Top 5 Photo Editing Apps for Travel Photographers

We have all become travel photographers these days, thanks to the smartphones at our fingertips. Whenever you pass through colorful streets or serene valley or mesmerizing beaches or witness the incredible cityscapes, you simply can’t control the urge to capture them in your smartphones. But raw photos fail to make the desired impact. To make the pictures stand out, it is essential to use some photography apps to edit and enhance them. Later if you want to use those images somewhere you can optimize the images online.

Some of the popular photo editing apps for travel photographers are:

1. Snapseed:

This app is available for both iOS and Android platforms and is one of the most user-friendly and powerful apps. Just open the picture in the application, and you cannot only fine-tune its brightness and contrast but also fine-tune the ambiance, sharpness, and structure. The app comes with a number of presets like:

a. The HDR-scape preset boosts color, clarity, and sharpness to create amazing images
b. The Retrolux gives any picture an old-school vibe
c. The Face filter let you control the skin tone and eye clarity which is an absolute must for the perfect selfie

2. VSCO:

This application is preferred by a number of travel photographers and bloggers as it features a number of manual editing controls and presets. What makes it unique is that you can click pictures directly in the application as it has some advanced camera controls. The app has high-quality filter options to make each photograph stand out.

3. Adobe Lightroom & Photoshop Express:

These two smartphone applications by the software giant, Adobe is a must-have. Photoshop Express is nothing but a dumbed-down version of computer software which has been trusted by professional photographers for years. And the Adobe Lightroom offers a broad range of controls such as tone curve to enhance the user experience.

4. Facetune

This is the photo editing application for your face and is crafted to ensure perfect selfies and the close-up flashes in the touristy bar. This app lets you remove the blemishes, reshape the jawline, whiten teeth and make the skin look smoother ensuring perfect pictures. As a travel blogger there are days and moments when you are not looking your best, don’t worry, with this app you are covered. It will not be wrong to say that Facetune offers Photoshop-like retouching capabilities to the people at their finger touch.

5. Touch Retouch:

This app is designed to help you deal with the unwanted content in your photographs. If there is a skyscraper that is ruining your serene skyline or is there is somebody in front of the Pantheon, you can simply vanish these things by using this user-friendly application. This app takes cues from the background to help you replace the missing pieces.

Some other photo editing apps for travel photographers as per savvyexpeditioner.com are Color Story, Over, Instagram, Darkroom, Afterlight, and Skrwt. Just learn to use these apps and give your photos a professional touch that will help you take your travel blog to new heights.

Ashutosh is a blogger and writes on TricksRoad.

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