Apple Magazine - - Best Of 2018 -

While Pix­el­ma­tor Pro was cer­tainly a gamechanger for Mac users who love to play with their im­agery, there was a plethora of in­cred­i­ble pho­tog­ra­phy apps re­leased for mo­bile in 2018. VSCO is free to down­load, with in-app pur­chases and mem­ber­ship avail­able at $19.99. Much more im­por­tantly, how­ever, it pro­vides users with sim­ple tech­nol­ogy that can trans­form pho­tos and videos, and then cu­rate and show­case them on an ac­ces­si­ble plat­form. With a min­i­mal­is­tic de­sign and in­ter­face, it’s not only an in­tu­itive app to learn – it’s also a dif­fi­cult app to be­come lost in, which makes it an ad­van­ta­geous choice for visual ed­i­tors of all skill lev­els.

Afterlight 2, fun­nily enough, fin­ished the year at num­ber two in the Photo and Video Charts, fol­low­ing Afterlight Col­lec­tive’s over­haul of the orig­i­nal, im­mensely pop­u­lar first ver­sion. At $2.99, it is a paid-for app, but the de­vel­op­ers add new and free con­tent ev­ery month, and don’t charge for up­dates. With ad­vanced tools to il­lu­mi­nate your photo gallery and screen­shots, Afterlight 2 now fea­tures over­lays, dust and light-leak ef­fects, art­work and text for memes and an­no­ta­tions, and high-qual­ity zoom­ing for pre­ci­sion edit­ing.

Im­age: Daniel Mon­teiro

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