16points

Afterlight

85points

Snapseed

74points

VSCO Cam

Afterlight
Comparison winner
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27 facts in comparison

Afterlight vs Snapseed vs VSCO Cam

Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam
16
points
85
points
74
points

Why is Afterlight better than Snapseed & VSCO Cam?

Why is Snapseed better than Afterlight & VSCO Cam?

  • Has HDR adjustment
  • Has tilt shift
  • Can adjust curves
  • Captioning
  • Has selective adjustment points

Why is VSCO Cam better than Afterlight & Snapseed?

  • Has geotagging
  • Includes publishing platform
  • Focus and expose separately
  • Has in-app purchases
  • Has manual focus
  • Has manual shutter speed
  • Has manual ISO

Key features and highlights

General info

1.Ad-free
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Adverts can be distracting and obtrusive. Apps and blogs without ads are more aesthetically pleasing, nicer to use, and make the content stand out.

2.Free app
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

You can download the app for free, from platforms such as Google Play or the App Store.

3.Is compatible with Android
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

It is compatible with a range of Android devices such as smartphones and tablets.

4.Tablet-optimised
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

There is a tablet-optimised version of the app available. This gives a much better user experience than using an app designed for a phone on a tablet.

5.Is compatible with iOS
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

It is compatible with a range of iOS devices such as iPhones, iPads and the iPod Touch.

6.Has in-app purchases
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

You can unlock additional content and features by making small purchases within the app.

Photography

1.Can rotate the image
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

This can be used to rotate the image for an interesting effect, or more commonly to correct the image if it is at a slight angle.

2.Can adjust contrast
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Adjusting the contrast affects the difference between light and dark areas of the image. You can fine tune it to meet your needs, such as increasing the contrast to make your subject stand out more.

3.Can adjust curves
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Adjusting tonal curves allows you to selectively adjust the exposure and contrast within an image.

4.Can adjust brightness
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

If your photo is too bright or dark, you can adjust the brightness in order to get a well-balanced image.

5.Can adjust saturation
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Saturation refers to the intensity of colors. It is measured on a scale ranging from 0% (black and white) to 100% (pure colors) at a constant level of brightness. Images with high levels of saturation have vivid colors, while unsaturated images appear greyish.

6.Has selective adjustment points
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Using selective adjustment points, you can change the settings (such as saturation, brightness, etc.) of a particular part of the image. This is useful if you wish to edit certain areas without changing the whole photo - for instance, if you wish to increase the color intensity of an object in the image.

Effects

1.Has HDR adjustment
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

You can add an HDR-style effect to the image, whereby the darker areas appear brighter and the bright areas appear darker - giving your image more dynamic range. This gives you an image which looks more akin to how the human eye sees it, rather than a camera.

2.number of filters

56

27

10

Filters allow you to apply effects to your image with one touch, usually with a range of effects such as retro films or sketches.

Best

PicsPlay Pro

200

3.number of frames

75

23

0

The app offers more frame styles to add around the border of your image.

Best

Pixlr Express

210

4.Has tilt shift
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Tilt shift is a technique which can be used to achieve the “diorama” effect, whereby you can make normal images look as if they were taken of small models. It works by applying a blur to parts of the image which simulates a shallower depth of field, even on objects far away.

5.Has sharpening tool
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

Image sharpening tools emphasize the edges within an image. This can be applied to a blurred image to make it appear sharper and more detailed.

6.Captioning
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

You can add captions and titles to your photos.

Social features

1.Integrates with social networks
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

It allows you to share information to popular social networks.

2.Includes publishing platform
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

It includes a publishing platform so that you can publish your photos to a website as a portfolio, or to a private web address to share with friends and family.

Features

1.Has geotagging
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

You can tag your photos/videos at the specific location where you took them. This gives you another way to organise them, and also makes them more discoverable by other people.

Miscellaneous

1.has manual focus
Afterlight
Snapseed
VSCO Cam

This allows to manually set the focus.

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