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Top 5 Photo Editing iPhone Apps


Am I the only one that has had a dozen iphone apps for photos? I would always hear about new apps, download them, use them once or twice and move on. I recently deleted all the apps I don’t really need and have pared down to my absolute favorites. Most people don’t need 15 photography apps, I promise!

Afterlight is by far my most used photo editing app. I use it on almost all of my photos before posting to Instagram to brighten, fix colors, etc. You can manually edit your photos or use their filters which are pretty good, but I usually opt to manually edit.

Over is my favorite for for adding text to photos. I don’t use it as much as I did when I was running my clothing store and overlaying text on photos more often, but I still use it now and then. There are some great fonts and you can play around with the opacity if you want the text to be a little transparent which is great.

Diptic is for collages. It’s one of the first apps I ever downloaded and I’ve found no reason to move to another collage app. There are a lot of basic collage layout and some more intricate ones, too.

Rhonda Designs is another one I use for putting text on photos. The fonts in this app are beautiful and there are also a lot of premade overlays with badges, banners and saying. I don’t use those that often, but every once in a while when I have to make a graphic and I’m away from the computer I’ll throw a graphic or two from this app on there.

Squaready is what I use when I have a photo that I want to post on instagram, but I don’t want to crop it into a square. Squaready allows you to fit the whole image in and you can fill in the background with white or any other color.

It’s crazy how much we rely on our photos for photography these days! More than half the time photos don’t even make it to my computer, I can do pretty much everything I need to do on my phone before sharing to social media. The apps above are my absolute favorite, go-to photo editing apps, but I’m always willing to try more. What are your favorite photography or photo editing apps?

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