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Top 5 Apps For Instagram Photos

It’s no secret that I love Instagram. In fact, I’ll go so far to say it is my favorite form of social media.

I get questions all of the time about how to improve Instagram photos.

After I give the advice to KNOW YOUR CAMERA( iPhone or Andriod), my next advice is always the same: it’s the apps man.

So to help EVERYONE get the photos they want on Instagram, today I’m sharing my 5 best Apps for Instagram!



1.  VSCO

If you want that trendy look for your photos or even a clean edit, VSCO is for you.  I love VSCO. Mainly because it’s easy, all filters can be adjusted, and becauseI use VSCO on my photos from my Canon 6D when editing in Lightroom.  So all of my photos look consistent. Plus there is a cool community if you follow the #vsco hashtag on Instagram. It can take a photo from blah to yay with one filter. Awesomeness.
2. Touch Retouch.

I talked about this marvelous discovery of mine before in this post.  This app will help you achieve that flawless look for your mobile photography photos. It helps you to erase those pesky annoying things that you discover AFTER you take your photo: Like this random petal…
Touch retouch

It’s glorious. I tell everyone I can about this one.

3. Rhonna Designs App

This is a new discovery of mine, and I’m still playing around with it. This app allows you to add designs , overlays, and text for those inspirational  messages you might want to post to Instagram. It’s beautiful, and a great addition to my little library.


4. Diptic

Ahhh collages, don’t we all love a good collage?? Diptic lets you add all of your photos in beautiful collages for Instagram sharing. I like this one because I also have it on my iMac.

All of the collages in this post used Diptic. 🙂

5. Squareready

Unfortunately, this one is iPhone only. BUT i know there are comparable apps for Android! And there some apps even include this feature WITHIN the app! It helps you to upload your photos into Instagram while not cutting them off at awkward places since Instagram’s ratio is a square.  I love this. I use it for almost every last single upload to Instagram. Yes, it’s an extra step, but I can’t stand to be constrained by the square! LOL

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So, those are my top 5 Top Apps for Instgram!  Do you have any that you think I left out?? Share!!



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  • Reply
    Nellie @ Brooklyn Active Mama
    October 10, 2014 at 10:22 am

    These are all new to me and I can download them all now that I have 64gb to play with on the iphone6! I actually LOVE A Beautiful Mind to girly up my photos not only for the gram but for the blog too.

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      Linda Williams
      March 29, 2016 at 4:50 am

      I’ve tried them all, VSCO is by far the most interesting. At least for my taste.
      You should also take a look at PhotoVideoCollage. It’s awesome if you want to create both photo and video collages.
      It’s free and works on iPhone, iPad and Mac.

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    October 10, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Nice roundup! Pinning. 🙂

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    October 10, 2014 at 10:30 am

    Thanks for this list of apps girl, I’m downloading VSCO now.

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    Margaux Daughtry
    October 10, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Thanks for sharing! I didn’t know about any of these apps! The one that let’s you edit and remove unwanted images is really advanced for an app! I will have to check these out!

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    Jenna @ A Savory Feast
    October 10, 2014 at 11:12 am

    This is really helpful! I’ve been using Instagram a lot more for my blog, and I’m needing a way to make my everyday pictures better. Thanks for sharing these apps!

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    Reginia Cordell
    October 10, 2014 at 12:43 pm

    I just discovered Rhonna Designs the other day. I didn’t download it yet. I’m off to check out SquareReady. I need something other than Instasize.

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    Vashti (Veepeejay)
    October 10, 2014 at 1:23 pm

    Great list! Thank you. I’ve been on a mission to make my IG feed as “pretty” as I can.
    I’m familiar with all except TouchRetouch (which I just downloaded). I also really like After Light. 🙂

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    Tiffany Khyla
    October 10, 2014 at 3:59 pm

    The only one of these I use is VSCO. It’s so handy and user-friendly. I’ll definitely have to check the others out. I’ve heard good things about SquareReady. I use Instasize though, which pretty much does the same thing as far as not cropping goes.

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    October 10, 2014 at 6:35 pm

    Ohhhh! Thanks for this list. I know VSCO but that’s about it. Will be checking out the others especially the resize app. Instagram is so annoying with the square! Thanks girl.

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    October 11, 2014 at 12:24 am

    I will have to check out the others. You got me hooked on that VSCO one I use that all the time. I don’t even use my standard camera. I take all pictures with VSCO

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    October 11, 2014 at 12:48 am

    Omg I didn’t know Droids had VSCO!!!

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    October 14, 2014 at 6:16 pm

    Awesome post! I love VSCO!

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    November 14, 2014 at 7:52 am

    Good information to have! Thanks for sharing with us. I need to check out VSCO.

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    November 14, 2014 at 2:10 pm

    These are awesome!! I will definitely have to look into these…thanks for sharing!

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