With the latest photo editing apps that are available, you can upload your best face online

You always knew that no one, at least on the Internet, is what they seem like. Especially, if you are familiar with Photoshop.

Today, you no longer need to be a pro with photo editing tools like Photoshop, thanks to filters on photo editing applications.

At the touch of a button, your raw photo without any makeup can be enhanced with the right kind of lighting and filters. What’s more, the apps now also have features to remove any blemishes on your face and make your skin look flawless in your pictures.

Here’s a look at some of the must have photo applications for your phone that will change the way you respond to pictures online.

1. Instagram

The most popular of all photo apps is only popular because it is also a social network that lets you share pictures with your friends or Instagram community online. In terms of the number of filters, Instagram probably has lesser filters than most apps today. But the fact that it is available on both Android and Apple phones and it facilitates easy cross posting through Twitter and Facebook among other networks, makes this an instant favourite for people.

2. Camera+

Camera+ is one of the best selling paid apps on the iPhone and was featured in Time magazine’s Top 50 Apps for the iPhone a couple of years ago and was compared to a “high quality SLR lens” for its magic touch, thanks to its Clarity filter. This one is for serious photo buffs who want the features of their SLR on their smart phone. And the best part is that you get to apply these filters in the actual resolution of the picture you clicked unlike Instagram that converts it to low resolution.

3. Camera 360

Camera 360 is a free Android app that has more filters than any free photo app. It is a must have for girls given that it has Magic Skin and Light Colour filters that help enhance the skin tone and there’s a filter just to bring out your lips. Apart from a range of black and white and Magic Colour filter, this one also has some fun features that add ghosts to the photograph or turn it into a sketch.

4. Photo Editor Fotolr:

This free app for the iPhone too has filters that help you get rid of acne and wrinkles at the touch of a button. You can also add a wig, lighten your skin, use eye zoom to enhance your eyes and look like a completely different person. The filters also help you change your hair colour and add eye make up to your photograph and gives you a choice of frames.

5. Facetune:

This paid app that is currently on sale for Rs 55 lets you do unbelievable things to your face in actual resolution of the clicked photograph through photo filters and splash filters that let you select portions of your picture to edit through its choices of brushes. With over 140 plus effects that facilitate correction (you can remove scars, tattoos, wrinkles or acne) and enhancement (add make up, blush), Facetune is for the seriously obsessed.