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9 photo-editing apps just as cool as Prisma

There's a wealth of photo editing tools out there to explore

9 photo-editing apps just as cool as Prisma

By now, you've probably heard of Prisma. Everyone from your mum to you dog has Prisma-fied their profile picture, which is to say, turned it from the boring same-old, same-old into a wonderful piece of art. 

The app has several artistic options to choose from, such as Katsushika Hokusai's The Great Wave off Kanagawa and Edward Munch’s The Scream. It uses neural network processing to manipulate the images and basically, it's pretty damn incredible.

But it's not the only app of its kind. There are lots of apps that can transform your snaps in a couple of taps. Here are some of our favourites. 


Remember practising water colours in GCSE art - which you only took because you thought it would be a doss - and watching your entire piece of paper disintegrate and melt away into a watery mess?

Well screw that. Waterlogue does the hard word for you, and transforms your photos into beautiful water colours before your very eyes. 

Price: £2.29

Available on: iOS, Windows 


Adding different textures to your pictures is the fastest way to go from 'two likes, one from your mum and one from your girlfriend' to '68 likes and a friend request from your old bully'.

Mextures lets you adjust, combine, and layer various textures. It's an app of endless possibilities.

Price: £1.49

Available on: iOS


Fancy removing an unwanted blemish, item, or ex-girlfriend from a photo? TouchRetouch is an app dedicated solely to deleting any undesired items and replacing them with pixels from the surrounding area.

Price: £1.49

Available on:iOS, WindowsAndroid

Slow Shutter Cam

Long exposures are no longer the sole reserve of £400+ cameras, as this app allows great motion blurs with its slow shutter option. On top of that, you can also create light trails and timelapses.

Price: £1.49

Available on: iOS


Before Prisma there was Fragment, an app dedicated to transforming pictures with the addition of geometric shapes. Drop an prism you fancy on your shots and you're basically officially an artist. Ideal for making moody album artwork.

Price: £1.49 

Available on: iOS, Anroid


Not only is there a beautifully effective auto-correct function that does your work for you, Snapspeed has a vast array of options. Once you're done, it's just one click to update the pictures to Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android


You're after fun are you? Like a bit of fun, eh? This super simple app has a truckload of quirky options, including 'Funk', a filter that turns you into your very own comic book character. 

Price: Free

Available on:Android


If you're a fan of a selfie or just looking for a more effective Tinder profile picture, FaceTune can help enhance your features in just a few clicks. Treat it like a professional photoshoot without the price tag - and try to avoid going wild and shaving half your jaw off.

Price: £2.99

Available on: iOS, Android

Image Blender

Although this tool technically only has one use, there are endless possibilities that come with the ability to cut out, overlay and blend images together. It's incredibly easy to use and produces very effective results. Like sticking a space man in the middle a desert. 

Price: £2.99

Available on: iOS, Android