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Top 5 Free Powerful Apps for Product Photography

Product photography is very important for persuading customers to buy your products. In our previous articles we have already covered product photography tips. You can use any digital camera to take your product photos. Do not think that professional camera is a must. Today, with the help of growing technology, you can find several smartphones which have better lenses then many semi-professional cameras.

If you intend to create an online store with a low budget, do not try to buy expensive professional cameras. Instead, you can take photos with your smart phone. For this, you should also be aware that there are lots of free apps available that can help you to take photos and edit them via your phone. Here are the top 5 free apps for you…

Photoshop Express

Available platforms: iOS, Android and Windows devices

If you are interested in photography, most probably you are familiar with Adobe Photoshop. Most of the celebrities use this magic tool to have impressive sexy photos. Now there is Photoshop Express which will robust photo editing tools of your smartphone. You can easily import photos from your phone or if you want, you can take photos directly with the app. The interface of the app lets you to change the hue, brightness, exposure and contrast values.

Although the app is free to use, some tools like de-fog and de-noise need to be purchased within the app. But if you already have an Adobe account, you can log in and use these features without any additional cost. If you are familiar to Photoshop, you know about filters. Photoshop Express have 20 “looks” which is same with filters. You can apply those filters to get better results.

Autodesk Pixlr Express

Available platforms: iOS and Android devices

Pixlr Express is another powerful app. It is the mobile version of Autodesk’s web-based photo editor Pixlr. When you download the app, it will give you a “starter” account automatically. The starter account has 100 effects and tools. Also there is a free “Essentials” account which unlocks premium tools. If you want to use the “Pro” version, you can pay $1.99 monthly or $14.99 a year. The Pro version of the app gives you access to all of the tools. Pixlr Express has various masks and blending tools. But you can use them with only Pro version.

All versions of Pixlr Express lets you apply effects in real time. You can adjust image size also. So you can preview overlays right from the camera while you’re shooting. When you are sure that the images are in best format for your ecommerce store, you can share them via email or social media.


Available platforms: iOS, Android and Windows devices

Although Photoshop Express and Autodesk Pixlr are very popular, there is also another powerful app: Fotor! Professional apps are mostly not user friendly. Sometimes, for minor editing, that will be a nightmare to use. Most of the smart phone users want to enhance their images with just simple taps. Fotor lets you to adjust your photos with basic editing tools.

It also has HDR image support so you can turn your product images into HDR ones. You can make photo cards within the app. Fotor also has a collage support, which you can make collages for your customers in same interest. With the text adding feature, you can also write the names of your products on the images.


Available platforms: iOS and Android devices

VSCO Cam is another free to use tool for iOS and Android devices. It has the usual editing tools like exposure, contrast, and color balance. One of the best features of VSCO Cam is the filters. The filters of the app are very useful and more artistic than Instagram. With simple clicks you are able to enhance your photos. By that way, you will have product images with artistic look.

The default filters are already very useful. But if you want to have extra filters, you can purchase them via in-app purchasing system. VSCO Grid has a detailed information system about the images. The built in sharing feature lets you share your images via other users. You can also send your product images via email and share them on social networks.

Aviary Photo Editor

Available platforms: iOS and Android devices

Aviary is does not provide professional features as exposure and ISO adjustments like the other apps have. But it comes with nice suite of filters. Most of the filters are free to use but also you can buy extra filters to have more power on the app. Aviary has various editing and image adjustment tools. The easy to use interface lets you to make adjustments on the images very quickly. Most in app purchases are $0.99 which means the app is also budget friendly.


We carry our smartphones with us all the time. So when you want to take photos of your products, you can easily use your phone. Today, most of the smartphones are able to capture high-quality images. Also there are some brands providing you built-in photo editing software, there are better ones in the market. We’ve chosen 5 free apps for you, so you don’t need to pay anything for good looking product images. With the apps above, you can create great photos in your everyday life too.

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