☀☀☀☀ VSCO Cam is an image-editing application and photo community. Many of its features are similar to Instagram’s. The main difference: community, expressed through  the VSCO staff-curated VSCO grid.  VSCO Cam specializes in photography rather than social sharing. Journalists can edit photo stories and add captions with VSCO Cam’s clean layout.  — Scotty Bara

☀☀☀☀ VSCO (Visual Supply Company) is a free editing tool for smartphone photographers. The app (at this writing, version 11.2) can make any photo look better. Its array of one-tap, preset filters make it stand out from other apps of its kind. Initially providing 16 filters, it gives users option to purchase more. VSCO accomplishes its goal to “innovate and inspire” with its many photo-sharing platforms. Though the iPhone Photography School rated it a top-10 photo editing app, more recent reviews complain of software glitches. Journalists, of course, should not use tools to alter photos, yet VSCO is still a place of inspiration for young photojournalists and bloggers. — Emily Taylor

☀☀☀☀ VSCO is a mobile photography app that allows users to take pictures and add filters to them. Similar to Instagram, VSCO allows you to upload photos to your profile. What’s different is that you can save other artists’ pictures onto your own profile and create a larger collection. This app would help photojournalists to showcase their work and be recognized by other photographers. It is difficult to get used to the app’s interface at first. But after spending about 10 minutes with it, I could easily maneuver through. — Ashley Altmann

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