Phone-captured photography has become a phenomenon over the past decade as camera quality continues to improve. As Instagram grows in popularity, the options for photo customization grow as well. Take your photos to the next level with editing applications (trust us, these are better than just using the same, default Instagram filters).
Whether you want to adjust the hue, shadows, fade or grain, control your photography with our five favorite free apps for your phone.
Popular for its variety of filters, both free and available for purchase, VSCO Cam offers fairly advanced editing capabilities. Want to purchase Lightroom packages? VSCO Cam offers them for approximately $60 per package and a yearly, $10 subscription to their iPhone filters, complete with more than 50 filters. Instagram influencers are big fans of VSCO Cam for the ability to express creativity through tones and colors.
Known for its vintage-inspired filters, Huji Film allows users to upload photos for a retro flair. With tones and light leaks reminiscent of film, photos appear as if captured by a disposable camera, complete with dates on the bottom corner.
Get creative with Afterlight 2 and design your own double exposure edits and texture overlays. It is one of the most popular mobile editors due to its ability to add texts over photos. Although its graphic design tools are minimal, it allows user the freedom to try text tools.
Free with an Adobe Creative Cloud account, Lightroom Mobile lets users sync photos and presets with the desktop application. Third-party preset packages are available for purchase and will enhance your feed for cohesive colors and themes. This app is efficient and recommend for professional photographers.
Simple to use with a minimal design, Snapseed has some of the most instant and advanced tools available for phone editing. You can create your own filters on here and apply them to all of your photos. Plus, it even opens RAW files!
Whether you own a small business or just want to improve the flow of your personal feed, these apps will help you get there and catch the eye of your target audience! Not only will you get to be more creative, but you’ll definitely enhance your photos.