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FX Photo Studio

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FX Photo Studio brings your amazing collection of filters and photo effects on the Mac App Store. With over 170 high quality effects, you'll easily turn your photo into a vintage masterpiece, an analog snap, a futuristic 3-D shot, an oil painting or a sketch, fragment from a comics book, dramatic black & white masterpiece and much more.

FX Photo Studio brings your much more than any similar app.

- The mind-blowing variety of eye-popping photo effects & filters
- 40 photo frames and borders (classic, grunge, lomo styles)
- Masking with effects and Color splash tool
- Integration with Aperture, Lightroom, iPhoto, Photoshop
- Intuitive user interface
- Sharing via most popular social networks and more


Combine and layer any of the 173 effects and dozens of photo borders to create the perfect looking image. A completely customizable interface allows you to preview each effect, compare original and resulting images, label favorites and even save combinations of effects as presets.

The new masking and color splash tools allow you to apply effects and colors to a part of the image only, giving even more creative freedom to your photography. Effects include: Lo-Fi, Grunge, Art, Vintage, Vignettes, Sketches, Hollywood FX, Cross Process, Glow, Black & White and more.


Created by usability and photography professionals, FX Photo Studio’s user interface ensures that editing your photos can’t get any easier. The elegantly simple design provides easy access to every tool you’ll need, without cluttering your screen and allowing you to focus on your image.


- Import pictures from Aperture or iPhoto library
- Load images from any folder on your Mac or digital camera
- Export images in a variety of formats to iPhoto, Lightroom, Aperture, Photoshop

FX Photo Studio for Mac also lets you print images instantly, e-mail or share via most popular social networks: Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr, and Twitter.

What's New in Version 3.0.1

Critical bugs fixed


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Customer Reviews

Nice but………...

First, I am using OS X El Capitain. Its Photo program is less than best and this is why I purchased FX. Unbeknownst to me it is not capable of being enabled and used in conjunction with Photo. I learned a valuable lesson. How does FX work? Nothing spectacular. IPhoto worked better. And actually, getting technical, what seems like years ago I had a Sony VAIO with Windows XP. The XP Photo program was beyond excellent and simple to use. I chatted with a Mac representative last night. It seems that there is a weak point between the new operating system being able to enable a higher end photo editing program that can be purchased on the app store. The editing programs need to catch up because they are crashing. I will wait until one has done so, then purchase it.

Fun and useful

There is a lot of power packed into this app. For a non-creative person, it’s a great tool. The various effects combine what would take a lot of work in a photo editor. The ability to use masks and also take care of basic things like cropping really help. With this app and Pixelmator I find that I can do a lot of things that are near-impossible for a an amateur with little time to learn a tool like Photoshop. It’s never crashed on me as some graphics app are prone to do after much editing. Working great with El Capitan.

Terrible - not being updated to work with latest OS

I have the CK (Creative Kit) version of this app. It hasn’t been updated in a couple of years. It’s really slow, and then freezes even though it has plenty of RAM, there is plenty of disk space (I’m not sure if it uses a scratch disk or not), and it was the only thing open. So it had plenty of CPU and graphics card resources as well. I had only one photo open, just doing normal basic adjustments. It was really slow, then froze completely. I have many of their apps, and have just purchased a couple of their new ones. I hope that they update those going forward because they certainly haven’t updated these to work with the latest operating systems.

FX Photo Studio
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  • $4.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.0.1
  • Size: 158 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.8 or later, 64-bit processor

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