As the saying goes, a picture is worth 1,000 words. This also applies to social media posts. It matters the pictures that are posted on your business social media pages. They need to be good quality and pleasing to the eye. For both iOS and Android there is a plethora of photo editing apps help create and edit the high quality pictures needed to get consumers’ attention. Here are four of our favorites.
Lightroom is a free app with limited features or $10/month to access all of their features. They made the app very user friendly, so even a beginner can use it. It’s great for editing images like a pro. This app allows you to adjust lighting, colors, shadows, exposure, and more. It even includes the ability to edit on a s-curve if you really want to be a pro. It also provides presets for when a quick or easy edit is needed.
PicsArt is a free app, but requires some in-app purchases for certain features. There are presents and simple edits on PicsArt, but what this app is really great for is getting creative. It includes the ability to add text, sparkle, stickers, decorations, the possibilities are endless. The app even has the capacity to turn a blue sky into a beautiful sunset for the background of your image.
Snapseed is a free app designed by Google. It contains a massive amount of editing options that allows you to layer effects on top of each other to create any type of feel you’re going for. This is not a beginners editing app, but it is an all encompassing app for those who don’t want to have more than one. It also provides advanced editing options like perspective crops and local adjustments.
VSCO, pronounced vis-co, is a free app with in-app purchase options. It contains an abundance of presets to choose from. They also sell sets of presets, each with their own aesthetic to keep a consistency throughout your images. It’s also its own platform to share images that have been edited within the app. If you’ve ever heard of a “VSCO girl”, they got their aesthetic from this app.
Each app listed above is great for different features depending on what style and editing is desired. If you’re a beginner to editing your photos, it’s best tom download several, play around with them, and find which one works best for your needs and style.