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How I Edit My Instagram Photos

Instagram is by far the biggest social media platform right now that is sought after brands and my biggest source of traffic for my blog

Brands tend to work with creators that have great content. Meaning, great quality photos, crisp and clean theme and of course, huge following. When I had my Instagram Story Q&A last time, I have been asked a lot about my profile. One of the most asked question was “how do you edit your photos”? 

I’m not by far an expert in editing my photos, nor I have “instagoals” but I have learned a thing or two from these few years that I have been growing my Instagram. So let me share to you some of my tips, eh!

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There are a lot of great apps out there that promise to give you a great looking photo and trust me, I tried a handful before I finally found “the one”  or several, in this case. My top 1 that I use all the time is VSCO. It gives me creativity in every single way. I love all the options and filters you can use to really make your photos pop.


Original Photo

After VSCO edits 

My VSCO edits:

  • Exposure: +2.7
  • Contrast: +1.2
  • Saturation: +2.1
  • Tint: +0.3

 VSCO Filters: A4 & A5

Aside from VSCO, I sometimes use other editing apps. This usually happens when I can’t accomplish the “look and feel” that I want (which almost never happens 😉). Check some of them below. All are IOS downloads.

Adobe Photoshop Lightroom CC

Facetune (great for selfies)



There you go! Easy peasy, is it? I hope this helped you in leveling up your photos and get connected with brands.

What do you guys use to edit your photos? Share them below.



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  1. Susannah

    February 16, 2018 at 7:25 am

    I love VSCO! I use it and Facetime for a lot 🙂

  2. Amy

    February 16, 2018 at 12:55 pm

    I also love VSCO! Just discovered it recently. I love the bright look of your edits!

  3. Becca

    February 16, 2018 at 1:35 pm

    Thanks for the tips. A little filtering can make photos really pop!

  4. Courtney Buechle

    February 16, 2018 at 5:33 pm

    These look so great, editing is so important but so tricky! Love how easy you made it.

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:57 am

      Thank you! It really is very easy. Once you get the hang of it, you can just okay with all the different filters 🙂

  5. Sandy

    February 16, 2018 at 5:39 pm

    I love using VSCO too for editing my photos! It’s truly the best tool out there and I have yet to find another one. Thanks for sharing!

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:56 am

      Absolutely! VSCO is one of the greatest editing app out there. Very easy and great filters.

  6. Annie

    February 16, 2018 at 8:34 pm

    I love VSCO! They have great filters! Snapseed is a great app too

  7. Maegan

    February 16, 2018 at 10:00 pm

    Thanks, I don’t use any of these apps yet for Instagram, so I’ll be adding them now! Love your photos!

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:55 am

      Thank you so much! I would totally add them to your apps, they are worth it 🙂

  8. kellan

    February 16, 2018 at 11:07 pm

    I love this! will deff try these tricks out!

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:54 am

      Thank you! 🙂

  9. Julie Hoag

    February 17, 2018 at 2:23 am

    These are great tips I will have to try! I need to post more to Instagram, my phone is old so it makes it hard for me to do, but I love seeing tips so I can try and improve my IG posting. Thanks!

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:54 am

      Aw! Thanks, I’m glad I’m able to help. These are great guide to give you a head start in editing photos 🙂

  10. Jeannette Anna

    February 17, 2018 at 2:24 am

    I too love VSCO! It’s such an easy app to use! And I definitely love FaceTune for whitening backgrounds.

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:53 am

      Yes, I totally agree. It’s like the perfect combo for photo editing.

  11. Stef @ Natural Paleo Family

    February 17, 2018 at 11:23 am

    I’ll have to check out that app- I am always trying to figure out what to do with my Insta photos!

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:53 am

      It’s definitely worth a try. Thank you for stopping by 🙂

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:52 am

      Thanks for dropping by 🙂

  12. shalama

    February 18, 2018 at 2:20 am

    I love Instagram. It is my platform of choice. I use VSCO and Snapseed for my photos.

    1. tkatona

      February 18, 2018 at 2:52 am

      Instagram is currently my fave platform there is too. I actually forgot about Snapseed, I’ve heard a lot of great reviews on it.

  13. courtney byers

    February 18, 2018 at 8:39 pm

    Your photos are all beautiful! I love your tips and VSCO is my go-to

  14. Whit

    February 19, 2018 at 12:07 am

    I love VSCO – I also use Color Story too!


    1. tkatona

      February 20, 2018 at 6:03 pm

      Oh, haven’t heard of that but I will definitely check it out. Thanks 🙂

  15. Celeste Godoy

    February 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Love seeing how you edit your photos, girl! I absolutely love VSCO as well!

  16. Celeste Godoy

    February 19, 2018 at 5:32 pm

    Love seeing how you edit your photos, girl! I absolutely love VSCO as well!

    1. tkatona

      February 20, 2018 at 6:02 pm

      Aw! Thank you so much for stopping by. I am obsessed with VSCO. I like the fact that they have a lot of filters that you can use and edit your photos with 🙂

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