Best iPhone & Android Apps for Mobile Photography & Editing

If you want to become better at mobile photography & editing, I’d highly recommend you to check out Skillshare. Skillshare is packed with professional photographers who can teach you all there is to know about taking better photographs, with a camera or your phone – like this VSCO editing Class. Also, Skillshare has a free-trial.

Before I bought myself a real camera (I got the Ricoh GR II & Fujifilm X100f now) I used to do street photography only with my iPhone. You can see my favorite iPhone street photos here.

My preferred apps for editing street photography is VSCO and Snapseed.

It doesn’t matter whether you have an Android Phone or an iPhone. The best mobile photo editing apps are made for Android and iPhone (ios).


This is by far one of the most popular photo editing apps for mobile photography. It’s a free app and comes with a package of presets / filters. VSCO also has extra presets ….

Snapseed is really good for spot-editing selected places, removing objects and also comes with filters.

Snapseed is the photo editing app acquired by Google in 2012. I use Snapseed for local adjustments for things like red-eyes and object removal.

Lightroom CC

Lightroom CC on mobile boasts state-of-the-art AI photo processing with a one-touch auto-adjustment mode.

There’s also HDR photo capture and a slew of presets and tweaks that should feel familiar to desktop users. More than that, everything you take on your phone will sync with Lightroom CC on your computer or tablet, meaning you can start an edit on one device and finish it on another.

With Lightroom CC you can also capture and edit RAW files.

My workflow using for mobile street photography goes like this:

  1. Take a photo
  2. Import it to VSCO
  3. Pick a filter you like
  4. If you are happy, upload to Instagram, Flickr, 500px or what you prefere.
  5. (If you want to retouch it you can import it to Snapseed to make it perfect.)