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Editing Instagram photos using iPhone Apps

I get many comments and DMs about how I edit my photos. And let me just say I’m no expert on editing. I’m still learning so much.  But I know how hard it is when you’re starting out and spending hours researching on how to edit. 

I use to do this moody look which was pretty easy. I love using the VSCO app for a quick editing tool. And I think you will too!

Before editing

 VSCO with A4 preset

I used to use A6 as well which was brighter look. See below

VSCO with a6 preset

After applying the preset I play around with the exposure to brighten the photo and sharpen just a bit. I was adding a grainy look for awhile which I really like and might do again in the fall.

Another app I used a lot was Snapseed. Great editing to fix or remove things in the background. You can also use Facetune for that as well.

I decided to change my feed for a brighter summer pop. I’ve heard great things about Lightroom and using presets. I haven’t bought the desktop version yet, that’s next! But for now I downloaded the free iPhone app and finally purchased a few to try. You can play around with it but I definitely recommend investing in presets. I did a google search and found some on Etsy. You can also search #presets hashtag on Insta.

See my new editing look below.


Lightroom presets

I still have to play around with it to get the look I’m going for. It will take some time but once you get the hang of it will be easy!

I get a lot of questions on what I use to take my photos. Most of my posts are with my IPhone 8. When I use my camera it’s my Canon Rebel T6. I love this camera but still learning a lot.

You can watch how I edit my photos in the videos below.

My favorite apps right now:

  1. Lightroom

  2. VSCO

  3. Snapseed

  4. Facetune

I hope you enjoyed this post! If you want to see more let me know in the comments below. I can do another post on editing my stories.

Have a wonderful day my friends !






This Joyful Life


  1. Love it! We use Lightroom, Snapseed and I have VCSO as well! I didn’t know there was an app for Lightroom and presets so def will check it out 🙂 thanks!

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