With the advent of smartphones, photography has become ever-present in our day to day lives. Could you take a guess at the number of photos people take on a daily basis? The numbers are staggering. According to some estimates, not millions, but over 5 billion photos are uploaded each day. This, of course, only represents the small number of photos we choose to share with others – and chances are that a majority of them have been edited to some degree or the other.
The composition of the photograph matters. The subject matter, camera angles – these elements are the foundation of any picture. But with photo-editing apps widely available in the App Store, you can completely transform the look and feel of any image. Edits can range from small adjustments like cropping to major alterations such as the addition of text annotations or stickers.
If you are still on the fence, then check out the following benefits for photo editing apps:
Give Yourself a Makeover
We all have blemishes and imperfections, and while I don’t believe we should be overly self-conscious about our appearance, a blemish in a photograph can sometimes dampen the impact it would otherwise have. Whether it’s a potential employer or potential life partner, it’s wise to use a photo-editing app to smooth out your skin tone, remove the redeye effect, and make your teeth a little whiter.
Of course, you could also choose to go to the extreme and change your skin tone altogether, or modify the shape or your facial features. Another great feature about some of the more impressive photo editing apps is that you can actually have a professional do the editing. Apps like Retouchme will professionally edit your photos based on your specific requests, resulting in amazing looking images that make you look like a million bucks.
Set The Mood
Unless you have been living under a rock, you must have had some experiences using various filters available through photo-editing apps. These can really add to your photos and create the atmosphere that you’d like to invite your audience to step into. Filters can make you appear anything from sultry, to professional. Perhaps you want to create a sense of nostalgia. The right filter can completely transform the look and feel to evoke certain feelings in the viewer. Additional edits can be made to other aspects including brightness, contrast, sharpness, blur in order to further imbue your image with your message.
Change The Subject
Want to remove your ex from the picture? Or perhaps you want to pose in front of the Eiffel Tower without having to fly to Paris? There’s an app for that. You can make major changes to your image with ease using photo-editing apps. Ranging from the subtle to drastic, there are endless ways in which you could add or remove elements of your photos. Rotate, flip, and crop them. Add stickers, timestamps, and location headers. Insert a text box and create your own memes. There are endless ways in which one could leverage the features of photo-editing apps to retouch your photos.
As you can see, photo-editing apps can come in very handy whether you are pursuing photography, growing your online brand, or setting up a new dating profile. Many of these are available for free – why not grab one from the App Store and tinker around? Happy experimenting!