Photo and video editing apps for perfect festive season snaps
Camera is one of the most sought after features in smartphones. To keep users happy, phone makers are using superior sensors, fine-tuning camera algorithm regularly and offering features such as dual cameras, optical zoom, OIS (optical image stabilisation) to deliver high-quality shots. However, these are third-party apps that offer better options and features when it comes to editing photos. Here are some of the best apps that you can download.
LightX Photo Editor
This is not a regular image editing app and offers some unique image editing options which you may not get in regular image editing tools such as Snapseed. So you can cut out part of an image and place them over in another photo, merge two photos together so they will look like one photo. For selfie fans, it packs in face filters and beauty tool. It is free to use and works offline.
Teleport is a fun photo app which uses AI to teleport people in photos to any location or background chosen by the user. So it can detect a face in a photo and then allows users to separate it from the background. Users can blur the background completely, partially or take a photo and then apply it in the background of the face. Users can also change the colour of the hair in the photos. It works offline.
If your smartphone doesn’t support EIS (electronic image stabilisation), you can use Google’s Motion Stills app to create shake-free GIF images or videos. The iOS version of the app can take advantage of the iPhone’s Live Photos feature too. Users can also create a video by combining multiple photos. The uses advanced stabilisation and rendering technology to make videos look more stable.
Plotagraph is a unique image editing app which can bring your photos to life by adding special effects to them. Unlike GIF (Graphics interchange format) apps where users have little control over the animation, in this app users can choose the part of an image they want to animate along with the speed and direction of the animation. The app works offline which means you can use it anywhere.
Targeted at selfie enthusiasts, FaceApp can do much more than remove marks and spots on the face in a selfie. It uses AI to apply unique looking filters which can change the expressions along with the facial feature. For example, if a face is looking too serious, you can make it smile. Similarly, a young person can be made to look older by adding filters with wrinkles and grey hair. The app requires active internet connection and if you are on a slow network you may have to wait to see its magic.
Ottipo Photo Editor
This is an image editing app which allows users to create their own stickers using images and text and then apply them in their photos. Users can apply filters, add frames and emojis dedicated to special occasions or festivals. It also has a chatbot which can suggest a sticker based on the content in the photo.