5 Powerful Apps to Edit your Photos for Instagram

5 Powerful Apps to Edit your Photos for Instagram

The most important thing to grow audience on Instagram is high quality, nice photos! Some smart, powerful photo apps and you are ready, you don’t have to spend a fortune!

Here are 5 apps to get your photos Instagram ready!


#1. PicLab -free

This app is in the top 3 I use on a daily basis. With this app you can add typography & artwork, apply stunning filters and photo effects, and add an ever-growing collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos, just perfect for those lovely Instagram images! It’s a cool app, you can actually stack the texts and the artworks in layers, which means you can add more than one of them on to your image.

#2. VSCO Cam -free

VSCO Cam is the premier way to shoot, edit, and share your photographs. With this app you can edit your photos before uploading them to Instagram, you can adjust a photo’s exposure level,contrast, color temperature, saturation, sharpening, and cropping, etc. The app is super easy to use, the interface is user friendly!


#3. Photo Editor by Aviary -free

I already talked about this app, it’s my favorite! Most of the features are free not like other apps, loads and loads of filters. Most of the times I use this app for my Instagram selfies :). There are 16 editing and enhancing tools in all! I have a feeling that not so many people use this app, although it’s fantastic and I cannot believe it’s still free!


#4. Camera+ $2.99

The Clarity filter is iPhone photography’s secret sauce—it adds pro-camera crispness to almost any shot – it has manual controls for ISO, digital zoom and much, much more! This app is quite popular, so might already have it, if not I would recommend to check it out!


#5. A beautiful Mess App $0.99

If you like their blog, I am sure you already heard about their photo app, with this app, you can play with shapes, add filters and text to your photo, it’s really great app if you wish to add a pinch of fun to your Instagram images!


What are your top photo editing apps for Instagram?


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Kathy Jesperson

I’m still not on Instagram. I know I should be. I use a lot of my work. Thanks for this post.


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Maddy Khan

This is a great list and I love editing photos so I am excited to use these, thank you Betty. xx


Love your blog, following you on bloglovin’ now 🙂

Heather Noire

I really love pics art it does a lovely job with filters and camera plus are truly amazing! I love your suggestions for other aps to use on photos 🙂 http://bauchlefashion.com


I love a beautiful mess. I haven’t heard of the others and cant wait to check them out. Great list–thanks for sharing

Cupcake Splendens

This is great!!!Thank you :*


I knew about PicLab, but not the others. Thanks for sharing them!


I’ve never even heard of most of these! Definitely going to have to check them out. And I’m surprised you didn’t mention Afterlight! Such a great editing app for $0.99


Thanks for sharing…. just downloaded piclab! xx


My favourite one is VSCO and yes, I use Aviary every time like you! Another app is snapseed, useful especially with landscape, architecture and white flatly photos!


Luisa @ looking for mama me

Thanks for sharing, Im off to download piclab now! It sounds like just what I need 🙂

Lisa - Sweet Little Pretties

Thank-you for sharing. Love all of these apps I also use Little Moments for editing my pictures

Rinneth Tee

Thinking of making a new Instagram account for my blog. Apps will be very helpful. Thanks! <3


Thank you for sharing so many good (free) apps! I use VSCO, but haven’t come across the others, so will definitely check them out 🙂