Lightbox Photos

Lightbox Photos


(4 stars)


Download for Android

1,000,000 - 5,000,000 downloads

  • Simplicity
  • Minimalistic layout
  • Up to 20 effects
  • Social networks integration
  • Web version is too sober
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Expert's Review

"The old box of photos, Android-lifted"

Reviewed by / Dec 29, 2011

Lightbox is a photo-sharing social network

Even though Instagram's Empire seems indisputable in iOS, we've several options in Android if we like photo-sharing social network. Lightbox has become one of the most popular of 2011. Although some of them are really complete regarding effects, integration with other social networks and smooth performance, maybe the added value of Lightbox is its simplicity to create your own photoblog.

Lightbox is set in black and white and you navigate through the app by tabs placed at the top. Thus, you can check "Lightbox" tab which includes your feed, your own posts and the photos you've liked. What's more, you can check from there notifications. From "My photos" tab you can import a photo from your gallery, take it or check your Lightbox profile out: your uploaded photos, your followers and friends. Finally, from "Explore" tab you can check photos from other users (no matter if you haven't add them already): Spotlight, featured or photos divided by categories. Discover hundreds of them, likes your favorites or even comment them.

It does offer full integration with Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Flickr and Tumblr and you can post at the same time in all of that social network and Lightbox. What's more there are up to 20 photo effects. You can share location, set the privacy of the photo on Lightbox and add a post before uploading it. You can turn the photo, mirror effect or crop it.

Lightbox is the first app of this emerging developer who are trying to make themselves a name on Android photo social networks.

Simplicity, effects, social networks integration and all the basic features you've expected from a photo social network.

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Developer's original description available here
Lightbox helps you enhance the photos from your Android camera with effects and share them with friends on Facebook, Twitter, and You can also enjoy photos shared by the creative Lightbox community. Lightbox is 100% free.

★ Enhance your photos — Apply effects to your photos to make them beautiful or to create a retro camera look.

★ Share with friends — Easily post your photos to Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, and Foursquare.

★ View your photos online — If you sign up for a Lightbox account, your photos will be automatically uploaded to and you can view them from any web browser.

★ Control your privacy — You can make your photos public, share them only with friends, or keep them completely private.

★ Publish your own photo blog — Photos you make public will be posted to your own attractive Lightbox photo blog. Example:

★ Join the Lightbox community — Follow and interact with friends and creative people from around the world.

★ Works with other Android photo apps — You can use camera effects apps such as Vignette, Camera360, PicsArt, and Camera ZOOM FX to take photos with Lightbox. You can also import photos saved from photo editors such as Pixlr-o-matic, PicSay, Little Photo, and Photoshop Express.


“There’s no Instagram for Android, but Lightbox Photos goes a long way toward making that deficiency a moot point.”
- PC World

“Lightbox leaps beyond Instagram with Tumblr-like photo journals.”
- MobileBeat

“The App looks amazing, both on my phone and on the tablet. It's clear that the developers spent a lot of time designing a clean, logical interface for Lightbox, and one that takes advantage of whatever real estate your device comes with.”
- Android Central

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Recently changed in this version

- Counts displayed in the app are now up to date

- Spanish and Portuguese translations

- Geo-tagged photos now display the name of the city they were taken in
- A greater number of photos are now shown in the Spotlight

- Added support for signing up and logging in using Facebook
- Can now remove comments others have written on your photos
- Can now flag photos for nudity or copyright issues

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