Instagram may be the most popular photo-based social network, but even with its up-to-date photo editing tools, it still lacks filters and editing features that can make your photo gallery stand out. Fortunately, there are plenty of third party photography applications you can use. From more realistic filters to editing tools that can retouch small blemishes, these five apps will help you achieve pro-like photos for your Intagram gallery.
- Pic Stitch
Let’s start when you want to include multiple photos in one Instagram post. Pic Stitch is the best mobile app for creating collage-style photos. From the name itself, it stitches the pictures together horizontally or side by side—just be careful not to squeeze in too many photos in one shot.
- VSCO Cam
This photo app is loved by many. It’s a crème de la crème in the world of mobile photo editing. Whether you need to sharpen, brighten, adjust or add tint or increase saturation and contrast, VSCO Cam can let you do all this in sliding adjustments. Bored with Nashville and Valencia filters of Instagram? This app offers more realistic filters and enhancements in user-friendly interface.
Google’s photo-editing application Snapseed is one of the best Android and iOS photo-editing app around. It provides nine photo editing tools, which includes a brush tool that allows you to selectively adjust saturation, exposure and colour temperature of a photo; and a healing tool that allows you to blur or remove blemishes or objects from the picture. Lastly, apart from all that, Snapseed also offers a wide range of filters, which are sorted out in 11 different categories.
Aviary is a one-stop shop for all your photo-editing needs. It has everything, from advanced editing features to filers, effects and overlays. You can rotate and crop photos, add text to images and doodle directly on the photos with its custom pen tool. For quick editing, the Enhance section of the app provides you with pre-set enhancements, such as Hi-Def, Scenery, Food, Portrait and Night.
If you wish to recreate your favourite lifestyle blogger’s photos, you need Over. This app allows you to add texts on your messages, which isn’t really extreme, but still is a great way to add a personalized touch and a creative way to caption a photo. The artistic texts add visual interest to your images, and can replace standard Instagram photo captions.
Creating compelling photos no longer requires the use of DSLR or other high-tech camera. You may not be a professional photographer, but using any of these apps will help make your photos look like you’re one.