Favourite New Photo Editing App for iPhones

While I spend a lot of time behind my Canon EOS 5D Mark II, there are times when I don’t or can’t have it with me – which is where my fabulous iPhone comes into its prime.

Although no comparison as a camera to my Canon, it’s still fantastic at capturing photographs and moments that would otherwise be lost.

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Morning Sun in the Autumn

I keep it pretty simple, with my go-to app being Instagram and the editing tools it provides – preferring a rather simple approach.

However, sometimes I can’t help but want a little more……

With some searching, I came across Mextures, a fantastic app and worth paying £1.49 for.

It allows you to edit exposure, sharpness and much of the standard photo editing tools.

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Sasha, training Krugerrand in the morning.

But then it allows you to add layers to your photograph – as many as you want – so, light leaks, textures, colour layers, gradients etc.

These are phenomenal, and add quite a unique and diverse effect to the photographs.

An additional bonus are the “Formulas” – you can save your own edit, and use other users formulas for a particular effect.

Check out Mextures on the app store!

These three photographs are all processed and edited with Mextures – I used a combination of 2-4 layers, some gradients, some light leaks, which give a relatively flat and dull photograph, some extra vibrancy and punch.

What I love is how easy it is to use – I’ve used a lot of photography apps, and one of the things I find frustrating is how they’re fiddly to use, and sometimes give me too many options, which leaves me wanting to give up and go back to my 1-click processing Instagram app!

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Olivia L'Estrange-Bell

23yr old English Entrepreneur. Self-Taught, with my first exam being my driving theory test. Successful photographer, horse trainer, author and entrepreneur from Dorset, England.

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