Download Image Filters - Best Software & Apps

  • Instagram

    varies-by-device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    9
    2202 votes
    • PROS: Easy to use, Share to various social networks, Impressive photo editor, Tag friends in images, Geotagging support, Capture and share video
    • CONS: Requires sign-up
  • PicsArt - Photo Studio

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows Phone

    Do something useful with the photos you take on your phone

    8
    1045 votes
    • PROS: Many effects and filters, Very easy to use, Many image sharing options, Integrated with Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and more
    • CONS: Still some lag time applying effects, Overwhelming number of filters and features
  • FaceApp

    1.0.177

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A weird and strange app that allows you to morph a person?s face

    9
    12 votes
    • PROS: Some of your images will morph very well, It is fun to play with your images
    • CONS: Some of the images look very photoshopped, Your images will lose some of their quality when the filters are applied
  • Photoscape X for Mac

    2.4.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Free image editor based on the Windows version

    6
    97 votes
    • PROS: Lots of filters and effects to choose from, Easy to use, Slick OS X style interface
    • CONS: Doesn't compare to the Windows version, Lacks social sharing integration, Mainly just filters and effetcs
  • FireAlpaca

    1.0.17

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    A free image editor with great potential

    7
    501 votes
    • PROS: Support for layers, Easy to navigate, Lots of special effects and filters
    • CONS: Ads that open at program launch are annoying, Still a little buggy
  • XnConvert

    Beta 1.73

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful batch image editor with dozens of actions and filters

    6
    80 votes
    • PROS: Support for hundreds of formats, Easy to use, Good selection of actions, filters and effects
    • CONS: Preview window is too small
  • Pixlr-o-matic

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    Web Apps
    iPhone

    Beautiful photos in only 3 steps

    7
    838 votes
    • PROS: Looks great, Easy to apply effects, Share on imm.io or save in .jpg
    • CONS: No options for customizing effects, Only saves to .jpg
  • Pixlr Editor

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Powerful, fully featured online image editor

    7
    1122 votes
    • PROS: Powerful and feature rich, Impressive selection of filters and effects, Support for masks and layers, Compatible with PSD files
    • CONS: Sometimes slow when working with huge files
  • VSCO Cam®

    3.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Capture great photos and edit them with this stylish camera app

    6
    30 votes
    • PROS: Superior image quality, Customizable preset filters, Presets are expandable through store, Excellent editing tools, Very attractive design, Lots of ways to quickly share your images
    • CONS: User interface akward to use at first, Takes longer to load that default camera app, Generally only works in portrait mode, Images aren't auto-saved to Gallery
  • Photofiltre

    Portable 6.5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Impressive image editor and optimiser

    8
    277 votes
    • PROS: Makes using image filters easy, Lots of hints and tips to help you
    • CONS: Doesn't offer advanced image editing options
  • Mirror Image

    1.4.6

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Add mirror effects to your photos with Mirror Image

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS: Wide range of filters and effects, Easy-to-use menus
    • CONS: Lacks some useful image editing options
  • ArcSoft Magic-i Visual Effects

    2.0.0.65

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Improve video chats with webcam visual effects

    6
    322 votes
    • PROS: Supports all popular IM clients, Helps you improve image quality in video chats, Wide variety of filters and effects to choose from
    • CONS: It takes a while to understand how the program works, Depends on other apps - not a video chat program by itself
  • Easy Photo Effects

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stunning photo effects for everyone

    7
    626 votes
    • PROS: Really easy to use, No installation required, Nice selection of photo filters, Works with all popular image formats
    • CONS: Uncomfortable interface, No 'undo' function (only 'reset')
  • Photopus

    1.3.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Batch edit your photos

    5
    21 votes
    • PROS: Ability to add entire folder of photos, Tons of filters and effects, Quick image processing, Plenty of options and adjustments
    • CONS: Only paid version supports RAW format
  • XeIMG Image Editor

    1.05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Apply quick basic filters and effects to your photos

    6
    19 votes
    • PROS: Quick, varied effects, No artistic skills required, Compatible with multiple formats
    • CONS: No settings for effects, Lacks some basic editing tools
  • Roboreader

    1.5.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A lightweight photo viewer with support for shortcuts

    9
    14 votes
    • PROS: Fast and lightweight, Can be used with the keyboard, Full-screen image viewing, Support for bookmarks and filters
    • CONS: No editing tools, No link to an external editor
  • EnLight

    1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Pocket PC
    iPhone

    Switch off all the lights in this game which is unsuitable for the impatient!

    8
    3 votes
    • Photo Editor PixelStyle: Filters, Image Editing

      3.6.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Mac

      Free photo editing tool for adding filters and image correcting

      -
      No votes yet
      • PROS: It has a cloning feature, There are plenty of filters to play with
      • CONS: It lacks most Photoshopping tools, You need to practice in order to create good images
    • PhotoLine

      17.10

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Take complete control of your photo editing

      8
      58 votes
      • PROS: Lots of layers, effect and filters, HDR image support, Web export, Many formats
      • CONS: Slightly less advanced than Photoshop
    • Photivo

      2011-03-01

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Open-source photo editor with support for RAW

      6
      12 votes
      • PROS: Open-source RAW editor, Support for many image formats, Lots of options, filters and effects
      • CONS: Not suitable for beginners, Takes a while to process images
    Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
    #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
    1varies-by-device22028.6Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
    2Varies with device10457.8Android, Windows Phone
    32.18387.5Windows, Android, Mac, Web Apps
    411227.4Web Apps
    52.16266.7Windows
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