This is probably my favorite photo editing app. It’s what I go to 95% of the time before posting any of my pictures to social media. It has a ton of filters to choose from, but what I like best about it is that you can layer your filters, the intensity of each layer, and then you can save your “recipe.” My favorite recipe is the Auto Color filter layered with Lights On. I’ve saved that in my “recipes” tab under Best Color. You can name your recipes whatever your want, too. Once I see how a picture looks with my Best Color recipe, sometimes I’ll add another filter, like Lights On, if the picture was really dark to begin with. That’s what I did with the picture below. Another favorite filter in PicTapGo is Air. It gives a nice moody feel to the picture. I added Air to this picture as well.
Camera+ is an old favorite and one of my original go-tos. I used to use this app all the time before finding PicTapGo, but I will still use this one occasionally if the picture doesn’t need much enhancing. I don’t really use any of the many filters this app offers, because it boasts many, but I do use the different “scenes.” You can only use one Scene at a time, but you can edit in The Lab to adjust basic editing functions like saturation and brightness. I also like that this app will allow you to crop your pictures, which I did below.
This app is a new favorite, although using this one takes a little more work for me. Its filters are nice and artsy, but I prefer bright and colorful. One thing I do like about AfterLight is that you can create your own filter by using the Fusion feature. By turning fusion on, you can create whatever recipe you want, but it takes some time and finesse. You can adjust brightness, color, saturation, etc. And you can also adjust the intensity of the filter, which is a huge plus for an editing app. I go to this one if I have a second to fiddle with pictures.
I like this app when none of my other apps are giving me what I want. I can usually find something I like using one of its filters called S1, S2, or S3. Those filters are just my preference to get my desired results: bright and colorful. I have a few friends who use this app all the time, and each of them have their own favorite filter. This app is another artsy photo editing app, and it really has some great built-in filters. Each one can only be used one at a time, but you can adjust the intensity. You can also adjust brightness, saturation, highlights, etc. For the picture below, I ended up going with S2.