My Holy Grail Photo Editing Apps


Hello my lovely readers! Today I have a secret to let you guys in on: I edit every single one of my photos on my phone. Yes, my phone! I have yet to find an editing program on my computer that gets me the same results. Here, I am going to tell you the three main apps I use, along with some runner-ups that I think every person should have on their phone as well. Enjoy!

#1: Afterlight, $0.99 in the App Store

Honestly, there is nothing like this app. It enhances images, makes colors more vibrant, and has a ton of frames and filters. The photo-enhancing tools and filters are what I use to edit most of the photos you see on this blog. Check out the before and afters below:

Before:                                                                                         After:
[Note, added contrast and beautiful light leak filters]


[I love the filters, this particular filter is called Glacier]

Screen Shot 2014-06-22 at 2.13.23 PM
[Lastly, here’s an example of the great frames the app comes with!]

Ultimately, this is my favorite photo editing app. If I had to chose one, this is the one I’d keep!

#2: Over, $1.99 in the App Store

This is the only app I use when it comes to putting text on photos. An example can be seen above, in the first photo of this post. Although the app is a bit pricey, it is completely worth it, I promise you. Sometimes, iTunes actually gives it away for free, it was during one of those times that I grabbed it. Still, completely worth it! You can also add fun doodles onto your photos!

#3: A Beautiful Mess, $0.99 in the App Store

Yes, this is the app created by the fabulous! I’m totally in love with it. It includes adorable doodles, magnificent fonts, and a plethora of incredible frames. I don’t use this one for my blog, but it’s what I use to edit my Instagram pictures. There’s some below, or just check out my account!

Edited this picture of my yummy lunch today using the #abeautifulmess editing app, and I am obsessed! (With both the app and the food ☺️)


And now some runner ups that you shouldn’t miss out on:

I hope that you found this post helpful! I know some bloggers like to keep their tips a secret, but why not share! I love it when any blogger puts out their secrets, and hope you guys appreciate it as well. Photography is my passion, and great editing can bring a photo to the next level.

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