3 Ways to Edit Photos and Make them Stand Out on Your Phone

Thanks to advanced photo editing apps, you can now easily make your photos stand out by adding a black and white effect with a pop of color. In this article, we will explore three different ways to achieve this effect on your Android or iPhone. Let's dive in!

1. Use Google Photos

Google Photos offers a range of useful image editing features, including the ability to add a color focus and a black and white effect to your photos. This feature is free for photos with depth information, such as those taken in portrait mode or with background blur. If you want to apply the same effect to multiple photos, you can upgrade to a Google One plan for additional storage and premium editing features.

To use Google Photos for this effect, follow these steps:

  1. Download Google Photos from the App Store or Google Play Store.
  2. Launch the app and sign in with your Google account.
  3. Select the photo you want to edit and tap on “Edit”.
  4. Go to the “Tools” menu and select “Color focus”.
  5. Google Photos will automatically detect the main subject in the photo and make the background black and white.
  6. Use the slider to adjust the intensity of the black and white effect.
  7. Tap “Done” and select “Save copy” to save your edited photo.

It's worth noting that Google Photos may not always accurately detect the main subject in the photo, especially in complex scenes. This feature works best with portrait photos on both iPhone and Android devices.

2. Color Pop on iPhone

If you're an iPhone user, you can use the Color Pop app to easily add a black and white effect with a pop of color to your photos. Here's how:

  1. Download the Color Pop app from the App Store.
  2. Launch the app and select “Color Pop” from the home menu.
  3. Choose the photo you want to edit.
  4. Use the crop tool to adjust the composition of the photo and tap the checkmark to confirm.
  5. The app will automatically detect the main objects or people in the photo and make the background black and white.
  6. If the app has added black and white filters to relevant objects, you can use the brush tool to apply the original colors manually.
  7. Once you're satisfied with the edits, tap the save icon to save your photo.

With Color Pop, you can easily create stunning photos with a pop of color in just a few simple steps.

3. Fotor on Android

For Android users, Fotor is a great app that allows you to make your photos black and white with a splash of color. Here's how to use it:

  1. Install the Fotor app from the Google Play Store.
  2. Open Fotor and select “Color Splash”.
  3. Choose a photo from your gallery.
  4. Fotor will automatically detect the main subject in the photo and apply the black and white effect to the rest of the image.
  5. Explore different filters and adjust the intensity using the slider.
  6. Once you're satisfied with the edits, save the image.

Fotor is free to download and use, but some advanced editing features require a subscription.

Make Your Photos Stand Out

Gone are the days when you needed complex desktop software to apply the color pop effect to your photos. With the apps mentioned above, you can easily make your photos stand out by adding a black and white effect with a pop of color. Whether you're an Android or iPhone user, these apps offer simple and effective ways to enhance your photos. Give them a try and let your creativity shine!