5 Popular Photo Editing Trends On Instagram

March 12, 2019

Instagram’s native in-app filters have now been around for a long time, and 2018 saw an increase in both the everyday user, influencers and brands applying alternative presets to their feeds from apps such as Lightroom, VSCO and A Color StoryBut in 2019, there has been a surge in new photo, video and editing apps that are popping up daily, and it can be hard to keep up with these new and improvedInstagram filtersTo help you keep your feed fresh and up-to-date, we’re sharing 5 Instagram photo editing trends that are already a big hit this year...


The Unfold App exploded onto the scene last year and kicked off the ‘collage’ trend with its library of clean and modern templates for Instagram Stories. Recently, we’ve seen Instagram users get much more creative with their collages - combining images, videos and unique backgrounds to suit their feeds

Story Luxe

While Unfold remains a popular choice, the latest Instagram Stories template app catching users eyes is the new StoryLuxe App.The app is packed with a wide variety of dynamic story templates, including the popular polaroid & instant film templates. What makes StoryLuxe different, is its option to use their templates for Instagram posts as well as stories, which many influencers have already started to demonstrate.

A Design Kit 

Instagram users are showing off their artistic side by adding elements like paint strokes, glitter and other fun effects to their photos by using apps such as A Design Kit, developed by the creators of A Color Story. The app is packed with stickers, backgrounds and realistic brushes that let you draw textures or colors directly on your photos and make them come to life.


This year, we've seen an increase in users looking for new ways to give their photos a retro feel that allow them more flexibility to make the photo uniquely their own. Prequel, a photo and video editing app, is one of the most popular apps out there if you are wanting to add grainy, VHS and film filters to your content. A great example of this is shown on ... feed.


Another photo editing trend taking over Instagram is the “glitch” effect. These “glitches” appear over static photos or in videos and can be adjusted to be as strong or subtle as you like. The app Glitché allows user to recreate the look, and has a variety of options to choose from. Instagram Story filters have also come a really long way since their launch and the “chromatic pulse” filter is a favourite to help you achieve another “glitchy” look.


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