How to use VSCO

In this article, you will find several sections that cover how to use the entire VSCO app.

This includes your Studio, Editing, SavingProfile, Capture, Share, Explore and Discover.



Your Studio is where you can see all of your imported photos from your Camera Roll / Gallery and photos captured with the VSCO in app camera. This is the starting point to editing photos.

Please note that your Studio no longer stores a new copy of imported photos. Any imported photos from your camera roll are references to the original photos in your Camera Roll / Gallery. For more information, please see how VSCO stores photos.

Additionally, your Studio is separate from your VSCO Profile. Any photos located in your Studio are completely private and any photos that you post to your VSCO Profile are public for anyone to see. 

Tap the Studio icon Stuido.png to access your Studio. 




Tap the photo you wish to edit then tap on Edit icon Edit.png.

You can edit one photo at a time.




If you wish to create a Journal that contains multiple photos (iOS only), tap on 2 or more photos and tap on 'Create Journal' at the bottom of the screen. 

On Android, the edit button will be located above the tab bar to the right.





Tap on a preset you wish to use, and tap on the same preset for more options. 

For classic mobile presets you will only have a preset strength slider. These presets are artistically colored presets and do not emulate analog film.

For Film X presets, which have white borders, you will have strength, character, and warmth sliders. These presets emulate actual analog films from Kodak, Fuji, Ilford, Agfa, etc.

The character slider imitates under or overexposed film and warmth imitates the temperature balance control to warm or cool a film photograph on a film scanner.

Tap on the Check icon  to confirm your adjustment to the preset.


Classic mobile presets

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Film X presets

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Tap on the Edit icon Edit.png to access your toolkit.



Here you can use the toolkit items to fine tune your photo.

If you wish to see more toolkit items, swipe left on the toolkit bar at the bottom of the screen.

After you have completed your edits, tap "Next".



After you have tapped on "Next", you will then have the options to save a copy of your edited photo to your Camera Roll / Gallery, post to VSCO, or save a draft of your edited photo in your Studio.

If you only want to save a draft of the edited photo, toggle off the Save and Post to VSCO options.





To post a photo to your VSCO Profile from your Studio, tap on the photo you wish to post and tap on the Post icon Publish.png

You can add a caption or hastag to your photo and tap on the Check mark Screen_Shot_2019-09-20_at_3.36.44_PM.pngin the top right corner to post the photo to your VSCO Profile.

Please note posting photos to your VSCO Profile is public for anyone to see whether or not they use the VSCO app.

If you wish to create a Journal from this view (iOS only), tap on the + icon in the bottom left corner and add more photos to make a Journal post. 

If you wish to publish an photo immediately after you have edited it, toggle on the 'Post to VSCO' switch and tap on 'Post'




To capture a photo with in-app VSCO camera, tap on the on your Studio icon Stuido.png and tap on the Camera icon Screen_Shot_2019-06-13_at_11.05.56_AM.png in the upper left corner.





On Android, tap on the camera icon.



Tap the shutter button to take a photo. On iOS, you can tap on DSCO to capture an animated GIF.

You can access advanced controls in the toolbar above the shutter button. Swipe left to see more options.




To share a photo, tap on the photo you wish to share in your Studio, tap on the Option icon Screen_Shot_2019-09-20_at_4.09.38_PM.png in the bottom right corner and choose your share option.





Tap on the Feed icon ico_Feed.png to access your Feed.

Here, you will find updates from the VSCO Collection and from the creators you follow.





To search for new and inspiring educational content tap on the Discover icon Discover.png 

From here you can search for people, photos, and journal posts on VSCO by tapping on the Search icon ico_Search.png




To find Suggested users, connect with Contacts or see your Followers or who you are Following tap on the Follow icon Follow.png in your Feed.


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If you tap on the + icon in the top right corner, you will be able to invite your friends to VSCO, add friends from Twitter, or look up someone by their VSCO profile name.