Download Photo Filters - Best Software & Apps

  • Photoscape

    3.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An amazing free photo editor with lots of extra tools

    8
    13412 votes
    • PROS:Amazing free application, Lots of special effects and filters, Many extra tools to work with your photos
    • CONS:Nothing so far
  • Instagram

    Varies by device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    Windows Phone
    Web Apps

    Popular photo-based social network

    8
    14 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

    7
    402 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
  • 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

    7
    1569 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
  • Paint.NET

    4.0.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

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

    6
    1353 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

    7
    154 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
  • Adobe Photoshop Express

    2.6.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Edit photos on your Android phone

    7
    70 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
  • Photo Studio

    1.30.3

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    BlackBerry

    Photo editing with professional results

    7
    41 votes
    • PROS:Editing and retouching, Packed with filters, frames, effects..., Create mosaic art, Share with other applications
    • CONS:No support for some social apps, Must pay for additional effects
  • Photo Wonder

    3.6.7

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android

    The ability to create fun pictures at your fingertips

    8
    25 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, Packed with effects, stickers, frames, Share on various social networks, Integrated camera filters
    • CONS:Easy to miss some options
  • Aperture

    3.6

    License
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    Platform
    Mac

    A better way to refine your images

    7
    91 votes
    • PROS:Nice, easy-to-use interface, Support for facial recognition, Support for geolocation, Great photo optimization tools, iCloud photo sharing integration, Support for iOS filters
    • CONS:Uncomfortable controls, Places feature doen't work properly
  • Autodesk Pixlr for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Filters, effects and stickers for high quality photo editing

    7
    46 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
  • PhotoScape Portable

    3.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Portable version of an awesome free photo editor

    8
    488 votes
    • PROS:An amazing photo editor you can always carry with you, Loads of filters, special effects and clipart, Includes extra tools to take snapshots, rename files, convert RAW photos and more
    • CONS:None so far
  • Easy Photo Effects

    2.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Stunning photo effects for everyone

    7
    559 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')
  • Glitché

    2.11

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    The Ultimate Photo Editing Tool

    -
    No votes yet
    • PROS:Edit and share your photos, Choose from a variety of cutting-edge filters
    • CONS:Paid application, In-app purchases required for further functionality
  • A+ Picture Effects and Photo Editor

    Free 1.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    BlackBerry

    Edit your pictures with multiple effects

    7
    21 votes
    • PROS:Variety of filters and effects, Share your edited photos on social networks, Practical and intuitive
    • CONS:You must edit a picture to launch the application
  • ACDSee Photo Editor

    6.0.359

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Fix and enhance your photos the easy way

    7
    66 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use interface, Many filters and fixes, Includes tutorials and how-tos
    • CONS:Can't work on multiple images simultaneously
  • Sketch Guru

    1.64

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    Free Photo Editing App Transforms Photos into Sketches

    7
    22 votes
    • PROS:Very easy to use, Free download, Decent selection of filters
    • CONS:Limited functions, Large amounts of ads
  • MSQRD

    Beta 1.0.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    A free image editing app for Android

    6
    3 votes
    • Fhotoroom for Windows 10

      1.3.0.11

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A simple photo editing app for Windows 8

      7
      57 votes
      • PROS:Tons of filters and effects, Solid set of basic editing tools, Import photos from anywhere on your drive
      • CONS:Pro upgrade doesn't add much, Stale interface
    • ACDSee

      Pro 19.1.0.419

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Mac
      Windows

      Fast and lightweight photo management tool

      4
      7 votes
      • PROS:Very fast and lightweight, Easy to use
      • CONS:Can be unstable as still in Beta stage, Doesn't have Geotagging or Online features
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