With the popularity of Instagram, the App Store has become overloaded with photo editing apps to choose from. I’ve tried a lot of them – most I’ve had to pay for – and very few have impressed me enough to stay on my phone. My editing needs usually involve light/color changes, such as brightening, saturating, and filtering, so here are the apps I use almost every time I post to Instagram:
- Afterlight: This is by far my favorite filtering app. If you prefer faded, washed out, dreamy filters, this one is beautiful. I’ve even paid the money for extra filters, and it was SO worth it.
- Enlight: For more technical editing, this app is the most capable I’ve found. In addition to the basics, you can target certain areas of the photo to adjust separately, skew perspective, and so much more. If you really get into editing your Instagram photos, I highly recommend it.
- PicFrame: An oldie but a goodie, I think this is one of the first photo apps I ever downloaded, and I’ve stuck with it for a reason: it’s easy. It allows you to collage and flip photos in a variety of ways, which I mostly use for “mirroring” tricks like in this post.
You can see these apps in action on my Instagram account, @photoallison! What are your favorite mobile photo editing tools?