Wednesday, 19 November 2014

My Top 5 Photo Editing Apps

Best Photography Editing Apps

Calling out all Instagram obsessed people out there – it’s time we talk ways to up our photo game! I figured it’s about time I took my Instagram addiction to the next level and dedicate a special blog post for my top 5 photography editing apps. Be it for iPhone, iPad or Android – I’ve got you covered! These five godsend tools have everything you’ll ever need to create a picture worth a thousand (or five) likes. Let’s get started and if you fancy you can follow me on IG here!

Aviary (iOS & Android) – Free
Say hello to my ultimate favorite – Aviary. This little helper does everything you’ll ever need in a editing app, and a lot more. It gives you full control over the effects; from easy ways to spruce up any photo to offering plenty advanced features. You can make the photos more vibrant and fun using the build-in effects Hi-Def, Scenery, Food, Portrait and Night. Aviary also has a vast array of gorgeous filters, as well as frames and stickers. My favorite part is that you can actually eliminate redeye, fix blemishes and whiten your teeth. And if this isn’t enough – you can adjust the brightness, contrast, sharpness and saturation. And the best part? It’s free. Get downloading ladies, it’s worth it!

VSCO (iOS & Android) - Free
When it comes to filters VSCO is definitely a winner. It has more filters that IG has to offer and I absolutely love that you can adjust the intensity of the filter as well. You can slap on the filter of your choice for a swift umph or go for more in-debt editing with all the essential tools. We are talking brightness, contrast, saturation, tint and much more. Oh, and you’re able to import and export your image without budging the quality and you can even straighten it, which I find that a lot of apps lack. Enjoy!

Instasize (iOS & Android) – Free
Now this baby I discovered recently but it has quickly made its way into my top 5. Why? Because now we can upload our full size photos to Instagram without the annoying cropping and cutting. And it doesn’t sacrifice the quality either. Brilliant isn’t it! Instasize allows you to add and overlay filters, text, stickers and backgrounds. Again, you can edit the brightness, contrast etc. The cool thing about this app is that it makes the collage-making a child’s play and you can put together fun and creating collages and even add all sorts of frames if that’s your thing. Lovely.

Visage Lab (iOS & Android) – Free
If you are after getting airbrushed and flawless skin in literally seconds, you’ve come to the right place and Visage Lab is your best friend. This baby transforms any facial photo and helps you get the perfect selfie. You can: (wait for it) enhance skin & eye makeup, get rid of blemishes, whiten your teeth, remove shine, smooth wrinkles and enhance colors while still looking natural. Fab! I am not a massive fan of the interface and the minor glitches but oh well. There are some filters available for you to use and you can also see the original photo and all the corrections you’ve made. Say bye to all your skin concerns ladies - Visage Lab is the quickest way to perk up your skin and make you look ready and confident enough to conquer the social media.

PicFX (iOS) - £1.79
I have had so many questions, asking me what I use to add those pretty light effects we all know and adore and here is the answer – PicFX. This lovely app allows you to add brokeh, heats and flame effects to your images, as well as play around with tons of different filters and textures. You can go as dramatic or as delicate as you fancy and you can even mix and match your filters, which I adore. PixFX gives you the opportunity to use the same square aspect ratio as Instagram, which helps you see exactly how your photo will look once it’s published. Love. It.

Have you tried any of these fantastic editing apps? Which is your favorite app to help you perk up any photo and make it IG-worthy?

Lots of love,


  1. I love posts like this! I'm always looks for quick and easy ways to edit my pics so I'll be making a note of these!


  2. I find myself using VSCO alot and Snapseed! Loved this post, very useful!

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  3. Oooh these all sound fab, I'll definitely be checking them out as I really want to improve the quality of my photographs xx

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  5. I have never heard of aviary but I am going to download it right now. :P Thanks for all the recommendations!

    xo, Rachel

  6. Good to know! Thanks for sharing!

  7. Ah I'm going to download now! Thanks so much xx
    Glossy Boutique

  8. I use some of these apps too! They're awesome! But because I love decorating my pictures with mini stickers I like to use CandyCamera :)

    Connie from theconbonz

  9. I love VSCO, it's one of my most frequently used apps. I'll look into the other ones, thanks so much for the list!

    becky ♡ star violet

  10. These are great I already use some of them Aviary and afterlight ( paid ) are my 2 favourite right now. Another good one is FX8 also has good one for boarders ect.

    * VSCO is only for ISO.8 (5s and c and new 6 ) can download this app

  11. Hey great advice! I also find an app called 'whitagram' handy when you want to do ootd shots because instagram always crops the bottom half of images off, but this app makes your whole body fit into the image size!

  12. Omg I really appreciate you doing this post because I love your instagram! I'll be downloading all these now! X x x

  13. Thanks for this post. Currently downloading visage lab =)
    Xoxo Nathalie

  14. I love this post! Got to love a good editing app for your Instagram selfies! VSCO is my go to for everything! Photoshop Elements is great on the iPad too - but is a bit pricey!

  15. VSCO is my all time favorite ^_^

    Laila from Townhouse Palette

  16. I use VSCO a lot now but I used to prefer Aviary a while back, both apps are amazing for editing and really easy to use! I also have Instasize and I think is very useful because the instagram square size can be a bit annoying sometimes! Great post :) xx

  17. Love VSCO, Afterlight, and A Beautiful Mess. I'll have to check out Visage Lab, it sounds like a good one! :)

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  18. Thanks for this post, I'm extremely obsessed with instagram and editing photos :)
    Marissa Jamie || Faithfully, Marissa ♡

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