Free Photo Apps to Make Your Pictures Pop!

Dec 3, 2018
It’s almost the holiday time, the perfect time of year to take amazing candid pictures of your kids, and I am sharing my two go-to apps to make your pictures pop. The only problem with the holiday photos is, indoor lighting. Everything is so dark and just isn’t that cute. Well, I have discovered a couple of free or inexpensive apps that can make those phone pictures.

This post may contain affiliate links, and here is a link to my updated privacy policy.

You can also check out my Instagram story highlights for video proof of how I do it.

The first app that I love love is Color Story



You can take almost any dark, or just not that great picture, and transform it into something else. The best part is that the foundation features are totally free.  I have never had to upgrade it!  Let me show you a little bit.  This is the original picture, taken in my car.




free photo editing apps, best free photo apps, picture editing app, photography apps, best free photo editor, photo apps for android, free photo apps, free photo editing apps, photography apps, photo apps



And here is the one I edited Using Color Story...




free photo editing apps, best free photo apps, picture editing app, photography apps, best free photo editor, photo apps for android, free photo apps, free photo editing apps, photography apps, photo apps




The difference is subtle, but it makes a difference.  I raised the brightness, saturation and vibrance...just a little.  Be careful with saturation and vibrance, or you will look like an oompa loompah.


Snapseed is number two...



Snapseed is the other one that I love. It can reduce this blemishes on your face really easily. It’s pretty awesome how I can look horrible, magnify a picture, and fix-it. It is also free! Here’s an example of what I’m talking about.  I hate this picture, and I hate posting it like this!!  But its real.  This is indoor fluorescent lighting, with a stressed out face, and bags under my eyes.  




free photo editing apps, best free photo apps, picture editing app, photography apps, best free photo editor, photo apps for android, free photo apps, free photo editing apps, photography apps, photo apps


This is the edited version from SnapSeed.  


I used the heal tab under tools tab, zoomed in on the bags, and made them go AWAY.  Then I went to looks, and picked a preset.  As I was just posting in stories, I didn't care if it was perfect.  It goes away in 24 hours.  HA!



free photo editing apps, best free photo apps, picture editing app, photography apps, best free photo editor, photo apps for android, free photo apps, free photo editing apps, photography apps, photo apps
Not the exact same, as SnapSeed changed the original.


Often I will take a picture from Snapseed, and then change the colors on Color Story.  Bam! 



free photo editing apps, best free photo apps, picture editing app, photography apps, best free photo editor, photo apps for android, free photo apps, free photo editing apps, photography apps, photo apps


STANDARD FTC DISCLOSURE: In order for me to support my blogging activities, I may receive monetary compensation or other types of remuneration for my endorsement, recommendation, testimonial and/or link to any products or services from this blog. Please note that I only endorse products that are in alignment with Stained with Style's ideals and that I believe would be of value to my readers. Stained with Style is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for sites to earn advertising fees by advertising and linking to Amazon.com

more great stuff

Powered by Blogger.
Back to Top