How I Edit My Photos: Apps & Programs 2018



One of the most commonly asked questions I get asked on Instagram is: What program did you use to edit your photos?

I love helping out others who are trying to get into the travel blogging game so I always make sure to answer every question I get! I've been getting the question a lot more as of lately so I've decided it was time I did a proper blog on what apps I'm currently using. A lot of these apps I've found through Q&A's with creators I admire like Renee Roaming, Hello Emilie and Tara Milk Tea.

If you are looking to step up your editing game, then here's a list of my top editing apps/programs that I feel are definitely worth a download.

Light room (Desktop & Mobile)
Over the years I've tried many editing programs (paid & free) and none of them could compare to Light room. It's the go to editing program for most photographers and for good reason. It has the best tools and features. When you first download it, it can look a bit daunting but it doesn't take long to learn how everything works. I recommend checking out tutorials on Youtube, that's how I learned the ropes. I use the desktop version for major editing and then the app for small touch ups once I transfer my photos to my phone. Light room is a subscription and will cost you around 28 AUD- but if you're serious about your blogging it's worth the price.

A Color Story
If you are looking for a quick editing solution then I recommend the A Color Story app. It has all the tools you'll need for basic editing as well as some great filters. The filters in particular come in handy if you're trying to set up a theme with your IG account.

VSCO
VSCO is great for editing photos however I've been using it lately for video editing. It's a great solution if you want to make your Iphone videos look more cinematic and professional. The video filters work similarly to LUTS in Adobe premiere. If you post lots of video it's definitely worth checking out.

Unfold
Now this app isn't really for photo editing but instastory editing...I've been using it so much I had to mention it. If you are interested in creating more eye catching instastories then definitely download this free app. Their templates are incredible!

UNUM
Lastly, UNUM- again this isn't an editing app but it's one I use every day so had to give it a shout. UNUM is a feed planner app. If you've been wondering how people get such perfectly themed feeds? They're probably using some sort of feed planner app. UNUM lets you upload your photos in the order you intend to post so you can see how your feed will look in the future. Your top 6 photos are the first thing a person sees when they go on your account so you want to make sure it looks appealing so they'll hit the follow button!

If  you have any questions about any of the apps mentioned send me a message. To see more of my travel photography, follow me on Instagram!