The 5 Best Editing Apps for Instagram 2019

New year, new Instagram-editing routine or something like that. Trends happen quickly on the gram, but here are my favorite editing apps for 2019 so far. Stay tuned to find out which apps I keep in my editing folder!

Lightroom CC

This has definitely been my most used photo-editing app so far! Lightroom has a variety of features for quick photo-editing. I mainly use it to brighten up dark backgrounds and add some contrast. Their auto-correction feature works wonders!

  • Good for: correcting lighting and contrast
  • Cost: it’s free but you have to create an Adobe account

For the longest time ever I hated this app, and until now I still don’t get why I never used it. VSCO has some great default filters, but I honestly do not feel like you really need the full-version. I think in the past you could buy individual filter packs, but they changed it to a monthly subscription instead. Sucksss.

  • Good for: adding filters and correcting brightness
  • Cost: the default filter pack is free, they have a subscription available for more filters but honestly I don’t think it’s worth it
Processed with VSCO with a6 preset
Processed with A6 preset filter.

This is THE app for stories. I love all the frames and fonts they offer. The good thing is, unlike VSCO, you can buy filter and font packs individually. This app is definitely great for pre-editing stories and especially if you are promoting a business.

  • Good for: pre-editing stories, especially for business purposes
  • Cost: the default stacks are free, you can purchase additional template and font packs though

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This app is originally from Asia and offers loads of augmented reality filters. It is great for making your stories look more unique and interesting. It uses up a lot of battery though, so be careful!

  • Good for: creating unique stories
  • Cost: completely free!

This is my personal favorite to be quite honest. This app brings sparkle and glitter to any image! I love to use it during the winter time and for special occasions (or just making my bland musli breakfast look more attractive).

  • Good for: Stories and posts for special occasions
  • Cost: I think it was 1€ in the app store, a steal for how good it works


That’s it for 2019! Make sure to also check out my 2018 Favorites in this blogpost.

What are your favorite Instagram editing apps?