Top 5 Small Business Social Media Photo Apps
Taking great photos for your social media accounts is a must if you want to gain new followers. People love cool photos and when you discover new content to post, you can add your content to a variety of cool photo apps to get the best message out of them.
The following apps offer a variety of different frames, filters, and tools to enhance your photo. They can be used alone or together. In some cases, you can use a filter in one app and then the text tool in another to send your message with your photo. Your goal is to take a great photo, write your company name or a short product description on the photo, and get as many people to share it as possible. That’s why you need all of the following apps in your directory: It keeps your content fresh and unique.
Instagram – While Instagram doesn’t have the most elaborate camera, it does have a variety of filters to enhance your photos. The great thing about Instagram is that you can post your photos directly to your followers. Unlike Facebook, you can reach a wide new audience by using hashtags. For example, if you add the hashtag #beautiful below your Instagram post, other users can search through #beautiful and see your post. This is a great way to get new followers and likes for your post.
You can also search for other users who are using the same hashtags as you or create your own individual hashtags so your followers can find what you’re posting. It’s more of a networking tool than a camera, but that’s what makes it our top pick for the best small business photo app.
Enlight – While Instagram is free, Enlight costs around $6.49 on the iTunes store. Cost aside, it’s a great app for altering photos and giving them a cool touch. Enlight will do what a combination of other apps will do, so it’s handy to have it without having to open a range of other apps. You can add text or filters, but you can also adjust the image by sharpening and decreasing or increasing shadows or highlights. Simply select one of the tools from the extensive menu and drag your finger from left to right to increase or decrease.
Enlighten is a photo adjustment suite at your fingertips. There are so many options for overlaying images and adding color to backgrounds to make images pop that you can’t overlook it as a tool that will help you enhance your social media presence and provide great photos for your website.
Adding text is one of the best features of this app. This is the tool you need to write your business name, web address or hashtag on your photos. Alternatively, you can write a cool quote on your photo as they have a high engagement rate and will boost your profile.
Camera+: This app is the ‘improved’ version of the iPhone’s own camera app. Another paid product (around $3.79), Camera+ has additional features to the Camera app that claim to take sharper, clearer, and generally better photos than its free counterpart. If you’re shooting product photos for your website, this app offers additional stabilization and clarity. Other additional features include effects, light box, and separate exposure and focus.
Camera+ is the upgrade you need for a small cost. It will help you improve the quality of the photos you are taking to give it an extra touch of professionalism.
Afterlight – This app is $1.29 on the iTunes Store with in-app purchases. In-app purchases include different filters and frames. You can pay an extra $1.29 for these filters, but you don’t need them. Afterlight is an easy-to-use photo adjustment app that allows you to quickly lighten or colorize your photos by selecting the tool and then shifting the adjustment bar left or right to suit your preference. So instead of applying a preset filter, you have a little more control over how you want your photo to look.
There are also some great frame and filter additions to give your photo a 70’s vibe, like turning your photo into a letter of the alphabet or applying a dust or light filter that makes the photo look like it was taken with an old camera. Very cool.
Waterlogue/Brushstroke: While these are different apps, they offer a similar service and are both worthwhile on their own.
Basically, Waterlogged takes your photographic masterpiece and turns it into a watercolor painting. There are a variety of different options for exactly what kind of watercolor you’d like and it’s an interesting twist on the standard photography app.
Brushstroke offers a similar premise to Waterlogue except it turns your photo into a painting using acrylics and oils. Get ready to create a work of art where you can select your painting style and even the type of canvas you used. The canvas gives the photo texture as if you had painted it yourself. Another great feature of this app is that you can select ‘ship’, which allows you to send it directly to a canvas print shop and hang it on your wall. But, for business purposes, this is another great app for creating interesting website content and social media posts.
Using any of these apps allows you to upload your photo to a variety of social media platforms or simply save them to photos to use wherever you want.