5 Favorite Apps for Instagram


So I always get asked what my secret to crispy saturated images on my Instagram feed is, and today’s post will reveal all that! Here are my favorite photo editing apps that I use on a daily basis. I use them with photos taken by my iPhone 5s or Fujifilm XM1. Enjoy!



1. Snapseed

Best part about this app? It’s FREE. And you get a ton of features with it too. I love using their Ambiance and Shadow function to save poorly lit photos.


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2. Afterlight

Although you have to pay for it, it’s pretty worth it. You get to control basic editing without destroying the quality of the photo, and you get to add lighting effects too!




3. Instagram

Their new editing software within the app is already bomb, and sometimes when I’m lazy, this is the only one I use!


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For those indie-indihan photos or those times when I love the drama, I use VSCO to add a filmy retro vibe to my images.



5. Instasize

To fit non square images into the tiny insta-square.


Hope this simple list was useful! If you have awesome apps to share too, let me know what they are so I can try them out!