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
    2845 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
    1092 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
    iPhone

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

    9
    24 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

    7
    100 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

    1.7.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac
    Windows

    Free Tool for Artists

    9
    16 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Large number of useful tools
    • CONS: Tends to delete unsaved work, Can be rather slow at times
  • XnConvert

    Beta 1.73

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Powerful batch image editor with dozens of actions and filters

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

    License
    free
    Platform
    Web Apps

    Powerful, fully featured online image editor

    7
    1123 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™

    4.3.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Android

    Capture great photos and edit them with this stylish camera app

    9
    12 votes
    • PROS: Good image quality, Customizable preset filters, Presets are expandable through store, Excellent editing tools, Very attractive design
    • CONS: User interface akward to use at first, Community features poorly implemented
  • Pixlr-o-matic

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    Beautiful photos in only 3 steps

    7
    839 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
    627 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
  • 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
  • XeIMG Image Editor

    1.05

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Apply quick basic filters and effects to your photos

    7
    22 votes
    • PROS: Quick, varied effects, No artistic skills required, Compatible with multiple formats
    • CONS: No settings for effects, Lacks some basic editing tools
  • Enlight

    1.0.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Pocket PC

    Incredibly powerful yet very easy to use image editing app

    9
    2 votes
    • PROS: Huge range of editing options, Very fast and effective application of filters, Easy to use straightaway and very intuitive, Editing options are suitable for all grades of users
    • CONS: No undo option
  • PixelToy

    2.6.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Create psychedelic image and music displays

    2
    3 votes
    • PROS: Impressive fractal images, 25 different filters
    • CONS: Ugly spread-out interface, Consumes a huge amount of CPU and RAM
  • LiveQuartz Image Editor

    1.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Mac

    A powerful free image editor

    6
    41 votes
    • PROS: Great window layout, Easy to add layers and filters
    • CONS: Limited editing functions, Layer controls are too small
  • 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
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
#NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
1varies-by-device28458.6Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
2varies-with-device10927.8Android, Windows Phone
32.18397.5Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
411237.4Web Apps
52.16276.7Windows
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