6 Photo Editing Apps to Improve your Instagram Content

By 04/04/2017 Ads, Digital No Comments
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Now that Instagram has become such a heavyweight in the photo sharing space, it’s only natural that is has become the go to platform for brands and organisations show off their latest events, activations, campaigns and company culture. With this in mind they want their photos to be presented in the best possible light. In this next blog we will take a look at some of the best photo editing applications, in no particular order, for creating better Instagram content and presenting your photos in the best way possible. Included in the below are some examples of our use of these applications.

1.Pixlr

Pixlr is a great free photo editing app that will allow you to create stunning visuals with the touch of a button. Within the Pixlr app is the potential for anyone to explore their creative side with over 2million combinations of effects, filters, frames and overlays. One of our favourite features on this app is colour splash. This allows us to remove all but one colour in the image, which leaves us with a very cool and interesting looking photograph.

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2.Snapseed

Google’s Snapseed is one of our favourite apps to use when editing photos before posting them to Instagram. It’s available for both Android and IOS, and is completely free. Using a swiping motion on the screen of your smartphone to select a range of different effects, you can create powerful images and picture perfection that will help catch the eyes of potential customers for your brand.  Using Snapseed you can make your photos as playful or dramatic as you see fit.  Users can then directly share their photos to a host social media platforms from within the app.

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3.Priime

Next up is the super easy to use Priime app. It comes with some fantastic in built filters with more available via in-app purchases. One great feature within this application is the filter recommendation.  Based on the colour palette and exposure of your selected image, Priime will automatically recommend the perfect filter for your image. Now remember, this is only a recommendation and you have full control over what your final shared image is going to look like.

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4.Aviary

Aviary is a powerful photo editing tool. With Aviary you will be able to adjust the lighting, focus and colour of your photos. But that’s just the tip of the iceberg. With their extensive range of sophisticated filters and one touch editing tools you will also have the ability to erase blemishes, brighten whites, increase/decrease vignette along with many other editing tools for personalising your photographs to the point where you are happy to share them with the world. With Aviary you will have everything you need to create amazing branded content for your Instagram feed. 

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5.Afterlight

For many Social Media Managers, when it comes to photo editing platforms, Afterlight would be their first preference. With this application the photo editing possibilities are endless with the various arrays of frames, filters and effects on offer. This app is definitely great value for money and will help you take your Instagram game to the next level.

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6. Adobe Photoshop Express

Whether you’re a graphic designer on the go or photo editing hobbyist, then Adobes Photoshop Express is the app for you. Within this app you will have the ability to touch up your photos on the go. Whether it’s just a quick crop or colour adjustment you will find all the tools you need to make sure your photos stick to brand guidelines and best represent  your brands unique look.

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Below you can see some more examples of the kind of fun we had playing with these apps here in Verve.

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