I'm going to admit that when Instagram first came about I was totally bombed on it. I thought it and its sister Hipstamatic were SO lame and was ruining photography for everyone.
Then I downloaded it.
1,627 (holy crap) pictures later, I am MORE than hooked.
I started off mostly using the "Earlybird" filter, and shunning everyone that used "Kelvin."
(P.S. HOW IS KELVIN STILL A FILTER AND EARLYBRID SO UNFAIR)
But then I got bored of the limited features and ventured into other apps to edit my 5 megapixels works of art.
After trialing a ton of trifling apps, here are my top 3. They make editing so fun and easy that it's hard to pick up a real camera these days.
AfterLight, formerly AfterGlow, is my top used app. It's awesome.
I love all the filters, but the best part of it is how many editing options this app has. You can adjust the exposure, highlights, and all of that good stuff. You can also throw on a light leak which makes NO sense but looks ultra pretty.
The girls over at A Beautiful Mess created this app which I am IN LOVE WITH!
This is also my newest app so I can't stop playing around with it.
There are limited filters but the real point of this app are the adorable borders, doodles, and phrases you can throw on top of your pictures to make them oh so cute.
VSCO CAM is my least used out of these three but it does come in handy. This was my AfterLight before it existed and like AfterLight, I love the in depth editing options it has.
I believe all three apps cost a little something, but they're totally worth it for making your pictures POP!
Are there any apps you absolutely love? Let me know so I can get addicted too!