Photography Apps for Android Tablets

xoomWith the proliferation of Android tablets hitting the market this month, it seemed like a good time for a roundup of photography apps that work well on the larger tablet size. A while back we did an article called Top Free Android Apps for Photographers which is still quite popular. While many of the apps designed for Android phones will work on the tablets, some of them have major problems with the higher resolution. Because of these issues, we wanted to help you find the best apps for tablets. Some apps may work well on the smaller tablets like the Galaxy Tab or other tablets but our testing is on the Motorola Xoom which runs Android 3.0 (Honeycomb) and has a higher resolution screen.

lightingstudioLighting Studio
[Android Market Link]
Price: FREE

When you want to do a quick layout of a lighting setup, Lighting Studio is a quick and simple way to lay out different components. From subjects, to lights, to background, to modifiers, Lighting Studio makes it very simple. Best of all, Lighting Studio is FREE!

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photoshopexpressPhotoshop Express
[Android Market Link]
Price: FREE

Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Access them all on

Edit and share photos virtually anywhere. Touch to crop, rotate, adjust color, and add artistic effects. Access all your photos and videos directly from your free account. Quickly share with family and friends.


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Price: $4.05
[Market Link]

Add film and camera effects to your photos.

  • 68 effects & 56 frames
  • Retro/vintage styles
  • LOMO/Diana/Holga toy camera styles
  • Polaroid/instant camera styles
  • Cross-process, tilt-shift, photobooth, double exposure and more.
  • Supports the full resolution of your camera (3.1MP, 5MP or 8MP)
  • Flash (if your phone has one) (not working on Dell Streak)
  • Front-facing camera support (on some phones)
  • Self-timer and time-lapse
  • Digital zoom
  • Geotagging

There is a free demo version of Vignette to allow you to try it out before you buy it. Click here to try it out.



Price: Free
[Market Link]

Worldwide sunrise, sunset, moonrise and moonset times.

The most downloaded sunrise and sunset times calculator for Android! Handy for photography, hunting, outdoor activites and holiday planning. Use your current location from wireless networks or GPS, select places on a map, or search by name or zip code.

Also calculates moon rise, set and phase.

Take a look at my paid app if you’d like 4 widgets, civil, nautical and astronomical twilight times, azimuths of rise and set, monthly calendars and saved locations.


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picsayPicsay Pro
[Market Link]

Award winning photo editor with all the tools you need to spice up your pictures

Spice up the pictures on your phone with this award winning photo editor!

New, initial Xoom support, Gritty and Redscale filter, and new mouth stickers!

Sharpen, remove red eye, crop & straighten, distort, insert cutouts of other pictures, paint, make color splash out of black-and-white pictures, add text, word balloons, apply effects like Cross Process, Lomo, Vignette, faux HDR, Tilt-shift, Pencil Sketch, and much more.


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easyreleaseEasy Release – Model Releases
Price: $9.99
[Market Link]

Easy Release replaces inconvenient paper model release forms and contracts with a slick, streamlined application. Collect all data and signatures right on a touch sensitive Android device then email a PDF of the release right to you. Pre-bundled with industry standard (Getty Images) model and property releases in 13 langs.

– Approved for use by Getty Images and Alamy contributors!




Kerry Garrison lives in Castle Rock, Colorado with his wife and two dogs. With 10 years of experience shooting products and 5 years of experience in the wedding industry, Kerry brings a good deal of technical know-how and can explain topics in easy-to-understand terms.

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  1. Thanks… there are so many apps to choose from so I just add one at a time and try to take advantage of what I am learning

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