Top 5 Apps to Edit Photos for Instagram
According to the latest data, there are over 300 million daily active users on Instagram. So you need to stand out. I’ve talked about what you can do to increase your engagement on Instagram here and how to use hashtags to increase the number of people who see your posts here . But even if you catch someone’s eye with great use of hashtags or you have increased your engagement on your photos, you still want them to come back. There are a ton of apps to edit photos for Instagram, but guys! It does not have to be hard! There are so many free and easy to use apps out there to help you and to make it easy to have gorgeous, likable photos on Instagram. So today, I’m going to share my favorite apps to edit photos for Instagram.
VSCO is one of the most popular apps out there for mobile editing. And rightly so. The one click filters make it easy to get that popular film look and to customize the filters to make them your own. There are in app purchases involved, but they are worth it. My favorite filter is F2. I use it on almost all of my photos on Instagram.
If you use Photoshop on your desktop or laptop to edit your DSLR photos, then this is the perfect extension for you. With most newer DSLR’s offering wi-fi to automatically transfer your photos to your phone, PS Express is perfect for that quick basic edit for your photos.Personally, I love the sharpening highlights and temperature slider in this app. And it’s so easy to use
I like to say that the A Color Story app is what happened with VSCO and Photoshop had a baby. The filters are fun and it has CURVES! For those of you familiar with Photoshop, it gives you the ultimate control over editing your photo in the palm of your hand. Besides the curve tool, my favorite filter here is the snow cones filter in the airy set. It’s perfect for when I want my whites white. Now while this app is free, there is an additional fee for adding most of the filters.
I’ve talked about the Touch Retouch app previously here. It is a gem I discovered a while ago that I love to use when there is that one pesky distracting element in my photo that I missed when i took the photo. I’ve used it for everything from removing stray leaves on the ground to removing whole people from the photo. And it’s only $1.99. It’s so worth it.
I would be remiss if I didn’t talk about this app. Video is becoming so important on all forms of social media and Instagram is certainly no different. Instagram came out with the Boomerang app and it’s a fun way to get started with video on Instagram. It creates mini videos that loop back and forth. Making ordinary everyday moments fun!
What apps to edit photos for Instagram do you use?
Now since we are talking about apps and phoneography, and yes that is a word: Phone+photography=phoneography. Get it??
ANYWAY, it’s time for a HUGE June group getaway. While I always recommend investing in a DSLR, I know what it’s like to not be able to afford one, and your photography doesn’t have to suffer just because you can’t afford a huge investment right now. If you are a blogger, shop owner, Instgrammer, or just someone who wants to take better photos with your phone-there are things you can use to improve-and I (along with some other fabulous bloggers and creatives) joined Angie from My So-Called Chaos to bring one lucky winner a big pack of them!
Enter the June Phoneography Giveaway
This month we’re giving away a big prize pack of goodies* that will help with taking better pictures from your phone. Giveaway is open worldwide** and ends at 12AM MDT on 07/12/16. Entering below agrees to all terms and conditions within the Rafflecopter widget.
*Prize inclusions depend on availability, may not be entirely as depicted in the photo (but will be similar).
**International Winners will receive a cash prize of $150 due to shipping matters.