Since I started curating my Instagram feed in early 2017, one of my most-asked questions was: “what apps do you use to edit your Instagram photos?“. In fact, followers are still asking me what apps I use to edit my autumn Instagram photos. I have spent too many hours of my life researching themes and editing techniques and iPhone photography tips because I was determined to have a pretty Instagram feed. It was so, so difficult. It still is.
Starting my autumn theme in April 2018 was stupidly stressful because it would be the first time that I broke away from a perfect, white feed. This meant that I had to practice how to take photos that would look autumnal AND complement the surrounding photos on my Instagram feed. Having to consider the theme and layout and colours can become quite unpleasant when you are an overthinker like me. Although it does sound like a lot of highly unnecessary stress, I truly enjoy the creative challenge.
Snapseed is the first app that I use to edit my autumn Instagram photos. In my opinion, it is the best free photo editing app available as it can be used for almost all types of basic and advanced edits. I make use of the Tune Image (brightness, saturation, ambiance, highlights and warmth), Details (structure and sharpness), Crop (square), Rotate, Perspective (tilt and rotate), Selective (brightness and saturation), Brush (exposure, temperature and saturation), Healing, and Text tools. I started my very first theme, a bright white theme, after playing around with Snapseed’s different tools.
Preview App is the second app that I use to edit my autumn Instagram photos. It is the app that brings all of my photos together beautifully. Firstly, I layer a filter from their Fall Filter Pack over my edited photos. Unfortunately, this filter pack is not free. Lastly, I make use of the My Gallery feature to plan my Instagram feed. By being able to preview my feed, I can ensure that my photos complement one another and do not clash. In my opinion, Preview App is the best free Instagram preview app available with some wonderful filters.
Before & After
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