Photo Editing Software & Apps to Enhance your Photos


Looking for photo editing software and apps? Look no further! I’m sharing 6 photo editing software and apps you can use today!

I enjoy editing photos because I think it’s fun and creative. I love seeing how different photographers, artists, or influencers edit their photos because the photos come out so different. It reveals a little bit of who the person behind the editing is and what he/she likes. I’m also just amazed at how one small tweak can completely change the vibe of a photo. 

Today I will be sharing with you 6 photo editing software and apps you can use to edit your photos. 


I tried the free trial version to this program, and it was intuitive and has a lot of good features. They offer a lot of different enhancement options. I’ve also heard great things about PicMonkey from those who has the paid version. This is a great photo editing option for anyone just starting out in the editing world. Picmonkey is also a more affordable program compare to Photoshop or Lightroom. So if you’re looking for something that has good photo editing features and is affordable, give this program a try!

Adobe Photoshop:

This is the one I’ve used the longest and I still enjoy using it. It’s pretty complex and has many different features and options. If you want to try out photoshop, there are a lot of tutorials available and classes online you can watch to help you. Photoshop is not free though. There is a free trial you can use but after that you’ll have to pay for the service. You have the option to just get photoshop or you can get the entire cloud (at a higher price)—the cloud comes with all of the other Adobe programs like Indesign, Lighroom, Illustrator, Premiere Pro, After Effects, etc.

If you’re new to Photoshop and want some guidance, take advantage of this online Photoshop for Bloggers course. It’s a great course that will dive into what photoshop has to offer. The class will teach you about “adjustment layers, how to edit people, how to create your own actions, how to make dynamic collages easily, how to switch heads and change background colors, how to make animated GIF files, and much more. This course will focus on being technical, efficient, and creative!” This course is a great option if you don’t want to spend countless hours searching and opening various tabs trying to learn what the features of Photoshop. This Photoshop course is a great place to start.

Photo opening software that comes with the computer:

Every computer or laptop comes with a photo opening software. Within that software are basic editing features. If you learn to use them correctly, they can actually enhance your photos a lot. I started out playing with these basic features and from time to time I still use them because they’re all I really need.

Don’t overlook this option. Plus, once you learn the basic features you’ll be able to better understand the basic lingo in other photo editing programs.

Snapseed (Phone): For Apple Users || For Android Users

I love this editing app. It’s so good! It does almost everything you want an editing app to do. I use this app all the time. Even for photos I’m not posting onto social media, I use snapseed to edit them. Almost every photo I post on my Instagram, I use Snapseed. The features available on the app are great and the app is also easy to use and easy to learn.

Seriously. Just get it. And learn how to use it. You won’t regret it!

Lightroom (Phone): For Apple Users || For Android Users

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If you don’t have Adobe cloud, you can still get Lightroom as an app on your phone or tablet for free. Within the app, there are some paid features, but honestly, the free version has all the great features you will need. I’ve been using Lightroom to edit my photos and have never felt the need to actually buy for the paid features. You’re able to adjust the lighting, the color, the hues and tones of your photos. If you’re not using Lightroom yet, definitely give it a shot!

(But if you want Lightroom to work on both your desktop/laptop and phone interchangeably then yes, you would have to buy the software). 

A Color Story for presets:

Finally, if you don’t have the time to figure out the right lighting or the color scheme, presets are for you. I love presets. I make my own presets and use them all the time. A Color Story offers a variety of presets for you to pick from. Their presets are well made and really pretty. Check them out here.

The nice thing about presets is that they will give all your photos a common look which is great for personal branding. The presets also already gives you the editing look you’re going for. You can then, go in and make minor tweaks to perfect the photo, but it won’t require you to spend countless hours on a single photo.

Alrighty, those are 6 photo editing software and apps for anyone interested in wanting to improve or enhance their photos. 

I’ve learned that post-production (the editing session) is just as important as pre-production (camera and gear) and during production. 

Editing photos is a learning process. Your first few photos won’t be the best things you create, but you’ll learn as you continue to practice. I’m definitely no pro at editing, but I think that’s the beauty of it—there’s always something I can learn or improve. 

I hope this was helpful for you! What photo editing software or app do you like to use? Share in the comments below!

~Sincerely, Mainou

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