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Stackables for iPad - Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks

By Samer Azzam

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Stackables is the most advanced and comprehensive effects layering and blending app. It's packed with over 200 effects expertly crafted by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen. These include tasteful textures, light leaks, emulsion, grit and grain, analog film filters, vintage gradients, elaborate geometric patterns, and much more.

In addition, Stackables comes equipped with over 20 professional adjustment tools most notably White Balance, Color Balance, Vignette, Sepia, Grain, Blur, Tilt Shift, and Depth of Field. And for the first time ever on a mobile device, these tools are added as layers, giving you unprecedented control over color and tonal levels in your composition.

Stackables’ layers-based architecture and nondestructive workflow encourage experimentation and foster creativity. Add layers to your heart’s content and see impressive results with every new layer. Have peace of mind in knowing that all edits are completely modifiable and reversible regardless of when you’ve done them in your editing process.

Usher in a whole new world of creative possibilities with advanced masking tools. Whether used to partially apply effects or as building blocks in abstract art constructions, masks are an indispensable part of any workflow. Choose from dozens of gradient and geometric masks and enjoy unprecedented creative freedom and control.

Instantly transform your photos into works of art with 30 preset formulas meticulously constructed by Dirk. Explore dozens of user-created formulas hand-picked from hundreds of submissions. Or save your own edits as formulas and never lose a custom edit you love. And with our proprietary social editing platform, you can share your formulas with friends via email or transfer them between your devices.

With its revolutionary design, easy to navigate interface, and streamlined workflow, Stackables is perfect for any skill level. Whether you’re an avid photographer or an aspiring enthusiast, Stackables provides you with the tools you need to elevate your mobile artistry.

◉ 200+ unique effects (many with multiple variations).
◉ 20+ professional adjustment tools.
◉ 60+ gradient and geometric masks.
◉ Unlimited layers. Modify, rotate, rearrange, hide, and delete layers.
◉ 18 blend modes with live preview.
◉ 30 preset formulas, dozens of user-created formulas, and the ability to save your own edits as formulas and share them via email.

◉ Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, and email sharing options. Also supports iOS’s “Open in Other Apps” protocol.
◉ Supports JPEG, lossless PNG, and lossless TIFF formats.
◉ Supports all image aspect ratios.
◉ URL Scheme "stackables-ipad://".

◉ 16MP (4000 x 4000) on iPad mini 2G, iPad mini 3G, iPad mini 4G, iPad 3G, iPad 4G, iPad Air, iPad Air 2, iPad Pro.
◉ 9MP (3000 x 3000) on iPad mini, iPad 2.

Special thanks to Dirk for his exceptional work and contributions. Check out Dirk’s inspiring work at

All image resources in Stackables are the Copyright of Dirk Wuestenhagen Imagery licensed to RedEye Development under a perpetual enhanced agreement.

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What's New in Version 3.5

◉ Optimized for iOS 9.

◉ Now preserves all image metadata including EXIF and GPS.

◉ Added a "Flatten Layers" option.

If you enjoy Stackables, please consider leaving a positive review on the App Store. If you've already left a review, please repost it as reviews are reset with every update. Thanks!

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Customer Reviews

have not touched this app for years

as someone who uses iOS to create visual material, be it contemporary art or contemporary cultural and personal critique ... or just wasting time in the contemporary cultural landscape, I have lost all need to do so within this app.

it has nothing to do with how the app functions, just a general disinterest in its capabilities over a period of years that has led to its virtual dust and cobweb accumulation. I suppose it has to do with its generally bulky approach to distressing images (which is what it does) that feel confining. a one trick pony.

but if that's what you are looking for, then maybe it's for you. I just can't seem to get myself to find a purpose for it anymore. believe me, I've tried.

I love this app!

This app is so much fun, and so easy to use, with endless possibilities. I love so many of the pictures I have created...they are absolutely beautiful. Not all of my creations have been works of art, but it is so easy to change or delete a layer, or to start over. If nothing else, I can just experiment (just have fun trying new things) and use what I learn in later sessions. I really do love this app!

Doesn't save in full-res anymore

I've been using Stackables for almost 2 years, to creatively process my images. I love its versatility. However, this app no longer saves images in full resolution. An image goes into Stackables at 4000x3000 pixels, and comes out at 2000x1500 pixels. Prior to mid July, Stackables saved images in full resolution. This is a deal breaker for me, because I can no longer produce exhibition sized prints from images processed in Stackables. I've tried re-installing on my iPad and iPhone, but that hasn't fixed the problem. I hope this problem is addressed in a future update.

Stackables for iPad - Layered Textures, Effects, and Masks
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  • $2.99
  • Category: Photo & Video
  • Updated:
  • Version: 3.5
  • Size: 161 MB
  • Languages: English, Arabic, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Portuguese, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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