Three Photo Editing Apps to Up Your Insta-Game

Looking to upgrade the aesthetic of your Instagram feed? Whether your page is intended for personal or professional use, here are three of our favourite photo editing apps guaranteed to take your social media presence to the next level.

VSCO | @vsco

Favoured by photographers and creatives alike, VSCO is a free and simple to use app. With VSCO, you can capture images with a built-in, high quality camera. If the app’s vintage-inspired filters aren’t enough, you can easily download more collections. Though most come at cost, there are also limited time options available free of charge.

“Create, discover, and connect on VSCO. A Community for Expression. Create: Shoot and edit your images with our superior mobile presets and advanced camera controls. Publish images and journals, or curate others to your VSCO profile. Discover: Explore content from the people you follow, curated work from the community, and exclusive editorial content from VSCO Originals. Connect: Join the VSCO community. Find and follow friends and people from around the world.”

Purchase VSCO through the App Store here.

Facetune | @facetuneapp

The #1 photo editing program in 127 countries, Facetune is famous for being the app the Kardashians use to edit their Instagram selfies. With this fun, powerful tool, you can alter images to your heart’s desire. Whiten teeth, smooth out unwanted blemishes, and more.

“Every photo could use a touch-up. That’s why magazines use expensive and complicated tools like Photoshop to make people look their best. But now, there’s Facetune! Facetune provides easy-to-use, powerful tools (previously reserved only for the pros) to perfect every photo or selfie, making each one look like it came straight out of a high-fashion magazine. Now you can be sure your portraits show only the best version of you – whether you’ll be using them for your professional profile or simply sharing online with friends.”

Purchase Facetune through the App Store here.

Snapseed | @snapseedapp

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Similar to VSCO, Snapseed includes basic tools such as adjusting exposure, cropping, and saturation. Most notably, however, it offers the ability to remove unwanted objects from your image of choice. You can also apply creative filters such as texture and blurring. Additionally, through Snapseed’s “Tune Image” function, you have the option of tweaking the brightness and contrast of your photo.

“Perfect your photos with the new Snapseed. This app brings the power and control of professional photo editing software, previously only available on the desktop, to your mobile device. Now with the tap of a finger you can retouch, adjust perspective, re-edit and more.”

Purchase Snapseed through the App Store here.