Social media is a way of life — that much is undeniable. With the advent of camera phones, it has made the selfie a predominant element of our times. Snapchat first capitalised on our inner-Narcissus with its filters that superimposed everything from virtual dog ears to angel halos on our pictures. Today, more photo apps have popped out of the woodwork with their quirky filters and camera functions.

No, we’re not just referring to the incomparable VSCO cam, glittery Kirakira+, and other editing apps. These five photo apps below will give your photos the edge they need to stand out on your Instagram feed.

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