The Best Photo Editing Apps You Didn't Know You Needed

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Nowadays, iPhone cameras are as good as any, but when it comes to photo-sharing, most rely on third party editing apps to give their photos that extra Instagram oomph. But there are a lot of options out there, and if the selection seems overwhelming, you're not alone.
So where to begin? Ahead, we rounded up the best photo-editing apps you can use to up your selfie game, take your nature photos up a notch, and overall transform your camera roll into a professional influencer's 'gram grid. Filters, colors, and effects, oh my!

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