Now that Instagram has become more than hipster photos of mason jars with the X-Pro filter, we’ve all had to up our games — by that, I mean focus on posting high-quality content and develop photo-editing skills (which can be a challenge for those not well-versed in the science of photography, like myself). After working to develop a blog-esque Instagram page, I’ve discovered a few apps that make the process that much easier. Read on if you’re interested in “app”-dating your Instagram!.. (Ha ha, get it!..)
Find yourself frustrated after uploading a picture and seeing a similar one right below it on your Instagram page?? Well, maybe that’s just me — every time I upload a mostly white photo, I find a similar one either below or next to it on my profile. The app UNUM helps organize your Instagram by allowing you to map out future posts and see how your page will look. You can upload future pics, type out captions and hashtags, and plan up to 18 of your future Insta’s. UNUM can also remind you when to post! Loving how it gives you visual control over the aesthetic of your page and prioritizes organization, even on social media.
Prisma is a photo-editing app that morphs photos into artwork, and there are several art “filters” to choose from (my fav is the Candy filter). I’m thinking about ordering some of these as prints to frame in my apartment.
With Boomerang, create 4-second looped videos and feel super “with it.”
And yes, that’s me mid-cartwheel. Check it out!
VSCO has gotten super popular as (yet another) outlet for sharing pics, but I like to take advantage of its photo-editing technology.
Here’s the “edit” screen you’ll see when tweaking photos.
VSCO is a little tricky to navigate at first, so I suggest playing around with it to get the gist of how it works. If you have an “Instagram Theme,” that is, all your photos follow a similar visual standard, VSCO has a great feature that allows you to copy edits from previous photos and paste onto new ones. Voila!
The left is the original shot — I increased brightness, contrast, and clarification to get the image on the right!
You sure can do some crazy things on this app, but I use it for whitening and brightening. The teeth-whitening tool works on virtually any white/light spots in photos, giving your pic a brighter, cleaner look.
Here’s the main editing screen.
Left to right: before and after using the teeth-whitening tool on the backdrop!
As always, I hope this post has proved useful to you in some way or other — let me know your thoughts!