The Blog Series: My Favourite Photo Editing Apps

Editing photos is a very personalized activity and depends solely on the aesthetic that you’re trying to capture and create. With that being said, there are tons of apps out there that can help you achieve the look that you want, but it can be difficult finding the best ones for you so today I’ll be sharing which ones I love!

My editing process has changed quite a bit since my last post on this topic and also throughout the growth of my Instagram page, which I think is due to changes in my own personal style and aesthetic. What’s great about these apps though is that you can really do whatever you want with your photos. If you want to change up your Instagram page or blog, it’s as simple as a tap or swipe of a button!

At this stage I would describe my Instagram page as neutral, warm and simplistic. I always use the same filters but the editing process in regards to brightness, ambience and all other aspects differs from photo to photo. Let’s get started!

Before & After

Step 1: Snapseed

I use this app to adjust the little details of a photo such as brightness, ambience, highlights, shadows, structure and sharpening. Out of all of the apps I’ve tried, this one seems to be the best in terms of quality of the image after all of the edits have been completed.

Step 2: VSCO

This is the app that I use to adjust the filter and temperature of my images. Right now the only filter I’m using on VSCO is M5 which gives a nice warm and natural look. I usually create a preset of this filter along with the desired temperature so that my photos look the same.


Step 3: Afterlight

This is the app that I use to apply the dusty look to photos. I don’t use it often but when I do I test out all of the dust filters to find the one that best suits the photo!

Voila! My image is complete! If you have any questions about the process or these apps feel free to comment below!



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