The whole geek chic movement might be terrific if you’re looking for a companion who shares your interests, and also looks great, but what about when you’re battling grey hair? It’s only natural for geeks to go online to find love, but that means putting your best photo forward.
Luckily, there are many great apps that enable you to edit those grey hairs away. Which ones are the best of 2014?
PicLab HD is a favorite, and it’s available on both iOS and Android for just $1.99. In addition to some great filters to fade out that grey, it gives you the ability to add typography to photos, play with layers and photos, move positions, and basically have all the best functions of Photoshop on an app.
Just be careful with over-editing (which is too easy), because you want your date to recognize you when you meet in person.
With Sktchy, you can turn any photo into an instant sketch, which not only hides flaws like those greys and wrinkles, but also lends some anonymity to your profile. If you’re in an important position or are just a little shy about putting it all completely out there, a sketch is a good compromise.
It’s currently on the market only for the iOS, but if you’re an Apple fan do you really want to meet anyone besides a fellow Apple user?
If you have a touch of the romantic in you, try out Photoristic for $4.99. It’s an image app that’s powerful, but doesn’t overwhelm you with features.
It’s simple, with a number of adjustment tools such as vibrance and exposure, complete with a black-and-white mode to hide those greys and other “imperfections.” For geeks who love the simpler and finer things, it’s the ultimate app.
From virtual to reality
Of course, no matter which app or software you choose for photo editing, the real world will eventually intrude. The only genuine way to get the look and hair you want is to fade out those greys on your head, but that doesn’t mean you have to have a monochrome hairdo.
The right mix of minerals and vitamins can naturally restore your hair color, which might make any apps unnecessary. But until you get on that regimen, consider PhotoChop for a distortion look or Handy Photo for an über-easy interface.
There’s more to photo editing than Instagram and Photoshop, so start letting your creativity go wild. When love is in the air, you want to look your best.