Technology & Gadgets

Up Your Insta Game With These Apps

Learning to edit photos on your phone might seem like a bit of a nightmare. It’s not.

Some apps make it a dream, and once you have found the filter or settings that make your Instagram the thing of dreams, then you’ll wonder why you are using the inbuilt phone options.

Love the retro look? Well, if you also like having the suspense of finishing a roll of film and waiting for the results HUJI will be right up your street.

You can add a retro date stamp from ’98, but as for everything else? There are random light leaks, dark spots, fuzzy focus and a cool film feel to them.

ColorStory – the filters alone make this carry a lot of bang for your buck. It comes with a great selection of filters and effects. The tools are simple to use, and the packs you can purchase (some of which are free) can help you streamline your editing process.

If you are looking for a gold tone grid (on Instagram), or perhaps a pink tone, maybe even just some bokeh – you can do that with this little app.

Picsart. Have you ever peeped Beyoncé’s Instagram grid and seen some of her layers up shots, with different backgrounds? Well, Picsart gives you all of those capabilities. This one isn’t so much about throwing on a filter and adding a couple of rainbow light leaks.

This one is more about creating something interesting to look at and unique.

It comes with a lot of free options, and once you’ve mastered the cut-out and sticker options, you’re going to have a lot
of fun. The downside would be the ads popping up everywhere.

instagram on smartphone

For video check out Hypno. It’s super easy to use; you open the app, go to your library, select a video and scroll through the auto edited options.

The downside is there aren’t all that many options, and they don’t update that often (or perhaps at all).

You can get creative and use their video edit and replace it with your song using the video software that comes with your phone.

InShot does both video and photo, and there are a lot of options, such as gifs, music, and the pro version has some very lovely filters.

You can create a quick collage and buy extra things to add to your creative vision. Overall it is a really useful app that can help keep all of your media the same colour tone.

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If you’re looking at the apps and know that your phone isn’t cutting the mustard when it comes to the camera, it might be time to invest in a new one – after all the best camera is the one you have with you the most, which happens to be your mobile camera.

Struggling to afford the upgrade and have bad credit? Check out and check out your options.

BONUS: If you are invested in retro check out Gudak, a roll of 24 photos that you have zero control over other than point and shoot – hella fun!

Disclaimer: This is a collaborative post.

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