When I started my blog I also started my Instagram Account @abigirlx, which enabled me to post and share with my followers my adventures, looks and shenanigans in a more visual and immediate way. I felt it was important to try to uphold the high standard set by other fashion bloggers and beauty belles and to try and share beautiful pictures. But how to do this when I am taking photos with my I-Phone in a darkened room? And then my when I switch to my front camera to take a selfie my face is there like…
So here are some some of the Apps which I use to digitally enhance selfies, pics and make them more radiant and “Instagram” worthy, but they can be used for blogs too!
Number 1. Perfect 365 (Free)
Hands down the best App I have ever used. This is an absolute God send for any selfie and I can not recommend it enough! It is free, but if it was £10 I would still buy it and tell you all to do it too. This is a make-up and and photo digital enhancing App and is so easy to use it is unreal. You upload the picture and the App automatically scans your face and from your contours it pin points where your eyes are, your mouth, the edge of your face etc. (You can change these but it is pretty accurate). Then you can do pretty much anything to your face automatically. Choose the smile button and control how much you want your mouth to curve upwards, slim your face down, perfect skin and blemishes (automatically) without altering features, add color to your cheeks, change your lip stick shade, enhance your eye lashes and whitened your teeth. Trust me with this one you will have hours of fun 😉
Before Perfect 365
After Perfect 365
Number 2. Magisto
If you are not a big fan of videos then you can skip this one. However although a bit complicated at first I have found this video editing app does is incredible. Choose different videos and pictures. Then pick a style, music (including your own track) and how long you want the combined presentation to be. Magisto then goes away and puts all the footage together (you don’t have to do anything) and when it is done, usually around 10 minutes, you will get a professional video montage just like magic. I love the way it adds an arty twist to videos and it means that I can upload a combination of smaller video snipets of different locations and moments in one post. Here is an example of the one it did with a few videos and pictures of mine of the Jean Paul Gautier exhibition in London!
Both these Apps are great if you want more filter choices and after leaks. Delux FX This does exactly what it says on the (paint) tin, it really does turn mediocre pictures into works of art. This App gives you a whole range of filters (77 to be exact) in addition to the ones which you already have on Instagram and and 55 overlays including light leaks and light and color enhancement ones. They have some great rainbow effects and just love the way my pictures look after using this App. After Light is great for light leaks and more vintage filters.
Number 5. Camera Plus (£1.49)
This App is great for adding light to dark pictures or adding additional light without actually changing the brightness of it and fading the photos colour. I used this one when I went out with the girls and took a picture of our glowing drinks bottle and us behind it in the darkness. We didn’t come out, so I put the picture through After Light and all of a sudden the glow and the darkness was still there but now so were we! This App also has some great overlays where you can control the colour and the placing of the light leaks
Before Camera Plus
After Camera Plus
After Camera Plus
Number 6. Insta Size (Free)
This was one of the first ones I downloaded after getting Instagram because I couldn’t work out how to fit the whole picture on the scren as it couldn’t be shrunk and kept getting cropped. This adds a white boarder around your photo so that the whole of it can be seen when you upload it.
Number 7. Followers (Free)
This lets you see who has just followed you, who is following you and who has unfollowed you. This means that if people follow you so that you follow them back and then a few days later they unfollow you, then you know about it and it means you can unfollow them too! Mouhahha
Number 8. Get Likes (Free)
This is something which makes your pictures look more popular and could potentially get you on the popular page. You can buy likes through this app,but it also has a free version of getting likes. The App lets your log in and like other people’s pictures and for every 2 likes you give through this App, someone will give you one back for free. You can add your likes up and then claim them all at once or spread them over a few photos. You can choose how many and when you receive them.
So if you didn’t know about them already I hope these Apps help you create lovely pictures and to help grow your following that you deserve! 🙂