8 apps to help you step up your instagram game

normal filters just won't cut it anymore

When Instagram first arrived in 2010, many iPhone users rushed to download the app to transform their photos into masterful works of filtered art.

But after this initial wave, a new crop of photo editing apps came along that built on Instagram's easy-to-use features and allowed for even more complex masterpieces to be created. Gone are the days of simple light-editing, limited tilt-shift options, and well-known filters like X-Pro II or Valencia. These features have been around forever, leaving feeds redundant, boring, and—dare we say—basic

But have no fear Instagram mortals, you can transcend these basic features and transform your feed using unique filters, gritty textures, and complex lighting—all with the help of the following photo-editing apps.