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Thursday, October 23, 2014

4 photo editing tools (everyone is already using)

It is my hope that when I read everyone else's #BLOGTOBER14 posts on this topic, I will find something new. I use Lightroom and Photoshop too, but these are the quick and easy tools that everyone has access to. I really prefer not to open Photoshop on this hog of a computer anyway... it takes days.

Day Twenty-Three: Favorite Editing Tools for My Blog

iPhone: This is supposedly a new feature with iOs8 and I love it. It is so easy and works really well. I'm sure you have noticed (if you follow me on instagram) that I have been going crazy with the black+white photos recently. I have two reasons for that: 1. the iPhone gives a lot of different filter options in black+white, and then you can still continue to tweak the photos and make them look however you want. 2. I look thinner and prettier in black+white.

A Beautiful Mess: Although the zoom feature in this app could use some improving (or maybe it is my fingers? let me know), I would be lost without it. There is no better app for making before/after photos and then adding text or doodles. For some reason I really like the hand drawn feel of the app. I think it makes it the photos more welcoming.

Instagram: How does it just keep getting better and better? I have no idea, but please keep the updates coming!

PicMonkey: So when I started this post, I thought why am I bothering? Everyone knows about this stuff already. But then I remembered, when I first started my blog, and a long time after that, I edited my photos in Photoshop and then created collages in inDesign. Good lord, it took forever. I never knew about the ease and convenience of PickMonkey, and now I probably wouldn't edit photos if I didn't have it.  

Do yourself a favor, if you haven't started using PicMonkey, do it, and pay for the upgrade!

Helene in Between Blogtober


  1. I feel like I'm the only one who doesn't use picmonkey! Do you recommend it?
    By the way I've nominated you for an award - go to my blog to check it out :D

  2. you know, I never really even use the iPhone picture things, since they were so shady before.. I'll have to check them out! Also, the day I realized I could use PicMonkey with the fonts stored on my computer was probably one of my best blogger days...

  3. Everyone keeps talking about this PicMonkey! I will def have to look into it. Thanks! :)

  4. PicMonkey is AMAZING!!!
    Stopping by from Helene's blog with #Blogtober14

  5. You are so talented Amanda. Love your page. You have wonderful pictures on here. I will be following you much better now that I am understanding the world of blogging a little better now.