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Photo editing Apps for Instagram

Carla

People have been asking what apps do I use for my Instagram account, and I do use A LOT. I take numerous shots of a certain outfit before I select the last three photos I will post. Maintaining an Instagram account is a lot of work. Creating and curating content does take a lot of time, photography know-how, and photo-editing apps- aside from the hair and makeup too. Sometimes I don't even have time to fix my hair.

Here are the following apps I love to use. 

1) VSCO

I like this app because you can control every single aspect of the image like brightness, contrast, color, exposure, hue and other Photoshop lingo that is pretty hard to explain without seeing it transform instantly. You also don't need to know how to do Photoshop (plus points if you do). If you're too busy to tinker with the app, you may use one of their presets which is normally visually attractive. You can also turn your imagines into black and white. I never used the journal portion or the community sharing option. I directly export the edited image to Instagram

the left photo is the the after using VSCO

the left photo is the the after using VSCO

 

2) Enlight- 

My second favorite app or its tie with VSCO. My favorite presets are there such as "crisp" and "desaturate". I can also isolate areas of the photos you want to change or manipulate. It works best with high resolution images.

Here I used the Crisp and Desaturate presets to make my skin glow and the background more gray.

Here I used the Crisp and Desaturate presets to make my skin glow and the background more gray.

 

3) Facetune

I like this for its "details", "whiten" and "smooth" option. I use this to smooth my wrinkly clothes and also my own wrinkles (gasp). This app is also great at making your hair look more voluminous with the reshape too, but just be careful when you use that tool because it will warp the surrounding objects or scenery (like how my head looked disfigured after using this tool)- and you will be called out for photoshopping when you post the photo. I also like to use the "details" tool to sharpen my eyes. I also use the "whiten" tool to whiten my eyes and teeth.

my pores, scars and wrinkles are smoothed out by Facetune

my pores, scars and wrinkles are smoothed out by Facetune

used Reshape tool from Facetune app here.

used Reshape tool from Facetune app here.

4) Instasize

Normally, I take my photos using a DSLR  (Canon Rebel T6i) which has a feature that makes it easy to transfer Hi-resolution photos from my professional camera to my phone instantly, but sometimes the photos are too big that it cannot fit in the allotted Instagram space. To make the photo fit without cropping it, I use Instasize. You can select the background colors and the make collages in the app too. In fact, I've been using this app for most of the photos that are in collage format.

To fit huge photos into Instagram, I use the Instasize app.

To fit huge photos into Instagram, I use the Instasize app.

Now that I have shared my Instagram secrets, go wild with it. Eventually, you'll see your followers grow. For more comments or suggestions feel free to comment below.

 

Happy Instagram-ming!

 

xxx

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