9 Best Apps to Remove Glare from Photos on Android

Anything can happen while you’re in process of taking your perfect picture. Sometimes even the best cameras of the latest device can catch some distortion like glare and so on. That’s why in the following article you will find the best apps to remove glare from photos.

Moreover, in addition to this one, you can also check the article that allows crop photos fast.


Currently, retouch is one of the most popular apps in the market. Maybe, it’s not the best job in terms of filtering or making the faces look polished and making photos look outstanding, but it does a really good job in terms of rough editing and removing objects from the pictures.

Actually, removing objects is one of its prominent features. It will help you to remove objects from photos, clear the text or the logo, and so on. Therefore, it allows you to remove the glare from photos. You just need to go to the editing section and choose the deleting of objects.

Luckily, it’s the very first function in the list. Just highlight the area that you would like to erase and then choose the action button. You will see how the app seamlessly removes the glare from the photo and the ending result will be looking quite natural.

Of course, that mainly depends on the initial type of the photo, the type of the object, and on quality of the picture. Would we test retouch even on the lower quality picture, and even in that case removing the glare looked quite natural and not really visible.

You can play another object to the empty space that was left after you removed the previous one.

What is more, retouching can help you to remove stains from the face, crop pictures, adjust the exposition, contrast, glare, shadows, and so on and do the things that any photo editor can do in general.

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Photo Retouch

This is one more photo editing app and it’s really similar to the previous one. It just has another type of interface design. Here you can also download it and just start using it right away. We would say that it is even more simple to use than a retouch.

So here, what you have to do is to upload the picture that you want to edit to the app, and then choose one of the tools that you will find in the lower part of the screen. It won’t be difficult for you to remove the glare since the feature remove objects is the first feature in the list.

Just select it and highlight the Zone with the glare that you wish to remove. And here it is important to mention that we were less satisfied with the result than in the case with the retouch app.

The photo retouch app deletes the objects a little bit abruptly and roughly, and it makes the overall editing very visible. One good thing is that it allows you to modify the deleted object in several ways so the cut-out is less visible in the picture.

But eventually, we couldn’t find the perfect variant that removed glare could not be visible at all. The app just cut out the part of the picture and we would need the additional editing to hide the fact that the glare was removed.

Another aspect, this is a decent app that can help you to remove the glare from photos, only if this glare does not interact with other objects in the picture.

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Remove Unwanted Objects

This photo editor was developed specifically to help you to delete unwanted objects from the picture. As soon as you open this up, you realize that it is more simple than the two previous ones.

It means that it will be suitable for older devices, but it also means that the edited pictures won’t have the same quality as more powerful apps. In general, removing objects here, including glare is simple.

You just upload the picture from your phone’s gallery and then start editing. There are only several tools for that, and one of them is deleting the objects. Highlight the glare, adjust the size of the brush, and remove it from the picture.

Considering removal, just like in the case with the previous app the result is not really seamless. So you will have to apply the additional filters to conceal that the glare was cut up. After that, you will be able to save the picture to your phone’s memory.

Another dubious aspect of this app is that it contains ads, and sometimes it pops up while you’re uploading the picture or during the editing, and that’s really inconvenient.

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Customers rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)



Airbrush currently is one of the most popular photo editors on the market. It allows you to do a number of editing actions toward your photos come including removing unwanted objects from them.

It can turn any type of picture into the professional-looking one so it will look just flawlessly. Airbrush is a little bit more complicated in usage than the previous ones simply because it involves so many useful features and we recommend using it as your ultimate photo editor.

In order to remove the glare from the picture, you need to go to the tool section, and then choose the eraser in the toolset that is placed at the lower part of the screen. Then highlight the objects in the picture that you would like to remove.

Depending on the complicity of the glare, it will be removed almost seamlessly. Airbrush does quite a good job of removing the objects with no trace, but if the object that you erase is surrounded by a number of other objects, it can be a little bit tricky.

In this case, you can use the additional tools in the app that you will find in order to make the Gap look smoother. Or, you can use stickers or special effects. Don’t forget to layer on filters to the Edison pictures because it also can remove the visibility of the edited picture.

It’s also essential to mention that such Advanced features as removing objects from photos are only available in the airbrush premium subscription, but there’s one hack how you can use them for free.

Each time after layering the effect, the app will suggest you go to the premium version, and you tap on close the window. After that, the app will suggest you share the information about it via social networks and exchange the usage of this particular function one time.

You can choose one of the messengers and then just close the messenger without sending anything. The app will think that you have shared information and will allow you to use the feature. You can do that procedure countless times.


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Customers rating:4.6 out of 5 stars (4.6 / 5)


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Retouch – Remove Objects

We already have an app with the same name as our list, and this is its alternative but is not so popular nevertheless, it’s not less effective. It can remove glare from your photos quite seamlessly.

At least, when you have the glare on portraits and on the skin photos, this app can help to remove them. And the usage of the app is a breeze.

You just need to open it, then upload the picture, and the Retouch app will take you straight to the editing section, where you have three Tools in total. It won’t let you get lost in a number of tools that you don’t really need.

You just highlight the area on the photo that you would like to remove, in your case the glare, and then choose to remove it. Depending on the complexity of the object, the result will be more or less effective.

In our case, it was really good, and the picture looked almost like it’s never been edited.

In case of more complicated glares, such as outside photos and so on it can be more tricky, so we recommend then using some other app, for example, airbrush to conceal the trace of editorials.

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Photo Retouch-Object Removal

The first thing we noticed when we downloaded and open this app is that it doesn’t look like the other apps. It’s definitely plus since nowadays all of the photo editors tend to be similar one to another and it’s really boring.

So, besides the looks, we also discovered that this app also has nice functionality. First of all, Photo Retouch positions itself as the editor for removing objects from pictures.

In total, the app has three sections: in the main menu removing objects, the editorial section where you can lay around filters, and the portrait editor. We tested its ability to remove objects and try to remove the glare from the most difficult picture, and we got more than satisfying results.

If you decide to remove the glare step by step, then the results can be almost perfect. When we try to remove the glare where it was intersecting with the person’s head, the cut-out was visible, but it wasn’t as bad as in the case with one of the previous apps.

And if you apply the blur to it afterward or just apply the filters that you can find in the same app in the portrait section, we think the result can be even better. Overall, it was a pleasure using Photo Retouch, it’s extremely easy to handle for everyone.

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Customers rating:3.6 out of 5 stars (3.6 / 5)


Easy Retouch

Even though this app positions itself as the easy photo editor, handling it wasn’t too easy for us. We don’t want to say that easy retouching is extremely difficult for users, but you will have to spare an extra couple of minutes to understand how it works.

What’s up does is it removes unnecessary objects from the picture, in our case, the glare. All you have to do is just go to the removing object section in the app, which is super easy to find and highlights the object. There was one point that we didn’t really like.

When you highlight the area that you want to remove, the app removes it automatically as soon as you release the finger, without letting you a chance to make any corrections or to think if you highlighted the right amount of area.

Therefore, the ending results can be a little bit rough and obvious. However, it replaces the background quite wisely, obviously, it has a decent artificial intelligence detection of the background.

And in terms of removing the glare from the picture, if you highlight the right amount of area, it can give you quite impressive results that no app before gave us. In the case of this app, it’s almost not visible that you were removing the glare from your pictures.

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Downloads: 1 000 000+

Customers rating:3.9 out of 5 stars (3.9 / 5)


SnapEdit: Remove Objects

If you need a multifunctional editor that includes some latest trends, then SnapEdit is a nice choice for you. It is easy here to find the section that allows you to remove objects from pictures.

In case you need to remove the glare from the skin or from the portrait, the app doesn’t work seamlessly. But when it comes to more complicated pictures where the glare takes literally half of the picture or wear it intersects the face, SnapEdit leaves a trace of its work.

It tries to replace the glare smoothly, but the ending results look a little bit scary. Of course, this could be fixed by further editing in other sections of this app.

But overall, it’s a nice choice for removing glare from objects. What is more, the app includes artificial intelligence features that can improve your photos and even pay the pictures of you in the anime style.

Downloads: 5 000 000+

Customers rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)


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Remove It

In case you’re looking for a more Simple app for just removing the glare from portraits then this is your choice. And here by glare, we mean just a slide blink of the light on the face.

We tested three different pictures with this app with the different types of glare and discovered that it can handle only the slightest one.

If you want to remove the glare that takes literally half of the picture and intersects with other objects on the picture then remove it the app will not be able to handle it. However, the advantage of this app is that it’s fast and easy to use.

When you need just to quickly edit a portrait and remove the minor glare from the face, this app will bring a cool result. But in the case of more complex tasks and glares, it does a super weird job.

For instance, when we try to remove the glare from the face of a woman, it made her face look completely ugly, and for some reason, the second face suddenly appeared in the picture, a scary face like Volan-de-Mort or something like that.

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Downloads: 1 000 000+

Customers rating:4.4 out of 5 stars (4.4 / 5)