Although, I still largely prefer using my Canon 70D and editing in Adobe Photoshop, it’s a fast-paced world and I don’t have my photo camera or laptop with me at any time. Taking photos with my iPhone is a new thing I’m slowly but surely getting into. And with that goes using various apps to edit them and post on Instagram. So, here are 5 amazing photo editing apps I enjoy using and hope you might find them interesting as well.
Priime is one of the latest additions to my collection and the first in this list, because I haven’t been using anything else to do basic adjustments: crop, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpening etc. It has a very nice interface and doesn’t seem to degrade the original image quality. Plus, it has 8 free awesome filters that are brought to you by experienced photographers!
Lens Distortions is my favourite app EVER! I am a big fan of lighting effects and LD is perfect to add a beam of light in a corner to emphasise the beauty of your shot. It also offers other effects: shimmer, legacy or fog. You can play around with a number of adjustments that can make the effect so believable, no one will notice that fog is fake. I saw some amazing results of its overlays from other featured users on Instagram and highly recommend checking out this app!
VSCO Cam is another photography app and a community. I don’t use it as much for social media purposes or basic adjustments, but for taking photos and applying filters. The whole app has a very special vibe to it. Its filters are like no others and are authentic and beautiful. Plus, the ability to dissociate your focus area from exposure comes in very handy when taking a photo.
I used to use Snapseed a lot. And still do sometimes. With this app you can really get into adjustments of small details when tweaking exposure or saturation. For example, you can choose an area with a specific color and lower its brightness or contrast etc. It has everything to appeal to a photography nerd like me! I don’t believe it is used massively, but if you’re really into editing and have never used this app before, then, I cannot recommend it enough!
Last but not least, here’s the app Over. I came across this app just an hour ago and had a lot of fun playing around with it! I am yet to see its full capacity, but can already say that it’s amazing for adding some text to your photo. It has a very good choice of fonts as well as the ability to tweak spacing, color, position etc. And oh! Hurry! You can download it for free on iTunes only this week!
P.S. Unfortunately, not all of the apps are available to non-iPhone users. Still, I hope you made some interesting discoveries and am looking forward to checking out your photos! Cheers