Connect with us

Lifestyle

4 Essential Photo Editing Apps for the Perfect ‘Gram

Published

on

Open the Photo & Video category on the app store and you’ll instantly be swarmed by apps. From quasi-DSLR camera apps with manual controls to the essential photo editing apps, you’ll be spoiled for choice (and probably a little overwhelmed). But dig a little deeper and you’ll notice that a lot of these apps are by and large the same.

@sonniehiles, Unsplash

So what sets the apps on this list apart? Well, for one, the developers are constantly improving these apps with new features and functionality to make sure you get the most bang out of your buck. Secondly, these apps have been an indispensable part of my photography arsenal and without them I’d actually be forced to, y’know, learn Photoshop.

Afterlight 2 (iOS, $2.99)

At an entry cost of $2.99, it might be tempting to turn to the many other free app offerings available. After all, there’s a lot of things you could get for that price. A plate of chicken rice. Durian McFlurry. One and a half items from Daiso. Yet, none of those things will provide as much value as Afterlight 2 does.

Before

After

What makes this app so much better than the competition is the sheer control you get over your edits. Adjustments can be made between -100 to +100 so you never get stuck wishing there was an option between +1 and +2.

Then you come to Afterlight’s unique range of filters, none of which are locked behind a dreaded in-app purchase. You can even experiment by mixing and matching different filters that can be then saved as Fusion filters for future use.

Look at how Mars manages to transform the dull greenery into faux sakura blossoms!

Finish off the editing by adding on some sweet light leaks, color shifts, text and even other artwork if that’s your thing.

Check out this article:  Insta-Worthy Kaya Balls, Crepes and More at Bukit Batok Outdoor Pasar Malam Till 21 July

Whenever Afterlight is brought up, VSCO is usually presented as the OG photo editing app. Having once been a VSCO purist myself, I much prefer Afterlight for the sleeker UI and improved functionality that isn’t locked behind a paywall (looking at you VSCO X). Unfortunately, Afterlight 2 is only available for iOS and can be downloaded here. Android users can still try out the original Afterlight here.

TouchRetouch (iOS & Android, $2.98)

As someone who’s slightly finicky about his photos, I find myself often deleting photos that have unsightly objects in the background. After finding out about this app through a local influencer, I knew I had to have it. There’s really not much to say for TouchRetouch. For those who are lazy to either learn or use Photoshop, TouchRetouch offers a fuss free, easy to use alternative. Take this image for example. (I found it on the wall of a local burger joint and the quote really resonated with me.)

However, the red dots and lines to the side of it are an eyesore.

Simply choose the Object Removal tool, highlight over it and poof! The marks are gone!

Check out this article:  10 perfect Singapore staycations for kids

TouchRetouch offers a bunch of other great tools like Line Removal and Cloning as well. TouchRetouch is available for both iOS and Android.

Unfold (iOS & Android, free)

For those looking to create the perfect Instagram Highlight of your latest holiday, look no further than Unfold. With a slew of ready-made templates, Unfold lets you tell your story the way you want to.

More templates are available via in-app purchases of $1.48 each. Unfold is available for both iOS and Android.

Moment (iOS, free; Android, $2.49)

Those looking for a little more control over their photography will feel right at home with Moment. I’ve used plenty of “pro” camera apps but none have had interfaces as intuitive as Moment. All settings can be controlled via simple swipes, and for those using iPhone X, the telephoto zoom lens can be activated with a simple touch. For those on iPhone 6s and later, you can even force touch the screen to mimic a half press on the DSLR.

Moment also allows you to shoot in TIFF and RAW formats for those who want as little loss of detail as possible and features compatibility modes for their range of phone camera lenses. While the base app is free for iPhone, manual settings and RAW formats can be unlocked with an in-app purchase of $4.48. There are no additional in-app purchases on Android. Moment is available on both iOS and Android.

All photos and screenshots author’s own

Klook.com
Continue Reading
Click to comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Discover places

Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane

Published

on

By

It is no secret that Singaporeans love their fried chicken, especially the ones from the famous Filipino fast-food chain, Jollibee.

When people heard that an outlet would be opening at Waterway Point on 18 July (Friday), you can bet that many people were pretty excited about the news.

And to show their enthusiasm, some people started queueing outside the store from as early as 7.30am.

Check out this article:  12 Must-have Apps for Living in Singapore

Jollibee snapped some pictures of the insane queues and shared them on Facebook to show everyone how well-loved their fried chicken is.

One reason for the long queues was that the first 100 people in the line were entitled to the very adorable Jollibee pillows. The lucky first 5 customers managed to walk away with the limited edition Jollibee Funko POP! Figurine.

Check out this article:  Tokidoki x River Safari: A Whale of a Time Awaits

So, if you’re a fried chicken lover and you live near Waterway Point, you definitely need to check Jollibee’s new outlet out (maybe after the queues have died down)!

Address: 83 Punggol Central, Singapore 828763
Opening Hours: 8am – 10pm
Nearest Station: Punggol

Photo credits: Jollibee Singapore

Klook.com
Continue Reading

Discover places

Famous Burger Joint Five Guys is opening an outlet in Singapore by end of 2019

Published

on

By

Queued 2 hours for Shake Shack but it didn’t quite make the cut? Fret not as you can look forward to sinking your teeth into another popular American burger joints burgers pretty soon.

Five Guys is slated to open an outlet at Plaza Singapura by the end of 2019 and they will most likely be situated near the main atrium at the ground level of the mall.

For those of you who have been living under a rock and do not know what Five Guys are, they essentially are a burger joint that specialises in outrageously juicy and lip-smackingly good burgers that are made from 100% freshly ground beef.

Check out this article:  Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane

The brand has 8 burgers on their menu which ranges from the classic Cheeseburger to the more sinful Bacon Cheeseburger.

One thing that makes Five Guys so popular is the fact that you are given the freedom to choose as many toppings as you please; from tangy relish to juicy grilled mushrooms, you’ll undoubtedly be spoilt for choice!

We are unsure if the Singapore menu will be the same as their American counterpart but we are sure that either way, it’ll taste amazing!

Check out this article:  Insta-Worthy Kaya Balls, Crepes and More at Bukit Batok Outdoor Pasar Malam Till 21 July

Klook.com
Continue Reading

Events

Insta-Worthy Kaya Balls, Crepes and More at Bukit Batok Outdoor Pasar Malam Till 21 July

Published

on

Westies! This one is for you. If you’re getting jealous of all the sprawling pasar malams that spring up in the East or if you’re simply missing the food at the Geylang Bazaar, this is for you.

Come down to West Mall for the West Mall Outdoor Food Fair.

Taking place right outside the mall, this bazaar is a real treat for any food lover.

Indulge in some of the yummiest street food you can find here. If you’re craving something with meat, you have to try the flame grilled beef cubes which are grilled right in front of you.

Check out this article:  Jollibee is finally open at Waterway Point and the queues are insane

For something a little more filling, stop by for a mouth-watering Turkish Kebab.

If you’re feeling a little fancy, why not try the Salmon Pizza which features square cubes of pizza topped generously with salmon.

And of course, no Pasar Malam is complete without the famous Ramly burgers. Make sure you head down to snag one of these sloppy and oh-so-delicious burgers.

Check out this article:  12 Must-have Apps for Living in Singapore

End off your food adventures with some desert. The bazaar sells kaya balls and gorgeous crepes that are totally fit to go on your Instagram page.

The bazaar will be on from 5th July to 21 July so make sure you head on down!

Location: Open space outside West Mall
Address: 1 Bukit Batok Central Link, Singapore 658713
Date: 5 July-21 July

Klook.com
Continue Reading
Klook.com

Follow us on Facebook

Trending