Here’s how to edit professional photos all for free

I remember looking at the cover girls from famous fashion magazines and wondering “why can’t my photos be as flawless as those ones.” When you see models at the covers of magazines, they look SO PERFECT! and seem to have it all, poreless smooth skin, wonderful hair, great smile- the picture perfect. The constant urge of attaining ‘perfection’ obviously does not allow even a spot on a model’s face but most times, professional retouching can be expensive. So, I discovered a free way to make your pictures stunning and flawless.

Out there are different apps available in the market that makes your photos look insanely gorgeous at no cost. Various filters, adjustments to lights can give you the perfection you always wanted for. Yes, I strongly believe there can’t be one definition of beauty and no one has to follow any the stereotypical criteria but, editing your photo does not mean you will end up looking like someone else, rather it enhances your beautiful features if you do it right.

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In the age of Instagram, Facebook, Snapchat, when your photos communicate with the world, you want to look as great as you can be. So be with the “EVER SO BEAUTIFUL YOU” and enhance it with a little touch of editing. Be it tons of compliment or a thousand LIKES on your photo- you can have it all!

edit professional photos all for free

Edit Professional Photos all for Free

Camera mobile apps like – Picasa, Retrica, Candycam, BeautyPlus, InstaBeauty- all have one thing common; they can make your photos look gorgeous. From the different filters to tons of editing tools, you can find lots of photo editing apps on various app stores! It does take a bit of time to learn how to take full advantage of their features, but once you get it, you have a perfect photo every time! The creative options available for these apps really are endless, but with so many image editing apps available, how do you know which ones to choose? Let me make it a little easy for you! Here is a beginners list of photo editors

The Camera App

It has the rich collection of filters and editing tools and you can use it while taking your photo itself! Retrica, Canycam, they all come with a basic collection of filters to get you started

If you possess a Trail Camera, then you can check out this guide on How to use a Trail camera to get some clear insights into the usage ways.

The Multi-Tasker

They do it all including the filters they have the ability to remove unwanted elements from a photo easily and effectively. Apart from the basic features like editing or cropping you even can add stickers and adjust the light! You can turn to the apps like AirBrush, Fotor Photo Editor, Photo Editor Pro, Bonfire Photo Editor Pro, Adobe Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe Photoshop Express.

The Makeup Apps

You can try different looks on a simple photo as well as well as a selection of more whimsical and artistic effects for getting really creative with your images. Apps are YouMakeup, LakmeMakeupPro.

Ideal for iPhone

It’s hard to match the editing apps for iPhone. Some of the exciting apps are-VSCO (camera app), TouchRetouch, Mextures, Enlight, Snapseed, Superimpose, AfterFocus.

Online Editing Apps

If you feel too lazy to download, there are plenty of photo editors which are available online.

Let’s Talk About Filters

There were days when I have struggled to find the perfect lighting for my photos. If you ask an expert photographer then you will know the use of lights can make or mar a photo. It’s not possible to light it up oh so perfect every time and now it does not have to because the fillers in photo editors make it happen for you; it’s your phone’s artificial lighting. (RETRICA, CANDYCAM, PIXIR, FOTOR)

Flawless skin is in!

Photo editing apps have some basic editing tools, like skin smoothing and blemish removal as well. They are really useful if you take a lot of selfies. Most of the tools are one-click which makes all of it exceptionally easy to use as well. (BEAUTYPLUS, YOUMAKEUP, INSTABEAUTY).

C for creativity

Let’s make your photos different that oozes out your personality. From adding frames, graphics, and text to collage and banners you have all the creative tools you need! You’ll find stickers and you can even add text to images to create your own memes. Many apps also come with a Lens Collection so you can fix lens issues including distortion, and chromatic aberration. In Rage Comics Photo Editor, you can add to any photo for a comedic effect. So each time you get your unique photo that reflects your style! Users can also layer their images, add text captions, and it is also an excellent collage maker. (LIFECAKE, PHOTOGRID, QWIK, PIXELWAKKER. SKTCHY).

Oh, so long legs!

We all have our notions of a perfect body and guess what you can slip into the body you want with zero diets and workout! Yes, you can edit your body in the photos, manipulating it looking the size and shape you want. (YOUMAKEUP, BEAUTYPLUS, LENSICAL).

Bye Bye bad backgrounds

With most of the apps, it happens automatically- No complicated photo editors, no pre-processing manipulations you will find background scenes of any kind – light and festive variants of background, seasonal fillings, fantasy collages of flowers and butterflies, cityscapes and others. But personally, I prefer the natural background. (PHOTOBACKGROUDCHANGER).

Hey, don’t do too much!

It’s very important to have a balance while using a photo editor. You don’t want your photos to scream out loud “edited” right? The key is to practice and know what suits your photos most. Getting the perfect sparkle in the eyes can be tricky. The less you do, more natural the effect will be. The downsides of too much contrast, however, are the blowouts at both ends of the tonal spectrum. Over-cropping can ruin your photos.

People, new to Photos Editors will always be excited about the far-reaching possibilities of these powerful programs. I was that way, and I’m sure that many of you were as well. It makes one go overboard. Once that excitement wears off, it’s important to learn how to avoid fads and gimmicks, while embracing and achieving editing goals with balance.

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Conclusion: Back to the cover girl!

To meet the standards of beauty is maddening! We often end up wanting to look like someone else rather than appreciating working on the beautiful features we have naturally. Photo editors are not for making you look ‘less you’’.  It’s about working with what you have.

There is no camera in this world which can capture the original scene as it is. Most of the professional, as well as amateur photographers use some techniques which help photos to look like the scene the way it was. The techniques like; exposure blending, editing can be used for this purpose.

Even the immense pressure of looking good all the time on social networking sites make one reach for photo editing tools. However, there is always a beauty that resides in you and everything and the world needs to see it’s BEST!

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Originally posted on July 31, 2018 @ 11:02 am

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