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Instagram is the hottest platform right now so it’s time to join the hype and make your feed a vision of beauty and thematic wonder. To help you on your journey, we have collected five of our favourite editing apps that will make your Instagram look as lovely as you do.

1. Colour Story

Price: Free (In-app purchases)

Colour Story is an app which was founded in 2016 by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman. It has 100+ filters and over 40 effects allowing you to play with lots of different edits before uploading them straight to social media. Colour Story is used by Instagram giants such as Coury Combs (@fancytreehouse) and Ana Fritsch (@luckypennyblog) and is a favourite amongst lovers of that pastel, ethereal glow.

We love because… you can add lovely light flares to images and brighten them to no end – a useful tool if you live in the gloomy UK!


Price: Free (In-app purchases)

VSCO is a family favourite with us at CollectivEdge. Acting as its own social media platform, VSCO is a hub for creators where they can upload, edit and publish their photography for others to save or buy. There’s a range of filters to chose from (C2 is a warm, red-toned filter whereas F2 is a cool, blue-toned filter) with more being released every day.

We love because… VSCO are always adding new filters in collaboration with influencers, films and music. They recently released three new filters for free in partnership with Wes Anderson’s Ilse of Dogs.

3. Afterlight 2

Price: £2.99

Afterlight 2 is the new, upgraded version of Afterlight. It boasts a range of new features which we haven’t found in many of the other editing apps. There’s a double exposure feature which allows the user to layer and blend two photos together and a dust textures tool which make your images appear a little grainy for a vintage/boho vibe. Although this one cost, we think it’s well worth the price and will help your images stand out from the crowd.

We love because… of their colour shift tool which allows you to blur and blend colours using four colour presets, giving you a cool glitchy effect.