SNAPSEED and/or VSCO

October 27, 2016



Which photo editor application is the best?

Instagrammers nowadays are aiming perfect Instagram feeds. Some instagrammers can maintain one theme for a month or more with Pastel colors or a Black and White feed in their Instagram accounts. Other instagrammers also have unique Instagram feeds with their amazing photographs that were enhanced, sharp and edgy photos. Others prefer big photos and making the photos in one big collage in their feeds. Others like Blue-ish in their photos and others like yellow-ish, pink-ish, or whatever-ish they like in their photos. 

So what do you think is the best application that can achieve your Instagram #feedgoals? I was comparing lately since my phone memory is almost full and only one application can be installed. Lol! I didn't want to compare but I also don't have any choices since I don't have anything to delete from my phone. HAHA

Honestly, I have an account from VSCO and bought a couple of filters from the application. Yes, I preferred using this application because it is the new trend! Both VSCO and SNAPSEED have 10M downloads from Google Play Store. However, VSCO have their own hashtag with 112M+ public posts and Snapseed have their own hashtag too with 5M+ public posts (Source: Instagram). Few of the filters from VSCO are for free and most filters are needed to be purchased. SNAPSEED has it all free? I guess? Hit me if I am wrong!

VSCO have the filters where you can achieve #feedgoals. Everybody uses this application. This is where you can play and mix the other filters but it may look too strong which a little disadvantage for me. It only depends on your preference though as to how your photos look like. You can edit as much as you want but this application have standard strong filters already but you can always adjust and lessen its Saturation, Contrast, Brightness and more.. The application sometimes notify discounts on some of their filters. I only buy filters when they are discounted. HAHA

I was also able to use SNAPSEED since I didn't want my photos too editorial. I only use the application for enhancing or minimal improvements on the photo. What I also like from this application is the LENS BLUR, it has an option to adjust the blur strength and its blur transition. You can also choose which part of the photo you want to blur. This does not need a professional skill, camera or a DSLR. Just a snap from your phone then if it doesn't blur upon taking the photo, use the app and VOILA! Just like a PRO! 

But if you are also aiming for a #feedgoal? Which app do you prefer? Which app has the final touch?


SNAPSEED

Brightness: +6
Contrast: +8
Saturation: -7
Highlights: +7
Shadows: -4


VSCO

Exposure: +2
Contrast: +2
Saturation: -2
Highlights Tint Orange: +3
Shadows Tint Orange: +7


*Photos are all mine. I took it when we visited Hong Kong. I miss Hong Kong and I am excited to visit again this Christmas with Gee! Can't wait. I hope the weather is going to be fine!

'Till next post!


32 comments

  1. Snapseed is great when editing photos because it will let you adjust the shadows on different points of your photo. Unlike vsco, you were just given a filter then generally adjust brightness, sharpness, shadows and etc of the photo. However, snapseed consumes a large space in my phone causes me to uninstall and use vsco rather.

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  2. Both app has its pros and cons.

    What I like about VSCO is the EASY usability (i'm a vsco fan) of filters and photo settings adjustment. Almost all my photos are post-processed with vsco and see how they look in my Instagram feed. (I just messed up my feed actually hahaha just lazy)

    Snapseed - I used snapseed when I remove unwanted objects like photobombs, cable wires and the like using the powerful healing tool. I also use snapseed when I wanted to add text, i simply like the fonts available. Lastly, I agree with lens blur but I use it seldom.

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  3. I guess both are great apps. I usually use snapseed if I need to asdjust a certain area of a photo but that seldom happened. I usually use VSCO on editing my photos when I'm using my smartphone.

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    1. I feel sometimes Snapseed filters are a bit sketchy? Or maybe I just do not know how to use it. Maybe.. hmm

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  4. I use VSCO most of the time. With proper editing skills, it can really improve your photos. I also purchased some presets on VSCO and I used to be so confused which ones to use. Haha.

    I've used Snapseed and I like the clean feel when you adjust the brightness of the photo. I uninstalled it though and now I'm using Photo Director instead.

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  5. I use Snapseed based from friends' recommendation and so far I'm loving it! :)

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    1. After applying filters in Snapseed, would it display pixels? Or photos get distorted?

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    2. After applying filters in Snapseed, would it display pixels? Or photos get distorted?

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    3. Hmmmm I just tend to square the photo and adjust the hues. Mao lang. So far, I'm loving it.

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  6. VSCO and Snapseed are not really my thing. I'm truly not into editing photos' cause I just don't feel like doing it, but I'm using another application that is easy to use just to enhance the photo. I heard about VSCO a lot of times and got me curious how it performs. I'll certainly check it next time.

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    1. Try using VSCO, you might want to use it always. -Jay

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  7. Ugh. I honestly hate learning new software...and apps! Haha. I have both just newly downloaded but I've yet to explore them. Thinking of re-curating my Instagram but...too lazy to do it. Hahhaa!

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  8. I am not using any of these two apps. I rarely edit my photos that much, usually i just correct the tone, brightness/contrast and saturation sometimes to add a little drama to the picture.. Guess I'm too lazy for editing, not unless it's wedding or special event photos. I heard a lot about these apps and some of my good friends use these and said it has pros and cons, well most of the things does. I will definitely download these apps soon and see for myself what wonders it can do to my photos. Who knows I might like them.. :D

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    1. I agree, both apps have pros and cons. Try downloading the snapseed for basic enhancement of the photos!

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  9. I use VSCO to edit my photos, but I don't maintain a theme. Although maintaining a theme sure looks awesome.

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    1. Me too, mostly. It is very difficult for me to maintain a theme when its needed to apply full of colors in a photo.-Jay

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  10. Both apps have already their fanbases. But in this case, I preferred the Snapseed one. :)

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    1. Continue using the photo editor you think is best!-Jay

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  11. hmmm. I've never tried snapseed before and I rarely use VSCO for editing. I usually use Photoshop Express and a little VSCO when I'm using my phone for editing. I usually use the Lightroom app if I'm editing on my tab and if I have time to fully edit a photo, I usually do it on my laptop and use the legit Photoshop one.

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    1. A legit photoshop is the key to SUCCESS to an instagram feed. I wanted to do it though but so tiring to transfer photos to computer or even just emailing it. Lol. Good for you Rady!-Jay

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  12. Personally? I use VSCO most of the time, because although Snapseed is a pretty powerful editor, I find myself taking photos that don't really need that much retouching usually, so I just directly go with my favorite VSCO filters and apply those. Although when I do have photos that need just a bit of retouching that VSCO may not be able to deal with, then I go and use Snapseed on them.

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    1. I could say both are better sometimes, but mostly, mostly I use VSCO then switch to basic enhancement using the Instagram image tools. Lol. -Jay

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  13. I've only used VSCO so I guess this makes me a little off this topic. But I can say VSCO's Journal feature is quite handy when I feel my literati person emerge from random. Hahaha!

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    1. This ain't off the topic, I sometimes see it in myself too, just looking on a single app! HAHA-Jay

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  14. I use neither of those apps but I do enjoy people posting pics using it. It does make a picture look very beautiful.

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    1. Why not try to use either one of them or both of them depends on your phone's mem'ry.-Jay

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  15. I actually use both! I like Snapseed because it's quite powerful, like its selective tool for example. As for VSCO, I love it for the filters. I've actually bought more than a few filters during my last few years of using it. Both have their ups and downs, but together, make a pretty good combo for editing photos! :)

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    1. Both are good but if I combined them, I noticed that it will become too editorial, powerful, filtered photo. Anyway, continue using the app on what suits you.-Jay

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  16. I use Snapseed as well. While I prefer posting SOOC images, Snapseed just make the adjustment easier and fast. ;)

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