3 Apps for Photo Editing


You captured the moment: your engagement at the Grand Canyon, that epic family vacation, the second she blew out her first birthday candle. The photo itself, though, can usually use a little zhuzhing. And, if it's going up on your wall, it should absolutely look its best.

There are plenty of apps out there for putting the finishing touches on your selfies, family portraits, and everything in between. We tested a bunch on your behalf, and here are our favorites.

The Universal


Man proposing to woman at Grand Canyon

You can’t go wrong here. With a solid line-up of editing tools and filters, VSCO can take your raw photo and spice it up with easy-to-use photo corrections and a stellar set of filters. It even allows you apply  settings across multiple photos. This app is accessible, digestible, and will ensure a frame-worthy photo every time.

Download VSCO on iPhone or Android.

Free download. $29.99/year for premium features.

The POP! Provider

A Color Story

VSCO photo editing app screenshot

Want some color to make your picture pop? A Color Story is your answer. With one-of-a-kind filters guaranteed to inject life into any dimly lit photo, this app is a go-to for savvy social media users. Brighten, contrast, saturate, warm or cool any photo to your heart’s content.

Download ColorStory on iPhone or Android.

Lights, Camera, Edit

Adobe Lightroom CC

ColorStory photo editing app screenshot

Known for its cloud-syncing features and simple interface, Lightroom CC is one of our top recommendations (its older sister, Lightroom Classic CC, is also awesome). Part of the Adobe family, its free version offers a great photo manager and editor interface, with RAW photo support, presets, exposure adjustments, and watermarking. It may take a little getting used to, but the results (read: stunning pictures) will be well worth it.

Download Adobe Lightroom on iPhone or Android.

Free download. Sync photos across devices and access premium features for $9.99/month.

Any of these apps are great for prepping your photos for framing. Once you’re done working a little magic, you know where to find us!


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