This is Snapseed.
It is a photo editing software for your phone or ipad. Cost is from $4.99 to free.
(Every once and a while it is free, so keep your eyes out if you are against purchasing apps.)
Before Snapseed, I admit to opening my image in a few different apps sometimes to get the look I wanted. Snapseed has everything you will need to edit, and more.
After you open your image in Snapseed, you have a selection of areas to edit. Basic adjustments are under tune image. You will find the following five areas to edit.
Brightness, ambiance, contrast, saturation, and white balance. This covers your basic overall feel of your photo, or helps if there is any exposure issues.
One main menu option that I love, is selective adjust. You can bring up the exposure on one small area such as the face, and then also bring up the background in contrast or brightness. This offers detailed control and specific artistic possibilities. Brightening or saturating a certain area on your photo can ultimately bring more attention to that aspect of your photo, offering a better focal point.
This application offers endless options when it comes to a vintage look to your photos.
In the main menu options, there are three that can embellish your photo to look romantic, aged, or vintage. Those menu choices are Vintage, Drama, and Grunge.
Vintage has a few set settings that you can apply to your photo, along with control over the strength of the texture or brightness of the filter.
Drama offers much more of just that. It is more radical changes than the vintage filters giving your photos a more dreamy or dark ambiance.
Grunge can add strong textures with a variety of styles to add to that “rock and roll” vibe of a photo.
Overall the ease of use for this application is great. The controls are easy to figure out, and playing with your photos will be addicting.
The sky is the limit when it comes to looks and styles for your photos. You will have a blast turning your phone photos to art, or just helping those photos look their best. I love that if I am out and about and have a few minutes waiting in line, or sitting at the park, I can edit my favorite photos. Once I get home, they are ready to print and frame, or share with family and friends. This saves me so much time in the long run, and best utilizes my in between moments while out.
I highly recommend this application for photo obsessed moms such as myself.