6 simple apps for original Instagram stories
According to this website, maintaining the brand presence on Instagram now necessarily requires the regular posting of photo/video content in its story. So, if the basic creation features don’t suit you, here are six simple applications that will allow you to:
- create animated effects
- optimize your videos
- create dynamic photo collages, gifs, and videos
Available on iOs and Android, these are most often free, with the possibility of purchasing additional functionalities if necessary.
Applications to create animated effects
To make your images come alive and captivate your audience, you can use the following tools:
1) Adobe Spark Post
The Adobe Spark Post online tool also has a free mobile application (available only on iOS) to create animated effects on photos and videos. Adobe Spark Post presents a wide choice of animations to bring your story to life.
Just select the “Instagram Story” template to start creating a high-quality visual.
Very complete, the tool offers you the possibility to customize the font, color, shape, and style of the text. You can start from your own photo or select one from its image library.
The free video editing application, PocketVideo, is available on iOS. The tool does not have a specific Instagram template, but you just have to choose “Snapchat Story.” The format is similar to Instagram stories.
Very intuitive, the application offers you to build your content with text or interactive images. You can then save your project to integrate it into your future story.
Applications to optimize videos
The free InShot application (available on iOS and Android) allows you to convert a landscape video to a vertical format (9:16 ratio). What is the advantage? You can offer excellent quality videos in your stories. Due to this application, you save time in the processing of your videos without losing image quality.
4) Filmmaker Pro
Only available on iOS, Filmmaker Pro is a very powerful application. You can add text, in different formats, resize your videos, apply filters, or add sound to all your films. The tool incorporates many fonts and writing styles so you can get your message across.
Create a dynamic photo, GIF, and video collages
5) GIF X
The gifs bring a touch of dynamism to your stories. Consider incorporating one from time to time, if your editorial line is suitable. With the GIF X application, available on iOS, you will have several possibilities. First of all, you will be able to select an animation from the tool’s library, reuse as is, or customize it.
If you want to create your own gif, it’s possible too. From an image of your choice, GIF X allows you to add animated visuals, text, shapes, etc. You can create a gif in line with your graphic charter.
PicPlayPost, available on iOS and Android, allows you to enhance your stories. You will have the choice between several formats (gif, collage, or animation) to develop a captivating story for your Instagram followers. You can create dynamic transitions and even transform your panoramas into different vertical visuals. Finally, this application allows you to add music to your stories. It sets you apart from the competition and offers a new experience to your followers!
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