Personal story first - I have never owned an iPhone in my life and as a result of my job, became an Android addict and going strong at it for the past 4 years. So a side affect of that addiction meant I didn't have Instagram up until about 2 years ago when they (finally!!) rolled out their android version of the wonderful photo-sharing social media app (and I'd like to think that my constant begging over their twitter account had something to do with that ;-) ). Well, what do you do when you want to edit a photo with a cool filter like all of your iPhone loving, Instagram using friends do?? You find replacements! And sure, those were lousy replacements with bad filters, but it was something! And then I got Instagram, and I was so happy it was beyond words, and now, a couple of years later I find myself again at a point where I need new photo-editing apps, just because well... how much can you use "Valencia" to make your photos prettier?? I mean, it gets old after a while! So I did some research, and there are ton of cool editing apps to give your photos new life (and then share them on Instagram of course!), here are 5 of those apps with links for easy download - Enjoy!
PicLab - I owe it to an amazing graphic designer who introduced me to this beautiful app a while ago, and I have played with it ever since although haven't posted anything yet, just waiting for the right pic to come along :-). It's filled with beautiful fonts to add text to your photos, great borders and filters, light effects and much more, all I can say is - you NEED this app!
Square InstaPic for Android / InstaCrop for Iphone - don't you just hate it when you have a beautiful full size photo that you want to share with the world but then you have to crop it to match the Instagram square? No more! With these apps you can post without cropping, and I personally like it because it gives some pics a much more interesting look.
PicsArt - This app allows you to add cool stickers, drawings and text, along with a huge variety of frames, borders, light effects and filters. It is literately like Photoshop at the palm of your hands and it's great!
Photo Grid - You guessed it - This app is for making collages! And there is a great variety of grids, borders and backgrounds so go wild!
Color FX - splash color for Android / Photo Splash FX for Iphone - this one allows you to gray the whole picture and then color back only the desired object in order to make it stand out. for example you can gray out everyone in an image, except for you, make the sky green/yellow/rainbow or whatever, make your hair purple! You can basically change the color of anything! Fun, right??
Photography by Noa Zvi
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