Six Top Apps That Will Make Your Photo An InstaStar

With pictures and video dominating social media accounts such as Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram, how do you stick out, get likes, and  become famous in the giant pool of hashtagged photos and videos?

Wanna know the secret?  Regular Instagram filters just aren’t cutting it anymore.  Sure your favorite Instagram filters might make your photo look AMAZING, but we’ve seen the Earlybird, XProII and Hefe filters for the thousandth time.  Social media users wanna see something new, innovative, and creative that comes with a full packed punch of wow.  The way to get it?  That’s simple!  The trick is not what you can do on Instagram, its what you can do with Instagram in combination with other apps.  Take a look at these six mindblowing apps, they will take your photos to the next level and make you an InstaStar on all social media accounts!


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1. Over

Feel like you need to add some text to your photo, but you want something more artsy?  The Over app allows users to add text to their pics with fonts from the Over library, as well as font files from your phone.   Over also provides beautiful artwork with text to add to your photos.  Whether its a caption, quote, or sign, this app adds a textual element to your images that is appealing and engaging to viewers.

Cost: $1.99

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With  70 photo filters, such as film grain, textures, light leaks, and gradients, Mextures serves as a miniphotoshop app, which allows you to build-up as many layers as you wish and experiment with blending modes.  This app is extremely user-friendly and performs at a rapid pace, causing no delays for your artistic endeavor.  It also allows you to save your created layer looks for future use.  Mextures is the must have app for anyone looking to take their photos one step further, for it truly does just that.

Cost: $0.99

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Looking to make your photos appear more abstract?  This is the perfect app for that!   Decim8 allows you to experiment with 25 different digital effects, turning your photo into something new and unpredictable.  The randomness is what makes this app so exciting, for no effect is ever the exact same twice.  Like what you see though? The app does allow to save your favorite combinations of layered effects, giving you a similar look, feel, or style of a previously finished photo.  The abstractor, this app definitely provides something unseen for social media users that is enjoyable to experiment with, so have at it!

Cost: $0.99






4. InstaCollage

Wishing to create a picture storyboard to show your social media friends?  InstaCollage allows users to combine photos of various shapes and sizes into one framed image with optional text.  With 63 adjustable layouts, 43 borders, and 18 photo effects to apply to each individual photo,  the options are endless!  The app also allows users to adjust border and background color, place photos in the order they see fit, and manipulate text color, size, font, and placement.  Whether creating a pictorial story or sharing memories, InstaCollage is an app worth exploring.  Similar to the app Diptic, we prefer InstaCollage because you can use multiple texts all over your collage, and the major kicker, its free!

Cost: FREE







Do you feel your photo is lacking that wow factor?  Why not try InstaShapes?  With over 55 shapes to choose from, this app adds a little something extra to your photos.  The app allows you to change your shape color, position, and opacity while also providing photo filters.  You can also adjust brightness, contrast, and saturation to your image.  This app, though simple, provides a fun and flirty experience to your pic that gives people a reason to look at your social media accounts.

Cost: FREE

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6. InstaBlend

If you’re looking for a more artistic look, InstaBlend is the perfect app for that!  InstaBlend takes two separate photos and layers them,  creating a double exposed look.  What makes this so cool is the app user can adjust how much the two images blend, as well as the brightness and contrast of each layered image.  There also is a filter feature which heightens the artistic feel to your photo.  Make people think you’re a pro photographer who knows how to use a camera with this app!

Cost: FREE


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