In order to take your social media content to the next level, you need to have high-quality images that capture your audience's attention. Many companies use subscriptions to stock photo libraries such as iStock, to pull professional images for social media posts. However, stock photos are not always the best choice. If your company holds an event, for example, you'll likely want to use pictures from the event in social media posts. In these cases, you'll want to know how to take quality photos for social media. If you don't have access to a professional camera, you can easily use your phone to take pictures and download an editing application to enhance them. These five editing apps are great for editing photos for social media.
Afterlight - Free | Afterlight 2 - $2.99
If you're looking for a one-stop shop for all of your photo editing needs, you should consider downloading Afterlight. This application is easy to use and offers a wide range of filters and frames to give your photos the look you desire. It also features fifteen adjustment tools for altering qualities like brightness, contrast and saturation. It's clarifying tool is really useful for making images look sharp and professional. The orginal version of the app has everything a beginner needs to quickly and easily edit photos, and Afterlight 2 gives you acces to advanced tools, additional filters and artwork and text options - which can be helpful if you don't have a graphic designer.
Facetune - Free | Facetune 2 - Free
For editing pictures of people, Facetune is the way to go. This app features tools for editing small flaws and making faces appear brighter. You can even enhance details in photos, which makes them look clearer and more focused. Facetune also hosts a variety of filters and frames. The app is comparable to Photoshop, but is much easier for beginners to use. Both versions are free; however, in-app purchases are required to use advanced features.
Adobe Photoshop Express
If you have basic Photoshop knowledge and typically use the program on other devices, you should download Adobe Photoshop Express on your phone. It's the perfect solution for easy mobile photo editing for people who are used to using Photoshop's editing features. It has the same familiar design as the desktop program and the app has many of the same tools you would use in Photoshop such as red eye correction and blemish removal. You can crop, sharpen and enhance photos with adjustment dials. Adobe Photoshop Express is free with in-app purchases available.
There are many great photo editing apps available, but these three offer easy-to-use editing tools that are great for beginners and social media gurus alike. For assistance with social media management, contact the Informatics Digital Marketing Team! Our specialists are experts at creating, scheduling and monitoring social media campaigns.