Holi is here and that means it’s the perfect time to click a lot of photos and videos. Whether you celebrate Holi with your friends and family or simply spend the day observing the celebrations from the sidelines, there’s always a good reason to record photos and videos for the festival and share these images with everyone. We’re sure you already have apps that you prefer for this purpose, but it’s always a good idea to see what’s new in this field. We’ve found some interesting apps that’ll help you add more colour to your Holi 2019 memories. These range from simple photo editors to video editing apps that make a nice movie from assorted photos and videos. Here are our favourite photo and video editing apps for you to try during Holi 2019.
Vizmato is a super-cool video editor that’s been made in India. The app allows you to record videos with a theme applied, which leads to some interesting results to say the least. It also allows people to avoid wasting time editing videos after shooting them.
The app makes it really easy to create videos featuring a slideshow of photos, where you can easily add music and create a movie with just a few taps. We love how the app makes it really simple to create a video with lovely effects, and felt that the Holi theme for slideshows is perfect to package wonderful memories for the festival in really short time.
Download: Vizmato for iOS or Android (Free download, with in-app purchases)
Snapseed is one of our favourite image editing apps on smartphones. The app may appear basic but once you begin exploring it, you will find a lot of features that are easy to understand and implement. You can use this app to quickly blur a part of the image and create a bokeh-like effect on a picture.
This can be useful if you have a picture where you’re celebrating with a large group and want the picture to focus on you and your loved ones. Snapseed offers granular control over your images in an easy-to-use package and we can’t recommend it strongly enough for image editing.
Download: Snapseed for iOS or Android (Free)
Magisto is another video editing app that we recommend for those who don’t have the patience to sit and edit home videos. All you need to do is select a bunch of video clips from your phone and select a theme and then pick the music. Magisto will then trim the video clips and make a nice video for you, which is perfect for sharing with friends and family his Holi.
This may not always be as good as what you’d have been able to manage with an advanced video editing app, but it’s really good if you just want to put together a few celebration clips and turn it into a memorable video.
Download: Magisto for iOS or Android (free download, Rs. 299 per month for premium features)
Another of our favourite photo editing apps, Vsco offers lots of amazing filters and editing options for photos. It also has a passionate community of smartphone photographers who share their photos on this app. You should definitely check out the work of these people for some inspiration. Once that is done, you can use Vsco’s neat editing tools to add some colour to your pictures, making them perfect for the festival of Holi.
Vsco’s editing tools are really good but not extremely beginner-friendly. We think the learning curve isn’t too difficult but it may put off some people. However, the app is great at helping you edit photos and you should give it a shot.
Download: Vsco for iOS or Android (Free, with in-app purchases)
Kirakira+ is a unique app that focuses on adding sparkly effects to photos and videos. It may sound shallow but it’s actually pretty cool. Any object that emits light in the picture or video shines even more. This app may be better suited for Diwali as it works best when you shoot sparkly objects at night. It’s ideal to add some bling to photos or videos of fireworks, for example. Don’t let that deter you and try the app to add some glitter to your Holi photos or videos.
Download: Kirakira+ for iOS (Rs. 79)
There are other apps such as Apple Clips (Free), Glitché (Rs. 79), and Videorama (Free, Rs. 500 for premium features) that also let you edit videos and add some lovely effects. If our top picks don’t satisfy you, we think you should check out these three.
What apps are your top picks this Holi? Let us know via the comments.