Download Photo 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
    2501 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
  • Photoscape

    3.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An amazing free photo editor with lots of extra tools

    8
    29638 votes
    • PROS: Amazing free application, Lots of special effects and filters, Many extra tools to work with your photos
    • CONS: Nothing so far
  • Snapchat

    9.20.4.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Private photo and video sharing on your phone

    7
    735 votes
    • PROS: Fun idea, Easy to use
    • CONS: No parental options, Scans phone, Facebook, and Twitter for contacts
  • MyCam

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Easily take snapshots and record video with any webcam

    7
    2261 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Very easy to set up and use, Works with any webcam
    • CONS: Supports very few formats, Almost no configuration options
  • PicsArt - Photo Studio for Windows 10

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Do something useful with the photos you take on your phone

    8
    3983 votes
    • PROS: Many effects and filters, Very easy to use, Share images through the network, Supports layers
    • CONS: Lacks some of the features of other versions
  • Adobe Photoshop Lightroom

    CC

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac

    Professional photo editing with the Adobe guarantee

    7
    1656 votes
    • PROS: Supports most formats, Many settings are available, Accessible for casual users, Integration with Facebook and Flickr, Plugin system
    • CONS: Large learning curve, Requires powerful hardware
  • Paint.NET

    4.0.21

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free, easy-to-use photo editor with support for layers

    7
    5796 votes
    • PROS: Well-designed interface, Support for layers, Easy to use, Includes lots of filters and effects
    • CONS: Not as complete as other major graphic suites
  • Autodesk Pixlr

    1.1.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Filters, effects and stickers for high quality photo editing

    8
    443 votes
    • PROS: Makes photo editing easy for anyone, Excellent usability, Quality results, Wide range of filters and effects
    • CONS: Lack of advanced tools, RAM consumption could be better
  • 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
    1071 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
  • Retrica

    2.11.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Get the vintage look with this cool camera app

    7
    555 votes
    • PROS: Huge range of filters, Lots of collage layouts, Great for selfies!, Rich EXIF data for real shutter-bugs
    • CONS: Watermark size can't be changed, Laggy at times
  • Photo Video Editor

    2.3.3.1069

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Stories to Share with Photos

    8
    20 votes
    • PROS: Create videos out of pictures, Free music to use, Share stories easily
    • CONS: Only slideshow maker, Not all songs are free to use, Lacks any impressive features
  • Air Camera Photo Editor Beauty Selfie

    1.6.0.1026

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    A free photo editing and collage filter app

    9
    22 votes
    • PROS: The collages function is clever , Add effects to your images , Flip and mirror your images , Add filters while taking your photos
    • CONS: Way too many adverts , No tutorial and no manual on how to operate , Complicated because of unintuitive interface , Unsolicited phone notifications are annoying
  • Afterlight

    2.7.1

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    iPhone
    Windows
    Android

    Edit your images... slowly

    5
    10 votes
    • PROS: A wide variety of filters and editing options, Easy to use - no tutorial needed, Unique and high quality filters
    • CONS: Slow to apply filters, Too much lag
  • Adobe Photoshop Express

    2.6.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone

    Edit photos on your Android phone

    8
    175 votes
    • PROS: Extremely easy to use, Integration with Adobe Revel, Some interesting filters
    • CONS: Editing features are very basic, Doesn't save files to their source folder
  • PhotoShine

    5.5

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Personalize your pics in an amazing variety of ways

    7
    3405 votes
    • PROS: Loads of effects, Accurately applies effects to photos, Basic editing features
    • CONS: Interface is horrible, Some effects are a little corny
  • Cartoon art pics photo editor

    1.0.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    Free, Fun and Interactive Cartoon Photo Filter

    7
    3 votes
    • PROS: Cartoon Art Pics Photo Editor does not need to be purchased, New and exciting photo templates are being added constantly
    • CONS: This program will not function properly with older operating systems, Users have complained that an excess number of online clients causes the system to crash
  • 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
    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
    99 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
  • Autodesk Pixlr for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Filters, effects and stickers for high quality photo editing

    8
    69 votes
    • PROS: Makes photo editing easy for anyone, Excellent usability, Quality results, Wide range of filters and effects
    • CONS: Lack of advanced tools, RAM consumption could be better
  • photo frame editor

    2

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Design Photo Frames with Photo Frame Editor

    7
    100 votes
    • PROS: Has a range of tools to design your frame., Is easy to use.
    • CONS: Only the trial version is free., Incompatible with certain platforms.
Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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1varies-by-device25018.6Windows, Android, iPhone, Windows Phone
23.7296387.7Windows
31.0.039837.5Windows
45.534057.4Windows, Android
54.0.2157967.1Windows
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