I have two folders on my iPhone dedicated to "photography" and I'd love to share my favourite apps with everyone! All of the apps I've chosen are available for free download with some having in-app purchases. Best of all, they're all user-friendly! Unfortunately, these are all for iOS since I own an iPhone. I hope to share some android-friendly apps in part two. : )
Collage AppFor square or rectangular collages, I've been using Photo Collage Free for a while now. I've been trying different collage apps for the past year or so and this has been my favourite so far. All of the side-by-side outfit photos on my Instagram were created using this app.
- different dimensions
- rounded or square corners
- thin or thick borders (my only issue is that you can't get rid of them, so I just make them thin)
- photo flipping & filters
- different border colours/designs
Watermark AppThere are a lot of watermark apps that aren't available for free, so the one I'm recommending, eZy Watermark lite, is the best free one I've used. The app crashes when I add an image sometimes, but it'll work after 1-2 more tries (if it doesn't, close all other apps first). This could annoy a lot of people, but I have no problem with it since it's a decent free app. Another thing about it is that it doesn't let you save a few watermarks at the same time (ex. I use @jessydust and jessydust.com interchangeably). However, most people only use one watermark so this shouldn't pose as a problem.
- set resolution and "pen thickness" sizes
- autograph, text, or image watermarks are allowed
- change angle, colour, font, opacity of watermark (currently no size change, but it's a good size for me)
Square PhotosEver since the new Instagram update a while back, it got a lot hard to upload rectangular photos. Thankfully, there's an app (Squaready) for that.
- change background colour
- zoom function
- crop & centre images
- flip & rotate images
Mirror ImagesI used to go through a series of steps to create the mirrored image effect for my photos until I discovered Mirrorgram. The app only produces square images, which can be a bit restricting if you want to show an entire rectangular photo. Not all hope is lost though because that issue can be fixed with Squaready (mentioned above).
- horizontal, vertical, & diagonal mirror
- blurring/focusing (like on Instagram)
- filters (only a few require an upgrade)
These are all of the "basic editing" apps I use for Instagram. I'll be publishing a part two to this post for more "advanced" ones (such as actual photo editing) soon.
Thanks for reading!
I'd love to know...
Which apps are you using for the features mentioned above? I love checking out new photo editing apps!