Review: Effectors add photo effects and captions to your new or existing photos

Add photo effects and captions to your new or existing photos.

Effectos is a very familiar app, because it resembles many other photo augmenting apps on the App Store. That's not necessarily a bad thing, as long as this particular app provides an experience that is unique and engaging enough to warrant a download. In some ways it does, but in a handful of others it could use some additional work.

As its name implies, Effectos is an app allowing you to add different effects to photos. These effects range from sepia wash to a framed background or reverse negative. Each of the effects is shown in a rudimentary menu at the top of the screen. After choosing one of these effects you can add a caption in one of six fonts to place at the bottom of the screen. The interface is actually quite well designed and easy to navigate with your photo library visible at the bottom of the home screens and all effects immediately accessible without cluttering any of the menus. The features need to be expanded. With limited filters and effects and no sharing options (all finished photos are saved to your library); it's very self-contained.

While Effectos could use a few more features that other photo editors have, it is an attractive, smoothly-designed app that is easy to use and therefore, highly recommended for basic integration of a handful of filters. If you are on vacation, for example, this is a fun app for creating images to send to family and friends.

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