Favorite Photo Editing Apps: Part 02

Hey there! Just wanted to pop in and share some of my most recent, favorite photo editing apps you can use on your smart phones, ipads etc. I use them specifically for photos I post to Instagram. Since that’s my social media drug of choice. And, yes, I am addicted.
I shared Part 1 of my fave photo editing tips last summer and thought I would add some to the mix.

AFTERGLOW: (.99) Afterglow has some awesome filters and is super easy to use. But I mainly downloaded it for the shaped frames. There are a bunch to choose from including the above heart, circle, triangle, and geometric shapes. Super fun and much easier then opening up something in photoshop to get the same effect. You can also adjust the size of the frame and have a bit of space to move the photo around inside.

PIC TAP GO: (.99) Pic Tap Go is an app from the masterminds behind Totally Rad Actions that I have been using for… ever. They recently developed a photo editing system in app form which made me think… why didn’t they do this sooner?! But it’s here and that’s all that matters for a photo junkie like myself.

PHOSTER: ($1.99) This is a recent one I found and I love it. The name of the app is Phoster (poster + photo) where they have some cool, modern templates for making your own photos into posters. There are square and portrait options and you change the text in all the posters to customize it to say what you want. Can we also just say how cute my Myles is here!!! sigh…


I mentioned this app last time: PICFX ($1.99) but they have some new, interesting lens flares and light leaks so I thought I’d share.


FOR VIDEO: 8mm is such a rad video app with cool filters that make it look like you’re using an old school 8mm camera.
Rhonna Designs: My spunky friend and amazing designer has some gorgeous and inspiring quotes and phrases. Also, all sorts of overlays and graphics to jazz up your photos! Plus, she’s the best!
Square Ready: Is a great little free app for when you want to share for of the photo then a square and still have a white background or you can change the background to any color.
Bokehful: Another app to add some lens flares and bokeh effects to your pics.
Bubbleframe: A whimsical app where your photo looks like it’s a scrapbook page in a few seconds. Just cute circle frames and chevron and other patterned backgrounds.


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xo, Lizzy

17 thoughts on “Favorite Photo Editing Apps: Part 02

  1. Wendy Orme

    This is awesomely helpful, but how in the world do you have time to even blog right now? I’m glad you did! Congrats on the baby boy…he’s adorable!

    1. Elizabeth Kartchner Post author

      Haha… The oldest two are gone and it’s nap time for the other two. πŸ™‚

  2. Joy Gissing (groovyvirgochick)

    Is’t Totally Rad awesome! they make working with photo’s so much easier and I tend to use their Rad Lab most of the time as I am lazy. Anyone got any good apps for the Ipad?

  3. Ilona

    Congrats and all the best to your baby boy, to you and your family Elizabeth!! He is soooooo cute! You did a great job πŸ˜‰
    Hahaha and that edited photo eat sleep poop repeat made my day πŸ˜€

  4. Ryan, The Blooming Thread

    Awesome! thanks for sharing.. always love your photos! added a few more apps to my little collection πŸ™‚ *just a quick update for anyone else “AfterGlow” is now “afterLight” in the iphone app store.

  5. Wendy

    Thank you so much for sharing!! I’ve been wanting to find some apps for instagram and how no idea where to start. I’m excited to start using these!
    CONGRATS on baby boy! He’s so adorable- the only way you two make ’em! πŸ™‚

  6. Jen@madeinminch

    Wowsas, I’m so impressed that you can even have the energy to put a post together!
    Thanks for the amazing tips.
    I would be so lost without my PICFX app that you very first recommended in your post #1
    People quite often ask on instagram how I did it.
    Thanks for sharing
    Enjoy those new boy cuddles πŸ™‚

  7. Kim

    Great timing! I was just thinking today I needed to expand my photo apps to include one that could do the sizing, filters and stuff all in one. Excited to download and try these!

  8. Rachel

    I used lot of apps for creating stylish scrapbooks but followlife is the best one. You can share your photo stories and arts to Instagram, Twitter and other social media networks. Although, Its free of cost.Really a wonderful app available on the app store in iTunes.Get it on your iPhone and convert your phone into pocket sized photo scrapbook.Β 


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