1.Visco Cam

VSCO is a simple photo editing app that Instagrammers love. With a combination of free and paid presets, users have a vast selection to choose from.

This app also doubles as a social platform in its own way, with the option to follow other creators and share your images with the community. We’ve not used the app for this purpose, but we can imagine it would be nice if your focus is less on engagement and more on simply putting your photography out there.

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2. Canva

Canva is an extremely easy to use graphic design online software that allows you to create graphics by adding text, graphics, blur, vignettes, textures to create collections using over 8000+ templates.

Their Photo enhancer allows you to add a filter or adjust brightness, contrast, saturation, tint, along with straightening, cropping and resizing images. An extremely friendly software for novices who want to make mirror edits and create social media graphics, documents using their templates and graphics. Drag and drop. You can also create your own presets.

This is the best editor for beginner graphic designing - Canva is great for cropping, resizing and creating social media graphics. So, anyone looking to up level their Pinterest or Instagram with simple and easy graphics.

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Android & Iphone

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3. Snapseed

This app was developed by Google and it offers many tools and filters to customize your shots. While Snapseed does require a bit of practice, you do have the option to “auto edit” at the click of a button; the app will observe your photo and make its own judgement on what needs to be tweaked. This may be the perfect solution for some, but if you are shooting for a theme, you will want to learn how to use the adjustment options like exposure, contrast, temperature, saturation, etc.

In addition to the self-editing option, there are filters such as glamour glow, lens blur, noir and HDR scape.

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Android & Iphone

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4.Adobe Lightroom CC

Adobe has always set the photo editing bar high, and they didn’t fail to do it again when they launched the mobile version of Lightroom.

As more and more major influencers and photographers launch and sell Lightroom presets (like a filter, but you can adjust various elements of the settings rather than just toggling the intensity of the filter as a whole), regular Instagram users can now achieve the same aesthetic as their favorite accounts on their own feed with this photo editing app.

But Lightroom is much more than presets. This app is as powerful as you’d hope, if you’re at all familiar with the OG desktop version. While there are certainly some limitations on a mobile device, you can still accomplish the essentials, and then some!

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5. A Colour Story

Packed with downloadable filters and effects for photos of every occasion, this one’s for all the influencers and photo-heavy products and service businesses who want to make the perfect shot even more perfect. Filters are designed by top photographers and are comparable to VSCO, and include themes such as island, blush, and lost stories. Effects include flare and bokeh, texture, and dark room. Many of these gorgeous filters and effects, however, come under the paid plan.

ColorStory’s adjustment and color editing features are the most comprehensive out of all the apps in this list. Apart from the usual adjustments such as contrast and brightness, you can even edit curves (for red, green, and blue), hues, and high/midtone/shadow colors. These are adjustments typically seen on heavy weight softwares like Adobe Photoshop.

You can also plan and schedule your Instagram posts within the ColorStory app, so you’ll never have to leave it.

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Android & Iphone

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