Product Review of Photoshop Express Photo Editor
Photoshop Express Photo Editor is an app for photo editing and collage making with many features tuned to social media sharing. It’s loaded with features, including standards like Instagram-like filters and effects, blemish and red-eye removers, color/brightness/exposure adjustments, borders, text overlays, and collage templates. Tools are arranged along the top and bottom of the screen; each has a handy slider to adjust the desired effect. Students won’t get locked into edits; they can undo every action in order until they return to the original image. They can also quickly glance at the original image anytime to compare. Sharing features abound, with opt-in sharing across popular social media networks. Students and educators can email creations directly from the app or save to the device’s camera roll. No cutesy stickers, GIFs, or emoji options, however, so it’s more for collage making purists.
Standout features include Text Styles (great for social media images), Perspective Correction, and My Looks (the ability to save custom adjustments for future use). As with any Adobe Creative Cloud product, PS Express projects are fully compatible with any other Adobe product.
Photoshop Express Photo Editor is the ideal tool to teach the fineries of photo editing. It’s intuitive enough for beginners and has plenty of headroom for savvy users, too. The collage maker is a great way to showcase photos and is loaded with lots of layout, styling, and formatting options. Consider using PS Express to document class projects, field trips, professional development and PBL projects; use it to design school yearbooks, or to make photo collage posters for a Science Fair, a school play, or other special event. Students can create visual journals of engaging projects over the course of their term, even through the years, complete with text overlay. For a modern spin, learners can custom-create images for their school’s social media sites using a wide variety of in-app templates, complete with instant preview. Imagine empowered learners designing YouTube video thumbnails and channel artwork, or promotional pictures for school fundraisers or events. Full-feature sharing defaults to off, so opt in to share with social media networks.
Photoshop Express Photo Editor is a powerhouse photo editing app that brings many favorite Photoshop features to your mobile device for quick and easy photo modification and image/collage creation. Granted, it’s gonna take a lot of experimentation to figure out everything on offer, but that’s a good problem to have. It’s a huge bonus that learners can correct and modify their images and then take their creations and arrange them into numerous collage templates, including ones designed specifically for social media. Many competitors don’t offer all of this in one package.
While it is free, learners will have to create a free Adobe account to unlock all of the features. Designed by the industry leader in photo editing, this can be the only photo editing and collage making app you and your learners will need, with robust features, great support, solid performance, and tons of sharing options for those on-the-go.
Overall User Consensus About the App
Intuitive, mobile photo editor/collage maker yields impressive results. All the standard features plus in-app social media and collage templates, numerous filters, themes, and text and border styles may even wow Photoshop pros.
Curriculum and Instruction
Powerful tool for teaching photo editing and photo design projects. Landscape editing mode is a bonus. Compatible with other Adobe Creative Cloud apps, too. Social media-friendly for easy, on-the-go sharing.
Brief slide show intro. Good in-app Help and FAQs with access to Adobe’s online community. Contacting Adobe Support requires Adobe account.