It's so easy to capture wonderful memories at any moment with the cameras on your phone. Sharing your story on social media lets friends and family experience your happy moments too. It's no wonder apps like Instagram have a cult following. You can edit your photos and follow those of your loved ones without any technical knowledge needed.
We love user-friendly, stylish and unique photography apps. You can even use your photos from these apps when creating your next digital keepsake.
Here are our top 5 favourites:
We love simple and stylish design and VSCO (Visual Supply Company) follows these same principles, combining form and function with simple beauty. With plenty of unique filters, including classic options combined with professional quality filters, it's interface is simple, easy to use and turns your photos into something special.
Snapseed features a beautifully designed interface with sophisticated photo effects. Add drama, frames, filters and selectively adjust and enhance your photos with a few taps of your finger. You'll quickly get the hang of it and once you do, can start to play around with producing fun quality photos. They also have handy explanations to help you get started.
Instagram is a popular photo app that allows you to upload and share photos using filters and frames. Simple in its approach, Instagram is more about the community than special effects. Its grown in popularity quickly over the last couple of years and is no doubt based on a shared love for inspiring images and photo stories. You can view our kikki.K Instagram here.
4. Photogene 2
Photogene 2 offers all the usual effects and features, in a user friendly design with high quality results. It's distinction, however, is that it's a photo editor and photo collage tool in one. You can choose to include different photos in unique collage options and share them to social media afterwards. You can also add fun speech bubbles and other creative touches too.
Our favourite feature of Camera+ is the handy shooting modes. We've all suffered from a blurry photo due to shaky hands. The 'Stabilizer' function in Camera+ is designed to fix that and turn your photos into beautifully crisp moments. The 'Burst' option allows you to take multiple photos in a row, so you can capture all the action, while the 'Timer' lets you set up your phone then run to the picture, ensuring you don't miss out on the photo.
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Afterglow's sweet and simple design is accessible and fun. Designed to be used with Instagram, one of their unique features is the 'Guest Filters' - unique designs created by guest Instagram users. Their gorgeous frames are also a stand out, with the ability to turn your photos into circles, triangles, rectangles and more, on beautifully simple white backgrounds.