Instagram and smartphones have changed the game. Nowadays, anyone with a smartphone and a wifi connection can be a photographer. But have you ever wondered why some people’s photos seem much more professional than others? That’s probably because they’re using some sort of photo tool.
Here are five of the best photo apps to help you take your photography game to the next level.
One of the original photo apps, VSCO is both a photo editing tool and a social network. You can shoot through the VSCO camera, which comes with a handy in-built grid to help you frame your composition properly, and then apply filters and make edits straight away. And once you’re happy with your creation, you can post it for all the VSCO community to see.
For those wanting to learn a bit more about professional photo editing, look no further than Adobe Lightroom. Available in both a desktop and mobile version, this is one of the best photo apps around around. It is even the go-to tool for many professional photographers. Auto-edit your photos with a single click, or drag-and-drop the exposure, contrast and saturation levels with ease with Lightroom.
If you want to get more creative with your photos, Pixlr is one of the best photo apps out there. Use one or many filters to give your photos an artistic feel, making them look illustrated or collaged together. You can play with effects like double-exposures, highlighting single colours or overlaying photos on top of one another. With Pixlr, the only limit is your own imagination!
For those interested in portrait photography, touch up your faces with ease using Facetune. This is one of the best photo apps for retouching, allowing you to smooth skin texture and even out skin tone – just by using your finger. Easy as.
Digital photos are great, but nothing comes close to the real deal. Once you’ve edited your photos to perfection, bring them to life Oliphan’s online photo editor. You can easily drag and drop your photos into the free editor to create your own photobooks, photo canvases or photo prints. Bring your smartphone creations to life with Oliphan.