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Editing photos is fun, free and easy with Adobe Express.

Whether you’re new to graphic design or you’re a designer working on the fly, Adobe Express is here to be your creative guide. Master the art of editing and enhancing photos with professional tools right at your fingertips. Build beautiful graphics for both digital and print purposes to easily resize and repurpose for all different material types. Why outsource your creative needs or pay hefty subscription fees to use premium design software, if you can do it all yourself with the tools featured in Adobe Express? Read on to discover the capabilities of Adobe Express, so you can empower yourself with creativity.

Add animation and animated stickers to your design.

Turn your photos into videos with animation effects. Adobe Express features both text and image animations such as scrolling, fading and panning, to name a few. Or add stickers for a splash of animation on any design. We’ve teamed up with GIPHY to offer you an ever-evolving library of animated stickers. Download your design as a video to share via text, email or any social platform.

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Remove the background to save as a transparent PNG.

There are different ways to save your design with a transparent background. If you’re building a project with graphics, stick to a solid colour background and choose transparent background when publishing your final design. If you’re editing a photo, use the beta remove background feature to achieve a cutout effect and then save with a transparent background.

Enhance photos and images.

Adobe Express isn’t just a powerful design app, it’s built-in photo editing functions make it the perfect app for perfecting pictures. Upload your photos and images to your Adobe Express workspace to enhance them with an array of adjustments. Add contrast, sharpen, adjust the brightness or even add filters to achieve a transformational aesthetic. Make your adjustments as subtle or dramatic as you need with a sliding scale option and you can always revert to the original settings if you need to backtrack your edits.

Adjust the size, orientation and cropping.

Once you’re pleased with your image’s appearance, make any necessary adjustments to achieve the perfect composition. Rotate, flip, scale and crop your photo to perfectly fill your canvas. Adobe Express features a nudge option so you can edit with precision, even while editing on your mobile device.

Add text overlay, captions and typography designs.

Adobe Express is a fully functional design app that encompasses much more than photo editing. Add text to your images in a multitude of ways. Add simple text captions with customised font choices provided to you in the app or download your favourite typefaces from Adobe Fonts to your workspace. Choose from various text shapes and styles to add excitement to your typography, from background shapes to playful borders. Adjust the colour, spacing and paragraph structure with ease. You can even match text sizes to others on your design to achieve consistency. Communicate your message clearly and creatively with an array of text customisation options.

Create customised colour swatches and colour palettes.

Use the Colours option in your Adobe Express workspace to explore the possibilities with colours. Adobe Express features premade colour palettes, along with generated suggested palettes based on your design. Customise your palettes to perfection with the sliding colour picker. You can even add hex values for your specific colour needs. The colour eyedropper tool allows you to select colours from your design and turn them into swatches. Have fun experimenting with all the colour options at your fingertips and don’t be afraid to be bold with your palette choices.

Design collages combining text and images.

Adobe Express offers templates for you to build customised layouts and collages. Explore the gallery of professionally designed templates for various collage designs or choose the Layout option right in your workspace to experiment with your design’s structure. Incorporate a mixture of photos, images, text and icons to your layout for a dynamic collage.

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How to edit photos with Adobe Express.

Start by creating a new Adobe Express project.
To get going with the photo editor, simply open your mobile or web app and click the green plus button. Source photos directly from your camera, from your photo library, from online locations like Lightroom or Creative Cloud or access the free stock photos available to Adobe Express users. Select a single image or choose multiple pictures to create a photo collage—don’t worry, even in photo collages, you’ll be able to edit each photo individually.
Make photo adjustments.
From the main screen, tap the photo to drill into the picture editor menu options. Under the filters tab, add depth and style with pre-set filters or add blur to your image. Hit the adjust tab to rotate, scale, nudge or flip your photo. Select enhance to finetune your photos via contrast, brightness, saturation, warmth and sharpen—all through using a simple sliding editor.
Resize your photos.
Once you’ve perfected your photo or design, tap resize and a world of photo formatting options are at your fingertips. Choose from social post sizes, social media profile sizing, print options and standard photo sizing. This is the best photo editor app for one-tap re-sizing photos or entering in customised dimensions from Instagram and LinkedIn to your block party poster or holiday greeting card.
Zoom in and out with ease.
Find your photo’s sweet spot with the super simple zoom feature. Under the adjust tab, select scale and you’ll be able to zoom in and out using the slide-based editor or by zooming directly on the photo with your fingertips. If you’re wondering how to use a photo editor with Adobe Express, it really is this easy.
Add text to your photos.
Make photos pop with the fabulous fonts, special effects and colour palettes available for photo text overlay in the app. From the main page where you upload your photo, click the add butt then select add text and type in your message. Adobe Express text-on photo editor lets you customise everything from a gourmet selection of fonts to suggested colour palettes that play to your photo tones, to the opacity of the text box, to alignment, to size—you can even choose from multiple text animation styles or add in animated stickers to make the graphic move.
Publish and share.
Once you’ve finished your photo editing, click share for a range of publication and sharing options. From the app, you can post directly to your favourite social sites, send edited photos via text message or email, copy the link to share with friends, save the edited image to your camera roll or create a shareable template for others to access and edit, too.

Let Adobe Express be your image editing expert.

Hone your creativity with the power of Adobe Express. Explore professionally designed templates to get your wheels spinning or create your project from scratch. Establish a theme for your designs using photos, icons, logos, personalised fonts and other customisable elements to make them feel entirely authentic. Duplicate designs and resize them to create consistency across multiple types of materials. With Adobe Express, it’s free and easy to make, save and share your designs within minutes so you can add collaborators, get approval and publish stunning images and graphic designs for all your creative needs.