You can quick­ly add a fil­ter and fix the light in almost every pho­to edi­tor. But what if you need to remove rash­es, bruis­es under the eyes and cor­rect make­up? There are spe­cial util­i­ties for this! We have com­piled a list of 7 cool pho­to retouch­ing pro­grams.

All prices are valid at the time of writ­ing.

Pic­tures don’t always come out per­fect. But you can cor­rect the short­com­ings with the help of pho­to edi­tors. Pho­to: businessfirstmagazine.com.au


A free tri­al app that can be down­loaded for Android and iOS. You do not need to pay for the util­i­ty itself, but there are fil­ters and effects that can only be opened for an addi­tion­al fee. The VIP-rate includes all exclu­sive items, hair­styles, make­up. A month of use will cost 300 rubles, a year — 1750 rubles. There is a free week­ly tri­al peri­od.

The only seri­ous draw­back of the appli­ca­tion is that you won’t be able to down­load Meitu in Russ­ian on Android and iOS. In offi­cial stores, the pro­gram is only in Eng­lish. But the inter­face is intu­itive, so there should be no prob­lems using it. Now we will show the main tabs that are impor­tant for retouch­ing.

The three main but­tons are Pho­to, Beau­ti­fy and Cam­era. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

one. pho­to — here you select a pic­ture from the Smart­phone Gallery. An edi­tor will open, from which you can go to the beau­ti­fi­er. What is includ­ed in each of them is writ­ten below.

2. Beau­ti­fy — you can select an image from your phone, but it will open imme­di­ate­ly in the beau­ti­fi­er. An option if you don’t need to crop the pho­to or adjust the light, but only cor­rect some­thing in appear­ance.

3. Cam­era - if you need retouch­ing right while tak­ing a self­ie. Click Style to apply a fil­ter and Beau­ti­fy to cor­rect skin tone or appear­ance.

In the edi­tor you can:

  • resize;
  • add text, water­mark;
  • remove some objects;
  • add vignette;
  • apply a fil­ter — sev­er­al dozen options are avail­able. They are divid­ed into cat­e­gories and are con­stant­ly updat­ed;
  • fine-tune light­ing and shad­ows. To do this, you need the Ton­ing tab.

If you need beau­ti­fi­ca­tion, you can click on the Beau­ti­fy but­ton from the edi­tor. A new menu will open at the bot­tom. It has:

  • auto­mat­ic change. Works like pre­sets: in each option, a set of fil­ters, make­up, smooth­ing facial irreg­u­lar­i­ties;
  • sep­a­rate func­tions: make-up, face reshap­ing, weight loss, body shap­ing (for exam­ple, body length), removal of wrin­kles, acne and cir­cles under the eyes, teeth cor­rec­tion and hair­styles.

To return to the edi­tor, you need to click on Edit, and to save — Save.

You can take beau­ti­ful self­ies right from the app. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

pics art

One of the best face retouch­ing apps for Android and iPhone. This is not just a util­i­ty, but a com­plete plat­form for com­mu­ni­cat­ing with oth­er users. You can take part in chal­lenges, sub­scribe to authors and hash­tags, share your cre­ativ­i­ty.

You can down­load the lat­est ver­sion of Pic­sArt to your smart­phone for free. It includes:

  • var­i­ous improve­ments: elim­i­na­tion of imper­fec­tions, teeth whiten­ing, pho­to auto-cor­rec­tion, etc.;
  • 15 tools for image cor­rec­tion (crop­ping, cloning, chang­ing bright­ness, etc.);
  • 25 effects with indi­vid­ual set­tings;
  • col­lage;
  • adding graph­ics and text.

The full ver­sion of the Pic­sArt appli­ca­tion for 1,990 rubles (there is a test peri­od of 7 days) includes:

  • a com­plete col­lec­tion of music, frames, stock pic­tures and effects;
  • addi­tion­al face retouch­ing tools. You can remove bags under the eyes and deep wrin­kles, change the shape of the eye­brows and eyes;
  • lack of adver­tis­ing;
  • option — eras­ing objects from the pho­to.
A sim­ple and intu­itive image edit­ing util­i­ty. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

beauty plus

Util­i­ty with a large set of options, nice and clear design. You can down­load Beau­ty­Plus for free. There is a ver­sion for iOS and Android.

With a basic sub­scrip­tion in the app, you can:

  • edit fin­ished pic­tures;
  • trans­form your­self while tak­ing a self­ie. For exam­ple, add a fil­ter, change the shape of the face, nose, apply make­up;
  • edi­tor: bokeh, crop­ping, adding frames and stick­ers, chang­ing bright­ness, con­trast, sharp­ness and col­or tem­per­a­ture;
  • retouch­ing: cor­rec­tion of the shape and shape of the nose, smooth­ing the skin tone, chang­ing the para­me­ters of the head, remov­ing dark cir­cles and red­ness;
  • dozens of free fil­ters.

The full ver­sion of Beau­ty­Plus for Android and iPhone costs 399 rubles per month or 2299 rubles per year.

The paid options include:

  • retouch­ing using arti­fi­cial intel­li­gence (auto­mat­i­cal­ly selects the best set­tings);
  • chang­ing the inten­si­ty of light­ing;
  • addi­tion­al fil­ters.
With Beau­ty­Plus, you can retouch old pho­tos or take beau­ti­ful self­ies with effects. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert


A sim­ple app for iPhone and Android. You can down­load Air­Brush for free. In this case, some func­tions will not be avail­able. Air­Brush pre­mi­um with all options costs 1890 rubles per year. There is a tri­al peri­od of 7 days. Dif­fer­ences from the free ver­sion:

  • all fil­ters are avail­able;
  • addi­tion­al retouch­ing tools. For exam­ple, foun­da­tion;
  • remov­ing objects, adding stu­dio light­ing and bokeh;
  • all kinds of make­up, hair col­ors.

If the paid ver­sion is installed, then you can add your favorite but­tons to the “My func­tions” fold­er: your pho­to retouch­ing kit will always be at hand.

Like oth­er face retouch­ing apps, there are 2 but­tons on the main screen:

  • cam­era — you can take a self­ie imme­di­ate­ly with a beau­ti­fi­er. Con­ceal­er, teeth whiten­ing, eye high­light­ing, skin smooth­ing are avail­able. You can also choose a fil­ter;
  • library — you can open a pic­ture from the Gallery.

Many options avail­able:

  • retouch­ing — chang­ing the shape of the body and face, remov­ing bumps, acne, wrin­kles;
  • edit­ing tools: crop, blur, white bal­ance, expo­sure, light and shad­ow set­tings;
  • fil­ters — there are sev­er­al dozen free ones;
  • make-up — whole sets or sep­a­rate­ly lips, eye­brows, eye­lash­es, etc.;
  • hair col­or change.
Air­Brush is a pop­u­lar edi­tor with many free tools avail­able. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

Pixl: Face Photo Editor

There is no built-in cam­era, the appli­ca­tion imme­di­ate­ly offers to open any pic­ture from the Gallery. The down­side is every­thing is in Eng­lish. But the appli­ca­tion is so sim­ple and clear that you can fig­ure it out with­out know­ing the lan­guage.

This is a free skin retouch­ing app for Android and iOS. It has a min­i­mal set of fea­tures. Almost all options are auto­mat­ic. You can change their inten­si­ty, but you can­not select the cor­rec­tion zone with your fin­ger.


  • change in skin smooth­ness;
  • image sharp­ness;
  • teeth whiten­ing;
  • acne removal (can be done man­u­al­ly);
  • chang­ing the con­tour (can be done man­u­al­ly).
Sim­ple edi­tor in Eng­lish. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert


This is a share­ware face retouch­ing app for iPhone and Android. The design is min­i­mal­ist. The free ver­sion includes:

  • putting a sig­na­ture, text on pic­tures;
  • resiz­ing, per­spec­tive, con­trast, image rota­tion;
  • some beau­ty fea­tures: even skin tone, whiten teeth, neu­tral­ize red eyes.

The paid ver­sion (per­pet­u­al access for 600 rubles) added:

  • fil­ters and effects: for exam­ple, a scat­ter­ing of stars, dan­de­lions;
  • frame­work;
  • adjust­ing light, shad­ow, expo­sure;
  • detailed beau­ti­fi­ca­tion: chang­ing the con­tours of the body, adding mus­cles, tat­toos.

There are only 2 but­tons on the screen:

  • cam­era — if you select this option, the appli­ca­tion will open the reg­u­lar smart­phone cam­era. You will need to take a self­ie or a pic­ture with the rear cam­era. Next, the appli­ca­tion prompts you to select an action with a pho­to. You can select the “Quick Menu” and all actions will open imme­di­ate­ly;
  • pho­to library — you can select a ready-made image from the Gallery for pro­cess­ing.
The appli­ca­tion has good options, but many are paid. The good news is that you only need to pay for the util­i­ty once. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert


The most unusu­al app on this list. It does not have cor­rec­tion tools typ­i­cal for oth­er appli­ca­tions. In terms of func­tion­al­i­ty, the appli­ca­tion is clos­er to the Adobe Light­room graph­ics edi­tor. Snapseed has sev­er­al use­ful options to quick­ly improve your por­trait.

The util­i­ty imme­di­ate­ly offers to open a pic­ture from the Gallery. To use the fil­ter, you need to select the “Styles” tab. For retouch­ing, click the “Tools” — “Por­trait” tab.

  • The first tab is to change skin tone.
  • The sec­ond is to change the chiaroscuro, the pow­er of smooth­ing the skin and bright­en­ing the eyes. You need to select the desired para­me­ter, and then swipe the screen to the right or left to increase or decrease it.
  • The third is ready-made pre­sets, com­bi­na­tions of dif­fer­ent bright­ness, black and white pat­tern, skin smooth­ing.

This is the free and eas­i­est pho­to retouch­ing app for Android and iPhone.

Snapseed is an unusu­al pho­to edi­tor. Illus­tra­tion: Eliza­ve­ta Chupiko­va, Photostore.Expert

We hope that in our selec­tion you will find a suit­able pho­to retouch­ing appli­ca­tion.