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The Top 6 Photo Editing Apps You NEED In Your Life Right Now

The Best Top 6 Photo Editing Apps You NEED In Your Life Right Now

With what seems like millions of photo editing apps available at a few clicks, it is hard to decide which to download take up those precious Megabytes of memory!

So here is Square Snaps round up of the best 6 photo apps that you should download now to help make sure all your photos are 10/10 #Instagramready.

The first on the list is Z Camera

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

This is FREE ANDRIOD ONLY APP

The Features:
Real-time filter – Real-time preview when you take photo or video.
Amazing filter – Many filters available when photograph and photo-editing.
Photo editor – Easy to beautify the picture by simple operations, such as emoji, doodle and text.
Fastest capture – Just 1s to capture photo after press the shutter button.
Simple interface – Intuitive interface, and quickly switch to video and selfie.
HDR – Open HDR to improve images captured in low light, and backlit scenes.
Beauty selfie – Just one tap to beautify your selfie photo.
Private gallery – Keep your private photo safe.
Tilt-Shift – Tilt-Shift enables you to control perfect lens blur.

Z Camera has three capture modes: Video, Photo, and Beauty.

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

Also packed into Z Camera is a Private Gallery. To access the Private Gallery you have to open the Z Gallery that is downloaded along with the app. While in Z Gallery you have three tabs, “My Album”, “Other Album”, and “Private Album”. In Private Album,  you are able to set a 4 digit security code in order to restrict access to the images stored in the Private Album.

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

By swiping your finger left or right, you have the ability to navigate effortlessly through the three modes.

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

Z CAMERA Photo Editing App with PRYYNT

Share: Great moments should be shared. Upload your photos, videos to Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and more. Whichever social network you are using, your pictures always pop!

THE ADDED BONUS OF THIS APP – You can print your pictures and send them a postcards straight from the APP using through Sister company PRYYNT.

They have also just introduced brand-new Halloween filters and emoji stickers too!
Perfect to add a bit of fun to your edited selfies for the Holidays!

Next up is Font Candy

Font Candy App IOS and Android with PRYYNT

Font Candy App IOS and with PRYYNT

This app is for those of you who love a quote, or want to really get the message of the image across!

It can provide you with quick and professional photo edits that look amazing and are really simple to use! Not everyone has access to photoshop or wants to spend hours on Illustrator building designs.

Font Candy App IOS and Android with PRYYNT

Font Candy App IOS and with PRYYNT

THE ADDED BONUS OF THIS APP – You can print your pictures and send them as a postcard straight from the APP using through Sister company PRYYNT.

How many images with quotes have you posted on social media or sent to a friend before? I am guessing at least one? Now  you can make your own!

Why not save them and get them printed with Square Snaps on  Original Square Snaps Prints or in Classic Polaroid Style and put them on your walls at home? #Motivational Mornings just got better!

Next up is the FREE, Instagram Alternative VSCO

Available on IOS and Android

VSCO Photo Editing App

VSCO Photo Editing App

VSCO is an art and technology company empowering people everywhere to create, discover, and connect. A bit like Square Snaps, where we are trying to help people share and rediscover their memories with each other by bringing some of the digital back to the physical.

Their goal is to honour art and artist while fueling a worldwide creative movement through innovative tools and experimental projects.

VSCO Photo Editing App

VSCO Photo Editing App

VSCO is a favourite amongst Photographers, especially in the Instagram Community!
In my opinion, it is one of the best apps to help recreate the lighting effect that is more common on film cameras. If you are all about the Retro-look, then this could be the app for you!

 

VSCO Photo Editing App

VSCO Photo Editing App

The editing capability is vast, with lots of in-app filters, ‘films’ and more if you use the in-app purchases there are so many variations you could spend hours playing around with our photos!
You can also post them to your own vsco page. This is similar to how Instagram works, but far more in-depth capabilities. It has a lot more focus on design than it does social sharing like Instagram.
But if photography is more important to you than the number of hashtags and likes, then maybe this is the platform for you. Don’t forget you can always edit your image on here, then save it and post it to Instagram anyway. Double win and still #instagramready!

We would put this in our top 3 Apps for sure!

Next up is FREE app LAYOUT , probably the most familiar App to you on this list!

Layout From Instagram Photo Editing App

Layout From Instagram Photo Editing App

This is available to you IOS and Andriod, and can also be found within Instagram as well as a separate app.

 

Layout From Instagram Photo Editing App

Layout From Instagram Photo Editing App

This is great to help you organise those ‘big day out’ events into a collage ready to post as one picture! Or just play around with your images composition.

Layout From Instagram Photo Editing App

Layout From Instagram Photo Editing App

We have posted pictures of this app before on our own Instagram too using the mirror and flip function.

Next up with probably our favourite and the one we use the most on our phones to enhance our photos. This is the simple to use but with in-depth and selective editing FREE app Snapseed from Google!

SnapSeed Photo Editing App by Google for IOS & Android

SnapSeed Photo Editing App by Google for IOS & Android

Google have been dominating the mobile photo world recently with their introduction of Google photo saving everyone from the problem of the message of sheer terror ‘can not take photo due to lack of space’ .
This can help you store all your images with the added benefit of them automatically sorting them for you into folders using image recognition.
So far the vibe is you will either love or hate this.

FOR

  • Unlimited storage
  • Works perfectly even from day one
  • Generous 16-megapixel file size

AGAINST

  • Raw files and full-res images eat into your Google Drive quota
  • Rather basic editing tools

Thankfully there is Snapseed to fill the gap!

SnapSeed Photo Editing App by Google for IOS & Android

SnapSeed Photo Editing App by Google for IOS & Android

What we all love about this, is that unlike the majority of the photo editing apps on the market at the moment, this allows selective editing. This means that if you just want to lighten the sky, sea, or person who was hiding in the shade in a picture. You can apply filters, brightness, contrast, saturation, ambience and more, just to that area.

This is a really professional feature that would be hard to find outside of photoshop or other very expensive apps!

SnapSeed Photo Editing App by Google for IOS & Android

SnapSeed Photo Editing App by Google for IOS & Android

This is a really professional feature that would be hard to find outside of photoshop or other very expensive apps!

The only non-free app on our top 6 list,  Afterlight is available on IOS and Android at £0.79

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

So is it worth you paying £0.79 for a photo editing app when there are so many free apps out there?
In our opinion, yes.
This has become a favoured app over Instagram for filters of all kinds. Many believe this is the app that Instagram has based many of its photo editing updates on!

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

Remember when Instagram was only Square photos? Ok, not too long but it feels like it sometimes, it is after all the reason why we started Square Snaps, as you can upload your photos to print with us directly from Instagram!

This was the app the allow you to add borders and a variety of shapes around your image to help you fit them into a square in awesome ways!

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

GET AFTERLIGHT ON IOS, ANDROID, WINDOWS 8.1 & WP8

From film camera style light leaks, lens scratches and sunlight hazes that can all be combined together so easily. If you want your photos to stand out, then look no further!

The best of the rest, not an all-rounder but is is worth it?

FACETUNE APP ENLIGHT APP SNAPCHAT APP MANUAL APP

FACETUNE APP                                    ENLIGHT APP                               SNAPCHAT APP                                     MANUAL APP

Sometimes apps can be pricey so be careful what you risk. Enlight is £2.99 but gives minimal extras that the FREE APPS don’t, but combined into one! You will fork out £2.99 for Facetune , but this is the favourite of celebrities and selfie lovers, but not so useful for photography outside of the portrait photo.

Snapchat is free but is less about the editing and saving, but a quick way and easy way to share and send edited photos and videos that will only last a set period of time. 1 second to 24 hours if you use the daily ‘My Story’ option. Worth a download? Yes, but only if you love love love to share your pictures and videos, don’t mind low-quality pictures and high use of mobile data.
Manual is also a favourite of ours, but is less about photo editing, but giving you control of ISO and focus manually, whilst you are taking the photo on your phone. Giving you the capabilities of a much larger, SLR or DSLR camera. You can act like a pro with your iphone!

We want to help you set all of your captured photos free back to the physical from the digital!

There is something special about taking photos and sharing them on Instagram. Your pictures capture a moment that only last a second. Here at Square Snaps we love printing your pictures! You can either upload from your Instagram account or from any device including mobile.
https://square-snaps.com/

?Keeping Snapping and keep an eye out on our blog for more Photography guides and photo display ideas and inspirations! ?

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