Instagram is one of the hottest social media platforms right now, and one that we can never get our fill of! It’s a fun way to show off your photography skills, day to day life, and creative personna. While we can’t get enough of the app — we do realize that it can be limited in terms of unique editing options, layouts, borders, and filters.
We love the idea of using other mobile photography apps to really make your photos stand out, before you upload them to your Instagram account. Want some suggestions on where to start? We found this great list via Mashable that will point you in the right direction.
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If you’re looking to create a photo collage to share on Instagram, check out Diptic. The app has over 179 layouts to choose from, and allows you to combine up to nine photos. Each collage is fully customizable — choose your border width, background color, texture etc. Want to learn more about this app? Check out our Diptic app review.
We’re big fans of Afterlight and what the app has to offer. It lets you add a unique and vintage like touch to each photo. Choose from 56 lights filters, 66 textures, and 75 customizable frames and wallpapers. There are also a lot of great editing options available to really tailor your image. Like what you’ve heard so far? Read our full Afterlight app review.
Instagram arguably helped bring the square crop to stardom, however we all know this aspect ratio doesn’t work for every photo. Squaready is an app that can help with this dilemma, by allowing you to preserve a photo’s more rectangular dimensions. It adds a white or colored background to your image so you can upload your uncropped images instead.
Looking for different collage and layout options for your image? Give PicStitch a download! The app boasts 232 different layouts, as well as some great filter and editing tools. It’s easy to navigate, user friendly, and best of all — free.
Whitagram is another great option to help you preserve the proper dimensions of a portrait or landscape photo. It also links out to other great photography apps like Camera+ so that you can apply filters and stickers before sharing your image on Instagram.
Yet another great collage option, PicFrame is a perfect addition to this list. Combine up to nine photos in one layout, and chose from over 73 frame options. This includes unique shapes such as hearts, circles, and even hexagons. All options are completely adjustable, and you can even add cool lighting and shadow effects to your image. Looking for more details on this app? Have a quick look at our PicFrame app review.