Tinkering with photos can be tough when you’re not too familiar with Photoshop, but applications on your mobile device can make it easy, intuitive, and fun. Expanding your editing skill set shouldn’t come at the cost of portability, nor should you settle for Instagram filters for all photo manipulation. Here are five must-have iOS and Android photo-editing apps to help you make your photos look even more incredible:
Snapseed (iOS and Android)
Snapseed has a minimalist, easy-to-use interface that lets users navigate their way across the application with ease, style, and comfort.Not only does the app have a ton of features that give users a lot of breathing space to explore in their own time, but it also allows them to open and edit RAW DNG files. Not to mention, this app is available for free on both Android and iOS.
VSCO (iOS and Android)
VSCO has been the known go-to photo-editing application and with good reason. Offering both camera settings and photo-editing features, it’s been one, of many, favorite photo-centric apps on iOS. If you have an Android, VSCO is now available to you for free.
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom (iOS and Android)
Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is one of the most complete photo-editing applications. Lightroom has a smooth and clean interface that allows precise controls over color, filter, and tone adjustments for your photos. It lets users sync edits from smartphone photos and RAW images from DSLRs. You can even take videos and have direct access to Adobe Premiere Clip. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is available to both Android and iOS users.
PicsArt Photo Studio (iOS and Android)
PicsArt has a bold and colorful design that gives you tags, stickers, and challenges to inspire you to craft your own unique aesthetic. It has Smash Hits to scroll through and follow, while managing to let users craft their own selfie stickers. PicsArt is free for both iOS and Android users.
Typorama has impressive text-on-photo layouts that’ll make any picture pop! With a wide array of text styles, it can seem daunting to pick one to pair with your photo at first. Don’t worry, Tyrporama has sample designs to scroll through for inspiration, as well as to help build your own design. Unfortunately, this app is only available to iOS users.
What’s your photo-editing app?
There are a lot of photo-editing apps available on both iOS and Android, and each app has its own unique strength — from simple filters to cute stickers. Every software has its own set of features with the standard crop and rotate tools, which is probably why people hardly stick to just one.
Do you just stick with Instagram for editing, or do you have other photo-editing apps to recommend? Leave a comment below on what you use and like!
Barack and Michelle Obama join forces with Netflix
Are you ready to watch with the Obamas?
Netflix announced that former US President Barack Obama and wife Michelle Obama signed a partnership with the streaming service under an entity named Higher Ground Productions over a press release and a twitter post.
President Barack Obama and Michelle Obama have entered into a multi-year agreement to produce films and series for Netflix, potentially including scripted series, unscripted series, docu-series, documentaries, and features.
— Netflix US (@netflix) May 21, 2018
In case you’re wondering why the former White House residents are teaming up with Netflix, the Obamas stated they want to share the experiences of the fascinating people they meet.
The two always believed in the power of storytelling. “We hope to cultivate and curate the talented, inspiring, creative voices who are able to promote greater empathy and understanding between peoples, and help them share their stories with the entire world,” said President Barack Obama.
Michelle added, “Netflix’s unparalleled service is a natural fit for the kinds of stories we want to share, and we look forward to starting this exciting new partnership.”
“Barack and Michelle Obama are among the world’s most respected and highly recognized public figures and are uniquely positioned to discover and highlight stories of people who make a difference in their communities and strive to change the world for the better,” said Netflix Chief Content Officer Ted Sarandos, who’s proud to have the Obamas on board.
Android P: YouTubers React
Android Pineapple or Android Popcorn?
It’s that time of the year again when we make guesses on what the next version of Android will be called. We saw some clues at the Shoreline Amphitheater and this is what your favorite YouTubers think.
Is it going to be Android Pineapple? Android Popcorn? Android Popsicle? Android Pie? Your guess is as good as ours. Sound off in the comments section what you think it will be called!
Instagram will tell you how much time you spend on the app soon
Good thing or bad thing?
Just how much time do you spend stalking on Instagram? You may not know the answer now, but Instagram knows. And pretty soon, you’ll be able to check.
According to TechCrunch, code hidden on the Instagram app showed a “time spent” feature under “Usage Insights.”
Instagram is testing “Usage Insights” to show the amount of time users have spent on the app
Be self-aware or be prepared to be ashamed for Instagram addiction pic.twitter.com/WzyRGWIOgZ
— Jane Manchun Wong (@wongmjane) May 15, 2018
It’s still unclear how the function would work. When it was discovered, it was also unclear whether Instagram was testing out the option for eventual rollout, until Instagram CEO Kevin Systrom had this to say:
— Kevin S. (@kevin) May 16, 2018
We’re building tools that will help the IG community know more about the time they spend on Instagram – any time should be positive and intentional.
— Kevin S. (@kevin) May 16, 2018
As of now, there’s still no news on when “time spent” would roll out, but the move is unsurprising. Tech companies are now moving towards features that allow users to monitor usage time and statistics. Earlier this month, Google announced similar functions on digital well-being for Android P that includes a dashboard that will give you information on your phone usage.
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