If a picture is worth a thousand words, then an Instagram post is worth 1000 likes. With over 400 million active users and 30 billion photos shared, Instagram has taken the social media world by storm overtaking Facebook to become the number 1 social media platform in the world.
There some Instagram accounts that post amazing pictures that garner thousands of likes and some that barely catches anyone’s attention. The secret to this is a photo that is edited and well-thought out before it is posted. Editing and / or adding filters can increase your posts views by 21% and comments and engagement by 45%.
As Prism is a Social Media Agency in Dubai we have picked out some of the best apps that we use (and you can too!) to take your Instagram photo’s to the next level.
Available for both Android and iOS, this is considered the go-to app for professional and amateur photographers alike. It is easy to use plus with the built-in high quality camera it allows users to not only take amazing photo’s but also edit them with various filters and tools. Similar to Instagram, VSCO Cam enables users to choose the intensity of the filter selected allowing your photo’s to have a subtle effect or completely over the top.
Adding rich content to your social media feed is a no brainer. An app like DSCO which is available free for iOS can help you create custom GIFs to liven up your social media feed. GIFs are known to increase conversion rates by 103% and the total revenue by 109%. Thanks to the DSCO app, you can now easily create your own GIFs. The best part is, you can also link your GIFs to your Tumblr, Twitter and Facebook accounts. Remember to tag #DSCO!
Having been voted one of the best apps for photographers on the App Store by iDownloadBlog, this app boasts 74 filters, 78 natural textures and 128 frames providing users with endless possibilities when editing their photos. This however comes at a price of $1.39 for iOS and $0.99 for Android. Which when you think about it is a small price to pay when you can post amazing pictures such as the below. #Afterlight
Available at the moment only for iOS, the filters on Priime were created, tried and tested by some of the top photographers from across the globe. Though the app is free, it would be an investment to purchase some of the extra filters available in the app to further enhance your images. Priime’s advantage over the other photo editing apps is the filter recommendation feature which allows users to efficiently select a filter based on the photo subject, colour palette, exposure and etc. #Priime
This app allows users to share multiple photo’s at a go without flooding their followers feed. With over 100 million users across the world, the app allows users to create different size collages with a selection of layouts, 60 templates, 80 different backgrounds and over 1500 stickers to add a little quirk to photos.
This app enables your phone to works as similarly as possible to a DSLR camera with the slow shutter speed effect. Operating on 3 modes; motion blur, light tail and low light, the app allows users to capture images so unique you will be amazed it was taken on your phone. As this is available only on iOS for the moment, Android users can check out the alternative app Camera FV-5 Lite as well.
Apple has awarded it the best new app and we see why. The app provides users with 100 filters, 40 movable effects and more than 20 tools. The best feature is that the app allows users to save their “custom filters” from previous photo editing. Some of the filters of A Color Story are Bright Whites, Rich Colour and Clean Adjustments. Don’t forget to tag #AColorStory when you post your pictures next!
When posting photo’s on social media, there are times when adding text to your image can make a big difference in conveying your message. However, getting a graphic designer to do the job can be time consuming. Thanks to Font Candy however, you can now do it straight from your mobile phone. Amateur captioning never looked this good with a wide rane of fonts, symbols and colour washed to choose from. It is at this point available free for iOS and Windows, however Android users can check out the alternative Font Studio.
The #1 favourite among lifestyle, fashion and home bloggers alike, this app will definitely make your photo’s pop out on any feed. A Beautiful Mess allows users to add custom filters, fonts as well as doodles to their photos.
As rich content is fast becoming popular among brands, Cinefy is a great app that allows users to edits their videos, add sound and music as well as apply special effect all from their mobile phone without the hassle of working with a video editor at a substantial cost. Android users fear not, Magisto Video Editor and Maker has got you covered with similar features.
Created by Instagram, Hyperlapse is a great app to for amateur photographers / videographers to create professional looking time lapse videos for a fraction of the price. The app allows users to increase their video speed by up to 12 times. As an alternative for Android users the Microsoft Hyperlapse Mobile app is a great option too.
Forget Movie Maker and Picasa, Clips Video editor is one of the simplest video editing tools in the world. This app allows users to add music, speed it up or slow it down, add voiceovers and so much more all from the comfort of your own mobile phone.
Prism loves this app as it allows us to combine photos and videos in one frame and share them across multiple social media platforms. With the options of choosing different blend modes as well as colours, users can select images straight from their gallery and upload them accordingly.
Prism is a Social Media Agency in Dubai that has been managing various social media accounts for a selection of blue chip clients for the past 10 years ranging from FMCG to Healthcare and more. To find out why Prism is the #1 Social Media Agency in UAE , Contact us today for a free consultation.