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Photo Lab: pics art filters, frames & edit photos for iOS

By VicMan Free Editors' Rating

Editors' Review

Download.com Staff Dec 3, 2012

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.

Full Specifications

What's new in version 2.9.4

Enjoy Summer vibes with the new Photo Lab version!

- Your artistic souls will love our new effects and filters. Feel free to create your masterpieces and amazing combos.

- Fresh arrivals are now indicated on post-processing too. Keep an eye on the NEW badges.

- We've added an opportunity to share on the combos with users' very own backgrounds.

Experiment, create and share your feedback!


Release October 10, 2017
Date Added October 10, 2017
Version 2.9.4

Operating Systems

Operating Systems iOS
Additional Requirements Compatible with: iPad2Wifi, iPad23G, iPhone4S, iPadThirdGen, iPadThirdGen4G, iPhone5, iPodTouchFifthGen, iPadFourthGen, iPadFourthGen4G, iPadMini, iPadMini4G, iPhone5c, iPhone5s, iPadAir, iPadAirCellular, iPadMiniRetina, iPadMiniRetinaCellular, iPhone6, iPhone6Plus, iPadAir2, iPadAir2Cellular, iPadMini3, iPadMini3Cellular, iPodTouchSixthGen, iPhone6s, iPhone6sPlus, iPadMini4, iPadMini4Cellular, iPadPro, iPadProCellular, iPadPro97, iPadPro97Cellular, iPhoneSE, iPhone7, iPhone7Plus, iPad611, iPad612, iPad71, iPad72, iPad73, iPad74


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Developer's Description

Photo Lab - Photo Fun Generator in your pocket with over 80 million downloads. Photo Lab contains more than 800 awesome effects for your photos including: realistic photomontages, stylish photo filters, beautiful frames, fun face montages, holiday e-card templates, creative artistic effects, collages for multiple photos. You will love the neat interface and how easily effects are created. No need for adjusting: just choose an effect or a frame, then select a photo from Camera Roll (or take a new photo with your phone camera) and ta-da. you get a unique photo montage or collage. The app also has a built-in photo editor with every basic tool you may need: crop, rotate, adjust colors, lighting and sharpness, and even touch-up. Photo Lab offers a great diversity of effects: Photo montages with automatic face detection. Become an astronaut, a tiger, a gangster or a nun with a single tap. Photorealistic effects. Put your photo on a dollar bill, into an ancient book or on a screen of a virtual iPhone. Photo-to-art effects. Turn your photo into a masterpiece. Choose your favorite technique and instantly imitate it: pen, pencil or charcoal sketch, pastel or crayons drawing, watercolor or oil painting. Awesome photo filters. Jigsaw puzzle, neon glow, fire, Matrix digital rain, HDR, fractal, and more. Magazine covers. Put your face on a magazine cover like Vogue, Glamour or Playboy and feel what it's like to be famous. Headwear. Try on a King's crown, Elf hat, St. Patrick's Day hat or the most popular Santa hat. Collages for multiple photos. Put yourself together with your sweetheart or even all your friends into one photo collage. Most of the effects let you add your own text onto the picture with text style tailored to each template. Finally, you can save your creation to Camera Roll, share it easily to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or send it as a message (WhatsApp, Viber or WeChat) to your friends. Thousands of new users download Photo Lab every single day. Here are some of the testimonials that we have received: "This app takes every picture and makes it unique. Such an awesome app. I highly recommend it. There are so many different features to change photos from plain to "WOW". Definitely a must-have app. "Leo's person. "I love this app. It's such fun to play around with, and my kids enjoying seeing their faces on different images. We've had a great time sharing these pictures. "Nanet. "I gave this app a full star rate. Why? Because it's freaking awesome. I mean, you can create a meme, change real to pencil, even put a face on a tiger. And loads more. I love this app, and I'm gonna share it with my friends. Yay APP. "Niksbsniksbs. Photo Lab has photo effects for all preferences and tastes. But if you want still more, your ideas of filters, frames, collages and anything you can come up with are kindly welcome. Photo Lab PRO subscription options: =. $2.99 per month. $4.99 per three months. $9.99 per year. Your Photo Lab PRO subscription will automatically renew 24-hours prior to the end of each term and your card will be charged through your iTunes account. You can turn off auto-renewal at any time in your iTunes account settings, but refunds will not be provided for any unused period of the term. An unused portion of free trial period will also be forfeited once any of the subscription options is purchased. Photo Lab Terms of Use: http://pho. to/terms/. Photo Lab Privacy Policy: http://pho. to/policy/.