Pizazz those pix with these free photo-editing apps

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Thanks to social media uprising, increasingly taking over lives, photos are relentlessly being hurled into cyberspace. There’s probably not one person out there who’s resisted selfies nor is there a foodie who has never uploaded an image of that plate of out-of-this-world deliciousness.

Yes folks, phone-photography has become a universal obsession (and don’t you even try denying it!). To help you transform those images into ‘works of art’, there are countless photo-editing apps out there offering tools such as filters, brightness, vignette and cropping – and here are ParGolf’s top picks!

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Top 5 Free Photo-Editing Apps

Photo Lab

Photo Lab boasts one of the vastest collections of stylish and funny photo effects: more than 500 effects to date! Choose from face photo montages, photo frames, animated effects and photo filters – stylise those images in seconds. Features include neural art styles (a smart and quick way to turn pix into an artwork – choose from over 50 pre-set styles) and realistic photo effects, along with impressive filters and collages.


Offering over two million combinations of effects, overlays and filters, Pixlr helps you create photo collages with various layouts, backgrounds and spacing options; there’s also an ‘Auto Fix’ feature that balances out colour. Photos can be stylised with pencil drawings and ink sketches, while you can enhance those selfies by getting rid of blemishes and red eyes – even whiten teeth. Express yourself with captions and overlay photos with text.


Prisma lets you transform your photos into artworks using the styles of famous artists: Munk, Picasso as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. A unique combination of neural networks and artificial intelligence helps you turn memorable moments into timeless art. Prisma’s technology works by examining pixels in a photo and reconstructing them into different spatial arrangements to get a completely new image in a specific style of art.

Adobe Photoshop Express

Adobe Photoshop Express has a range of advanced editing tools like crop, rotate, red-eye removal, blemish removal, colour control, noise reduction (minimise unwanted grain and speckling in night or low-light photos) and defog (reduce fog and haze in photos). It also offers filters – choose from more than 20 eye-catching effects. Finish it off by adding a distinctive personal touch to your photos with 15 borders and frames.


With a whole load of amazing features, PicsArt’s photo editor has everything you need to enhance a picture. It includes tools to create cut-outs, crop, stretch, clone, add text and adjust curves, along with a full library of artistic photo filters (including HDR), frames, backgrounds and borders. PicsArt provides hundreds of fonts for adding text to your pictures and making killer text overlays, as well as free templates. PicsArt also enables you to create collages – be it grid style, template or freestyle.



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