Take your best selfie.
Try these tips and apps for editing selfies.
In the age of smartphones, taking a selfie has never been easier. Most cameras have a “portrait mode” that heightens facial features, blurs backgrounds, and auto-adjusts lighting so that you can put your best face forward. It’s easy to lose sight of what makes a good selfie when our phones automatically do it for us. Learn the best settings for your selfie and choose your selfie-editing app based on these features.
What makes a good selfie?
When you’re looking for the right app for editing selfies, make sure you find one that allows you to customize your photo in the following ways:
- Smoothing: Smoothing features can subtly reduce the appearance of wrinkles, under-eye bags, and any imperfections that you want to smooth out.
- Teeth whitening: Amp up your smile with a dazzling teeth-whitening effect.
- Lights, darks, and colors: Bring out natural highlights and shadows by adjusting those effects, saturate the colors, or choose warm or cool undertones for different looks.
- Bokeh effect: The bokeh effect refers to the beautiful, soft background blur that heightens attention on your face and creates subtle contrast for a selfie that pops.
Of course, you want your selfie to look like you. Apply these effects in a way that feels authentic and enhances your selfie, without totally changing your image.