5 Photo Apps You'll Love (For the Non-Pro)

I downloaded and tried out 50 billion photography apps — so you don't have to!

VSCO Cam (FREE)

My daily go-to for every single photo I post. It's a sleek, well-designed, and simple app that I mostly use for its beautiful filters, and also simple edits like contrast/brightness tweaks. Get it for iOS or Android.

AfterFocus ($.99)

This does exactly what its title implies: allows you to adjust and change the focus and perspective of your photo after it's taken. This means, playing around with what object you want as your central focus in the pic and creating a blur effect for the background. Super easy to use by just drawing with your finger, but you'll need to play around with it a little to get used to how dramatic the blurs should be. Get it for iOS or Android.

(image via AndroidCentral)

(image via AndroidCentral)

TouchRetouch ($1.99)

Got a person or object in a photo you'd rather make disappear? There's an app for that, and it's this one. Use the highlight and lasso button to select what you'd like to erase, hit the "play" button, and it wipes it out for good. Note: cannot erase actual people or problems from your life, sry. Get it for iOS or Android.

(image via Fonehouse.co.uk)

(image via Fonehouse.co.uk)

Facetune ($.99/$3.99)

For the vanity that boils inside us all, an app that auto-beautifies the faces in your photos (e.g., your selfies) to either smooth skin, slim-up, adjust skin tone, and more. Just make sure to not overdo it — the "sentient android" look is so 2001. Get it for iOS or Android.

(image via Mashable)

(image via Mashable)

Color Splash (free/$.99)

Less for editing, more for fun and dramatic effect — this one allows you to choose elements in your photo to make black and white or color. You know those adorable posters and greeting cards from the 90s with the kids in old-timey clothes, and the only things in color are the flowers? Kinda like that. Get it for iOS or Android.

  Oh hey, it's my boyfriend! I overlapped the color boundary on this with the background — but you get the idea.

 

Oh hey, it's my boyfriend! I overlapped the color boundary on this with the background — but you get the idea.