How I Edit My Instagram Photos

If you have been following me on Instagram for some time, then you probably noticed that my photography has changed quite a bit. Today’s post will be dedicated to How I Edit My Instagram Photos.


Instagram has consumed me, I am starting to fall back into love with this phone app!


I use to be so obsessed with getting followers and likes on my Instagram profile to a point where it would just consume of everyday thoughts. I also obsessed about how many people followed and unfollowed me. This was not good for me and I finally decided I had enough and just enjoy Instagram again!

I love sharing snippets of my life through photos which is why Instagram has always been my most favourite social media app.

My Editing Process On How I Edit My Instagram Photos

When it comes to taking my photos I take all my photos on my iPhone 8Plus. I have always taken all of my blog photos on Instagram photos from my cell phone. I’ve been loving the results even more since I upgraded my phone back in December. The photos on the iPhone really impressed me, I find it also so much easier to edit all my photos straight after taking them.

Software I Use

For editing software I use Lightroom! I’ve also used VSCO for some time but found that Lightroom gives me the desired look I want for my feed. I also invested in mobile presets which I can easily add to my photos to make them look more cohesive. I use to use Lightroom on my laptop, but with the presets being the mobile option I purchased everything can be done straight from my phone.

Instagram Scheduler

So now that I have taken and edited my photos to what I like them to be. I usually schedule all my Instagram posts well in advance. This way I can plan my feed and make sure that everything flows and I always get my time schedule in point too. There are so many good ones out there. At the moment I am using PREVIEW and LATER both of these are brilliant and totally free!!

That’s it, guys! I find that this process works really well for me and helps me stay organised. 

How do you usually edit your Instagram Feed? If you aren’t following then please do so! I’m always looking for new accounts to check out too!


  1. Parie Joshi
    August 7, 2018 / 12:45 pm

    I need to start using lightroom, the results on other people’s photos looks amazing!
    Parie x

    • August 7, 2018 / 12:52 pm

      Aw, thank you! I actually use it on my phone its just so much easier. You can save a present and just easily paste it on your photos.

  2. August 7, 2018 / 4:27 pm

    I need to try that app. I don’t know alot about editing but would like to learn more.

    Jennifer | Mrs Q Beauty

    • August 7, 2018 / 4:52 pm

      There are so many options and YouTube helps with step by step tutorials

  3. August 7, 2018 / 8:51 pm

    Lovely post! If I’m talking a picture with my phone I use instagrams editing tools, or if I’ve used DSLR camera I use photoshop. Xx

  4. August 8, 2018 / 3:16 am

    I had no idea you could use Lightroom presets on mobile! I’m definitely going to look into that ASAP – thank you so much for sharing! 🙂

  5. Pam
    August 8, 2018 / 11:53 am

    I also use Lightroom, as well as Polarr. I prefer that much more to VSCO :p
    Pam xo/ Pam Scalfi♥

    • August 8, 2018 / 12:12 pm

      Definitely personal choice, I never heard of the app Polarr before.

  6. August 8, 2018 / 1:14 pm

    I feel like I’m on of the only people who never uses lightroom! Definitely think I would benefit from it as I think there are so many more options on it than just my basic brightening and saturation that I do haha! xx

  7. August 8, 2018 / 4:57 pm

    I will definitely check it out, thanks for sharing Candice x

  8. August 9, 2018 / 9:59 am

    I have never heard of lightroom. I always watch YouTube videos and people pick VSCO. I tried creating a theme to my IG but it just isn’t working. Hopefully lightroom will help make it more recognizable. Thanks for tips Candice!
    x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

    • August 9, 2018 / 6:13 pm

      Lightroom is great I would highly recommend the mobile app to start off with

  9. Erin
    August 11, 2018 / 11:32 am

    I use Lightroom – its fab! And I love Planoly for scheduling, It is so good, and really helped me organise all my content 🙂

    Erin || MakeErinOver

  10. August 27, 2018 / 1:19 am

    I love using the photoshop express app on my Ipad, that was a game change and before that I used the instagram editing tools. I do hope to switch to actual photoshop soon so I can edit photos on my laptop.

  11. September 28, 2018 / 5:21 pm

    Hey, nice tips!

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