4 awesome free Instagram photo editing tools for a *fierce* feed
We compile the four best Instagram apps to enhance images and curate a clean, gorgeous feed with a strong theme.
With millions of apps that promise jazzy filters and beautifying properties, finding the best Instagram tools online can seem a little daunting. Even with Instagram’s newest editing tools and standalone apps Layout, Boomerang, there are better editing apps out there. Which is why here at Superhuman Social, we want to share the love and explain how we edit our Instagram photos.
Luckily (for our wallets) there are some great free tools to edit photos. Which means that your feed will be jam-packed with powerful imagery to create an overall Instagram theme that aligns with your brand.
Here are our favourite apps for editing photos before you post to Instagram:
Getting sick of all those Clarendon and Lo-Fi filters filling up your Instagram feed? This sleek photo editing app is kinda like having a mini Photoshop in the palm of your hand. VSCO comes pre-loaded with a bunch of cool preset filters with more free or premium packs available in-app. Although there’s so much functionality within the editing tab, I’m not sure why anyone would pay for the premium filter packs. We like to open and tweak all images within VSCO before moving on to edit further in the apps below.
Download VSCO for iOS and Android here: vsco.co
Let’s face it, we all have days where we feel less than photogenic. That’s where (the questionably named) Beauty Plus comes in. This selfie editing app is ideal for those close-up selfies that reveal unwanted imperfections. Just don’t go too hard on the face smoothing filter or you’ll look like Halloween has come early. And remember kids: You don’t need perfect skin to be beautiful.
Download BeautyPlus for iOS and Android here: global.meitu.com
Say what you like about the plethora of #motivationalquotes that litter the Instagram landscape. They can be cringe (or plain ridiculous) at times, but they generate engagement and therefore, we love them. So what is Canva and how can it help us to become the ultimate #quotestoliveby guru? Here at Superhuman Social, Canva is our all time favourite app. This free graphic design app has templates for pretty much everything – not just quotes for Instagram posts. From pre-sized social media image and header templates to marketing materials, documents, presentations, invitations and ads. You just drag and drop your content and then download as either a PDF, .jpg or .png.
Check out Canva here: canva.com
Wonder how all your favourite Instagrammers conjure a minimal aesthetic in their feed with that stylish white border around Instagram posts? Instasize is a free image resizing app and Superhuman Social’s last port of call in the photo-editing workflow. Open an image within the app and then pinch the corners in to reveal a white border. This app is also great for cropping images and even has a few snazzy filters thrown in for good measure.
Download Instasize for iOS and Android here: munkee.co
Do you have a favourite social media app we should know about? Comment below or tweet us @superhumansoc