How Bloggers Edit Their Instagram Photos

Their best-kept IG secrets, revealed.



It’s not a mere coincidence that bloggers happen to have a lot of followers on Instagram. Other than the fact that they’re all so obviously social media-savvy, these ladies take the extra mile to curate their feed and make sure that each and every snap uploaded is double-tap worthy. 

When it comes to editing IG photos, we can all learn a thing or two from them. That said, make sure to jot down notes and score tips from your favorite bloggers below!

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"I usually use VSCO for filtering, Snapseed for spot tweaking (brightness, saturation, etc.), and Retouch for cloning unwanted things from the background.”Melissa Gatchalian (@sartorialpanda)

“[I use] BeautyPlus for selfies, VSCO for everything in general! I like the Q series very much, particularly Q8 and Q10.”- Tricia Gosingtian (@tgosingtian)

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"When it comes to editing my photos, I stick to Snapseed, and most of the time, I try to lay off the filters. I also usually go for a more vibrant looking set of photos but I occasionally like them to be on the dark side as well. But that all depends on where I am and other things since I like making sure my feed is somehow 'curated' whenever I post.” - Patricia Prieto (@patriciaprieto)

"I like my photos to have good, balanced lighting and to look a bit saturated. I usually process my travel and outfit photos using Snapseed. I adjust the brightness, contrast, and saturation through the Selective tool. If needed, I also adjust the ambiance through Tune Image, and then I edit the sharpness up to 20 percent. After that, I use Twitter's filter Breeze but only about 20 to 50 percent of it. My flatlays are all edited using Photoshop because that is where I can easily adjust the lighting and the color of the background, and I can add some graphics as well. Using the Instagram app, I add sharpness, brightness, and contrast, if necessary.” - Trice Nagusara (@tricenagusara)

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“I always edit through VSCO app because it has awesome presets that I can play around with. Amongst their presets, I love the aesthetic series the most because it gives a classic analog film vibe to my photos. As of the moment, my favorites are A4 or A6 to filter my photos.” - Rhea Bue (@iamthedoll)

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 "I'm all for colors when it comes to my feed. I mainly use Snapseed and sometimes I use VSCO. My favorite filters would be C7 or S3.” - Lissa Kahayon (@lissakahayon)

"I mainly use two apps to edit my Instagram photos. First, I adjust the brightness and structure using Snapseed then add filters using VSCO. I only choose from five filters depending on the photo, which are 04, A6, J2, HB2, and SE3. For polaroid effects, I use Afterlight. I prefer posting photos with the colors of nature.” - Kat Valdez (@kattvaldez)

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"I use Snapseed and VSCO. Usually, for VSCO, I use the A5 filter." - Camille Co (@itscamilleco)

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