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From A to Z: The Best Content Editing Apps for Instagram

Posted 9 March 2016 9:00 AM by Kaitlyn Kline, @MoxieUSA, @KaitorTot

Long gone are the days where you simply take a photo or video within the Instagram app and upload it without editing. Instagrammers — including brands and influencers that marketers regularly partner with — are spending more and more time crafting the perfect content.

Thanks to a host of content editing apps available, users and creative teams can now efficiently edit photos and videos, exploring inventive filters and effects while still ensuring a consistent look and feel for their Instagram pages.  

Whether you’re an Instagram novice or pro, you’re sure to find your next favorite in this A to Z list of the best content editing apps for Instagram:

 
  1. Afterlight: Afterlight features 74 filters, 78 textures and more — everything you want in an editing app for only $0.99.
  2. Boomerang: This free app developed by Instagram easily allows you to create mini videos from a burst of 10 photos.
  3. Cross Process: For $1.99, you can add color and contrast to your photos, emulating the look of real film stock.
  4. DXP: DXP isn’t quite optimized for the latest iOS, so you can snag this multi-exposure and layering app for free.
  5. Enlight: At $3.99, Enlight provides the user with a great number of editing features — from double exposures to personalizations.
  6. Facetune: For $3.99, Facetune helps you turn your basic selfie into something that looks like it’s straight out of a magazine.
  7. GIF Editor: GIF Editor is a free app (with in-app purchases) that helps you make GIFs and memes.
  8. Hyperlapse: Developed by Instagram, this free app lets you easily create stabilized time-lapse videos without a tripod.
  9. Image Blender: As the name states, this $3.99 app allows you to combine and blend images.
  10. Juxtaposer: For $2.99, Juxtaposer enables you to combine multiple photos into one beautiful image.
  11. MonoKrom: At $0.99, MonoKrom lets you edit photos in black and white.
  12. Layout: This free Instagram app allows you to easily create photo collages from images that you have in your camera roll or take within the app.
  13. Mextures: At $1.99, Mextures features over 150 original textures from dusty vintage film scans to perfectly tuned gradients — ideal for adding a unique look to any Instagram post.
  14. Filterstorm Neue: This $3.99 app provides you with a plethora of editing tools — anything from masking to filtering.
  15. Over: Free with in-app purchases, Over boasts more than 280 fonts and 910 illustrations to overlay on your photos.
  16. PHHHOTO: PHHHOTO is a free app that adds motion and filters to photos taken within the app.
  17. Quick: Free with in-app purchases, Quick includes 16 fonts to easily add text to any photo.
  18. Rays: Add natural light ray effects to any photo with this $0.99 app.
  19. Superimpose: As its name indicates, this $0.99 app allows you to superimpose two photos.
  20. Tiny Planet: This $0.99 app turns any photo into a spherical image.
  21. Ultralight: Ultralight is a free app (with in-app purchases) that features 6 editing tools, 29 filters, 74 textures and more.
  22. VSCO Cam: VSCO CAM is one of the most popular photo editing apps. Free with in-app purchases, it allows you to easily shoot, edit and share pics from within the app.
  23. Whitagram: A free app (with in-app purchases), Whitagram allows you to add white boarders to any photo.
  24. XTRAPOP: This free app (with in-app purchases) provides the user with stickers, frames and filters to customize each and every photo.
  25. HandY Photo: For $2.99, you can precisely edit and retouch your photos and apply filters, textures and frames.
  26. Rainy DaZe: Add realistic rain effects to your photos with this $1.99 app (or go outside when it’s raining and do it free).

  27. Did we forget your most used editing app for Instagram content? Let us know in the comments.



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  • Kimberly Kline said:
    3/10/2016 2:23 PM

    Great list! New to Instagram but will have to look into these. I need all the help I can get!

  • Maria said:
    10/27/2016 9:00 AM

    Is there anything more useful for Instagram than zen-promo.com ? I do not know how to get more than five thousands followers without it. Thank God that I have found this.

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