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Saturday, January 13, 2018

Top 8 Photo Apps, Tools, and Software You Should Know About

As an artist, professional photographer, or someone who just loves to take a bunch of photos (that would be me!), you’re probably always on the hunt for different apps, tools, or software to enhance and manage all of your photos. These are eight photo tools that I personally use or recommend...

1. Instagram

I’m sure 99.9% of you have heard of Instagram, but just in case you’ve been living under a rock for the past 7 years, Instagram is a popular app that allows you to share photos to your followers and be discovered by others around the world. It offers basic photo editing features and has a variety of filters to enhance your photos. This is the one photo app I use almost every day.

2. Snapseed

This is a photo app created by Google that allows you to edit photos in a multitude of ways, add text, assorted filters, and then save or share the edited photos. This is currently my go-to app that I use to edit a photo before uploading it to Instagram.

3. Pixlr

This is a free online photo editing app that has the same features as many desktop software such as Photoshop or Microsoft Photo Editor. Not only can you edit photos, but you can also create graphics with Pixlr. I use Pixlr to edit photos that are stored on my computer or take with my regular digital camera.

Pixlr photo editing app

4. ImageRanger

I don’t know about you, but I have thousands and thousands of images that I’ve saved over the years. I keep putting off the daunting task of sorting and organizing all of them. ImageRanger is a powerful photo manager that automatically sorts and organizes your photos according to location or date, plus it also offers removal of duplicate photos. The software will also help you find low quality images to improve them automatically.

Here’s a quick overview of how the ImageRanger photo management software works...

5. TouchRetouch

Have you ever wanted to take out an object or two from a picture? TouchRetouch is a very useful app that allows you to easily edit out items from a photo. I know there have been many pictures I’ve taken that had telephone poles or phone lines that took away from the photo. Well, now there’s an app for that!

6. Canva

This is more a graphic design tool than a photo editing tool, but Canva has a ton of features including the ability to add text, frames, overlays, and other elements to photos. There are also a variety of grids to create photo collages.

7. Enlight

Add filters, text, frames, create double exposures, or even turn your photos into art. This is one of those photo apps that offers tons of different features - basically an all-in-one photo editing app.

8. Adobe Photoshop Express

Get creative with your photos with this app/software that has the basic editing tools, auto-fix, filters, etc. You can also create professional-style collages. Once you’re done editing a photo, there is one-click sharing to multiple online destinations or you can email or text it to family or friends.

Which of these photo tools or software do you use or recommend?