Mobile Photo Editing: The Art of Altering Reality With Ease

August 26, 2015

It’s no secret that people love taking pictures and sharing them on social media. Although my social followings are nothing short of insignificant, I too occasionally publish snippets of my personal life and artistic prowess… or lack thereof.

A recent trip to the Saint Paul Conservatory — which is celebrating its 100th year — provided the perfect opportunity to snap some fun shots with my GoPro – extreme, I know – and then let the a world know via Instagram that I had made the Saint Paul pilgrimage. Before going public with my riveting shots, I made a few edits — naturally. Although one can dramatically alter photos within Instagram itself, many go a step further using third-party editing applications. I am one of the many, and my weapon of choice is Pixlr.

I made a quick tutorial to demonstrate Pixlr’s ease of use and breadth of options. Later I found that an official, and much better, video already exists. Oh well. Here’s mine:

 

Photo edits from my trip to the Saint Paul Conservatory:

A photo posted by Alex Stahlmann (@stahlbeast) on

 

A photo posted by Alex Stahlmann (@stahlbeast) on

 

A photo posted by Alex Stahlmann (@stahlbeast) on