Take Incredible Pictures on Vacation With These Free Travel Photography Apps
It’s never been easier to take high-quality photos on vacation. Gone are the days of dragging around heavy cameras when all you have to do is reach into your back pocket and pull out your smartphone—but these images can always be improved to maximize those likes on your favorite social media platforms! There are a number of apps available for both iOS and Android that allow you to edit your photos to make them professional quality for free in just a matter of minutes. For those searching for the best app for sharing travel photos, here are just a few of the most popular we think you should download:
VSCO, also known as VSCO Cam, is an editing and uploading platform created by Visual Supply Company. You can take photos from your camera roll or directly in the app and edit photos with state-of-the-art features like clarity, tint, sharpening, fading, skin one, saturation, contrast, exposure, and temperature. Though the editing tools are great, what’s most impressive are the filters. Users love these filters because they are more subtle than those found on other platforms and add a different look to your photos. Similar to Instagram, you can save your edits to your camera to use on other platforms or upload directly to your own VSCO profile where other users can see your work.
Developed by Nik Software, Snapseed is an editing app can be used for both customized and automatic photo adjustments for color and contrast. This app has all of the standard must-haves for an editor like cropping, frames, and text, but it also has other impressive additions. A few of its most prominent features include being able to create your own custom filters, combine existing filters and edit saving which allows you to “undo” or “redo” actions on an image, and its sharpening feature which doesn’t make your image look “grainy” as some tools can. More recently, Snapseed has added other elements to make their app stand out including lens blur, HDR scape and noir, and glamour glow.
When you have a delicious meal on vacation and want to share it with the world, Foodie is the perfect place for you to edit and post it. The app has 30 filters to choose from and a number of editing features that were specifically created for food photos. Sociable foodies will also love the guide designed to assist you during photos, a timer, a mute option, and a number of detailed editing features to make your four-course meal or authentic street food look like a masterpiece. It’s easy to share with your other social media and you can share with your followers on Foodie, as well!
Picsart allows you to discover your inner artist with its number of brush tools, decorative texts, colors, and layering options. Instead of your traditional editing app, Picsart is designed for those who want to get creative. There are over 3,000 tools, 1,000 stickers, a variety of frames and backgrounds, and plenty of the photo editing basics you need to not only improve your photos but make them a work of art. There’s even an option to share editing with your friends so you can create the perfect image for your social feeds.
Professional photographers often turn to Adobe products to enhance their images, and the same can be said for those who also want to edit their vacation images. Adobe Lightroom is a full-featured photo manager and editor that has some of the most advanced technologies available including watermarking and exposure adjustments. The app even has a built-in camera so you can take photos and immediately begin perfecting for your next big Instagram post. Adobe Lightroom is free for its basic functions and those who want to improve their photo skills even more with additional features can create a subscription for just $10/month!