This next post in my Instagram series is about iPhone apps that can be used to edit pictures before posting on the popular photo sharing site.
(In case you missed any my other posts about Instagram are: How to setup an Instagram account, How to use Instagram, Why bloggers should use Instagram, and 5 sites to use with Instagram which shows some fun things you can do with pictures you have posted).
While Instagram does offer a few effects for pictures it does not allow for creating collages, adding frames and text.
Collages are nice if you want to showcase more than one picture of an event, frames add some sass, and text can help protect your images from theft (which we know happens all the time with pictures on the Internet).
Diptic – With diptic you can create collages, adjust colors and add effects to each picture separately in the collage. This app is free.
Picfx – Picfx offers several effects and styles that can be added to pictures along with a few frames. This app is $1.99
InstaFrame – This app allows you to do it all by create collages, add text, frames, and effects to pictures.
There are 2 versions of this app: Instaframe is free and Instaframe Pro is $1.99 (although as I’m writing this post it’s on sale for $0.99).
Frame Magic – Very similar to InstaFrame, with Frame Magic you can create collages, add text, frames and effects to your images.
There are 3 versions of the app: Frame Magic Lite is free, Frame Magic is $0.99 and Frame Magic Premium is $1.99.
iWatermark – Add watermarks to protect your images from theft. You can create your own text watermark or a graphic watermark with your logo. The watermarks can be saved so that you can easily apply them to images before uploading to Instagram.
There are 2 versions of this app: iWatermark Free is as the name says, free but they do add the text “Created by iWatermark” to your images, iWatermark is $0.99 and it does not add any additional text to your images.
The nice thing about all of these apps (except iWatermark) is that they edit your images in the square shape that Instagram uses and they allow you to send the pictures directly to Instagram along with Twitter, Facebook, and other sites.
Note: there are more apps for editing Instagram pictures than what I have listed here. I just picked 5 of my favorite ones.
iPhone users…tell me, what are your favorite photo editing apps?
Android users…tell me, what do you use to edit your IG pics on your phones? (I’m clueless when it comes to anything other than an Apple product).