I pass on the vast majority of iPhone photo apps I come across, but Faded has the goods that make it a contender in this crowded field. It boasts a gorgeous design and a number of powerful yet easy-to-use editing tools. The app costs only 99 cents, though a number of filters and effects are available only after you make an in-app purchase. You can buy small packs of filters or effects for 99 cents, or get them all (36 premium filters and 40 premium effects) for $4.99. The app also teases you with premium overlays, which are coming soon. There are a handful of free overlays, which let you add an image, solid color, or pattern over your photo.
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As it stands, your 99 cents goes a long way with Faded... [Read more]