Is there an app to post-process the photos (taken by phone's camera) to improve their quality ?

I was told that IPhone makes better photos because of good (built-in) post-processing software. Is there a good 3rd party photo post-processing app for Android?

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    \$\begingroup\$ A post processing app to improve image quality? I think you may watch too many spy movies. \$\endgroup\$
    – dpollitt
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 15:24
  • \$\begingroup\$ Do any Android phones expose the RAW data to apps, or is it just the processes JPEG? Makes a big difference in what is possible! \$\endgroup\$
    – mattdm
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 16:38
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    \$\begingroup\$ @mattdm: See my answer to this question. \$\endgroup\$
    – Blrfl
    Commented Jun 28, 2013 at 17:08
  • \$\begingroup\$ I flashed a new custom ROM on my android phone and the crappy camera started giving a bit better photos than before. So I guess at system level, the drivers may have some effect on quality but on App level, it all looks same to me. \$\endgroup\$ Commented Jun 30, 2013 at 6:01

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IPhones don't make better photos. They have a decent camera (as far as phone cameras go) but there are other phones with better cameras. There are tons of options for post-processing on both Android, Windows Phone and iOS that are better than the built in camera apps on any of the phones. Adobe even makes a mobile version of "Photoshop" though it's really nothing at all like Photoshop.

As far as recommendations of specific mobile applications, I don't do much in the way of processing on my phone as I have yet to find any phone based software that works as well as using a PC. The Photoshop app might be worth a try, though there are probably better options available cheaper. I'd recommend looking in the app market for well rated apps that are compatible with your phone.

  • \$\begingroup\$ Also, editing color without color management means you can't be sure your edits are improvements. (...and phones aren't color managed) \$\endgroup\$
    – Tristan
    Commented Aug 7, 2013 at 21:21
  • \$\begingroup\$ @Tristan - actually, there are color management options available now, though it requires using particular gallery software that handles applying the color profile. So while you are pretty effectively correct, it isn't 100% technically correct. \$\endgroup\$
    – AJ Henderson
    Commented Aug 8, 2013 at 0:52

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