Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link directs you to the iTunes App Store, where you must continue the download process. You must have iTunes installed in order to open the link, and you must have an active iTunes account to download the application.
FX Photo Studio is a stripped-down but very easy-to-use photo editing tool with a number of fun features and a level of polish you don't often see in free iOS editors. While the core functionality is to add special effects to your photos, there are quite a few things you can do, including adding text, highlighting colors, adjusting coloring and saturation, and cropping or rotating the image within a frame. The app also works to make images Instagram-ready with square-preset formatting while taking new photos.
Nothing FX Photo Studio does is particularly new. Cropping images, rotating those images, swapping out color profiles, and adding text is all common enough in photo editors. However, when combined with the sleek design of the app, easy-to-use functions, and some very cool flares like the onscreen photo lens (that acts as a mirror) on the home screen, this app stands out from the pack. Everything is just so straightforward and the resulting effects look professional and high quality -- things you'd be happy to share on your social media accounts.
While not the most feature-rich app on the App Store, FX Photo Studio is an easy-to-use, attractive, and ultimately very sleek photo editing tool that we had quite a bit of fun using. If you are looking for an app that offers basic functionality in an easy-to-use package, check out FX Photo Studio.
Easily turn your picture into a vintage masterpiece, half-tone print, analog shot, black&white snap, sketch and more with FX Photo Studio. Add frames that fit your style of photography. Apply multiple filters on images and create your own personal creative recipes. Save mixes as presets and share them instantly with other FX Photo Studio users.Combine and layer any of the 172 effects to create the perfect looking image. A completely customizable interface allows you to preview each effect, compare original and resulting images, label favorites and even save combinations of effects as presets. The new masking and color splash tools allow you to apply effects and colors to a part of the image only, giving even more creative freedom to your photography. Categories of effects include: Lo-Fi, Grunge, Art, Sketch, SFX, Hollywood FX, Cross Process, Vintage, and more. Created by usability and photography professionals, FX Photo Studio's user interface ensures that editing your photos can't get any easier. With just a few clicks, you can apply and customize effects, access all editing tools, apply random effects, preview original and resulting image, import images from Aperture or iPhoto, share photos via social networks and more.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.1: Major performance improvements and social sharing support. Add filters in one click, mix them and save mixes to presets. You can export your photos to the most popular social networks or print on a postcard and send to anyone anywhere in the world.