This is how Afterlight works, one of the best photo editors for Android

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If you have decided to use this app with more than ten million downloads in the Google Play Store, we will show you how it is, what it offers, what tools it has …


There are two options when you open Afterlight: choose an image from the gallery or take a photo directly using the retouching application.

Settings and controls

Once we have chosen the image we want to edit, the Afterlight adjustments and retouching button allows us everything we ask of an app like this: control of brightness, contrast, saturation, exposure, lights and shadows, temperature, sharpness … Using each of these options is very easy and we simply have to tap on the corresponding icon and adjust the image via slider that we will see on screen. We will see the result in real time so we can decide if we save or if we better leave it as it was.

Afterlight settings

There are more than 15 adjustment tools so that each image is perfect according to the needs of each one of them: if it has been too dark, too light, too blurred, too sharp …


Filter fans they can also use a good amount of them in Afterlight. There are more than 50 filters in total and one of the advantages is that we can adjust the level of the filter as we want it to be more or less noticeable in the photograph. From a classic black and white or sepia to warm, cold colors, vintage filters, rain look.

One option that Afterlight gives us is to unlock new filters if you like their Facebook page, something that will not take a few seconds and that will allow us more options. According to the description of the app, we have in total: 27 original adjustable filters, 14 customer filters and a Seasons filter pack with 18 filters.


Textures and lights

Beyond the filters we can access the lights and textures of the application that can be added to the photos. Instead of applying a filter you can put an image like torn paper, for example, lights as if they were sun flares, a storm effect in the sky of your image. More than 50 different options with all kinds of natural lighting effects or textures to give you old film look, image in which the sun enters through the blind …



Of course, the application too it is basic if you are looking to trim. You have all kinds of cuts. One of the most interesting is a simple cutout that helps us fit the image in the format we want. That is, you can crop the photo to adapt it to the 4: 6 format of Instagram, to a 16: 9 format for Facebook or whatever you want, just touch on the dimensions and it is automatically transformed.


But Afterlight also allows use rotate the image to the side we want or flip vertically and horizontally, thus achieving a mirror effect. And one of the most important: straighten. You can put all those horizon lines that are crooked and look so bad when you upload a photo to a social network.


In addition to cropping or editing with filters and adjustments, you can also add the frames you want. The last option in Afterlight is that of frames, which may well be classic (circles, squares, rectangles and all kinds of shapes) or shapes with which to put the letter you want in your photograph. More than 70 different frames Among which we can choose and we can go testing until we consider that the image is perfect.



Afterlight is probably the most comfortable and useful tool we can have if we are looking for a complete editor, easy to use and with all kinds of tools. It is very fast if you just we want to crop or choose a format pFor photography but it also allows for a professional look thanks to quite natural filters, lights of all kinds or the possibility of being the ones to adjust color, contrast, sharpness …