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How I Edit My Instagram Photos

October 14, 2018

Quite a few of you have been asking how I edit my Instagram photos so I thought I’d make a blog post on it! I actually LOVE editing my photos, I find it so fun trying out the different filters and adjusting things like the brightness and saturation. I’m definitely not a pro at editing but I give it my best try and I’ve now found a way of editing which I use on pretty much all of my photos. Enjoy!

Firstly, I edit my photos on VSCO. I vary between to presets/filters, depending on the photo I’m using.

Preset 1(I use this one for most photos, especially if they’re not very bright):

  • HB2 + 9/11
  • Exposure +2
  • Sharpen +12
  • Clarity +6
  • Grain +3
  • (Sometimes) Saturation +2

Preset 2(brighter/autumnal photos):

  • A4 +9/11
  • Exposure -1.5
  • Sharpen +12
  • Clarity +4
  • Saturation +2/3
  • Temperature -2
  • Grain +3

Sometimes, if my photo is still looking a bit dark in certain areas or I want to increase the saturation in certain areas, then I will use Snapseed. I use the wand to increase brightness/saturation at particular parts on the image.


After that, I will save the edited images and upload them into an app called Preview. I like using this app because I can play around with where I place the images so it matches my feed. I can also make sure that I don’t put 2 beauty images/outfit pics in a row etc.

Here are a few before/after pictures:


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    The diary of Ellie
    October 14, 2018 at 11:24 am

    I used to have all my insta photos as purple so would use the insta editor! I did play around with VSCO and really liked the app!

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    October 14, 2018 at 4:13 pm

    Very nice!! I love your photos, so autumnal!! I use VSCO for my Instagram photos as well. I love it!

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      October 14, 2018 at 10:40 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s one of my fav apps – so easy to use x

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    October 21, 2018 at 12:08 am

    Amazing post, girl!! I absolutely love your photos! Also, VSCO is such a great app! I’ve recently been using Preview as well, and it’s been super helpful! x

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      October 21, 2018 at 3:58 pm

      Thank you so much!! It’s one of my favs! I only discovered it about a few months ago but I love it! X

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    February 13, 2019 at 5:48 pm

    So happy I found this post! As your Instagram is absolutely gorgeous 💓✨🌹

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