Apply special effects, frames, even hats to your photos with Pho.to Lab

Crop and apply hundreds of effects to enhance your photos, easily sharing them with your friends.

Pho.to Lab is an app that lets you add effects, frames, and text to a photo. A free app (with some optional paid additional libraries), Pho.to Lab is available from iTunes and installs quickly.

You can use Pho.to Lab to do quite a bit to an existing photo. Add a frame from one of many, apply a filter to change the effect, or choose a special effect from a library of almost 500 different effects. You can use the Pho.to Lab interface to find the category of effect you want, then edit the image and apply the effect before saving it. The library of effects is really quite impressive. Want to be on the cover of a magazine? Lots available. Want to make your photo look like an impressionistic painting, or done in charcoals? It's a few seconds away. Need to put a hat on someone? Easy to do. The possibilities for altering photos are both fun and interesting, and choosing just one effect, especially in the early days of using the app, is difficult. Once you've created your new photo, you can share it on social media sites with a quick click!

Pho.to Lab was a fun app to play with, and there's enough variety here to make most other photo effect apps redundant. There are subtle and clever effects here too that can enhance an already good image, or help you save a bad image. We loved using Pho.to Lab, and it's remaining on our iDevice for the foreseeable future.

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