5 Photo Editing Apps Your Instagram Feed Needs

5 Photo Editing Apps Your Instagram Feed Needs

Unless you are very lucky, pictures are never perfect. Or at least, they never turn out how you wanted them to be. Either too blue or yellow, to dark or too bright, it is never how it should be. To solve this problem, we all use editing apps. To make it easier to find the best one, here’s a list of the 5 photo editing apps you need!


I am sure you have already heard of this one. A classic. The tool we have probably all been using at least once! The app is free and comes in with a lot of filters and editing tools. You can even change the strength of the filter to suit your taste. No need to say it is a bloggers’ favorite! In-app purchases are available if you don’t like any of the filters VSCO offers for free and want some more chance. All the things we would do just for the gram. The app also have an integrated camera and a sharing community.


FaceTune2. FaceTune
What is blogger’s worse enemy? Yellow tones. You want your pictures bright and your want them white! Problem solved with FaceTune! Call it your now BFF. Bring in the white feel! The original FaceTune costs £3.99 but the newest version is free. The app can really help you increase the quality of your pictures and you can play around with the detail tools. FaceTune 2 brings in another feature with facial feature detection. You can edit, enlarge, reduce, reshape, do a lot of thing with the new toolkit!


snapseed3. Snapseed
Snapseed is one of the most popular editing apps and for many good reasons: ease of use, many tool kits, large selection of filters, etc. But the most important feature probably is the selective tool! Why? Because it allows you to select particular parts of the picture to brighten up! These days where one half of the picture was way too white are over! Last but not least, Snapseed is free! Completely!


TouchRetouch4. TouchRetouch
TouchRetouch is an app whose main feature is to remove unwanted blemishes and object from your photos. Many app allows you to do that, photoshop for example, but TouchRetouch is purely and solely dedicated to that! Moreover, it is quite easy to use! Using your finger, highlight what you want gone and pouf! the app removes it for you, replacing it with pixels from the surrounding areas! Easier and quicker to use than photoshop! The app is available on the app store for £2.99 but again, a purchase that is so worth it!


Enlight5. Enlight
Enlight is an all-in-one photo editor with both creative and artistic tools. Thus, you get all the basic editing tools but also a selection of artistic tools that will allow you to get super creative with your pictures. The app also has a selective tools allow you to change one part of the pictures while the rest remains unaltered. There is also a tool to remove unwanted defects. It might be a bit hard to use at first but the in-app help is really good. Only thing is, the app is £3.99. Completely worth it though!

Photo credit: Haute Stock

Did you know about any of these apps? Have you ever used them? What did you think? Did they leave up to expectations? Where they easy to use? Any editing apps that you are using?

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  1. January 3, 2018 / 10:23 pm

    I absolutely love VSCO cam and Snapseed. I use them to edit all of my photos. They are just so easy to use and have some amazing settings. x

    Antonia || Sweet Passions

  2. January 4, 2018 / 12:22 am

    I love Facetune. It is so cool to use and it makes such a big difference on my photos. They trick is to go light with everything unless it all just looks so fake.

    The Lisa’s World

  3. Twinkle Gaur
    January 4, 2018 / 11:36 am

    I haven’t used any of these listed apps ever, but looking forward to use them now. They sounds interesting. Thanks for sharing!

  4. January 4, 2018 / 12:38 pm

    Since I’m trying to up my game on instagram this year since I have absolutely no luck there, these apps will really be helpful for me. Thank you for sharing.

  5. January 4, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    I am not that creative and artistic when it comes to creating images for my blog. The five apps is definitely worth my time to check them out so I can improve the visual appeal of my blog posts. Great review. Happy New Year.

  6. January 4, 2018 / 1:29 pm

    I need to get some of these apps. I do have Snapseed and really like it. I’m trying to better my photos, so I’ll look into these others you mentioned.

  7. January 4, 2018 / 3:08 pm

    I’m not good at Instagram — despite my best efforts. So, once again, growing IG is on my 2018 to do list. These apps might help! Thanks.

  8. Adepoju Grace
    January 4, 2018 / 4:17 pm

    Never heard of them but definitely try one of em

  9. January 4, 2018 / 5:06 pm

    Using editing apps is definitely something I need to start doing with my Instagram pics! Currently all I do is up the exposure a little and adjust the saturation and warmth to get everything looking good together, but I’m sure that maintaining a consistent feed is heaps easier with these apps! Snapseed’s selective brightening feature sounds like a lifesaver!!

    Abbey x

  10. January 4, 2018 / 5:09 pm

    Thank you for this! I use VSCO and Snapseed, but definitely want to try the others! I’m really enjoying Instagram at the moment so these will definitely come in handy!
    Lovely post as always,
    Hels xx

  11. January 4, 2018 / 5:12 pm

    I absolutely love the Enlight app! It’s a great editing tool 😁 I’ve just discovered Canva and while I know it’s not an editor really, it’s so great for streamlining header images etc. Thanks so much for sharing 🙂 #TeacupClub

  12. January 4, 2018 / 5:14 pm

    I tried VSCO once, and I was so happy about it! Such a nice app x But I want to kill my Instagram game this year.


  13. January 4, 2018 / 5:17 pm

    I adore snapseed! my blog and my Instagram feed wouldn’t be the same without it! – It helps so much.

  14. January 4, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Oh I have VSCO but keep forgetting to use it, I need to take a look at your other helpful suggestions especially for my OG posts.

  15. January 4, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Facetune is my go to if I ever need to brighten a picture, it’s been such a savour this Autumn/Winter! I hear a lot of good things about VSCO cam too so I’ll need to try that one out alongside the others you mentioned. Such a lovely post, thank you for sharing,
    Zara xx

  16. January 4, 2018 / 5:19 pm

    Oh my goodness! My photo-editing is awful and I always get the wrong hues. I’m sending some app playing around now – thank you so much!

  17. January 4, 2018 / 5:22 pm

    These are all really great apps! Well I’ve never hear of TouchRetouch but will def check out! I have all the others though.

    xx Lena | https://lenadeexo.com

  18. January 4, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    Very informative post! I use Enlight all the time and it is a great photo editing app. Thanks for sharing!

  19. January 4, 2018 / 5:23 pm

    This is a really helpful post, thank you! 💕 I normally upload my photos to the computer and edit them in Photoshop. I think I might try one of these apps, it will definitely make things easier! <3 xx

    Bexa | http://www.hellobexa.com

  20. January 4, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I always use VSCO now, I honestly don’t know how I ever lived without it before! I’ve never used any of the others though so I’ll definitely be giving them a download and trying them out. TouchRetouch sounds brill!
    Alice Xx

  21. January 4, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    I’ve never used any of these! I just stick with the filters on instagram and fiddle around with the custom settings. But there are always times when the photo still doesn’t look how I want it to, and it takes ages sometimes! Think I’ll be trying out some of these 🙂

  22. January 4, 2018 / 5:25 pm

    Great post really useful! I use Snapseed and find it really good for editing photos. Xx

  23. January 4, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    I have never used any of these apps, I always just edit the photographs on my computer and then upload them through dropbox. I might try some of these out, might save some time. Lovely blog post.

    Steph x

  24. January 4, 2018 / 5:27 pm

    I’m always on the look out for new editing apps, I’ll definitely try these! I’m currently struggling with a bunch of photos looking too blue toned so I’m hoping that Facetune app will help!
    PaleGirlRambling xo

  25. January 4, 2018 / 5:29 pm

    I definitely need to work on the photography side of my blog. Thanks for your app tips.

    Faye Jessica | fayejessica.co.uk

  26. January 4, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    Facetune is absolutely amazing, especially when you want to have a white theme across your feed. I’ve tried most of these and it’s really great to see how you use them.

  27. January 4, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    This is so useful. It’s actually one of my 2018 blogging goals to put more effort into my instagram so this should help me up my game. The only one here I’ve already used is VSCO x


  28. January 4, 2018 / 5:35 pm

    VSCO is definitely the one! I also have Facetune and Afterlight but rarely use them, especially because Afterlight is very similar to VSCO really!
    I didn’t know the other 3 apps, but my iPhone is full so I’ll stop myself from downloading them 😂

    Sil x

  29. January 4, 2018 / 5:37 pm

    I am so glad I came across this post! It’s great, thank you for the tips and the apps. I wasn’t aware of them, and I’ve been seeking advice for ages! I know these will help me so much know.

    All the best,


  30. January 4, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    I’ll have to check these out! At the moment I just just Instagram filters, so there’s loads more I could be doing.

    http://Www.oddballcontent.com 🎥📺

  31. January 4, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    Great advice, I’ve not used insta very much but with this I will be sorted. Thank you for posting!

    Love Penny @ Pebblepen.com

  32. January 4, 2018 / 5:44 pm

    FaceTune & snapseed are among my favourite apps for editing, espesially since snapseed got an update and the curves option is now present. Definitely going to check the others out.

    Jordanne || Thelifeofaglasgowgirl.co.uk

  33. January 4, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    I need to start playing with these. This would sure help my Instagram feed.

  34. January 4, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    These all sound great! I suck at finding things like this myself so it’s super handy having them in one place. So far I’ve been taking and editing on Instagram alone and the suck so bad. So thank you so much *bookmarks*

    I’d love to see a post where you edit a picture using each of these in turn so we can see the results. And also because your photos are always beautiful.

    Cora | http://www.teapartyprincess.co.uk/

  35. January 4, 2018 / 5:57 pm

    This post is so handy, thanks for sharing! I’ve headd a lot of people recommend FaceTune for photos, I might have to try it!

    Ashley | hiyaitsashley.com

  36. January 4, 2018 / 6:07 pm

    I haven’t tried any of these before but I definitely want to give them a go! Thanks so much for pointing me in the right direction, I’ll be sure to refer back to this!

    Chloe ❤ http://www.anomalouschloe.com

  37. January 4, 2018 / 6:16 pm

    thank you for this. I was just looking for an editing app

  38. January 4, 2018 / 8:04 pm

    I’ve really upped my Instagram game lately so this was a fab post for me. I use VSCO Cam and I don’t know what I did before I had it – it’s so good! xxx

  39. January 4, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    Thanks for the tips! I’ll definitely check Snapseed out!

  40. Jeanette Radmall
    January 4, 2018 / 8:49 pm

    I use snapseed but none of the others! Totally excited to try them now! Thanks for the recommendations!!!

  41. January 4, 2018 / 9:18 pm

    I had to admit I normally edit and publish my instagram pictures from my laptop so I haven’t thought about mobile apps that could help I’ll have to look into some of these thank you.

  42. January 4, 2018 / 9:26 pm

    Thank you for sharing these photo editing apps. I had not heard of a few and look forward to trying a couple new ones out. A good picture speaks volumes to readers and sponsors.

  43. January 4, 2018 / 9:42 pm

    I love Color Story and Snapseed, especially the Selective function. I couldn’t get on with VSCO but I really like the sound of FaceTune, I hadn’t heard of this one, I shall be checking it out after this, thank you for such a helpful post! X

    Lisa | http://www.lisasnotebook.com

  44. January 4, 2018 / 11:16 pm

    I haven’t heard of any of these apps. I can see where they would help to improve an Instagram experience. Thanks for sharing.

  45. January 4, 2018 / 11:32 pm

    I really have to use one of these. I always edit on my computer using computer software. Easier than an app on the phone. However, for quick little edits I think I’m gonna download snapseed. Heard many good things about it.Thx.

  46. January 5, 2018 / 12:43 am

    This is so helpful! I only use VSCO cam from your list and I’ve been meaning to download Facetune for a while and your post has just reminded me to get it x


  47. Agnes Dela Cruz
    January 5, 2018 / 12:54 am

    I am a little familiar with Snapseed, the rest of the list are new to me. I would check them out though. Sometimes, I don’t edit photos for IG posts, I rarely use filters too.

  48. Claudia Krusch
    January 5, 2018 / 3:28 am

    I have been looking for a photo editing app to try. I am working on getting my photos to look better. I will have to give these a try.

  49. January 5, 2018 / 4:57 am

    Wow! Can you believe I’ve never heard of any of these? I feel like I’ve been living under a rock without this fabulous information. I need to go and check each of these out ASAP! Thanks so much for sharing this valuable information.

  50. January 5, 2018 / 12:37 pm

    I don’t really like editing my photos. I love it as it is as it will give you an authentic touch. But sometimes, you really need to edit it out for presentation purposes. I’ll try VSCO soon. I have heard a lot about it.

  51. January 5, 2018 / 1:10 pm

    Wow this is a really great list. I only use snapseed. The rest i have never heard before but i will check them out.

  52. Shell
    January 5, 2018 / 2:21 pm

    I totally love all these awesome apps!!! They make life so much easier and using them is so simple.

  53. January 5, 2018 / 2:28 pm

    I have never used any of these, I usually just try to play around with it myself and use the filters already available but it can take some time and doesn’t always turn out how I want it. These are reasonably priced, I think I will be trying one or two of them out, definitely worth it if they are as good as they seem.

  54. January 5, 2018 / 5:05 pm

    I had never known about any of these editing apps. Thank you so much. I needed them 🙂

  55. January 5, 2018 / 5:45 pm

    I’m using TouchRetouch and loving it! It really helps to get those unwanted subjects in the photos out of it! I gotta try Snapseed. Thanks for the recommendations!

  56. January 5, 2018 / 5:56 pm

    I haven’t ever used any of these, but I’m downloading them now. I can always use a good photo editing – it makes all the difference!

  57. Hannah Marie
    January 5, 2018 / 8:06 pm

    This is honestly the first time I’ve heard of these apps. I will download all of and see what will be best for me. Thank you for sahring!

  58. January 5, 2018 / 8:18 pm

    I hadn’t heard of some of these apps before so I’m defiantly going to be checking them out, Snapseed sounds like a good one!

  59. January 5, 2018 / 8:22 pm

    ooohhhh I hadn’t heard of the last two! I’m a v avid user of the first three though! The other one I’d recommend is ‘Darkroom’ – so good for toning down a particular colour! Also, pimple eraser is a great free option for the touch retouch! x


  60. January 5, 2018 / 8:23 pm

    I’ve never tried these, I usually edit mine on Instagram or Adobe photoshop!

    Alys / alysgeorge.blogspot.co.uk

  61. January 5, 2018 / 8:25 pm

    This blog post is exactly what I needed. I only use instagram at the moment to add filters and edit what I can but I always need to whiten certain parts of my photos and only edit certain areas. Snapseed and FaceTune sound ideal! xx

  62. January 5, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love VSCO! I use it for Instagram and my blog because of the filters. I haven’t used the others but I’m sure they are great too. Great post!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

  63. January 5, 2018 / 8:34 pm

    I love VSCO! I use it for Instagram and my blog because of the filters. I haven’t used the others but I’m sure they are great too. Great post!
    Ellie | elliekblog.blogspot.co.uk xx

  64. January 5, 2018 / 8:41 pm

    So so helpful! You can never have too many editing apps, thank you for this blessing of a post 😍

  65. January 5, 2018 / 8:43 pm

    I haven’t heard of any of them because I’ve never been interested in photography but being honest since starting blogging I’ve realised the importance of photos so I’m now going to give them a go so thank you! It’s always difficult wondering which app is best to download x

  66. January 5, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    This is getting saved! Thank you for this little Godsend! Will be downloading those apps right now! xo

    Tracey Faye // thattraceyfayegirl.com //

  67. January 5, 2018 / 9:04 pm

    I need to download these apps so so so soon! I love taking blog photos but yellow tones are so hard to avoid! I think VSCO Cam will be my first stop! x Brynn


  68. January 5, 2018 / 9:07 pm

    I’m absolutely awful at photography, one of my goals for this year is to up my game on this side of things some great apps here to give a try thanks 💕

  69. January 5, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    I need to check some of these out! I have been needing some new toys for my camera.

  70. January 5, 2018 / 9:10 pm

    FaceTune is a really handy one. Nothing hurts with a little touch up!

  71. January 5, 2018 / 9:11 pm

    Dang, there are more than I remember! I am totally checking some of these out.

  72. January 5, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    Thanks for sharing! I’ve only heard of two of these apps, so I’m happy to check out the rest. My IG could use a little OOMF.

  73. January 5, 2018 / 9:57 pm

    I’ve just started using VSCO and I love it!! All my photos on my latest post are edited on there and I love how they turned out 🙂 x


  74. January 5, 2018 / 10:08 pm

    I have just downloaded a couple of these apps and would love to use them to edit my pictures. I think its a great list for bloggers who wish to focus on Instagram.

  75. January 5, 2018 / 10:15 pm

    I’ve got Snapseed app on my phone, but I’ve never actually tried it, haha. My boyfriend told me about it, but I completely forgot it was there and only just remembered! I’m definitely going to look at VSCO Cam and FaceTune, they sound so good!


  76. January 5, 2018 / 10:47 pm

    I’ve tried all those app apart from Enlight, but I think I might purchase it, always good to up the Insta game!

    Marty xo


  77. January 6, 2018 / 12:12 am

    These are all my fav apps too! I also LOVE afterlight, if you want a more vintage feel they have a great effect called “dust” and it makes your photos look older. I love it!

  78. Hannah
    January 6, 2018 / 3:36 am

    I use VSCO when I’m too lazy to get out my DSLR. Sometimes the photos turn out better that way!

    Hannah the Mad Dog

  79. Khushboo
    January 6, 2018 / 4:58 pm

    I knew about snapseed. I have to try out the other apps too.. Thanks for sharing

  80. Agnes Vazhure
    January 6, 2018 / 6:37 pm

    Lots of interesting and great apps to try. I’ve been using VSCO and I really love it. I think I need to try some other apps.

  81. January 7, 2018 / 12:40 am

    Hmm. I haven’t heard of these ones. I mainly use fotor and picmonkey for my editing needs. I’ll have to check into these ones to see if they offer anything else that might be useful.

  82. January 7, 2018 / 1:06 am

    I love new apps I have to check the ones you listed. They sound really good.

  83. January 7, 2018 / 4:19 am

    I have never used any of these apps but I have heard great reviews of VSCO cam. I need to check it out!

  84. January 7, 2018 / 4:54 am

    These look like some awesome apps to try soon! I really like Facetune as it’s fun to use. Will give the others a try!

  85. January 7, 2018 / 5:37 am

    This was really helpful. I have only used VSCO before so I’d love to try the other apps.

  86. Ron Leyba
    January 8, 2018 / 3:13 pm

    Thanks for sharing this list. I might use two of them soon. Thanks again!

  87. January 8, 2018 / 5:41 pm

    I have never used any of these but would love to try them..

  88. January 8, 2018 / 6:54 pm

    This is really great stuff. I think I will try this for sure. Thank-you

  89. Blair villanueva
    January 10, 2018 / 8:02 am

    I just downloaded snapseed weeks ago and still learning the trade. I’ve been using the photo-editing fron meitu company.

  90. January 19, 2018 / 2:56 am

    Great list. I often use is VSCO. I think I need these different applications to change.

  91. January 22, 2018 / 6:58 pm

    These are great suggestions, think I’ll have to check them out! X

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