First things first. Every well-edited picture starts with a well-trusted app used by photographers and bloggers alike. Lightroom is the best place to start whether you snapped your picture with your DSLR or your phone. Not only can you use Lightroom to make corrections and adjustments to your picture. But, you can create your own presets (basically filters) and add other premade presets to use on your picture. My favorite presets are VSCO and Tezza’s.
VSCO is almost everyone’s go-to app and a great app for filters too! If you prefer to skip Lightroom then definitely don’t skip VSCO! Not only can you edit pictures, but you can edit your videos too. I’m obsessed with the HB1 and HB2 filters and used to ALWAYS apply the A6 filter in my previous editing style.
So Mextures is my GO-TO for the best grit and grain and light leak effects. I love a vintage feel on my images and ALWAYS apply grit and grain. Mextures also has amazing filters to add over landscape images too! This is a paid app but is well worth it!
4. Facetune 2 (with VIP)
I just recently downloaded Facetune 2 and LOVE IT! I don’t take many selfies so I use Facetune 2 mainly for the prism tool. It creates this distorted effect on the image (like pictured above) and has some really cool retro filters. I am absolutely obsessed with this app and find myself using it for every image! Facetunes 2 is a free app but the VIP is a paid feature.