The iPhone has become the default camera for so many, and it’s because it has the full package built-in. Not only can you snap high quality photos, but you can also edit and share right on the device, and there are so many ways to do so. It’s tough to wrap your head around just how many photo effects apps there are, but there’s always room for more trying to one up the competition. Mextures is the latest entry to the genre, and delivers one beautifully designed package that offers over 70 different textures to apply to your photos. There are six different packs of textures which include light leak, grit & grain, grunge, emulsion, landscape enhance, and vintage gradients.
All of the included textures aren’t just some simple photo filters, bur rather high resolution textures designed by professional photographers. The best part is that you’re not limited to one, as you can layer the different textures to truly create a unique look for your photo. There are also 12 blending options for each new layer, and you can set the opacity of each effect to have such fine tuned customization. The app can make great looking results, but is also enjoyable to use at the same time as you watch your photos transform through such a simple and quick interface. Each new texture and layer is just a tap away, and the textures are applied practically instantaneously allowing you to see the changes without waiting at all.
There’s so many different techniques at your disposal, and the developers have done a great job of making it all accessible to anyone. Once you create a really good texture combination, you can actually save the formula so you don’t have to memorize what effects you used down the road. There’s just so much power at your fingertips, and all changes are non destructible so an undo button isn’t required as you can freely edit any layer at anytime. Part of the enjoyment of the app is simply exploring different ways to make a photo pop, and have impact. On the flip side, it’s equally rewarding to share a finely crafted multi-textured photo with built-in access to your other social and photo editing apps. The only real drawback is that the app relies on square photo cropping, though at full resolution of 2447 x 2447.
Mextures ($1.99, Universal) delivers equal parts powerful professional photo editing tool and fun creative effects exploration app making it a should buy to start transforming your photos today.