14 Useful Android Apps for Photo Editing and Design

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Apps for Photo Editing and Design

Graphic design and photo editing are increasing in popularity, in part because of the tools and apps that are readily available. It seems like just about every other person has a semi-professional camera hung around their neck with which they take pictures throughout the day, but even if you are not one of these people you probably take photos with your smartphone. With the photography and photo editing apps that are available, you don’t need expensive equipment.

We took the liberty of cooking up a list of color palettes applications and photo editors available to Android users from the Google Play Store. With the applications are provided their original descriptions for your convenience. Check out this list of fifteen photo-editing tools for your mobile. For more mobile apps, see our list of photo editing apps.

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Color Palette Apps:

Image Color Picker (UPDATE: no longer available)

“Use your Android to detect a color that inspires you. It’s easy to take color inspiration from a photo in your library. Just touch a point and you can get color information.”

Image Color Picker

Superdry Color Picker Demo (UPDATE: no longer available)

“Superdry Color Picker is a color picker library for Android. This app is a demonstration.

Superdry Color Picker Demo

Color Pal

“Easily find color palettes and schemes for any design project. Whether you’re a web designer or just looking to paint your son’s room, you’ll find some of the best color palettes/schemes available. Included are the HEX, RGB and CMYK color values which you can quickly email to for easy reference.”

Color Pal

Color Palette – Iromihon (UPDATE: no longer available)

“Iromihon is a color tool to adjust and to see. In full screen, it also works as color light (flashlight).” Three color modes are available namely RGB, HSB(HSV) and HSL(HLS) and there are two different lists named Web Color Names and User Colors.

Color Palette - Iromihon


“Capture real world colors and match them to Sherwin-Williams paint colors—for free. With ColorSnap®, it’s easy to take color inspiration from a photo in your library or one you just snapped. Then choose matching colors or Ask Sherwin-Williams for recommendations.”


Drawing Apps:

Scribbler (UPDATE: no longer available)

“This is the Free version of Scribbler. The free version has all the same functionality as the Pro version but is supported by advertisements on some screens and tags saved and shared images with promotional text at the bottom left. Scribbler is a touch drawing and finger painting app for Android devices.”


Photo Editing Apps:

Photoshop Express for Android (UPDATE: no longer available)

“Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos directly from your free Photoshop.com account. Quickly share with family and friends. Requires SD card.”

Photoshop Express for Android

Image Editor (UPDATE: no longer available)

“Image Editor is a simple Android app that allows you to edit images on your Android phone, or take some on the spot to expedite the image editing process! Share your images through facebook, twitter, tumblr, email, and more! Effects include color filters, blurs, tones and many more.”

Image Editor

BeFunky Photo Editor

“One of the most popular photo editors just got even better. BeFunky Photo Editor is now the only app that allows you to stack an UNLIMITED number of photo effects and edits, AND undo them! And even though YOU control the amount of each edit you make and YOU control how many are added, it’s still one of the easiest photo editors out there to use.”

BeFunky Photo Editor


“This is the free Lite edition, buy PicSay Pro and get a host of extra tools, special effects, styles, stickers, and much more. The fun award winning photo editor. Color-correct your pictures and add word balloons, titles, graphics, and effects like distortion. All in a fun, intuitive, and easy-to-use interface.”


Photo Illusion

“Photo illusion” is a picture application that lets you edit photos with filters and effects.” Now you can apply filters and many effects on high-definition images (no limit on picture resolution); crop and rotate photos without losing quality; upgrade to Photo illusion Pro and get the full version with all features and no ads.”

Photo Illusion

Font App:

Fontest (UPDATE: no longer available)

“Fontest is a developer and typography tool that helps you quickly preview how your favorite fonts are rendered on Android. It includes 6 high quality free fonts; supports adding your own TTF and OTF fonts; supports smooth font resizing and custom display text; one-tap switch between uppercase and lowercase”

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