The Best Photo Filter Apps for Photographers

Instagram, VSCO, Snapseed, Lightroom, Afterlight 2, Camera +2, Canva, Filmm and many more apps are available to help photographers edit their photos. But which one is the best? We'll tell you the worst kept secret on social media and give you a roundup of the best photo filter apps on the market. PhotoDirector is a great choice for those who want to customize their filters. With a range of customization tools, you can manually adjust the intensity of your filter by modifying contrast, color balance, brightness and tones.

Snapseed is another lightweight photo editing and filter app that makes it easy to edit photos on the go. It has a number of editing functions, filters, presets and automatic adjustment tools that eliminate the hassle of editing. Tune Image function is one of the most impressive features of Snapseed as it adjusts photos with customizable scales that allow you to capture the perfect balance of warmth, light and color. Facetune2 is a great choice for those who want to turn their poor selfies into a modern look.

It offers unique lenses and face filter effects that change regularly. You can also create your own face filters on Snapchat by adjusting several settings. In addition to face filters, Snapchat also has text overlays, Bitmoji and World Lenses that you can add as a finishing touch to your photos. Retrica is the dream app for people who can't get enough of a good vintage camera.

The application offers more than 193 unique filters and effects that you can preview before taking a photo. With simple, easy-to-use tools, you can add grain, blur, vignette, proportion and other retro styles to your selfies. If you have a hard time choosing which selfie to publish, combine those snaps and turn them into a collage with Retrica. AirBrush is another great choice for those who want to take flawless selfies that will earn them more followers on Instagram.

It features a stain remover, teeth whitener, eye brightener, body slimming and more. It also has some natural-looking makeup filters and color correction if you have a day off. VSCO is one of the most popular photo editing apps on iOS and Android. This application offers a set of impressive filters that take your selfies to another level.

There are 10 free presets that you can adjust with a simple slider, but you can buy more in the library of more than 200 filters. Easy-to-use editing tools let you adjust and play with colors, brightness, exposure, sharpness, temperature and more. SelfieCity has some interesting features that set it apart from common face filter applications. The filters in this application reflect the beauty and character offered by each place. Then there is a real-time beautification function that allows you to slim your face and smooth your skin. A Color Story will bring you a fresh selfie with colors that stand out with its more than 400 filters designed by the best photographers.

The application has more than 20 advanced editing tools including HSL and curves. Perfect365 has more than 200 presets that will transform your face with just one touch. You can also customize your look and show off your style with the 20 makeup and beauty tools such as lipsticks, eyeliners, shadows, mascara and more. Treat yourself to lipsticks, eyeliners, shadows, mascara and more. Q1 is an excellent choice for those photos with light, bright backgrounds and subtle touches of color. This filter is perfect for achieving a clean and fresh look for images with bright or sunny colors or fresh fruit like the image above. VSCO (pronounced visco) is one of the best photo filter apps for making beautiful and discreet edits.

It includes more than 200 filters called in-app presets which are based on old movie styles but there are also dedicated filters for landscapes, selfies urban scenes and more. Retrica allows you to apply retro filters before taking a photo with over 190 filters that can be applied in real time meaning you can take photos without any additional editing. In conclusion there are many great photo filter apps available for photographers to choose from depending on their needs or preferences. Whether you're trying to recreate an old-fashioned analog aesthetic with Lomo or achieve a sleek metropolitan feel with Urban Ambience there's an app out there for everyone.

Letícia Summerour
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