Adobe Photoshop Express Photo & Video App Review (iOS, Free)

  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Publisher: Adobe
  • Updated: Oct, 09 2009
  • Version: 3.1.1
  • Size: 37.42 MB

Languages: English

Seller: Adobe Systems, Inc.

- Print your Photoshop Express photos out at any Walgreens location. For iPhone users in US only.
- Bug fixes.

Customer Ratings

Current Version:
30 Ratings
All Versions:
125958 Ratings
Photo & VideoFreeIOS


Photo editing was never so fun, fast, and easy. Touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using slide bar adjustments, or let automatic one-touch fixes and filters do it for you. Print out your best ones at Walgreens, and share the rest with friends and family on Facebook or via text/email.

Photoshop Express has more of what you want:

• Basics: Crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. Remove red eye.
• Auto-Fix: A one-touch adjustment for contrast, exposure, and white balance.
• Color: Slide controls for clarity, contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, temperature, tint, and vibrance.
• One-touch filters: Choose from more than 20 eye-catching effects!
• Borders: Add a distinctive personal touch to your photos with 15 borders and frames. Express yourself!
• Add the Looks Paid pack to give your photos fun, fresh looks with 20 more one-touch filters*
• Add the Noise Reduction Paid pack to minimize unwanted grain and speckling in your night photos*
• New image rendering engine improves performance and enables handling of large file sizes – i.e. panoramic photos
• Print to your local Walgreens directly from app
• Share to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and more.
• One place for all your photos: Upload your photos to Revel to view, re-live, and share albums on your iPad, iPhone, and Mac.

View Adobe's Privacy Policy:

• The "Effects Pack" has been renamed to the "Looks Pack"
• The "Camera Pack" has been renamed to "Noise Reduction" and can now be found in the "Corrections" slider menu
• Previous effects and borders were replaced by Looks, Premium Looks and Borders

RESTORE/TRANSFER NOTE: To restore or transfer your previous in-app purchases to a new device, go to Settings>Purchase in Photoshop Express and tap Restore Purchase.

Photoshop Express is brought to you by Adobe, proud makers of the Photoshop family of products.

Customer Reviews

  • Great app for on the fly photo editing

    by Jack79536

    This app has greatly improved the quality of hundreds of my photos. It's easy to use and it's tools are high quality. I would recommend this to anyone who wants to improve the quality of photos on their mobile device

  • Outstanding

    by Worthywhile

    App always does it's job. Love how I can enhanced and bring out features in pictures.

  • Must Have Photo App

    by Jimetn

    Great photo editor! Does everything I need

  • Awesome

    by Bb4bdfg

    Great app

  • Great App

    by The Stylisticrat

    Pretty much a must have for anyone who uses their phone camera!

  • Pretty good

    by mrjwbr

    Since shadows and highlights can be adjusted how about midtones? Maybe just add a Levels slider? Also be the first app to incorporate user presets so adjustments can be saved.

  • awesome

    by Eb-eb


  • Great app

    by DulceeeBez

    I love it

  • Love it

    by Ace-Zombiekilla24

    Ya sure it's new but I dig change lol

  • Fix 'me up good

    by Pir8Grant

    Great app for fixing up photos on the go...especially when you give your camera to a stranger to take your picture, mad they've never seen a camera phone before.

  • Versatile Photo Editing

    by n9nbreaker

    What else is there to say? It's a pretty awesome app for tinkering with your photos on your mobile device.

  • So useful! Please a support TIFF

    by taroliw

    After a few odd releases I now find this app extremely useful. I'm a Lightroom user, and I can easily perform almost all of my common editing tasks right on my phone now! Kudos too for saving a unique copy of the image to my camera roll, as opposed to Apple's edit function that replaces the original. I am a user of Pure to capture "dRaw" TIFF images on the phone, and wish that this app would support this image format.

  • Fantastic!

    by Ludacp

    By far the best photo app!


    by JANEY-bee

    This is better than instagram! You're not required to crop the photo if you don't want to, which is a plus, unlike instagram.

  • Most comprehensive editor for photos on the go

    by Nicrez

    I have other editors with more filters and effects, Instill use PS much more. It's intuitive, easy and better quality, retaining the quality of the pictures. I do wish some things were more adjustable on the frames, such as the diameter size of the circular frames, or the color of some other frames. If there was a liquefy option I would literally have zero complaints. Otherwise, it a solid 4 stars out of 5.

  • Love it

    by Eb_loves

    I love using photoshop for all my picture :) would defiantly recommend it

  • Superb tool

    by njnotekeeper

    This app makes it so easy to quickly excise only the essential part of an image & to save: as in photographing an article from a morning newspaper & trimming off the unrelated areas. The app would be ideal if it offered the option to save the resulting image as a pdf file

  • Excellent photo editor

    by MorabMom

    Very powerful utility for such a small price -

  • Awesome!!

    by CrackedLens101

    Lovin this app!! I would like to be able to layer, or merge pic's to save as 1 image!! Thank you!! Nick....

  • Great app just needs a little change

    by Tinalbice

    I Love this app. I just bought the full version and was a bit disappointed because it doesn't seem to even have a blemish eraser?? If I am wrong please inform me. I love it so much I still give five stars. This app will make your photos look amazing and you can change them and they look almost as if it's a totally different photo!! Get it you will not be dissatisfied. If it doesn't have a blemish remover it's okay! Wash your face and it will not need to be added! Lol

  • Lame

    by 69photo69

    All you can do is ad filters. Basically Instagram without the Instagram part

  • Don't spam me

    by Jeff Ubelhor

    I don't care about your deals

  • Useless, destructive

    by Qwertybeast

    Can't do much in PS Express. Can't add text, can't increase canvas size.. You can only do a few *destructive* filters which unless done only once to an original image only adds to the degradation of internet images as a whole. Was expecting more from something from adobe with the photoshop name. -Graphics and Visual Effects Artist & Teacher

  • PS

    by Rsh1234

    A very useful tool!

  • No complaints

    by Dick Phantom

    I once wrote a review on this app complaining that they took off the sharpen option. After that I noticed later that evening they added the option.. I just want to acknowledge that and say thank. This app is great!

  • by peacelovejustin89


  • Love it

    by Jesitons

    Really good simple editor. It has awesome filters that you can adjust or just tweak the photo a little if you need to. I would definitely recommend it!

  • Love it!

    by Elsa Arroyo Robles

    A very quick and easy way of working my pictures !!!

  • Love it

    by Loopdaddy

    Very useful and easy

  • My go to photo edit app

    by Peterparker311

    No matter what photo app editor is out there, psexpress beats. If I'm not using Lightroom or photoshop I use psexpress.

  • Eh...

    by Dubba D Fumbus

    This app USED to be awesome. I used it all the time! When I look through the pictures saved to my phone, the photos BEFORE the update look the best. Ever since they decided to make it stupid, I barely use it.

  • Ps express rocks

    by Leewiiboooiii

    Best picture editing app I've ever had!

  • Love

    by Okibabe4

    My go to piece!! :) brilliant!

  • by Kuppykake2 from deviantART

    It's a pretty good app compared to others I tried

  • Good filters

    by Saul Ponce

    Needs full screen view in portrait.

  • Amazing

    by Cool game/ amazing

  • I like it

    by Zenoarte

    It photoshop my best photo editor , but i like more if you give this app more options Its photoshop for god sake !!

  • Lots of fun

    by castluz

    Excellent app! Very easy to use. In a few seconds, you are a master creating cool pictures!

  • Help! Cannot connect to itunes store

    by Adrian23

    In order to use one of the features I have to purchase through iTunes Store. For some odd reason the app is unable to connect. I have tried wifi access from various locations with no success. Any suggestions??

  • Great for lightening

    by bettyannmenza

    This is a great app for fixing all your dark pictures! Can do many other things also.

  • Awesome iPhone App!

    by Sean702

    It does a great job at fixing photos and correcting exposure, as well as applying special effects! I use it all of the time.

  • Most used photo app

    by Twagn

    If you need to touch up photo's, this app is all you need.

  • Love it!

    by Arufotofreak

    Worth the investment. Great app to have on your i-phone or smartphone of choice to provide you with the right tools to edit your pictures. Easy to use and I just love the results it gives me. I highly recommend this to any serious photographer who takes pictures with a smartphone on the go.

  • Love this app

    by Jgarceau

    One of my favorite apps for iOS.

  • Great App..

    by Ritesh Kumar

    It is simple and it is easy to use. The best part is, it does not reverse the picture while shooting using this app. Also, I love the timer.

  • Love this.

    by Eslydia

    Use it everyday!

  • iMac user and Windows 8

    by churchboy.ipad2

    I use the app for both apple products and windows. I think it's awesome with the apple products. I only wish the app for windows includes borders like the apple version. If you get nothing else out of reading this ***PLEASE ADD BORDERS FOR WINDOWS 8 APP!!!!!!!!!***

  • Thanks Adobe!

    by Starving Artist Liz

    I use this program daily while perfecting my pictures for all uses. Instagram, Twitter; before I send them to friends and family I ALWAYS touch them up first. I love the "Reduce Noise" tool! It eliminates blemishes while maintaining the integrity of the photo! Wouldn't use anything else out there!!!!!! Thanks Adobe!!

  • Love it.

    by NurseLovlena

    Great app. Totally worth it!!

  • Banner feature won't work

    by Creig

    It's a good app with a lot of power and a clever design, but it's new banner feature, printing to Walgreens, invariably fails. Still, for editing and toning, it's great.

  • Great

    by Jlynrobinson

    Love the noise reduction

  • Photo shop

    by Farhall

    Just what I need. And simple to use for everyone

  • Easy and fun

    by Redshadow88

    User friendly and fun to play around with

  • Didn't like it until I loved it

    by Milt Diggidy

    Take your time and get to know it. Once you do, you'll love what it can do for your photos!

  • Versatile & Reliable

    by u2rSOwild

    Great useful app. A fifth star is waiting for the ability to apply text to the image, as many other apps can do.

  • Frog

    by Maguyuk

    This update is garbage. You ruined a fantastic EDITOR and made it a LAY-OVER APP FOR CHILDREN! Beyond disappointed. Had this app since the beginning ...trashing it.

  • best

    by mostafahitman

    very nice app

  • What happened?!!????!!!

    by Divinity718

    I used to be able to dodge and I can't..I used to be able to use the oval and guess what? Now I can't...bottom line this was a good app now it's no different then a lot of other editing apps in the market...uninstalling

  • Purchase

    by Andsine

    I would love to purchase your new packages. I usually do with most apps but your automatic upgrades have eliminated at least one of the features that I used a lot which was the oval. I cant count on the fact that what I purchase may not be present with the next upgrade. Your descriptions only say what you've added or improved, not what you have taken away.

  • I love it

    by dmanherrerawtf

    Its the best photo edit i have ever tried in my life

  • Good

    by Prcolon1994


  • Amazing app

    by Aj763

    I use this app almost daily. It has great editing features from shadows to temp. With add'l frames to complete your photo as you would like to save. Great app! ღ

  • For cropping photos

    by yobnhoj

    I really like the workflow for cropping photos, unlike some photo editing apps I've used!

  • ❤️ This App

    by HazelEyedMin

    Ive gotten compliments on so many pictures that I fix for people. Fun tool!

  • Hate it

    by Acrcdh

    Missing sketch

  • Best Photo Editing Tool

    by Da bestestttttttttt

    Photoshop express is the best editing tool available for iOS photos. Even better it has tools that are highly similar to those found in both Lightroom and Adobe Camera Raw, Adobe's professional photo editing programs. The noise reduction tool is a valuable in-app purchase. It does a good job of reducing noise, a common problem in smart phone photos.

  • Amazing capabilities

    by Capri129

    I am impressed with how well this app works with me to make my photos into what they were meant to be when I pointed the camera! So easy to use and impressive capabilities!

  • Couldn't leave well enough alone?

    by Team get em

    It WAS a great app. Now it's horrible. I wasted my money on a in app purchase that I can't even use anymore. Sketch is also gone. Thanks a lot Adobe. I'm deleting this ASAP.

  • This is my favorite App

    by Mrs.CLBWright

    I use this App all the time and I love it!!

  • Love this App

    by GeeMfao

    Easy to use and perfect tool to use! Thanks!

  • Very good

    by My Duong


  • Five stars

    by BalinHewitt

    This app rocks! It makes my iPhone a DSLR

  • noise

    by Little Bobby Truth Tables

    Good for noise reduction in photos taken in low light with no flash.

  • Awesome!

    by Cammie313

    5 stars

  • Excellent app BUT!

    by Erick Carrillo

    Should be able to save the photos on total quality, it is not so cool saving a wallpaper and see all that gradients remarked by de app.

  • Very good

    by TheTef

    A little less user-friendly than the last version but still awesome.

  • by Bella4ever886

    ➡️ I completely and totally ❤️ this awesome photo shop application!!! I am no professional photographer but because of this application I have been able to make all my photographs especially my favourites look like it was taken by a professional!!! This application is a nice house

  • They couldn't leave well enough alone.

    by S_Monkey

    This is a toy that used to be a tool. The whole reason to use an Adobe Photoshop product is for precise image processing control: brightness, contrast, RGB & HLS color levels, etc. Earlier versions of this app had rudimentary but effective versions of these tools. Now most of these have been replaced with single-slider filters named, "Autumn", "Bueno", Koi". None of these provide the simple fundamental tools a professional image artist needs. You can play around with it and get some decent results and cute images, but it's all guess-work.

  • camera

    by Logic22795

    the camera doesn't work on the 5th generation 16gb iPod touch without the rear camera.

  • Terrible update.

    by shiverandshake

    This use to be such a great editing app and now with the new update it isn't worth it. I had bought a border pack and an effect pack that I can no longer use with this update. It's now a waste of space on here. Not worth the effort to download anymore. Just went to try and use it today and I can't even rotate a picture? What a waste.

  • Stupid in app purchases

    by bvocal

    There are many apps with better effects filters and borders... And the whole in app purchase thing is, of course, for the only really good stuff, mainly the noise reduction filter. For what are likely personal reasons I just find this app annoying. It just seems to be in the spirit of we are adobe and we rule so there, as opposed to the we made a cool app to share vibe that is in the best iOS apps.

  • Great app!

    by Jlimonphoto

    This is a great app! They way it handles noise reduction and sharpens is great. The filters are nice but of little use (except the black and white filters). What would be nice would be an adjustable vignette and also PLEASE curves adjustments for rgb, red, green, blue. Please I would even pay an extra few buck for adding this to my app. What it does it does great! Just wish it did those couple of things more. I am a PS and Lightroom owner as well... All great products

  • Quick and Easy

    by Cassey718

    Great quick edit app. Takes your photos from drab to fab in seconds

  • Ugh ugh ugh

    by Evan apple store

    I would like to see the brightness down button plz

  • Awesome app

    by Deedeecarm

    This is so great for picture editing!!!!

  • One of my go-to apps

    by iamlostsol

    Awesome App!

  • Excellent App

    by Mgmeredith

    It may not be Photoshop in capabilities but it is great for what I need it for on my iPad.

  • PS

    by SJAWhaley

    Does a good job for an iPhone app.

  • OK for an iPhone app

    by GWD4

    This is functional, but for someone who uses Photoshop, it is dumbed down to the point it can grate on your nerves. The specimen pics are not named in a way that communicates, but you can ignore the prepackaged looks and go to the sliders at which point you can get the job done. If you don't use Photoshop, you may well like the feature. The Magic wand tool is not the same as used in PS, but rather similar to clicking auto in the levels dialog in PS. Once you get past all that, it is a really useful tool.

  • Crazy!!!

    by Rwholt31

    Took away things I paid for. Frames, borders etc.. And then adds the frames I used and already paid for into something I have to buy again... DELETE!!!

  • Ms.

    by Jenna51521

    So easy! Quick way to edit and share!

  • Adobe Photoshop

    by Anna0101

    My favorite app!

  • My go-to mobile photo editing app.

    by Hannah Taylor

    I recommend.

  • I used to love it but now I hate it!

    by WstJohn

    This used to be a simple, quick, easy to use App and now it is a confused, slow moving disaster! I am looking for something to take its place. Not worth my time to review.

  • Love it!

    by mozaya

    It is easy to use and does the job with minimal effort!

  • Better than the iPhone camera app, not as good as regular Photoshop

    by womandi

    The thing that irks me most is the inability to decrease the photo size! I believe this has something to do with Apple, in order to make people pay for more space on the iCloud. Shame on you Apple!) Although PS is better than the iPhone camera app, it is not near as good as regular Photoshop using a standard digital camera.

  • Great program

    by Vickie1975

    Does just about anything you need it to do. Quick views with ability to instantly compare makes the program a time saver.

  • Very useful!

    by Jeffgnika


  • Great

    by Akartu The Kitty

    The app is great.

  • Works for me!

    by Slovenly52

    This program is a nice quick photo enhancement tool when I don't feel like spending the time on PhotoShop.

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