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5 Apps Used to Edit Instagram

Today I will share with you my favorite Instagram Editing Apps and how I use them to make my Instagram feed stand out and tell my brand story.

Today I will share with you my favorite Instagram Editing Apps and how I use them to make my Instagram feed stand out and tell my brand story. simplylakita.com #instagram #apps

Lately, I have been receiving great compliments, engagement, and even an increase in followers on my Instagram and I believe that is mainly due to my feed and the way that I have been editing my pics.

I recently decided to spend a little more time making my Instagram feed more cohesive so that all of the pictures look like they belong to one overall collage instead of just being random individual snaps of daily life. One way that I have been able to achieve this is by editing my pics the same way each time and thinking about how a picture will fit into the overall collage of my Instagram. This may sound like a lot of work, but really once you begin to edit your pictures the same way, I think muscle memory takes over, and you can quickly edit pictures without even thinking about it.

The theme of my Instagram is minimalist, bright, warm-toned, with the colors overly saturated to catch the eye while scrolling through the feed.

Instagram Editing Apps

I have been able to achieve this by using the following apps:

My favorite and most go to app is Snapseed which I use for pretty much all of my pictures. Within the app, I adjust the details, tune the image, crop, and use the selective tool to adjust certain areas of the photo…especially dark spots that need brightening. More often when I am done with this app I will post it straight to Instagram unless I want to use a particular filter or the photo needs a little more work.

Instagram editing apps

VSCO is very similar to Snapseed in that you can specifically edit your pictures anyway that you would like as well as add filters. But this app works well for me when I need to adjust the tint of the picture and straighten certain areas of the photo that may be a little off balance.

ABM or the A Beautiful Mess is an app that I will use only for the filter Poppy because this filter is really bright and usually if I feel that my picture is still lacking something after editing it in Snapseed, then I will also use this filter on top of the edited photo as well.

Instagram editing apps

Picfx is another app that has great filters especially to add depth to a picture and I especially love using these filter for selfies and other more personal shots. My favorite filters are the ones in the PFX Film set and I especially love PFX 15 and PFX 15x…these filters make brown skin look brighter without giving it that washed out appearance.

Instagram editing apps

And last, but certainly, not least I use Instagram to edit my Instagram pictures…that makes perfect sense right! In the Instagram app, my favorite filter is Ludwig, but I will also make last minute adjustments to the brightness, saturation, and warmth within this app as well.

Instagram editing apps

These apps have improved my Instagram feed so much, be sure to follow me on Instagram @simplylakita, and if you have any favorite apps, filters, or tips that you use to make your feed more beautiful please share them in the comment section below as sharing is caring 😉

P.S. For 5 Tips to Improve Your Food Photography be sure to check out my previous post here.

Food Photography

Got any comments, questions, or ideas about other Instagram Editing Apps? Share them in the comments below!


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    Angela K. Hill
    May 28, 2016 at 10:54 PM

    Your food photography keeps getting better and better! I’m about to head on over to your photography post, for some tips. I love this post and I absolutely love your Instagram feed. Thanks for putting this list together and sharing!
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      admin
      May 29, 2016 at 12:11 PM

      Thank you so much!!

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    Tamara
    May 29, 2016 at 12:56 PM

    You do have a very eye-catching Instagram feed!
    I took an Instagram class at BlogU two years ago and learned SO MUCH. That doesn’t mean I do it all, but the heart is there.
    I love Snapseed and VSCO.
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      admin
      May 31, 2016 at 8:20 AM

      Thank you! There is so much to learn about Instagram, implementing it all can be tough.

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    Akaleistar
    May 29, 2016 at 5:02 PM

    Your food pics look fantastic! I need to check out these apps 🙂
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      admin
      May 31, 2016 at 8:20 AM

      Thank you…please do 🙂

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    Sonya
    May 30, 2016 at 10:30 AM

    Your food photography pictures are always so pretty. Learning more about photography is one of my goals for the future.
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      admin
      May 31, 2016 at 8:22 AM

      Thank you so much Sonya! I am constantly learning something new about photography.

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    Lowanda J
    May 31, 2016 at 10:52 PM

    Thank you so much for this post. I have already downloaded Snapseed and I’m enjoying the results. Thanks for sharing your secret and love your feed!!
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      admin
      June 1, 2016 at 11:20 AM

      That is my favorite app to edit my Instagram pictures with…hope you enjoy it just as much! Thank you 🙂

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    Yum Yucky
    June 1, 2016 at 1:00 PM

    Hey LaKita. Thank you for the tips. I am trying to get more active on Instagram, so this is helpful!

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      admin
      June 4, 2016 at 9:31 AM

      You are welcome!! Glad they helped you 🙂

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