7 Instagram apps to take your photos to the next level

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Instagram has become one of the most popular social media sites for photo sharing. From kids to pros, Instagram gives us a unique glance into the lives of people from all walks of life, all over the world. The sheer volume of active users, coupled with the ability to add hashtags (which act as keywords) to your photos, makes Instagram a marketing powerhouse, if correctly utilized. Unfortunately, Instagram alone is limited in its versatility, as far as the needs of the online marketer are concerned. Here are 7 Instagram apps to give your photos the extra pizzazz that will help you grab the attention of viewers and draw them to your distinct brand.

1. Over
A picture may be worth 1,000 words, but sometimes you need to condense that message down into something a bit more clear and concise, particularly in social media marketing. With a variety of fonts and the ability to edit your text’s colour, spacing, and size, this app is a steal for any social media marketer at only $1.99. This app also contains artwork that may be added, if desired, as well as additional downloadable artwork packs.

2. Instaquote
If you simply do not have an eye for photography, and you don’t have the budget to hire a professional for your photography needs, but you still want to include a bold visual message in your social media marketing campaign, this app is your solution. Instaquote provides the background for you. All you have to worry about is the text. To get a logo-free version, however, you will have to purchase the full pro version for $2.99. The money will be well worth it for photos free of the Instaquote logo.

3. Snapseed
For those who want as much editing control as possible, Snapseed is a great choice for fine-tuning photos. Bloggers, photographers, and other artistic types will be pleased with Snapseed’s flexibility, including the ability to control a number of different editing options individually. However, you don’t have to have a degree in graphic design to use this app. It also boasts quick and easy auto correct features.

4. VSCO
If Snapseed isn’t what you’re looking for, VSCO, from Visual Supply Company, is another popular, and impressive, photo editing app. Not only does this program tout advanced editing controls, it also has several filters that you can try out on your photos in order to get the perfect look for your needs. Photos edited by professionals using VSCO have even been mistaken for having been taken with a professional grade DSLR camera. If your marketing hinges heavily on impressive images, this app could be just what you need to give your business a more professional appearance online.

5. PicTapGo
For the busy social media marketer who can’t afford to spend time editing photos, this app provides a solution that is as easy as 1, 2, 3! PicTapGo has not only streamlined the shooting, editing, and sharing of photos as much as possible, it also saves your most frequently used options so that they are readily available with every use. Additionally, the filter pre-sets available with this app still provide you with a great deal of control and versatility when editing images.

6. Pic Stitch
If you have several related photos (several shots from different angles of a product, for instance), you may need to combine those photos into one image in order to do your product justice on Instagram. But, because the Instagram app does not possess this function, you will need an app that enables you to compose a photo collage. Pic Stitch does just that. With several collage layouts to choose from, and more available for purchase, Pic Stitch makes combining several photos of your product as simple as can be, saving you valuable time that could be spent in other marketing endeavours.

7. TimerCam
What if your product isn’t a tangible product at all, but instead is you- your face, your personality! Holding your phone and taking photos of yourself is one option, but it certainly does not produce professional-looking results. TimerCam allows you to set up your phone, stage a photograph, and set up to a 30-second timer in order to capture photos of yourself that will give your images a far more professional appearance than your run-of-the-mill “selfie” ever could. If you want your audience to take you seriously but don’t have anyone to help you with your photography, this app could be the key to simplifying your social media marketing that you’ve been looking for!

Did you like our suggestions for 7 Instagram apps? Is there a photo editing app you absolutely love that isn’t listed here? Let us know!

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