There are plenty of awesome free apps that you can use to edit your Instagram photos. My favorite HANDS DOWN is Photoshop Express. I have been an Adobe Photoshop fangirl for years. I purchased my first iMac when I was in the ninth grade and immediately installed a bootleg copy of Photoshop on it. These days I am a good girl and I pay for my Adobe Suite license. However, when it comes to editing my photos for Instagram ( on my phone ) my number one choice of application is still Photoshop.
Today I thought I would share some of the features of Photoshop’s mobile app: Photoshop Express. The download is FREE with limited access to certain features.
If you do happen to have an Adobe Suite account, you get access to the paid features as well just by signing into your Adobe account.
Why I like it…
In comparison to other free photo editing mobile applications for Instagram, this one is the most intuitive and easy to use. It also gives you the most options ( in my opinion ) for making adjustments to the image.
Where it falls short…
The only flaw, because nothing is perfect is the fact that some of the filters “I feel” look a bit over the top. You can, of course, make adjustments to how much of the filter is applied so that’s good. But as someone who usually goes the route of “less is more” for filter editing, I usually adjust my filters to be applied very slightly.
Why you will love it!
No Ads! This is the MAIN REASON why I like this application over the other free mobile app options for photo editing. The only advertising you will find within the app is advertising for other Adobe products. No unpredictable or obnoxious ads. It also doesn’t prompt you to upgrade to the paid version very often. Where I find the other free options for photo-editing can be a bit aggressive about, almost to the point of annoyance.
My review of this app is that overall – in my personal opinion – it is the best option for editing your images for Instagram. Adobe Photoshop is known for being used by professional photographers ( and all of the top Instagrammers use it.) The mobile version although compact in comparison to a desktop version of Photoshop gets the job done in a pinch. It is rare I have to pull my photos over to my main desktop computer before I post them on my Instagram account.
In conclusion, if you are looking for a FREE photo editor to add some text to your images, make adjustments to pictures and for more filters and options than what is included with Instagram, I recommend that you stick with old faithful! After all, Photoshop has been the top choice for professionals for decades and Adobe is on top of things when it comes to photo editing tech.