Pandas! It’s no secret that I am always going on and on about photography and in particular iphoneography. To aid this addiction I have about 200 apps. Sadly I wish I was joking at the amount. I am literally obsessed with finding the best apps a girl can get her hands on. It has practically turned into a fun quest of the modern ages for me.
Before I ever got a fancy smart phone, I used to take my DSLR camera everywhere. It was my baby. After I would take loads of photos I would come back home, upload them onto my laptop and then begin the magical process of Photoshop. I swear that program is gold. But slowly my love for the laborious task of editing each photo soon became a burden of epic proportions. And that’s because I found the world of apps. I now can’t remember the last time I took a digital compact camera out with me. Every photo has been captured through my iPhone. It has turned into a one-stop-shop for photography. So because of this love, I thought I should share some of the best apps around that I use to edit my photos. These will include selfie helpers and landscape fixer-uppers.
Best Filters for your Selfie Obsession:
The B612 app is a great little app to make you look your best in the selfie game. When you open the app you can flip through the many filters until you are happy with the one that you’ve chosen and you can start capturing photos right on the spot. It’s handy because you don’t have to do any post editing to get the right filter for the shot. But it doesn’t just stop there. It also takes videos with the filters and both cameras on your smart phone are equipped through the app. There have been days where I look like a train-wreck and this app has saved the day!
VSCOcam is your go-to app for every filter imaginable. You have to import the photos that you want to edit but it’s very simple and easy to use. Sometimes I struggle with which filters to use because there are that many!
Best Overall Photo-editor:
Snapseed (by Google) is by far the best photo-editing app around. It enhances your snaps to a very high standard. Sometimes I even get shocked that some of my photos were actually captured with a smart phone camera. It perplexes me I tell you! Here’s some examples taken by me of course…
For Extra special effects:
LensLight is a special app that allows you to add lens flares, suns (like actual suns and glares from a sun), bokeh, and glitter. You can even add a moon and lightening if you wanted to. I will show you some examples at the end.
Reflect Mirror Camera is simply stunning. I never thought I would have such fun with an app like this. Basically, it allows you to add water, whether it be oceans, beaches, ice or lakes to your image. It will then reflect your capture into the water. It’s expanded to floor surfaces, sci-fi and tiled surfaces. Some of you guys will probably say, how good could this app be?! But after I show you some examples you will freak the F***k out!
Camera360 not only enhances your landscape photography it fixes up your selfies with the portrait feature as well. This is another all-rounder which would come in second after Snapseed, because let’s face it, nothing should come before it. But where this app rules the roost is in it’s effects. You are able to put filters such as ‘Magic sky’ (enhances your skyscapes) ‘Starry Night’ (gives your stars in your skyscape captures) and many more filters.
Ok here are some examples, using my photos of all the apps just mentioned:
(please click on the images to enlarge them if you want)
And below is what the final picture looks like after I’ve used these apps. The far left one’s are the originals.
The Best Selfie editor around:
Okay can I just say, I think I’ve saved the best for last when it comes to the selfie game. The app is none other than the Perfect365. Where do I even start with this one?! This app takes your selfie shots and smoothes out any blemishes that you would like to tweak. Not only does it smooth complexions but it gives you makeup. I mean, it literally puts makeup on your face. It comes with presets built in, or you can edit each thing individual. For example you can edit your lip colour as well as whiten your teeth and add lip gloss. You can also change your eye colour, grow longer eyelashes, and tame your eyebrows.
To show the effectiveness of this app I decided to take selfies of myself with no makeup on apart from foundation and the tiniest amount of lipgloss and then transform myself into a beauty. I’m not going to toot my own horn but this app made me feel pretty. Well, it made me have two thoughts, one was that I could clean up really well if I had the money. And two was, how the hell did all these wrinkles form. I need to stop laughing so I won’t form new ones!
I’m not sure that this app would do your self-esteem any favours but it can for a brief moment make you think that you too could be on the cover of vogue. Either way it’s a pretty awesome app. You can make the subtlest of changes or go full out on fun mode.
(Don’t forget to click on the images to make them bigger)
And here’s a close up:
I also fixed some other selfies that I took to see what the outcome would be with makeup already on my face…
And there you have it… the best selfie editor EVER!
Okay panda’s I’m sure you’re sick of seeing my face! So that’s it for today. If you have any questions or comments feel free to write your hearts out at the bottom of this post!
Side note: Don’t go too overboard with editing the hell out of yourselves. Even I wouldn’t be putting any of these enhanced photos anywhere on my social media unless I said it was edited. However that being said, it sure is fun to look at them and imagine myself on an exotic photo shoot somewhere.
Peace, Love and Happiness
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