Today, I thought I’d share with you the 3 apps that I use to edit pictures for my blog (and other places, too)! Before I had a camera, these apps made it possible for me to still have decent-looking pictures even with an iPhone. There are so many apps out there that it’s hard to know which ones are good and which aren’t, nonetheless how to use them! I hope this is helpful to you! 🙂
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You may have heard of this one before, but I think it deserves all the rave that it gets. This app is basically photoshop on your phone except 100000 times easier to use!
I use the “smooth” tool to smooth out any pores or imperfections on up-close eye photos. Since I have dry, flaky skin, this really helps me!
I can also use the “patch” tool to cover up anything I don’t want in the picture.
I can give more detail to my lashes or anything in the photo that isn’t quite as in-focus as I would like it to be with the “detail” tool.
There are many other amazing features on this app, but these are the main ones that I use. I try not to over-do the editing on my photos, just touch them up to look a little bit nicer before posting them.
This app costs $1 in the app store, but I think that it is totally worth it for how amazing it can make my pictures look and how easy it is to use!
I love using this app for lightening up my photos and giving them more contrast. I typically use this for Instagram photos, but it’s great for any dark pictures that I want to give a little more life to before posting!
A way to simplify all of the editing steps in this app and make every picture I edit look similar is to use the “fusion” button in the filter section.
Once you click that button, it records any actions you take -even adding filters!
Once you’re done, press the “finish” button. You then have a custom filter to put on every blog picture so that they all look uniform. This saves me a lot of time!
I don’t normally use the filters for my blog since I like to have my blog pictures true to the actual color of products, but these are great for Instagram! My favorites are Mulberry, Coral, Relic, and Bright Fire.
If I want a cool layover on my picture to make it look older and more vintage, I go under the little filmstrip-looking section and select “Dusty”. You can change the color of the dust from black to white and also change it’s transparency. If I want a bright look instead, I head into the “Light Leak” section and select which layover I think would look the best. I can change the placement of the light with the arrows and also have 7 different colors to choose from.
If I want to add a border, there are tons of options! To make this photo fit Instagram, I chose one that makes it square-shaped.
This app costs $1.00 and is available for Android and iPhones.
3. Photo Collage.
In order to fit my pictures into my blog’s featured image, I fill up a collage with pictures from my post and click the “Style” button. I can change the border to the thickness I would like in the “Shape” section.
Next, I select “Ratio” and choose the dimensions that I want my collage to have. In order to fit my blog’s featured image, I select 2:1, but for this example collage, I played around with a few different ratios to see what I liked best.
You can also add text to your pictures in this app if you like to do that for your blog pictures! This is the best collage app that I’ve ever tried and the best part is that it’s free!
If you prefer to do your editing on your computer, I really suggest trying out http://www.PicMonkey.com, which is basically PhotoCollage on your computer instead of your phone! It also includes some photoshop tools!
For an in-depth tutorial on how to use this website, check out Miss Remi Ashten’s video on how she edits her thumbnails for YouTube! This video is what made me discover this awesome website and her video is very helpful in figuring it all out! I used this website to make this post’s cover photo and Remi explains everything perfectly!
If you’d like to find some other awesome apps for editing pictures, MakeupByMandy24’s video helped me discover these and a few other great ones!
Thank you so much for reading! I hope that this post was helpful to you!! Until next time. ❤
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