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This post was most recently updated on January 8th, 2023

Do you ever wonder how influencers get their Instagram pictures so perfect? The lighting is always exactly right, the colors are popping and there is not a single flaw. It seems they seem to have a magic trick that none of the rest of us do!

Well, what if I told you that that magic trick is something called an editing app? These are applications you can download to your phone, that allows you to edit your photos so they look just like the influencer’s do!

Different apps do different things, so depending on what you are looking for will dictate the app you need to use. You could even use multiple apps to edit the same photo to get your desired effect.

The most important thing to do is choose an aesthetic you want to achieve and then find the right photo editing app that will allow you to achieve that. The key to a perfect Instagram feed is for it to be cohesive and edited in the same way.

So, we have come up with a list of the 10 best photo editing apps for you to try out so you can create the perfect Instagram feed!

Adobe Lightroom Photo Editor

If you want an Instagram profile page that looks professionally made, then this is the app for you. With just the tap of a button, you can upgrade your pictures so that they look as though they have been edited to a professional level.

The app has thousands of positive reviews with an almost 5-star rating, meaning you know that it is an app you can rely on. There are so many features available in this app, creating an endless amount of ways you can edit your pictures.

There are also in-app purchases you can make that unlock even more features!


If you want your Instagram photos to have a vintage or Y2K style vibe, then this is the perfect app for you to edit your pictures on.

All you have to do is choose which camera setting you want, along with some other filters and the app will automatically edit your pictures and save them to your phone.

You can create fun photos that look as though they were taken on a polaroid or disposable camera, as well as edit videos to make them look like they were recorded on a camcorder. This is the right app for you if you want a vintage effect for your pictures.


The free VSCO app has 10 preset filters that will automatically upgrade your photos without you having to do anything but press a button. Sometimes it can be super hard to try and set all the different levels yourself, so a preset is a simple way to upgrade your pictures with no hassle!

There are many other editing options, and even choices to edit videos too. If you want to pay for the VSCO membership you gain access to over 200 new presets and editing options!



For the subtle finishing touches to your photos, use this app to add lighting streaks and dust particles to make your image stand out. This app is amazing for adding different lighting options to your photo, to make them look more interesting and professional.

Exclusively designed and created by photographers, there are over 120 filters that you can choose from to edit your photos. There is also the option to join the membership which unlocks even more filters and editing tools to use!

A Color Story

This app is especially useful if you want to create a color-coded theme. You can edit your photos with specific colors to make your Instagram profile look cohesive and well put together.

Alongside this, there is an option to preview your Instagram profile, so that you can see how it will look on your feed before you post it. This allows you to tweak and perfect the image so that it fits in with the rest of your ‘gram.

Not only this but there are 20 free editing tools to use, as well as effects and presets created by influencers and photographers.


For another app that has a ton of premade presets to choose from, use Tezza. Presets are the easiest way to upgrade and elevate your photos to make them look like they are at a quality and professional level.

Each preset will give your picture a different feel, changing the colors and mood of your photos to fit the theme and aesthetic that you are looking for.

Although the app is free to download, you do need to sign up for their membership in order to use the editing tools. Memberships start at $1.99 a month.


If you are looking for an app that will release your creative potential, download PicsArt. This app not only allows you to edit your pictures but also to change and add things that weren’t there before.

You can layer images to create magical-looking photos, as well as choose from lots of premade edits that you just need to run your photo through. You can then change the levels to your preference and you are good to go!

You can add text and stickers with over 15 million free stickers to choose from! The possibilities really are endless with this app!


If you want extremely professional-looking photos then this is the app for you. You can even edit RAW and JPG files from your phone with this app.

There are several filters you can choose from, but beyond this, there are 29 tools and features that allow you to edit photos in a way as Photoshop can.

You can remove items from the background that you don’t want in the shot, as well as adjust the geometry of buildings. This app is like taking a step into the future and editing the world we see around us!


If your Instagram page is all about food and drink, then this is the app you need to be editing your photos on. This app will allow you to enhance the pictures of your food so that they look even more mouth-watering and irresistible than they did in real life!

The Foodie app even has a smart feature that guides you through choosing the best options and angles to take a photo of your food. The app allows you to take the pictures through it, automatically editing the photo for you to the best of its ability!


This app is known for the number of influencers that you use. You can make subtle changes to your appearance and body to make yourself look how you want. From whitening your teeth to changing your physical features, this app allows you to edit your photos in millions of ways.

You can change your hair color, eye color and fix blemishes as well as edit the colors and lighting of the photo as well. This is another app that has an almost 5-star rating from thousands upon thousands of reviews.

Although some features are free and the app is free to download, some additional purchases will be needed to unlock certain features.