Blogging from A to Z Challenge: V is for… (#AtoZChallenge)

Welcome to my April 2022 Great and Powerful Blogging from A to Z Challenge!

Today, V is for VSCO.

VSCO, like Snapseed, is a really robust photo editing application.  Unlike Snapseed, however, it is not entirely free (you need to pay a subscription for full functionality) and it is a little harder (in my opinion) to navigate.  VSCO is not, however, just an editing platform.  It is also a social media platform allowing you to share images and comment on others’ images.  You can also follow your favs.  I have too many SM platforms, so I do not avail myself of this option.

Once you have imported a photo and opened the image editor, you have a lot of options.

First is an endless list of filter presets (Featured, Essential, Popular, Favourites, Recent, For this Photo, Warm, Cool, Vibrant, B&W, Portrait, Nature, and Urban.)  You can either choose a preset filter to begin with or keep your original image and click the Edit function.

Under Edit you have Dodge&Burn, Blur, Text, Adjust (crop), Exposure, Contrast, Remove, Sharpen, Clarity, Saturation, Tone, White Balance, Skin Tone, Vignette, Grain, Fade, Split Tone, Borders, HSL.  Under FX you have Essential, Distressed, Frames, Light, Texture.  Finally, you can create a “recipe” from your edits.

Finally, I know there is a lot more you can do with this app, so I will need to explore further (or invite you to do so and let us know how it goes!)

Websites

Examples

Original Image

No filter, basic edits, FX Distressed (Expired 3)+Frame (8mm5)

Nature Q5 filter, some edits, FX Texture (Scratch 3)

Processed with VSCO with p8 preset

Reopened image #1 and applied a Cool filter (G5)

Processed with VSCO with g5 preset

Thanks for visiting my 2022 A to Z Challenge – Letter V. You can find links to more blogs participating in this challenge at Letter V, A to Z 2022 Challenge Master List (Google Docs).

Posted on April 26, 2022, in A to Z Challenge, photography, Photos I took, Writing and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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