Best Photo Editing Apps For Instagram

Having an eye for photography is important for creating quality content.

However, talking the perfect photo is easier said than done. Without control of all elements, there is room for flaw. One thing you can control is how you edit your image in post-production. Editing images can turn a good photo into a great photo, depending on how you alter it!

To make this process easier, we have compiled a list of three photo editing apps we can’t live without.

Lightroom: Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC is a free, powerful, yet intuitive solution for editing, capturing and sharing your best photos. Lightroom also provides a robust premium offering filled with advanced features to take your photographer to the next level.

It’s like having a free version of photoshop on your phone! Once you upload an image, you can adjust your photo with a number of tools including light, color, effects, detail, geometry, optics, selective, healing, crops, profile and of course presets.


Comparing this app to Instagram’s editing feature, light in Lightroom gives you the ability to adjust the whites and blacks in your image. Another advantage to Lightroom is that you can save edit attributes and copy and paste them onto another image, which saves time! You also have more flexibility in Lightroom with the selective, optics, cropping, profiles, and healing tools.


VSCO: Take your photography to the next level with quality presets, editing tools, and explore original content made by community members around the world.

This app has an extensive list of features including editing images, saving attributes, and a list of pre-made presents to chose from! The different between VSCO and Lightroom is that VSCO doesn’t have the flexibility to alter images using tools like selective, healing, cropping, profiles, and optics. VSCO does offer a list of presets that you can unlock through purchase, whereas Lightroom offers the ability to purchase third party presents and save them directly to your app.


Facetune: Professional photographers and graphic designers constantly photoshop models to perfection, and now so can you! Without the expensive price tag or complicated tools, Facetune gives you the ability to retouch and add artistic flair to selfies and portraits with ease, from the convenience of your iPhone.

This is a great app to put the finishing touches on any photo! Plain and simple.

Handy Hack using Facetune: If you want to lighten the background of your image without brightening the subject, use the retouch whiten tool.