Over the past couple of months, I have started using a lot of photo editing apps. Some of them were free and a few cost a small amount of money. I mainly use them to edit photos that I share on Instagram (my favorite social media outlet), but they can be helpful for many other reasons.
I thought I would take some time today to share some of my favorites with you. Most of the time, I use a combination of these apps to create an image that I post online. I love each one of these apps and they are all user friendly. It didn’t take me long at all to figure out how to use each one.
Instead of me discussing each app, I thought it would be more beneficial to use the creator’s own words. Their descriptions will help you a lot more than mine.
1. A Beautiful Mess
Add new life to your favorite photos with custom filters, fun fonts, and hand-drawn doodles by Elsie and Emma, creators of the award-winning lifestyle blog, “A Beautiful Mess”. Then share your creations with friends through email, or by publishing them directly to popular social networks — Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter (hashtag: #ABeautifulMess).
Whether you’re sharing personalized snapshots with friends and family or broadcasting your life’s most beautiful moments through social media, the photo app from A Beautiful Mess makes it fun and easy.
“A Beautiful Mess” is a lifestyle blog focused on creating a beautiful life. We share simple ways to create an inspired lifestyle. We believe in taking time each day to make something pretty. Most of all, we believe that life doesn’t need to be perfect to be beautiful. Visit us at www.ABeautifulMess.com.
2. Rhonna Designs
Rhonna Designs was designed with your creativity in mind to add your own personality to your photos. Can be printed out up to 4×4 with great resolution! Perfect to creatively edit your photos with artist, Rhonna Farrer’s exclusive frames, masks, designs, fonts & filters right on your iPhone.
Features: Adjust transparency, color, shadows, outlines, size & angles as you create with the text & design features. Add masks to any photo using the various shaped designs; even has the feature of allowing you to add multiple designs/fonts to the mask!
PicCollage allows users to combine photos, Youtube videos, funky fonts, sassy stickers and cute cutouts to create the prettiest collages you’ll ever see on a mobile device. They have stickers from Maroon 5, Beats Music, Universal Pictures, and LA-based independent designer, Sara M. Lyons. You can also PRINT your collages into greeting cards or postcards to send to your loved ones anywhere in the world!
* Import photos from your photo library, Instagram, Facebook and web image search
* Simple touch gestures to rotate, resize, flick to delete
* Double-tap a photo to edit photo with Aviary photo effects, clip photo, adjust borders, copy/paste and “flip” images
* Just tap on the lower-left Frame icon, and swipe to select a frame to make an instant collage!
* Clip photos by outlining the area you want with your finger
* Lots of backgrounds and stickers to choose from!
* Download template collages for your collage!
* Share your creations to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr.
Take framing of your pictures and videos to a whole new level. BubbleFrame 2 now gives you more creative control than ever before with intuitive features not found in any other app.
– Shape your own frames from circles, ovals, squares, or rectangles that you customize.
– Fill your shapes with your favorite videos and photos.
– Add straight text or unique text around your shape frames.
5. Adobe Photoshop Express
Photo editing made fun, fast, and easy. Touch your way to better-looking iPhone pictures using slide bar adjustments, or let automatic one-touch fixes do it for you. Share with friends and family on Facebook, Instagram, or text/email.
Photoshop Express has more of what you want:
•Basics: Crop, straighten, rotate, and flip your photos. Remove red eye, and pet eye.
•Auto-Fix: A one-touch adjustment for contrast, exposure, and white balance.
•Blemish Removal: With one touch, remove spots, dirt, and dust from your photos.
•Color: Slide controls for clarity, contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, temperature, tint, and vibrance.
•Add the Looks Paid Pack to give your photos fun, fresh looks with 20 more one-touch filters.*
•Borders: Add a distinctive personal touch to your photos with 15 borders and frames. Express yourself!
•Add the Advanced Paid Pack (formerly called Noise Reduction Pack). This pack includes:
•New image rendering engine improves performance and enables handling of large file sizes – i.e. panoramic photos.
•RAW photo support: Import and edit photos in RAW format.
•Share in the way that is easiest for you, including Instagram, Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, and via text messaging.
•One place for all your photos: Upload your photos to Revel to view, re-live, and share albums on your iPad, iPhone, and Mac.
Now, I would like to take a few minutes to go through some of the photos I have posted on Instagram and facebook and share what apps I used to create them.
Layout & Design: A Beautiful Mess
Layout: A Beautiful Mess
Background, Heart, Text & Circle: Rhonna Designs
What photo editing apps are your favorite? I am always looking for new favorites.