"Content is king;" we hear it all the time. We are in the digital age, which means visuals are crucial. Whether posting on social media for business or personal use, it's important your visuals reflect what you want to portray. If you don't have the time needed to do some serious "photo-shopping," you don't need me to tell you that your next best option is going straight to your smartphone to edit! Depending on the need and destination of your photos, here are a number of my favorite iPhone editing applications:
Over: If you want to create a picture with wording over the top, this app makes it very easy. It is currently $3.99 in the app store. This is great if you’re creating a picture for a brand and want to catch viewers’ attention with a simple word or two.
You can change the font, size and color of the text you want to apply over the pictures. You also have the option to add artwork over your pictures. There are a number of beautifully designed logos and banners for holidays, words of inspiration and emoticons.
Over is great for personal use and can make very great photos. Just take a background picture, add some quote artwork over the picture, and you have your #MotivationMonday taken care of!
Afterlight: Afterlight is my go-to photo editing app. For only $.99, this app offers some great editing options and is very user-friendly. This is your standard, photo-editing app. It gives you the ability to edit colors, textures and the shade of your photos. You can also add films and other custom made filters onto your pictures from Afterlight. Frames and shapes are also an option for your pictures.
Diptic: For those of you that like to put your photos into a collage, Diptic is a great app. Although Instagram makes it so that you no longer have to outsource your photo editing and allows you to make a collage directly from Instagram, I prefer to use Diptic. Plus, not every picture taken goes straight to Instagram...
Perfect365: This name of this app is so accurate! When I discovered this app, I was shocked! No wonder celebrities look amazing in nearly every photo they post on social media! Basically, by downloading this app, you have the ability to give yourself a free makeover. The options here include adding lipstick, eye makeup, slimming your face, smoothing your face, whitening your teeth, adding blush and deepening your smile. It’s actually a bit creepy where this app can take your selfie game. Be careful with this app though, I’ve seen it go very wrong and when people start seeing a difference between your selfies and your face in person, you have gone too far.
P.S. With a little filtering action, you can make anything #trendy.