Three of the best photo apps

David Knockton / 01 September 2015

Photo apps have become increasingly popular and a great way to take and share pictures with friends and family. Here are three of the best photo apps.

Check out these three super simple apps that will change the way you take photographs forever, and may even make you a little bit of money on the side. 


With over 300 million active users, Instagram is a fun and incredibly easy way to take and edit photographs on a mobile phone. 

It transforms simple pictures to virtual masterpieces using 'filters' and other settings like brightness, warmth, vignette and tilt shift. 

You can keep your account private, only sharing your pictures with your friends and family, or you can use hashtags to get other 'Instagrammers' to see, like and share your pictures.

As well as images, the Instagram app also allows you to record 10 second videos you can share to other social media networks like Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr and Flickr.

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EyeEm works in the same way as Instagram but with more flexibility over the various different types of filters, borders and general settings. 

With over 5 million downloads, EyeEm isn't quite as popular as Instagram but it does have two unique differences - an Open Edit facility for the real experts to tinker with to further enhance their images, and the EyeEm Market where you can actually sell your pictures and make some money too.


Although it is more famous for its 140 character limit social networking service, more recently Twitter has improved its image editing service, and even introduced a new video facility that can record for up to 20 seconds.

Twitter has over 645 million registered users and with a total of 58 million tweets a day it is the perfect place to get your pictures seen and 'retweeted' by other users that share the same interests.

Start today!

Why not get started by looking at some of the photographs that we share on our Instagram and Twitter accounts?

You can follow Saga on Instagram, or search for sagauk in the Instagram App.

You can follow Saga on Twitter, or search for @SagaUK in the Twitter App.

All three of these apps are widely available from the App Store, Google Play and all other application libraries on most smartphone mobile devices.

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