Happy Saturday Darlings! 

I usually don't post on Saturdays but I promised a second photography post this week so, here it is! Behold, my list of the best, picture editing apps that work better for my blog and for the things I do in social media. I am by no means an expert; I am learning everyday, and in the past year I have had the time to finally experiment a lot more with my camera and IPhone. 

♥ PICTURE EDITING APPS
I've had quite a few requests pertaining to my photography and how I edit my pictures. I just want to point out that having an app list does not make the picture. In my first post about photography I share a little more on how to develop a style that people can recognize and maybe even keep them coming over and over again to your blog or site. However, it is up to you to experiment and endlessly take pictures. As you do, you will see how your eye will develop a sensitivity to beauty in unexpected places. 

VSCO Cam App
Cost: Free
This is my absolute favorite picture editing app ever. I love their minimalist brand and talented community online. The filters are beautiful and subtle. This style is definitely not for everyone but I use it every single day to edit my pictures. Here is a video on how to use it. Favorite filters: F2, HB1, HB2




Instagram App
Cost: Free
As I have mentioned before, Instagram is my favorite social media platform for a myriad of reasons but mainly due to the fact that I am visual and I love to look at pretty pictures. I wish I could get paid to look at Instagram accounts all day! (If you hear of a job like that please let me know). I never take pictures through the app itself, instead I use the camera that comes with the Iphone. I do that because I like to have a raw copy of my picture (higher quality) and that way I can always go back later and edit it in different ways. I also consistently use features from the recent update that allows you to brighten and contrast your pictures. 

Afterlight
Cost: Free
This app is useful because besides having interesting filters, it also has cool things that you can do with your pictures without it being cheesy (if you know what I mean). Favorite filter: Row | I like Light leak film effect | Silhouettes that you can add to your pictures. Note: You can also resize your picture for Instagram if it's not square. 

Party Party App
Cost: $0.99
Is a new app that one of my favorite bloggers just launched that makes multiple photo collages (that can look like Photo Booth strips) and gifs all within the app. It is a truly fun app and it is properly named.  

Diptic App
Cost: Free
The main function of this app is to make picture collages from your existing albums (camera roll, VSCO or Instagram). I don't know much about it because I honestly only use it for simple, multiple picture collages, like the ones in the Coups de Coeur posts. 

Photoshop Express App
Cost: Free
This app acts like a portable version of photoshop. One of the coolest things about this app is the blemish and fog removal ability. I don't use it a lot but I did use it recently and liked the result. 




♥ QUOTE MAKING APPS (using your photography or not)
My advice when making a quote with photography is to use your own words or your own inspiration, and your own photography but make sure to watermark it to get the credit no matter how many times it is shared online. I prefer to edit my pictures first and I then upload them to different apps to create the art I like. 

Studio
Cost: $0.99
I made this quote for Pinterest, with this app using my own photography, which is something I like to do. The app also has a lot of pretty floral add ons that I  personally dig. I think the trick is to use enough but not over do it. 

Word Swag
Cost: Free (but you have to pay to unlock certain features)
This is my favorite quote making app because of how easy and clean the designs are. I made this pin using the app and it has been a success with bringing traffic back to my blog. 




Beautiful Mess App
Cost: $0.99 (you can purchase extra features on the app)
This app is so much fun and it's made by the same bloggers that made the Party Party App (mentioned above). It has quirky doodles, fun fonts with pre-made stickers for your pictures, but it also allows you to add your own text. 


I like this post I read about editing apps that you may also like. What are your favorite picture editing apps? Do you use any apps for quotes?  Do tell by sharing below in the comment section! 



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