Photo editing apps? What must I have been messing with, right 😂?
Okay, so I took some random pictures and I wanted to post them on Instagram but I couldn’t? Why? Because of facial hair 😭. I struggle with a stubble all the time because I inherited it; I really don’t know why I couldn’t pick hips but nooo, it’s hair.
I really didn’t want to throw the pictures away so I thought ‘How about I edit them?’ and then I went on a search for the best photo editing apps (in the hopes I’d find one that’d remove my beard 😭). So here, I came up with this list of four photo editing apps I tried:
1. Airbrush: I just want to say that I love this app like a lot. It’s very easy to use and it focuses on the details in a picture: you could lighten your lips, make your eyes less red, blur your background, name it. The attention to detail is superb but…
Of course there’s always a but 😂. Most of these options don’t come cheap. Of course you have access to some things on the free version but to get the best of the app, you have to use Airbrush Black. It’s basically the paid version where you get access to everything the app has to offer.
On iPhone, it costs 2,500 naira per month and 10,500 naira for a year. You get seven days free though if you want to test it out but if you just need slight editing, you’re good to go. Luckily, it edited my beard 🥰.
Pros: Easy to use and a wonderful editor to play with.
Cons: You have to pay to use all the tools.
2. Snapseed: This photo editing app owned by Google is next on my list. Though it’s not easy to navigate as a beginner, everything about it is free and you don’t need to pay for any extra tools.
It’d probably be easier for someone with knowledge of photography terms to use but you could still get a nicely edited picture from it. Also, it saves your edits so you could use the same exact thing again instead of starting over. There’s also a ‘Tutorial’ option in the app to help understand it a bit more as well. Unfortunately, it couldn’t remove my stubble 🥺.
Pros: Access to all the tools without paying.
Cons: Hard to navigate as a beginner.
3 . Facetune 2: I don’t know what the original Facetune is about but I know you have to pay 1,400 naira for it. This one though is free. It’s really similar to Airbrush and even pays EVEN more attention to details; you can adjust your eyes, nose and mouth to the sizes you want but…
But of course, you have to pay for it. It’s called Facetune VIP and you pay 1,075 naira per month and 12,900 naira annually on iPhone. So much money mehn.
Also, every time I would try to use a free tool, it wouldn’t work until I used a paid one and I’m not having none of that. So, I have no picture to display for it.
Pros: Fine tuned attention to detail; it can change you, hehe.
Cons: Seems like you have to pay for it.
4. VSCO: I read good things about this photo editing app so I thought it was going to be amazing but when I downloaded it, I realized it’s a classic editor. It has quite a number of filters/presets and the regular tools like exposure, contrast and the likes.
There are also a few tools that can be accessed when you subscribe for the VSCO membership.
Pros: Easy to use for quick editing.
Cons: Nothing too in-depth, just a classic editor.
Honourary mention goes to all Adobe products. They’re amazing and though they might seem free at first, they aren’t at all so I can’t even test them.
Special mention goes to Instasize. I only use it to adjust my pictures to size for Instagram but it has editing abilities, for video and pictures though it’s nothing too advanced.
So, tell me, what photo editing apps have you tried? Are there any you can recommend to me? Talk to meee. Thanks 😊.
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