This is a follow up to my previous post about Promoting Your Jewelry Business On Instagram. Since writing that blog post, I have created a separate Instagram for personal non-jewelry stuff which you can check out @marilyn_coffeeink.
I use Frametastic when I want to show more than one item in a photo but I also like "Layout" which Instagram released in 2015. It's sorta kinda built in to IG to collage your images which you can do quick and dirty.
A pet peeve I have on Instagram is when someone uploads several images at once (like from a concert) so I'm scrolling through nothing but what they're sharing, it can get annoying. Break that shit up! This might change with with their algorithm updates so we'll see. That's why I like to use frames, like when I go to see wrestling live:
I knew I was going to be all over the A Beautiful Mess app once it was released. I like to use it write text on my images for promotional stuff. Plus they have a lot of neat doodles and pretty things you can add to your pictures. It came in really handy when I changed my Instagram name.
The Repost app is pretty awesome. It lets you share or "regram" a photo from another Instagram account. For example, it's great for giveaways when you're asked to regram the image. It saves time taking screenshots and then adjusting the size. There is a similar app on Google Play called PhotoRepost.
The latest app I started using is Snapseed (iTunes and Android). Like VSCO, it has cool filters, editing, and adjustment tools to bring out the best in your images. I still use VSCO Cam because I like to have options - it's available on iTunes and Google Play.
I really try to limit how much I adjust my images. I use these apps to make them look their best, not to turn them into a completely different image. In the beginning of my Instagram days, I went nuts with filters and tones and aaaaahhh look at all this cool shit!!! Now I'm over it and a bit smarter about it. I got this thing where I don't want to lie to people but sometimes the phone can't quite capture what I'm trying to show off (like a Full Moon, I've given up taking pictures of Full Moons).
Not exactly a photo editing app but I gotta mention IFTTT. When I found the recipe on IFTTT to share your IG images on Twitter as an IMAGE and not a link, I was all over it. IFTTT is the best, I use IFTTT for automated EVERYTHING.