I love photography and I love how many apps there are on my iPhone for editing photos. I counted 25 photography apps that are currently on my iPhone, and loads more that I’ve probably downloaded and deleted. But I thought I would share with you my 6 most used photography apps for editing on my iPhone.
What kind of photography apps post could go past Instagram without a mention? I love Instagram, it’s by far my favourite form of social media and I probably spend way too much time on there!! (And you can follow me on Instagram @lifeatnumberfive)
I know a lot of people don’t love the filters on Instagram but now that they are more customisable and there are a few different ways to edit photos natively in the app, it’s been so much better.
One of the best ways to customise the look of the filters is to tap the filter you want to use twice to bring up a sliding scale for intensity, if you want to reduce the effect of the filter. You can also edit the colours in the photo thanks to one of the latest Instagram updates. You can check out my post on it here.
Favourite filters: Valencia, Lark, Hudson and Crema. I also really love Reyes, but it’s just not my style.
I was super excited for Chantelle (Fat Mum Slim) when she released this app. It’s so good, and makes playing along with #fmsphotoaday so much easier with the prompts built in. But it can do so much more.
I love the filters in the app (which you can adjust the intensity of), but I also love all the beautiful design packs that Chantelle added. The text and image design packs are all gorgeous and they add something really special to your photos. This app tends to be my go-to app when I want to add some text or design element to my images.
Favourite filters: Candy, Glow, Daydream, Frost, Misho and Rowe.
This is a wildly popular photo editing app, for good reason. It has so many filters and is incredibly customisable. The filter options can seem overwhelming, but you will quickly figure out your favourites based on your aesthetic and the look you want to go for in your photos.
These filters also have a sliding scale of intensity and there is a shop where you can buy extra filters if you particularly like the look of them. They also do packs of free filters relatively regularly.
I like to edit my photos using a filter, and then use the tools to adjust the exposure, to sharpen and adjust the highlights. It also has a straighten tool which is handy if you have a tendency to take slightly crooked photos like I sometimes do. I tend to use VSCOCam for editing my outfit shots.
Favourite filters: C3, F2, K3, KK2 and S3.
I don’t rely on Afterlight quite as much as I used to, as I use VSCOCam a lot more these days for actual editing, but I still love it. At the moment, I use it the most to resize images for Instagram as you can add a white border to images to make them square, ready for sharing on Instagram.
The editing tools are quite comprehensive in Afterlight and you can really control the look of the image a lot more than you can by just using Instagram or Little Moments. There are also a lot of filters, and they are also customisable by intensity.
You can superimpose a variety of shapes and letters on the images to act as a border which is really great and something you can’t do in most apps. You can control the size and the colour of the background, another feature that makes this app great for editing images for Instagram.
Favourite filters: Coral, Captain, Crown, Crimson and Atlas.
This is a bit of a different app as it doesn’t really edit your photos in the same way as the above apps do, but it transforms them into gorgeous watercolours. It’s a bit of fun, and I like to play around with it to see how different images look as watercolours.
I’ve seen people who create gorgeous watercolours of their photos using this app and then print them to display around their home, which is such a cool idea.
There are different types of watercolours you can impose on your photos to create really different looks, it’s just a matter of finding the right watercolour effect you’re looking for. It’s a bit of fun, and works especially well on landscapes.
Favourite filters: Vibrant, Bold, Luminous, Rainy, Soaked and Colour Bloom.
If you’re a fan of a collage, you need to get Layout. It’s Instagram’s app to create collages. You can select up to 9 different images and the app will create different layouts to display those images in a square shape (remember, it’s designed to work with Instagram).
You just choose the layout you want to use and you can then replace any of the images, mirror/flip the images inside their frame and adjust the size of any of the images. By adjusting one of the images in the layout, the app will automatically resize the other images around it to make the layout work.
You can save it, and share it straight to Instagram or Facebook. It’s probably the easiest way now to create pretty collages of images on your phone (on my computer I use PicMonkey to create my collages).
It’s especially good for creating images to see how huge I’ve become!!
So there you have it, my 6 favourite (and most used) iPhone apps for editing my photos.
What is your favourite editing app?
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