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    Photo Editing Apps for 2017

    Our smartphones are full of pictures, but sometimes we want to improve or fix certain images before sharing them with the rest of the world. That’s where photo editing apps come in, and PC Mike Wendland has three of the more popular ones these days. Afterlight is a straight forward image editing option that delivers powerful, quick tools. That includes 15 unique adjustments,and 79 filters to create one-of-a-kind edits to your images. There are more traditional options, too, like cropping and straightening. The app is 99 cents for iOS and Android. TouchRetouch is aptly named. It removes stuff from images that you don’t want. Say you take a picture of…

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    From Snapshot to Masterpiece: Photo Editing Apps Help You Take Pics Like a Pro

    Chances are you’re taking a lot of photos lately with your smartphone and  a growing number of apps can help you make those quick snapshots look like they were taken by a professional photographer. Polarr has been a popular Web-based program for a while now, but an app made just for iOS-based devices is now available. Claiming to be a “pro photo editor for everyone,” users can tweak and edit photos using all kinds of available settings. A number of almost endless edits can be made to a photo with even more options using a $4.99 in-app purchase. The basic version is free. Photo Editor by Aviary benefits by now…

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    Photo Enhancing Apps

    Next to text and calling, the next most used feature on our our smartphones these days is the camera and new and more powerful photo apps keep making it easier and easier to capture and share great images. Here are three of my new favorites. Most of our iPhone and Android phones have front and back cameras. The very cool FrontBack app lets you take photos with both of them…just a few seconds apart. Shoot your reaction to what the back camera is showing. You can save or email the photo or share with social media. It’s free. If you’re a serious photographer and an iPhone user, you’ll like the…