I am so excited to share a photo ‘cleaning’ series with you this week – Clean Up Your Photos with Miss Freddy. Casey (Miss Freddy) helped me sort through my photo mess earlier this year. Having our photos backed up and sorted properly was such a gift – organizing photos is not my specialty and it was such a relief to know that everything was backed up properly.  I asked her to share her tips with you guys – I am thrilled for her to help you too!  

Have you ever experienced that miracle moment when your child looks at the camera, poses perfectly, and gives you a beautiful natural smile…. only to realize that some complete stranger has inadvertently photo bombed you, ruining your ‘perfect’ shot?  I’m sure there are plenty of photos in your collection that make you think ‘if I could just get rid of that enormous zit on my chin, I’d love this photo!

So far in the “Clean Up Your Photos” series, we have shared tips + tricks for organizing your personal photo collection, but today’s post has a trick for another method of cleaning- editing.  Photo editing doesn’t have to be hard and these days there are so many magical apps at our fingertips.  My favorite for photo cleanup is the Touch Retouch app (available on both iPhone and Android).  Removing blemishes or distracting elements from your photo is truly as easy as tapping your finger.

Check out this tutorial:

[Bonus: watch how I use the Touch Retouch app to clean up skin blemishes in this post!]

Can you believe it’s that easy?  Give it a try!  There’s nothing to lose (except for a few annoying blemishes)!

Want more? If you’d like to learn more about Photo Editing on your phone, check out my new online course.  It includes simple tutorials for basic + more advanced photo editing, all using apps available on your phone.  (There’s also a Photo Editing in Lightroom course that’s helpful for editing on your desktop, but a paid Adobe subscription is required to use the desktop version of Lightroom).  Use code CLEANMAMA to save $10 on either editing course!

Casey, aka Miss Freddy, is a certified Professional Photo Organizer (yes, that’s a thing!) who helps people worldwide make sense of their photo mess.  She lives in Colorado with her husband, two kids, and micro-mini golden doodle (that’s a dog).  Follow her on Instagram for free tips on how to take better photos and use them in meaningful ways.

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