Top 10 Best Instagram Photo Editor Apps for 2022

Top 10 Best Instagram Photo Editor Apps for 2022

Instagram is one of the most amazing social media platforms for both individuals and businesses alike. It is an excellent app that emphasizes photo and video sharing.  Instagram allows its users to take, edit, publish visual content and then share it either with their followers or with the public. With this app, users can easily engage with photos and videos by simply liking, commenting, sharing and even saving the content. 

So whether you’re a content creator looking for the best place to showcase your ideas or a marketer in the e-Commerce industry, sharing high-quality content on Instagram can be your best bet. 

To help you do things smoothly, we’ve rounded up a list of the top 10 best Instagram photo editor apps you can use this 2022.  




VSCO is a simple and minimalistic yet powerful photo editor that is easy to use and navigate. It is one of the most popular Instagram photo editing apps for both Android and iOS users. VSCO is so recognised in the Instagram world that the hashtag #vscocam became Instagram’s most used hashtag. 

VSCO is great for beginners as it offers free photo presets that you can adjust using basic editing tools such as brightness, contrast, saturation and more. You can edit your photos within the app and then save them to your device’s camera roll. 

This app has a paid version that costs US$19.99 per year with a seven days free trial.

2. Canva


Canva is an online design and publishing app that offers a wide array of editing options. It‘s hard to beat in terms of creating high-quality images for Instagram. Canva lets you crop or resize your photo, add graphics, create a collage and even overlay text on your photo. It also provides texture features where you can choose from a large pool of textured backgrounds ranging from real-world fabrics to fancy patterns. 

Once you’re done editing, you can easily download your final image and share it on Instagram. 

Canva is available for free but you can also avail of Canva Pro for US$12.99 monthly for up to 5 people. It can be used by both Android and iOS users.

3. Snapseed


Snapseed is another incredible photo editing app for Instagram. It offers a list of free presets for its users to try. What makes it unique is that it offers features that allow users to easily manipulate their photos. For starters, Snapseed comes with a ‘Perspective’ tool that lets you adjust perspective issues and straighten elements that couldn’t be fixed by simply rotating the photo. The app also offers a ‘Healing’ tool that allows you to remove unwanted objects from a photo such as spots and blemishes. 

Snapseed is a free application available onc both Android and iOS.

4. Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 

Adobe Lightroom

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom is a free photo editor and camera app developed by Adobe Inc. it is a powerful editing tool that lets you edit beautiful Instagram photos on the go. Lightroom offers an amazing pool of presets as well as powerful controls that will surely take your Instagram feed to the next level. 

The mobile app is free to install on both iOS and Android. If you want to get the full range of its editing tools you can purchase lightroom on its own or as part of the Creative Cloud Photography plan, with both plans starting at US$9.99/month

5. Instasize


Instasize is a complete photo and video editor for Instagram and other social media platforms. Alongside its unique photo filters, presets and color editing tools, Instasize is known for its resizing capabilities especially for Instagram. Using this app, you can instantly select the best dimensions depending on your needs. You can opt to resize your photos to square to fit your Instagram feed or upload the perfect-sized Instagram story. 

Instasize is free for both Android and iOS but you can upgrade to premium for only US$4.99 per month.  

6. Fotor


Fotor is another great photo editor platform that lets you crop photos, resize images and add texts, filters and graphics to your Instagram photos. Its best features include retouching as well as adding layers to your image. 

Fotor can be used for free by both Android and iOS users. To get the advanced editing tools, you can upgrade to Fotor Pro for only US$8.99 per month. 

7. Boomerang


Boomerang is an Instagram app that first appeared in 2015. It lets Instagram users record looping videos that look just like an animated GIF. Boomerang allows you to take a one-second video clip that plays in a loop for six seconds. 

You can either download the Boomerang app or simply access the Boomerang mode on Instagram Story. 

8. Facetune



Facetune is one of the most popular Instagram photo editing tools in the market today. This app offers the best selfie editing features such as adding makeup, removing blemishes, whitening teeth, reducing wrinkles and a lot more. With Facetune, you can also improve your cheekbones, fill in your eyebrows and even have your nose straightened. 

Facetune can be downloaded on Android and iOS for US$3.99.

9. PicsArt



Compared to other applications, PicsArt offers a wide range of photo editing tools. From photo editing and enhancing to adding drawings and other graphics, you will find all the design tools you will need for your next Instagram post on PicsArt. Indeed, this app is an all-in-one image editing app. 

PicsArt is free for both Android and iOS users but you can upgrade to PicsArt Gold and get access to thousands of templates, fonts and stickers with no watermarks for only US$4.4.66 per month. 

10. Photoshop Express

Photoshop Express

Photoshop Express is another excellent photo editor for Instagram developed by Adobe Inc. This app is better suited for more advanced users with features focusing on retouching and enhancing photos to make them Instagram-ready. With Photoshop Express, you can even add watermarks and create a transparent background image (for iOS users only). 

Photoshop Express is available for free. Its paid subscription costs US$4.99 per month. 

Key Takeaway

There are a lot of Instagram photo editing tools available in the market today. While they all provide excellent presets and powerful features, not all of them will give you the results you’re looking for. As such, you need to be wise in choosing the app you will use. Make sure to use an editing tool that you think will match your needs and expectations. 

Turn your social media marketing goals into reality with these Instagram photo editor apps. 

Chris Anne

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