You’re scrolling on your Instagram news feed, and all you see are these amazing, colorful photos. Then you go on your page, and they all look so dull! I have definitely seen this on my account before I decided to start focusing on the quality of my images. Whether you just want to see prettier photos or you want to drive more traffic to your page, it’s important to have great quality to keep people around. As my account has been growing, I have been focusing more on lighting, posing, and angles. However, none of my pictures would look as amazing as they do if it wasn’t for Snapseed.
For those of you who don’t know, Snapseed was basically invented by photography wizards. It’s an AMAZING app for editing photos. There’s a lot of features on it I haven’t really tried yet, but here I’m going to show you how I edit my photos on my Instagram. This is NOT a sponsored post, I genuinely love this app and don’t ever need to use anything else!
This is what the app looks like. Yes, please take a moment to be nosy and check out some of my other apps! I know you’re doing it.
To have a great example, here is a RAW photo from a photo shoot. If you don’t shoot RAW, are you even living? I’ll talk about that in another post! So there’s LOOKS, TOOLS, EXPORT. As you can see, Looks are pre-edited features that did all of the work for you. The only one I ever use in this is “Accentuate” which does exactly that: accentuate the colors in the shot.
This is what that filter looks like. Sometimes I only need to use this, and it’s ready to go! Sometimes the saturation is too strong, and I have to tune it, which brings me to the TOOLS tab.
These are the options under the TOOL tab! These are really the only two features I have used on this app, and I find them to be really effective! Here I can adjust the colors, brightness, and contrast of the RAW shot. TIP: Never make it too warm. Cool is the way to go for Instagram photos (UNLESS, it’s a colorful Fall shot!).
Here’s the results side by side! Look how much more clearer and colorful it gets?! This is with the “Accentuate” filter and I also tuned it slightly under TOOLS.
One of my absolute favorite features of the app is the Last Edits button. Basically, if you’re working with multiple photos in the same location, you can just click on the Last Edits to quickly use the same edits you did in the previous photo! Isn’t that so neat?!
Now you have a perfect Instagram photo to post! If you end up installing this app, feel free to tag me on IG with the edited photo @thetinyherbivore ! I’d love to see your photos!