Welcome to Tap that App, I�m Jason Parker and this is the show where we
cover the hottest apps in the mobile space.
Anyone who's spent any time browsing the iTunes App Store knows there
is no shortage of camera-related apps. But one of our favorite photo
effects apps received a price-drop recently and offers so much after
numerous updates that it's almost silly not to get it.
It's called FX Photo Studio, and like many other apps, lets you quickly
edit images right on your iPhone. You get the standard set of basic
image editing controls including brightness, contrast, and color
balance, along with cropping and rotation tools. All of these are
controlled using onscreen sliders and other simple touch controls so
it's easy to get the exact look you want.
But where FX Photo Studio truly shines is the amount you can do with
your photos by selecting from an enormous amount of effects. As of
today, FX Photo Studio includes 187 high quality effects you can add to
Start by either taking a picture with your iPhone camera or picking one
from your photo library. From there the app defaults to showing you its
entire list of 187 effects with previews so you know what you're
getting. With so many effects it can be a bit overwhelming, but
fortunately you can also view effects by category making it easier to
figure out what you want.
You can get the retro look by selecting Vintage, for example, which
gives you selections like "Old Photo," "Burnt Paper" or "Old Film
Frame." Each of the effect types can be saved for later by touching the
star at the upper right, adding it to your favorites list.
You also have the ability to layer your image with multiple effects for
a custom look you can save as a preset to use later. Simply add an
effect to your image, then select another effect to layer on top. When
you're finished, return to the effects selection screen, and hit the
Preset button at the bottom. You can then save the preset and give it a
name that you'll remember later. Now you'll only need to go to the
Preset screen to add those same effects to other images.
FX Photo Studio is not a new iPhone app, but over the course of time
and numerous updates has become one of the best in the iTunes App
Store. Anyone who likes adding effects to images or just wants to
experiment with their iPhone camera should definitely Tap this App.
FX Photo Studio is only 99 cents at the iTunes App Store for a limited
time so make sure to grab it before the price goes back up again.
That�s it for today's show, but if you have any suggestions, send them
to Tap That App at cnet.com. I'm Jason Parker�thanks for watching.