With the advent of built-in cameras more people are using tablets to edit photos on the go. Thanks to the wide variety of available apps, you don't need to break out Photoshop or even iPhoto to get the quick edits you need which can be accomplished in a few taps on a tablet. For this week's roundup we've searched both the iPad and Android marketplaces for the best pics in photo editing apps.
We heard about this app from several photographer friends who raved about how easy it was to make quick edits in the field with it. The cream of the crop as far as iPad photo editing is concerned, this universal app (yes buy once and use it on your iPhone & iPad) does what it sets out to do with good responsiveness even on a first generation iPad. It's the only app in this roundup that we've been using for an extended period of time and we give it two thumbs up. $4.99
PhotoWizard - HD Photo Editor:
Like most photo editing apps, PhotoWizard is chock full of filters, 22 to be exact, but the bit that really stands out in this app is the ability to blend multiple images together. $2.99
BeFunky Photo Editor:
In case you could not tell by the name, this app is focused on effects. Also available for Android, BeFunky in addition to the filter effects also allows you to crop, rotate, adjust saturation, brightness, and contrast as well as other basic photo editing tools. Free
Sony Photo Editor:
While this well reviewed app does contain over 40 "special effects" we think the real selling point of the app is the ability to specify what size you want your images to export to which is very helpful when needing a quick resize to say 540 px wide for uploading to the web. $2.49
If you're looking for an Android app that's more about word balloons and clip art than quick exports for your tech blog, look no further than PicSay. Available in both a paid and free version this app brings in addition to the word balloons "boring" editing tools like crop and straighten in the Pro version. $3.99
PicsArt - Photo Studio:
One of the most complete photo editors we've seen for free in Android, this app has the usual clip art suspects in addition to filters and a drawing mode. Free
Did we miss your favourite tablet photo editor? Let us know in the comments!
(Lead image: Joelle Alcaidinho)