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VSCO Cam vs Snapseed


Transform photos on your phone

Professional photographers often use a combination of photo-editing apps.

Comparison between VSCO Cam and Snapsneed


Size: 17.4 MB

Price: Free but in-app purchases are available

Interface: The interface is very simple but it takes a while to get to know the app.

Test everything to find the function of every icon

Camera: VSCO has a very good built-in camera where you can set the focus and exposure separately and lock the white balance.

Filters: You get 10 pre-set filters with the free app and you can buy an additional 38 at a very reasonable price.

You can use the filters in layers to get different effects.

The filters look very natural.

Other functions: You can control exposure, white balance and contrast; add film grain; fade and crop pictures.


Size: 27 MB

Price: Free

Interface:   The intuitive interface is very easy to use.

The icons are descriptive.

Filters and other settings are on one page.

You swipe vertical to select different settings in every function and horizontal to set the strength of each setting.

Camera: The app uses the phone’s camera or you can import photos

Filters: There are not a lot of filters but you can set the strength of a lot of settings.

You can’t use the filter as they are but have to use the settings to get a good effect.

Not all of the filters look natural.

Other functions: You can make selective adjustments.

You can import and edit RAW image if you have a camera connection kit.

Use VSCO Cam for professional editing and Snapseed to quickly get a good result.

In Snapseed the editing is destructive and you can go back to the original photo. With VSCO Cam editing is non-destructive.

Social media: You can send photos to your photo library; Instagram, Facebook and Twitter with both apps. With Snapseed you can also send photos to other photo apps.

I also use 645 PRO (turns your phone into a professional SLR); Lenka (for black and white photos) and Instagram (to share photos)

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IMG_0616 IMG_0630 Processed with VSCOcam with f2 preset IMG_5465


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