Spending a Sunday snapping pictures is one of my favourite things to do. Everything from picking my products, background and props to snapping the photo. But there are days the colours are just not popping the way they should, or the lighting is just not working on the day and this can be disheartening and frustrating. Working with natural lighting can give your flatlay an awesome effect or be a bit of a pain at times but don’t despair, editing your pictures can save the day. So even though I am fairly new to this blogging thing, I am going to share with you my favourite photo editing apps.
Snapseed is a complete and professional photo editor developed by Google and I love it! It is the first app I open when I start my editing. I use it to first brighten the photo as a whole and if necessary tune the Saturation, Vibrancy, Highlight and Shadows. The other thing I love is using the selective tool and tap on an area of the photo that I want to brighten rather than the whole image. Once I get this how I like it I will adjust the white balance (I like to cool it down a touch). You can also crop. add text and so much more.
This app is great for a few reasons, not just adjusting those selfies. The whitening tool is amazing and great for changing that ‘not quite white’ toned background to a nice crisp white. The detail option can help bring out the sparkle of a diamonte to the sparkle of an eye on your selfie. I love using the detail tool in product pictures as much as a shameless selfie. You can also add a little extra glow to that brush handle when it is just looking a little flat.
I have only really used the free version. You can however pay and get access to more features. So far I haven’t felt like I needed to. So have saved my money.
This is the app I use to put my Instagram water mark on the photos. Its quick, easy and free. Awesome all round! Plus you can save text so its just a tap and add as your final touch to your photos. If you are not watermarking your photos, you should be. You will be surprised how many people feel that its ok to steel your photos and claim it is as their work.
There are a couple of other apps that I am trying out at the moment but still not sure if I like them or not. These three are my current favourites and the ones I use 90% of the time. Plus they are easy to use.
I also wanted to mention a little about the camera that I use for my photos. I know a lot of people swear by their mobile phone, but for me I can’t live without my Cannon DSLR. I find my picture quality is so much better and my editing becomes a lot less intense with my Cannon. But this is just me and my preferences when it comes to my photos. If you don’t have a DSLR you don’t need to rush out and buy one, work with what you have.
Do you take your photos with your phone? What are your favourite apps for editing? I would love to know. Let me know in the comments below.
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