Sunday, April 7, 2019

Apps to Create that Light and Airy look in Phone Photos

If you primarily use your phone to take photos,
you are probably disappointed when they
turn out dark and drab.

Editing apps are my favorite way to create that light and airy look 
that is popular on social media platforms these days!

Apps make it quick and easy and you don't have to be
a technical genius to edit with them.

My favorite app is PicTapGo
available for $2.99 in the app store.

I love it because you can instantly lighten, brighten
and improve photos with a few simple clicks!

One of my favorite filters in the app is AIR.  This filter adds a bit of  hazy white
while brightening the scene.

If I don't want the haze, I like LIGHTS ON
because it brightens, yet maintains the detail in the photo.

The best part of this app is the slider at the bottom of each
filter screen to determine the filter strength!  Use that to perfect the effect.

PicTapGo is my GO-TO app for quick editing.

You can boost color, contrast, warmth, coolness, exposure etc.
with just a few clicks!  You will LOVE this app!

For more detailed editing I like Snapseed by Google,
Available for free in the app store.

One of my favorite features is the BRUSH TOOL!

After brightening this next photo in PicTapGo,
I wanted to lighten her face a bit more.

I brought the photo into Snapseed and clicked on TOOLS at the bottom of the screen.

Then I clicked on BRUSH:

Inside the brush tool, select EXPOSURE and click up or down
with the arrows depending on how much you want
to lighten or darken.

Your finger is now the brush!  Simply "brush" with your finger
over the area you wish to lighten...or darken if you choose.

You will quickly catch on to using these apps and
create beautiful, light and bright photos
with your phone!

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