You ever see that perfect feed, or the perfectly white background on pictures, and you literally just stare at it wondering how the hell they did that? 🙋🏼 Yeah. Me too.
That is until I discovered the three apps I'm going to talk about in this post today. I am not kidding these 3 picture editing apps are my go to apps. I've used them every single day since I found out about them. I have since become a pro (sorta).
In no particular order, make sure you download these 3 apps. (please note I have an android but these should be available for IPhone as well.)
1. A Color Story
Color Story is the app I use for my perfectly white backgrounds. I'm able to get a dimly lit photo to look like a diamond in the sky in about 5 clicks. All I had to do was purchase one filter pack for I think $1.99 to make it happen to my liking. It's called bright whites I believe (update: It's called flashes of delight). However, these results are achievable without the pack. It'll just take a little longer to figure out the exact combo of settings.
The app is super easy to navigate and is extremely straightforward. The first screen will have you choose a photo. Then it'll ask if you'd like to crop (always do 1:1 ratio for Instagram sizing). Then it's all up to you! Mess with filters, or head to settings for a more custom approach. I use a mixture of both. My best friends are temperature and exposure. The end result is a feed that'll look something like this if you edit like I do:
2. Pics art
The next app I use for my text graphics, story graphics, and for putting borders around my Insta pics. It's called PicsArt. The most amazing, close to Photoshop-for-phones-if-you-know-how-to-use-it app out there in my opinion. It's extremely user friendly and only takes me about 10 minutes at most to make my Instagram story graphics from scratch.
Some notable features are the basic crop tools and resize tools, clone feature, color adustments, a secret whitening tool found in the "corrections" section when you go to "FX", border options, and stickers. Yeah. The stickers are bomb and very addicting.
Literally says awesome stickers. I'm not lying.
There are also plenty "free to edit" stock photos as well that you can mix up with your promos and such.
Those are a few examples of thing I've made in picsart. It's an amazing tool to perfect any sort of text or creative promo. I don't use this all the time (because I use canva for my actual Instagram feed), but it's a quick and easy process when I do, and I always love the end result.
3. Preview App
Preview is the app I use to review my feed before actually posting anything to it. It starts off blank but you can either load your current feed in, or add pictures manually. I have my feed loaded in, and whenever I want to test out a picture I'll add one manually to see if it'll fit with the aesthetic.
I love being able to see how things look before posting. For anyone who is looking for a way to better their aesthetic, this is the app. Not only can you preview your feed, but there are a few analytics and hashtag options in the free version that I like too.
These are the analytics you can see with the free version. I get most of my analytics from the actual Instagram app, but this is awesome to see how my engagement has been doing lately.
There is a scheduling option as well AND when you go to the caption options you can find popular hashtags for your niche. Check it out.