The Best Photo Filter Apps for Elevating Your Instagram

Creating a well-curated Instagram is a skill—one that has turned into a career for many an influencer. Like your outfit choice or makeup application, these days, your feed has become an expression of who you are (or at least how you'd like to present yourself to the world at a given moment). That said, photo filter apps have become immensely popular as a way to practically art-direct your own life. If the light isn't right, the background doesn't work, or you have a particular vibe in mind, these apps can help with that.

Below, editors reveal their favorite options and why they chose them. (Hint: VSCO is a big hit.)