5 Photo Editing Apps to up Your Instagram Game

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Even though you may never reach T. Swift levels of Instagram follower devotion, that is no reason not to take your feed to the next level. From elegant frames to exquisite fonts to emoji stamps, there are plenty of ways to up your photo sharing game. Download some of these essential editing apps and you’ll be raking in the likes in no time.

1. Whitagram

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Yes, we were all very excited when Instagram came out with horizontal capabilities. I know I was. But if you are still partial to the square format, you can make your own borders with this simple, sleek app. The newest version also has limited text capabilities. ProTip: There is a meme generator at the end of the editor options, who knows you may be the owner of the next Grumpy Cat.


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This is every fashion blogger’s favorite editor app. VSCO is an extensive library of preset filters, that really dwarf the native Instagram options. There are scores of filter collections you can purchase for any vibe. My favorite collection is Vibrant Classic which is perfect for making any plate of boring drunk brunch POP.

3. Over

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Do you have something profound and inspirational to say on Instagram? Probably not. But if you DID Over would be the best app to overlay that mind-blowing quote over the picture you took of the ocean on spring break when you were in college.

4. Perfect365

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We’ve all been privy to some amazing photoshop disasters so use this app wisely. You can smooth out your dermatological imperfections or add a little color to your cheekbones, but don’t go overboard or else you may be getting some serious flack from your followers.

5. Instamoji


Not everybody is trying to take Instagram SO seriously, which is why Instamoji is a breath of fresh air amidst the some of the more self-important grammers out there. Want to update your brunch? Add a happy poo emoji! Want to tell someone you love them the millennial way? Stamp some hearts over your eyes. This one is all about fun, so have at it!

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