Mextures is the best app for applying dust and film grain, textures, light leaks and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds. No app is faster. And with our non-destructive workflow, you can make changes to your layers at any time during your editing process. Fine tune your edits with photo adjustments and then save and share your edit for future use. Included are over 200 beautiful formulas for 1-click editing created by some of the top iPhone photographers in the world.

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You'll find analog light leaks, dusty film scans, tasteful grunge, artifacts, element textures, and perfectly tuned gradients. Effect too strong? Easily adjust the opacity. With 12 different blending modes, every new layer adds a dynamic range of possibilities.

Overcomplicated adjustments are for the birds. Adjust your photos with professional grade tools like Exposure, Contrast, Tint, White Balance, Fade, Black and White, Highlights/Shadows, Sharpness, and Saturation. Included are 30 film presets that emulate popular film stocks.

Unlike any other app, you can save your edits for future use with our Formula workflow. Save and share as many formulas as you’d like and evolve a style that’s completely yours. And new in Mextures 2.0, our formula manager allows you to import formulas from other users. With a tap of a button, you can also share your formulas with a simple code on any social network.

Stack a virtually unlimited number of layers for beautiful blending effects. You can change any edit you do at any time. Change the texture, blend mode, or rotation of a layer even if you added it 30 steps ago. Tweak each adjustment setting anytime during your editing process.

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What's New

Version 2.7.0

This is an interface update for the new iPhones and small content update! We've been working on a massive content release but wanted to address some critical issues and bugs. Full details listed below:

Updated interface for iPhone X, Xs, and Xs Max
Updated News Section

New/Updated Content:
2 new Grit & Grain textures & 2 new Light Leak overlays
2 New Formula Packs: Community Pack 1 & Universal Formulas Pack
New Guest Formula Pack from Allison Ferris

Bug fixes-
Export resolution bug fix, especially for newer devices running on iOS 12
Slowness on devices when editing & applying formulas
Fixed some strange texture renderings
Support link bug fixes
Share Sheet fixes
Other improvements and fixes

Thanks for all of your continued support! If you feel so inclined, we appreciate reviews on the App Store. Please follow us on Instagram at @mextures!

Ratings and Reviews

3.9 out of 5
90 Ratings
90 Ratings
Caught Unawares ,


This app is terribly overlooked despite just how thorough and customizable it is. There are indeed other apps with better / swifter UIs, but of the 20+ photo apps in my Photo apps folder, I can only get this specific look with Mextures.

My only gripe is the laggy interface after saving a photo. After applying a "formula" and saving an image, the app lags for a solid 30 seconds to a full minute before any of the controls respond normally. This was true on my iPhone 6, and is true still on my iPhone 7 Plus. I'm not sure if my gigantic iCloud Photo Library (65,000 photos) is a factor, but no other photo apps experience anything like this lag.

Also, I would love an easier way to backup custom formulas. I spend a LOT of time and energy creating custom formulas and just share them manually to my other devices as a backup. An auto-backup in the cloud would be fantastic, though I understand this would be quite an undertaking for the developer.

Every single photo in my IG feed (a_wrong_time_ago) for about the past year solid has gone through Mextures first. It's a powerful app that has the potential to give your photos a subtle-but-distinct look that is impossible to duplicate in other apps.

Leej4x ,

Impressive, still room for improvement

Mextures is one of the few editing apps that I have felt justified in my purchase. For the price, I believe that Mextures provides great value and a high level of customization. I love that the app provides a full range of customization with regard to opacity and blending modes.

I would love the ability to move different textures around on the screen and scale overlays, though. For example, sometime of the textures can be used to emulate natural light, so I would love the ability to have full control over where the texture lies on the image.

Implementing a FULL RANGE of customization would bring this review up to a 5/5.

JoshfromVB ,

My favorite photo app. By a mile.

I can't rave about Mextures (or the app's community) enough. It’s the Swiss Army knife of photo editors, with incredibly powerful filters and tools that are packaged in a dead simple interface.

Whether you’re an experienced photo editor or someone just looking for a way to tweak your phone snapshots, Mextures is an outstanding choice. Check out #mextures and #mexturescollective on IG for some phenomenal examples of what this lovely app can produce. One of my favorite unique features about the app is that I love being able to create, save, and share formulae (and also using the word "formulae").


154.7 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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In-App Purchases
  1. X-Film Bundle Free
  2. Outfitter Formula Pack Free
  3. Light Leaks 4 Free


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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