It seems a little crazy to believe that smartphones are actually still somewhat of a new phenomenon; it feels like we’ve never been without them. Our phones now have such good quality cameras that we often use them in place of a real camera, and the pro of this is that you can download apps to edit your pics immediately and improve them to a professional standard. This is a list of some of the best photo editing apps available to improve your pics quickly and easily!
VSCO (Available on Google Play and the App Store)
VSCO’s statement is ‘by creators, for creators’ – meaning that you know there will be lots of tools and filters available to really enhance your photography and enable you to get more creative with your pics.
This app and basic filter package is free, but many of the other filter packs are available at a small in-app fee purchase. However, the app is so easy to use and the effects are so amazing that you will be using it for all of your pics before you know it.
If you need any inspiration, Pinterest has a lot of advice on which preset filters to use along with what manual settings to put onto your pictures to achieve certain effects.
Snapseed (Available on the Google Play and the App Store)
Snapseed has been developed by Google to be a quick, easy and professional all-around editing app for photos. With less of a focus on filters and more of a focus on fine-tuning your pics, you can really sharpen and control the light and exposure on your picture, meaning you have precise control over the look and quality of your photos.
A Color Story (Available on Google Play and the App Store)
A Color Story is a fun photo-editing app created by the same sisters who created and run the blog A Beautiful Mess, Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman.
If you’ve ever flicked through this blog you can see that bold, bright and colourful photos are a key part of their brand. With a focus on filters as well as effects and tools to boost the life and colour of your pics, this is a user-friendly and fun app to use to improve your pics.
TouchRetouch (Available on Google Play and the App Store)
This app is perfect if you have an unwanted object or mark in your photo that you need to get rid of! Perfect for quick snaps that can’t easily be retaken, this app can repair and improve any picture quickly and easily.
The app also features in-app videos to teach you the best way to get great results and learn how to use the app properly, meaning you can fix and improve your pics instantly.
Afterfocus (Available on Google Play and the App Store)
The purpose of this app is to blur the background of your pics to create a focus point and make your photos look more like photos taken on a DSLR camera, rather than your phone camera.
This will improve your pics and make them look like they are taken on a much more professional, skilled camera.