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Mextures is the only app for applying 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 can make changes to your photo at any time during your editing process. Fine tune your edits with photo adjustments and then save and share your edit for future use. Also included are over 200 beautiful formulas for easy, 1 click, editing created by some of the top iPhone photographers in the world.
- 150+ Original Textures -
Tons of analog light leaks, gritty and grainy film textures, dusty vintage film scans, tasteful grunge, and perfectly tuned gradients. A lot of our original textures are created from actual film scans using various cameras, and a multitude of other natural elements. Because this app was designed by photographers for photographers, each one of these textures is what we use in our workflow. No filler. No fluff.
- Now in 2.0: Polish and Presets -
Adjust your photos with precision. With powerful tools such as exposure, contrast, tint, white balance, fade, black and white, highlights/shadows, sharpness, and saturation. Included are 26 presets that emulate popular film and post-processing techniques.
- Formula Manager -
Unlike any other apps out there, you can save your edit to use over and over again with Formulas. Save as many different formulas as you'd like and evolve a style that's uniquely yours. And new for 2.0, with our new formula manager you can share your formulas as well as import formulas shared by others.
- Infinite Layers -
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.
- Inspiration Feed -
Get inspiration right in the app with a curated feed of some of the best photographers using Mextures. Get connected instantly to their Instagram Feeds
Tag your images in with #Mextures on Instagram and Tumblr.
Suggestions or Questions? Reach us personally!
New Guest Formula Pack from @521Gemini full of moody tones!
Fixed export bug for Edison texture in Emulsion Pack.
Minor bug fixes.
Thanks for all of your continued support! If you feel so inclined, we’d love it if you left a review on the App Store letting others know your experience! Follow us on Instagram at @mextures and @merekdavis for all of the latest Mextures news, or to get in touch with us directly about any questions. Thanks again!
Ratings and Reviews
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.
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.
The last time I reviewed this app was three years ago. Five stars then, five stars now. The app keeps getting better, with more formula choices, better functionality, and I have never found another app that comes close to being as user friendly and capable of creating such a wide variety of edits on a single photo. Best thing that ever happened to photo editing, in my opinion. My only wish would be for a wider variety of cropping options. ❤️
- MEREK DAVIS COM, LLC
- 133.1 MB
- Photo & Video
- Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
- © 2017 Merek Davis Com LLC
- In-App Purchases
- X-Film Bundle Free
- Outfitter Formula Pack Free
- Atmospheric Bundle $0.99
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.