Insta-worthy snaps: top editing apps to enhance your photos

Instagram apps

If you’re an Instagram user, you will know the most popular accounts are peppered with incredible, engaging and attractive content. For many account owners, a lot of time and effort goes in to curating their feed and making each image look as premium as possible. There’s a huge range of apps available for the savvy Instagram user to elevate their profiles. With a photogenic location like Sanctuary Cove Resort, with a little touch up from these top editing apps, you will have a collection of picture-perfect pics that are worthy of a whole lot of love – or likes, for that matter. Here are the five best photo editing apps.


If you love that classic, soft and dreamy film look, then VSCO is the app for you. It’s perfect for transforming any ordinary photo into an understated vintage-look masterpiece. Keep up with the current Instagram trend of soft, faded images with the VSCO filters presenting a more subtle and less overpowering look. With this free app, you can adjust the strength of the presets to suit your taste. And you can fine-tune the exposure or colour using a range of editing tools.


This easy-to-use editing app offers a powerful collection of tools for those who want to work on the basic stuff, such as exposure, colour, sharpening and tinting. Also equipped with creative mood-enhancing filters, you can convert your photos to black and white, apply textures and add blur effects. Snapseed also has a set of “Looks” which are adjustable one-tap filters. It’s easy to apply your last edits to a new photo which is perfect for editing a set of similar images.

Afterlight 2

You may remember the original Afterlight – well, this is the new and improved version! What’s great about this app is the basic edits it offers, such as the typical colour, exposure, sharpness and crop tools, but where it stands out is in its advanced editing features, such as curves and selective colour. These allow you to fine-tune the photo’s colours and tones to really showcase your images.


With Mextures, it’s all about texture, as the name implies. Boasting adjustable effects, you can combine as many as you want using the layers feature. Perfect for punters who enjoy adding moodiness and grain to photos, it’s easy to create unique edits by combining and blending different effects. If you’re new to Mextures, you may want to start by using the wide range of pre-set formulas. You can save and share your own formulas as a template for ease of use.

Superimpose X

A little more technical than some of the above, Superimpose X is used for combining and blending several photos into a single composite image. This is where you can really have fun with your editing. With this app, you can adapt each layer of the photo using filters and adjustments, shadows, blur, gradients and distortions. With Superimpose X, the creative possibilities are endless.

September 25, 2018