Built-in tools for photography
VSCO is a photography app that encourages creativity for taking and editing photos. There’s a subscription service that expands your use of the app to include additional filters, editing tips, and other tools.
A picture-perfect interface
VSCO is an app you can use to create stunning photos wherever you are. It puts creative control in your hands and helps you throughout the process.
In a way, this application is an alternative to your default camera, as you can use the in-app camera to take photos. There are tools to ensure that you take good pictures. One is a customizable focus setting. There are also optional lines to show you if the camera angle is level. These little details add a lot of value for people who work with photography and image editing on a day-to-day basis.
This app also doubles as a photo editing suite, with great options for cropping and a vast range of filters. The results are pretty impressive with VSCO. Once you’ve taken a photo, you can share it to your feed. It’s pleasing to browse the feed of images by other users, as it’s simply photographed with the name of the poster, with no likes or comments appearing.
You can talk to other photographers through direct messages; however, the social aspect is minimal when compared to apps like Instagram. Video editing is a premium feature and can be clumsier on the Android app than on other platforms.
Generally, the app is easy to use, but some processes struggle to run smoothly. For example, subscribing or unsubscribing is far from a straightforward task. The app also tends to crash during certain actions, including uploading and editing.
Where can you run this program?
The app requires Android 5.0 and later. It’s also available for iOS.
Is there a better alternative?
Yes. Although your choice of filters is more limited, Instagram offers photo editing and sharing without a subscription fee.
VSCO is designed for producing great-looking images. You can do this with other apps, but if you want to experiment more, this platform has a wide range of tools and filters. You do need to subscribe for extras, and may miss out on a simpler and more social experience, which other apps offer.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you’re more focused on editing and producing beautiful images, this app will suit you.
- In-app camera
- Simple photo editing
- Clean interface
- Errors with videos
- App crashes