Ever since I got my first iPhone nearly three years ago, I’ve been utterly obsessed with Instagram and all photography app’s in general. Long gone are the days where users just use the Instagram filters alone because now, there are some amazing photo-editing apps on offer. If you follow me on Instagram (@retroflame) you’ll know that I nearly always post about 3-4 times a day. It is by far my favourite social media channel -it’s the first thing I check in the morning and the last thing at night -so subsequently I’m always on the search for apps to make my photos looks nicer. Some of you have wrote to me or commented asking what apps I usually use, so I’ve put together this post to show you my favourite 5 photo-editing apps. I go through phases, but at the moment these are my most used!
This is an app I use very regularly. It has a fantastic range of filters, really good light leaks and also very cool frames (hearts, circles, etc.). It’s beautifully designed, so so easy to use and you will literally spend hours trying out all the different options. Tip: Try out no.25 in the “Light Leak’ section -love using this effect.
This app is one that has really improved. I love it’s selection of filters -especially ‘Marshmallow’ in the Classics section. It’s also very well known for it’s ‘Bokeh’ effect, which you can find in the “Light’ section. In my opinion, it’s definitely the photo-editing app with the best ‘Light Effect’ options.
I just recently came across this app, after a friend of mine recommended it. This iPhone app allows you to create professional looking images with overlays that can be great to use on Instagram and Pinterest. Below are some images I have created so far. I’m really looking forward to using this more in the future!
This little gem of an app will become your biggest lifesaver when it comes to making photos fit correctly into Instagram. Have you ever had a full-length photo that was too long for Instagram and ended up chopping off half of you? Well this is your answer to fit the full photo in. It allows you to add borders either above or alongside the photo so that you don’t have to crop the photo for Instagram. You definitely won’t regret downloading this one! Some examples below.
Lastly, we have ‘A Beautiful Mess’ -the app which is definitely the most fun! This is a photo & video app which allows users to take or upload photos, and add filters, borders, text, doodles and phrases like “adventure,” “enjoy,” “fancy,” and “happy day,” etc. This is a huge blogger favourite and it’s very easy to see why!
I hope you’ve found this helpful and I’d love for you to add your favourites in the comment section below. I’m always open to new suggestions too! Also, this type of “Retro Flame Favourites” post is a new addition to the blog -so if you’d like to see similar ones, just let me know :)
Have a great week!