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My Favorite Photo Editing Apps

As I get into this blogging thing, I have been experimenting with different photo editing apps to make my pictures look better. My current favorites are, Darkroom, VSCO, and Afterlight. The photos I have posted on my blog have been edited using Darkroom.

  1. Darkroom

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I started using this app a couple of months ago because I really liked one of the preset filters and I thought it made my photos look very seasonal (autumn & winter). The filter I use is A100 and depending on the original quality of the photo, I adjust the Brightness, Contrast, Saturation, Fade and Sharpness accordingly. There are other filters that are also great and I think I will look into those more as we get into Spring and Summer, looking for something lighter. As other photo editing apps, you can also purchase additional filters.

2. VSCO

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VSCO’s main appeal is that they’ve built a community of photographers and photography aficionados. I do think this app takes practice and it’s a lot about trial and error. It also provides a built-in camera where you have control over a lot more settings than with the standard iPhone camera app. VSCO counts with more free filters, but also offers additional filters at a price. Like most apps, it also allows you to edit the individual composition elements of the photo. My favorite filters in this app are F2 and HB2.

3. Afterlight

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Afterlight has A LOT of filters and they classify them in categories like Original, Guest, Seasons, Fusion, etc.Since there are so many options, I find it harder to find a favorite one. One of my favorite features of this app is the Clarify setting. I’m not 100% what it does, but it usually makes my photos look really good and then I can go into editing the individual composition items like Contrast and Brightness.

If you have any apps that you use, please leave them in the comments below! I am always looking for new tools to work with and I appreciate your input!

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