So you’ve just taken the perfect Instagram photo, now what? You need to edit them, duh! P.S., if you’re still using the filters already built into the Instagram app then you’re missing out. With that being said, here are a few of my favorite apps that I use to edit my Instagram photos.
Yeah, yeah, yeah, judge me all you want. I know you use it too. And if not, then you seriously should. Now, I know there are some people who get a little FaceTune crazy but if you use it in moderation, it can enhance your photos beyond belief. I personally like to use FaceTune for cropping my photo, brightening my surroundings, and bringing in more detail. And as long as you’re not catfishing people, then I think FaceTune is great. This is usually the first app that I open whenever I start the editing process. Check out this amazing before and after from their Instagram page:
This is a popular app that pretty much all influencers use. The main reason why I love it is that there are an endless amount of filters to choose from. Usually, once I’m finished editing in FaceTune, I’ll open up VSCO and start testing out different filters. Remember what I said earlier about NOT using the filters from Instagram? Yeah, use VSCO instead. They are a lot more unique than boring Instagram filters and nothing beats NOT having to use Valencia every single day.
A Color Story
If you don’t use A Color Story then what are you even doing with your life?! No, seriously. Usually, if I can’t find a filter on VSCO, I’ll hop on over to this app and browse through all of the insanely cute options. Keep in mind, some of the filter presets cost money, but for the most part, you can find a lot of free ones as well. So, whether you’re wanting your photos to look vintage, or you’re really just needing a pop of color, then this is definitely the app for you. I HIGHLY recommend checking out their Instagram page and looking through all of the endless options.
Soo normally Adobe programs cost money and require a monthly subscription, but Lightroom is now entirely free to use on mobile devices. AKA you need to download it ASAP because I can tell you first-hand that Adobe Creative Cloud subscriptions are not cheap. While this app is a little bit more in depth to use than other apps, it will definitely give you a professional feel to your photos if that’s what you’re looking for. I personally like to use Lightroom to color correct or fix the exposure/shadows/contrast of my photos. For example, if I just took a picture that is too dark, I’ll throw it into Lightroom and tweak the brightness and other effects. Another great thing about Lightroom is that it allows you to create and customize your own presets. It can also turn an ordinary photo into something double-tap worthy. Check out this awesome tutorial from their Instagram page:
What are your favorite photo editing apps? Let me know in a comment.
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