What are the best instagram editing apps for special effects?

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    Instagram is a simple way to capture, edit, and share the users' favorite moments. They can express their artistic sides through their feeds. Users can follow their friends and family, and discover accounts from all over the world.


    Web, Android, iOS, Windows


    Rebecca Russell
    Written on October 29, 2017
    "Instagram let me edit my pics with a lot of different filters so I can really make my pics pop! I can use a ton of editing tools, such as adjust, brightness, saturation, etc. I'm constantly putting up pics on Instagram and always get a lot of likes once I edit my image. "
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    #2Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ Legacy

    Camera+ is an app for iOS devices that features tools like Touch Exposure & Focus, Digital Zoom, Horizon Level, and Clarity. It also has different shooting modes, scene modes, and effects to help users in adjusting their photos.



    $2.99- with in-app purchases

    James Johnson
    Written on October 27, 2017
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    #3Pixlr Express

    Pixlr Express

    With Pixlr Express, you can capture any moment and make it unique. It offers over 2 million combinations of effects, overlays and filters. When you finish, you can share them on your social networks.


    Web, Android, iOS, Chrome


    Kevin Price
    Written on October 28, 2017
    "It seems that many people like this app to edit photos from their phone. It seems like a good way to go outside of breaking out photoshop for an insta."
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    Prisma is a photo-editing app that lets users transform their photos into art using the style of famous artists like Munk and Picasso, as well as world famous ornaments and patterns. It features more than 300 filters to choose from.

    iOS, Android

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Jesse Perkins
    Written on April 3, 2018
    "Another photo "editing" app for the phone. This one has filters and limited customization options. It's best to use a computer for editing since you have much more control and options. These phone photo editors are more for playing. "
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    Snapseed is a complete and professional photo-editing software application developed by Google that will upgrade your regular photos, with lots of filters and special effects. It has 29 tools like healing, brush, structure, HDR, etc.


    Android, iOS


    Lori Hudson
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "In all honesty, I didn’t love Snapseed. It’s fine for basic editing and photoshop, but compared to other apps, it feels like there isn’t much variety in terms of filters and tools. The ascetics are nice, but it seems like Google placed more emphasis on making a pretty app than they did on the actual functionality. Overall, it’s fine for basic jobs but not much else."
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    PicLab is a free app where you can add beautiful typography and artwork from stunning filters and photo effects, as well as a collection of shapes, light FX, textures, borders, patterns, and more to your photos. 


    Android, iOS


    Michelle Rose
    Written on November 21, 2017
    "PicLab is amazing for special effects. It can help you edit the biggest part of your photo, or a minor little detail. It can just add a little border for you to help get you some extra followers. The special effects part of it is pretty neat."
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    #7Adobe Photoshop Express

    Adobe Photoshop Express
    Adobe Photoshop Express is a fast, powerful and easy way to edit photos on your Android, Windows, and iOS devices. You can customize your pictures, create collages and share them on your social networks.

    iOS, Android, Windows


    Robert Rose
    Written on October 31, 2017
    "I could not even think any other app other than Adobe PS Express. The only disadvantage of this app is being not user friendly. It has a real learning curve; not for beginners."
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    VSCO is a mobile application developed by Visual Supply Company for taking photos, editing them with a variety of settings and filters, and sharing them. Users can join a creative community with no public followers, likes, or comments. 

    Android, iOS

    Free- with in-app purchases

    Janet Adams
    Written on October 25, 2017
    "This app adds amazing special effects, the best part is the creative community behind it. There's no trolls saying stupid stuff, or discouraging naysayers, just a lot of creative help and ideas. Clarity tool and raw editing are the best. The interface is clear and simple, and the results are gorgeous. Can be buggy, but the price (free) is right!"
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    #9Firing Table

    Firing Table

    Firing Table is a paid social media management service website specially catered to Instagram users. The service promises a way organically gain a significant following on Instagram through account management.


    $29.95- Varies by plan

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Best What are the best instagram editing apps for special effects
1InstagramApps 27 Free
2Camera+ LegacyApps 21 Paid
3Pixlr ExpressApps 14 Free
4PrismaApps 12 Free
5Snapseed Apps 12 Free
6PicLabApps 9 Free
7Adobe Photoshop ExpressApps 9 Free
8VSCO Apps 5 Free
9Firing TableWebsites 1 Paid

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