would eventually devote a good chunk of my time to writing about all sorts of interesting new apps out there.

Best Photo Editor Apps for Influencer-Level Pictures 2022




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