Photo Apps for the Finest First Impressions

Facetune ($1.99)

Wrinkles? What wrinkles? This may be the simplest photo-editing app on the market. You can adjust your skin, your smile and your hair. And you can get rid of details you don't like, including dark circles and acne. Don’t be modest. If it’s good enough for (other!) magazine cover figures, it’s good enough for your online presence. You'll exit the app with your best portrait ever. It’s just for iPhone, though.

Snapseed (Free)

Named the Technical Image Press Association’s 2012 Best Mobile Photo App, this iPhone/iPad and Android add-on is a way to enhance and share photos. It can filter photos like Instagram, giving you the option to edit and embellish photos with dramatic alterations—it allows precise, scalable effects, like color saturation and contrast adjustment.

Paper Camera ($1.99)

Potential employers and clients should know you’re an original. Try out this Android-only app that turns your profile photo into an artistic or comic sketch with painting and cartoon (real-time) effects. Cartoon-ize your world.


Josh Ellis is the former editor in chief for SUCCESS magazine. Before joining SUCCESS in 2012, he was an accomplished digital and print sportswriter, working for the Dallas Cowboys Star magazine, the team’s gameday program, and Originally from Longview, Texas, he began writing for his hometown newspaper at 16.

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