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Category: iOS Apps
Product: FX Photo Studio HD
Price: £1.49

FX Photo Studio HD iPad App Review - Daniel Bell reviews the MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD iPad app.

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FX Photo Studio HD is an iPad app from MacPhun, which is now in its fifth version. It is a photo editing app with a large range of photo effects and filters and supports the iPad retina display. It is available to purchase from the iTunes Store for £1.49.

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MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD Features

  • 194 effects, filters, overlays and frames - including Lo-Fi, art, frames, vintage, graffiti, tilt-shift, blurs, grunge, textures, black & white, sketches, pixelate and more
  • All effects are customisable - you can apply as many effects on one image as you like
  • Colour splash - fully customisable brush, powerful zoom to work with details, preview masking and more
  • Painting with every effect - apply effects to the whole image or just a part of it
  • Share your pictures - upload images from iTunes, Camera roll or your Facebook albums. You can share creations via most popular social networks, including Instagram, Flickr, Facebook and Tumblr

MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD Performance

When you open the app, you are presented with options to take a photo, upload from your camera roll or import from Facebook. When you select a picture you are automatically given the option to square crop, although this can be turned off in the options. You can choose not to crop, in the tools there is a crop option, which allows you to crop at different ratios, such as 3:2, 16:9. Whilst cropping there is also an option included to allow you to rotate your image by 1º or 5º. If you want to rotate by 90º or 180º there is this option within the tools along with resize and adjust. Adjust allows you to change the brightness, contrast, gamma, hue and saturation. If you make a mistake there are options to reset or undo.

The biggest feature of FX Photo Studio HD are the effects, there are a total of 190, which includes borders, textures and more. There are examples of each below.

MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD Sample Photos

Aged

Aged
High-Res

Atlantic Beach

Atlantic Beach
High-Res

Sonoma

Sonoma
High-Res

Lindale

Lindale
High-Res

Socorro

Socorro
High-Res

Daytona

Daytona
High-Res

Altamonte

Altamonte
High-Res

B&W Grained

B&W Grained
High-Res

Effect

Effect
High-Res

Pencil Sketch

Pencil Sketch
High-Res

Old Sketch

Old Sketch
High-Res

Colour Pencil Sketch

Colour Pencil Sketch
High-Res

Charcoal Sketch

Charcoal Sketch
High-Res

Colour Charcoal Sketch

Colour Charcoal Sketch
High-Res

Pen Sketch

Pen Sketch
High-Res

Dixon

Dixon
High-Res

Tokyo

Tokyo
High-Res

Lemoore

Lemoore
High-Res

Monterey

Monterey
High-Res

Marine

Marine
High-Res

Noir Red

Noir Red
High-Res

Noir Sepia

Noir Sepia
High-Res

Sepia Glow

Sepia Glow
High-Res

Fx Photo Studio Hd 023 Yellow Glow

Fx Photo Studio Hd 023 Yellow Glow
High-Res

Derby

Derby
High-Res

Turin

Turin
High-Res

Napa

Napa
High-Res

Ancona

Ancona
High-Res

Bilbao

Bilbao
High-Res

Ensley

Ensley
High-Res

Lantana

Lantana
High-Res

X Ray

X Ray
High-Res

Night Vision Cam

Night Vision Cam
High-Res

Sanibel

Sanibel
High-Res

Mars

Mars
High-Res

Griffin

Griffin
High-Res

Kenai

Kenai
High-Res

Noir Blue

Noir Blue
High-Res

Conley

Conley
High-Res

Stencil Poster Red

Stencil Poster Red
High-Res

Stencil Poster Blue

Stencil Poster Blue
High-Res

Stencil Poster Green

Stencil Poster Green
High-Res

Grunge Rays Sepia

Grunge Rays Sepia
High-Res

Grunge Rays Blue

Grunge Rays Blue
High-Res

Grunge Rays Green

Grunge Rays Green
High-Res

Grunge Rays

Grunge Rays
High-Res

Stencil Graffiti Black

Stencil Graffiti Black
High-Res

Stencil Graffiti Red

Stencil Graffiti Red
High-Res

Stencil Graffiti Green

Stencil Graffiti Green
High-Res

Stencil Graffiti Blue

Stencil Graffiti Blue
High-Res

Blur

Blur
High-Res

Vertical Blur

Vertical Blur
High-Res

Horizontal Blur

Horizontal Blur
High-Res

Radial Blur

Radial Blur
High-Res

Tilt Shift

Tilt Shift
High-Res

Brush Strokes

Brush Strokes
High-Res

Brush Strokes Vivid

Brush Strokes Vivid
High-Res

Pencil Paint

Pencil Paint
High-Res

Pencil Paint 2

Pencil Paint 2
High-Res

Invert Image

Invert Image
High-Res

Neon Light

Neon Light
High-Res

Posterize

Posterize
High-Res

Grayscale

Grayscale
High-Res

Old Photo

Old Photo
High-Res

Mosaic

Mosaic
High-Res

Explosion

Explosion
High-Res

Crumpled Paper

Crumpled Paper
High-Res

Burnt Paper

Burnt Paper
High-Res

Leather Canvas

Leather Canvas
High-Res

Old Film Frame

Old Film Frame
High-Res

Symmetry Vertical

Symmetry Vertical
High-Res

Symmetry Horizontal

Symmetry Horizontal
High-Res

Symmetry Quad

Symmetry Quad
High-Res

Night Vision

Night Vision
High-Res

Glow Vivid Color

Glow Vivid Color
High-Res

Glow Grayscale

Glow Grayscale
High-Res

Glowing Edges

Glowing Edges
High-Res

Noise

Noise
High-Res

Burnt Colours

Burnt Colours
High-Res

False Mirror 1

False Mirror 1
High-Res

False Mirror 2

False Mirror 2
High-Res

False Mirror 3

False Mirror 3
High-Res

False Mirror 4

False Mirror 4
High-Res

Rippled Glass 1

Rippled Glass 1
High-Res

Rippled Glass 2

Rippled Glass 2
High-Res

Rippled Glass Dotted

Rippled Glass Dotted
High-Res

Vintage

Vintage
High-Res

Vintage Red

Vintage Red
High-Res

Vintage Green

Vintage Green
High-Res

Vintage Blue

Vintage Blue
High-Res

Vintage Grayscale

Vintage Grayscale
High-Res

Hue Blue

Hue Blue
High-Res

Hue Green

Hue Green
High-Res

Hue Pink

Hue Pink
High-Res

Hue Turquoise

Hue Turquoise
High-Res

Hue Purple

Hue Purple
High-Res

Hue Yellow

Hue Yellow
High-Res

Hue Red

Hue Red
High-Res

Black And White

Black And White
High-Res

Dark Contours On White

Dark Contours On White
High-Res

Colour Contours On Black

Colour Contours On Black
High-Res

Dark Engraving

Dark Engraving
High-Res

Art Contours

Art Contours
High-Res

Bumpmapping 1

Bumpmapping 1
High-Res

Bumpmapping 2

Bumpmapping 2
High-Res

Water Circles 1

Water Circles 1
High-Res

Water Circles 2

Water Circles 2
High-Res

Water

Water
High-Res

Colour Reprint

Colour Reprint
High-Res

Sparkles Big

Sparkles Big
High-Res

Sparkles Big

Sparkles Big
High-Res

Rainbow Palette 1

Rainbow Palette 1
High-Res

Rainbow Palette 2

Rainbow Palette 2
High-Res

Colour Explosion

Colour Explosion
High-Res

Colour Sunlight Spots

Colour Sunlight Spots
High-Res

Frost 1

Frost 1
High-Res

Frost 2

Frost 2
High-Res

Water Drops 1

Water Drops 1
High-Res

Water Drops 2

Water Drops 2
High-Res

Fire 1

Fire 1
High-Res

Fire 2

Fire 2
High-Res

Teddy Bear

Teddy Bear
High-Res

Scary Face 1

Scary Face 1
High-Res

Scary Face 2

Scary Face 2
High-Res

Scary Skull

Scary Skull
High-Res

Ghost

Ghost
High-Res

Lightning 1

Lightning 1
High-Res

Lightning 2

Lightning 2
High-Res

Texturize

Texturize
High-Res

Overburn Reprint

Overburn Reprint
High-Res

Bubbles

Bubbles
High-Res

Kisses 1

Kisses 1
High-Res

Kisses 2

Kisses 2
High-Res

Ancient Canvas

Ancient Canvas
High-Res

Rusted Metal 1

Rusted Metal 1
High-Res

Rusted Metal 2

Rusted Metal 2
High-Res

Dirty Picture 1

Dirty Picture 1
High-Res

Dirty Picture 2

Dirty Picture 2
High-Res

Steamy Window 1

Steamy Window 1
High-Res

Steamy Window 2

Steamy Window 2
High-Res

Old TV

Old TV
High-Res

Rough Fabric

Rough Fabric
High-Res

Colour Stars

Colour Stars
High-Res

Hearts

Hearts
High-Res

Abstract Contours

Abstract Contours
High-Res

Solarize

Solarize
High-Res

Tritone

Tritone
High-Res

Tritone 2

Tritone 2
High-Res

Sepia

Sepia
High-Res

Cold Blue

Cold Blue
High-Res

Cool Blue

Cool Blue
High-Res

Cool

Cool
High-Res

Warm

Warm
High-Res

Warm Yellow

Warm Yellow
High-Res

Hot Yellow

Hot Yellow
High-Res

B&W Magazine

B&W Magazine
High-Res

Amsterdam

Amsterdam
High-Res

Hippie

Hippie
High-Res

Vignette 1

Vignette 1
High-Res

Vignette 2

Vignette 2
High-Res

Vignette 3

Vignette 3
High-Res

Vignette 4

Vignette 4
High-Res

Vignette 5

Vignette 5
High-Res

Vignette White 1

Vignette White 1
High-Res

Vignette White 2

Vignette White 2
High-Res

Vignette White 3

Vignette White 3
High-Res

Vignette White 4

Vignette White 4
High-Res

Vignette White 5

Vignette White 5
High-Res

Linocut 1

Linocut 1
High-Res

Linocut 2

Linocut 2
High-Res

Pixelate

Pixelate
High-Res

Photo Border 1

Photo Border 1
High-Res

Photo Border 2

Photo Border 2
High-Res

Photo Border 3

Photo Border 3
High-Res

Photo Border 4

Photo Border 4
High-Res

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Fx Photo Studio Hd 176 Photo Border 5
High-Res

Photo Border 6

Photo Border 6
High-Res

Photo Border 7

Photo Border 7
High-Res

Butterflies Frame 1

Butterflies Frame 1
High-Res

Butterflies Frame 2

Butterflies Frame 2
High-Res

Flowers Frame 1

Flowers Frame 1
High-Res

Flowers Frame 2

Flowers Frame 2
High-Res

Cupids 1

Cupids 1
High-Res

Cupids 2

Cupids 2
High-Res

Stardust Frame

Stardust Frame
High-Res

Lauderdale

Lauderdale
High-Res

Glendale

Glendale
High-Res

Midway

Midway
High-Res

Pacific

Pacific
High-Res

Crystal River

Crystal River
High-Res

Downloaded Preset 1

Downloaded Preset 1
High-Res

Downloaded Preset 2

Downloaded Preset 2
High-Res


At the bottom of these images are two that have been created using presets created by other users. You're able to combine the effects and create a code which can be shared with other users. We found some by looking on the internet, although it wasn't easy to find many. As well as create your own presets, you can favourite the effects by pressing the star next to them and this puts them in the favourite column for easier access. At the bottom of the effects box is a button which shows you your original image.

When you choose an effect, there is an option to draw a mask. This allows you to apply an effect to just a particular part of the image. There are options to invert and load recent mask, so you can apply one effect to one part of an image, invert the selection and apply another effect to the other part of the image. You can choose a black and white effect and erase part of it from an image for colour splashing.

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When you've finished editing your picture, hit the share button. This has a vast amount of options, you can save to your photo albums, documents and clipboard or share by Flickr, email, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Instagram, Print and Postcard.

MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD Verdict

The MacPhun FX Photo Sudio HD app offers a wide range of editing options and effects that are unique, with the ability to mask and apply numerous effects to an image. It would be useful if the masking was available, for example, when adjusting the brightness. We'd also quite like to see an option to sharpen our images. With the features available, the app is easy to recommend at just £1.49.

 

MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD Pros

Well laid out, easy to use interface
Mask option to apply effects to particular parts of an image
Lots of effects

MacPhun FX Photo Studio HD Cons

Some of the effects left little detail in darker areas of the image
No masking for the editing tools
No sharpening option

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The FX Photo Studio HD app is available from the iTunes Store for £1.49. For more information please visit the FX Photo Studio website.


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