Updated: Jan 29, 2019
Whether you use Instagram for promoting your business or just use the app to share your life with your inner circle, perfecting your visuals is the ultimate goal for both.
Luckily, phone cameras have come a long way. With iPhone's latest models coming with dual lenses and portrait mode it's never been easier of producing some pretty stunning images.
So you have your stunning photo, you're ready to edit, but Instagram's built-in filters only go so far. Now what? It's still pretty difficult to catch people's eye as they scroll the sea of content... This is our favorite part (honest, take a look at our previous work).
Keep scrolling for our go-to editing apps for both iOS and Android that have the best filters, designs, and animation.
A Color Story
Best for: Finding your brand filters.
What they say: "A Color Story focuses on fresh photos and video, on-trend editing styles, and colors that pop. Rather than forcing you into a single look."
Best for: Fine-tuned editing
What they say: "gives you a powerful, yet simple solution for capturing, editing and sharing your photos."
Best for: Clean, minimalist Instagram Story designs.
What they say: "Elegant layouts and editable templates for your photos and text."
Best for: Thinking outside of the box.
What they say: "Try a refreshingly different type of photo art! Animate your photos to magically bring them to life. Choose to animate one element or several, directing your viewer’s eyes to any component of your photo that YOU want to come alive."
Best for: Adding a little dazzle (there's even a glitter power slider!).
What they say: "With this app, you can add effects like a cross filter to attach to the camera lens. Light emitting materials and reflective object will shine even more.Jewelry, glass, illumination"
Best for: 1,000s of plug-in-and-play graphic designs.
What they say: "Canva makes design amazingly simple (and fun)! Create beautiful designs for work, school and play in minutes with Canva – no design skills or complex software needed."
Best for: Living like it's 1998.
What they say: "HUJI Cam makes your moments as precious as the feelings of analog film with old memories."
Adobe Spark Video
Best for: Making movie magic.
What they say: "Spark Video helps anyone create compelling video stories in minutes. Easily add and trim video clips to make your videos stand out on social. Pick from over 1 million beautiful iconic images or add your own photos to highlight what you have to say. Select the soundtrack that works best."