FEATURED on the front page of App Store in UK, Australia, France, Netherlands, Ireland, New Zealand and 16 other countries.

David Biedny, Mac|Life:
"4/5 - GREAT ... The overall effect is really quite distinctive and visually pleasing - and this is coming from someone who has seen 20 years of Photoshop filter development and other graphics wizardry"

Jennifer Allen, 148apps:
"4/5 - SIMPLE AND EFFECTIVE ... Tangled FX offers a variety of different filters to make those iOS photos look all the better."

Trevor Sheridan, AppleNApps:
"Tangled FX is a top notch photo effects app that truly stands out in a crowded App Store, and provides such value making it worth picking up."

Nicky Sanford, PhotoCruncher:
"If you are looking for a wildly fun and exciting way to spice up your photos, Tangled FX, by Orange Qube, is an app that will do just that"

Tina L Rice, Combo Apps featured on Life In LoFi:
"What I like the most about Tangled FX is you can do really crazy looking outlines with an electric looking effect to your photo editing"

Yann Lebecque, i comme photo:
"In a nutshell : very original and producing versatile results, Tangled FX will surely please the graphic processing buffs. A must have!"

Nakimo, タッチ ラボ:

@ FEATURED also in photo category in 22 other countries like China, Germany, Italy, Japan, Russia, Singapore, Spain.

@ #1 Photo app in Australia and Czech Republic. #2 Photo app in UK.

Tired of all the same old photo effects? Want something new and fresh?

Be the first to use the brand new Tangled effect and surprise your friends. Create art from images with just a touch of a button.

Watch the magic unfold in an animated photo process. You would never expect that your photos had such beauty hidden in them. All those tangled strokes, strings and swirls just pop out. And all of this in full HD 8-megapixel photo resolution.

Tangled FX is also a great showcase of how much heavy processing you can achieve on your small and handy device. All of this thanks to the shear awesomeness of your device's GPU computational power. Great buy :)


New original photo effect with astonishing results

Rendering at full photo resolution with preview mode so you can quickly see the effects

And two sample images showing the effect possibilities to get you started
That are the same images used in the first two screenshots so try it yourself :)

Tune the final effect to your liking or switch to advanced settings to have full control over the effect

Save your custom preset and share it in a clickable link form

If you just have a low resolution photo then don't worry. It will be automatically upscaled to a higher resolution for better results

Tangled FX Takes full advantage of your device GPU pushing it to the max

Share to Instagram, Twitter, Facebook, Mail, Camera roll, Clipboard or open in any other photo app

Quickly find and join the tangling community and share your creations

So you can enjoy it on your iPhone iPod Touch and iPad

+ EXIF, IPTC, TIFF metadata handling

... and an inside manual just in case :)

(For iPhone 4 max photo resolution limited from 2592x1936 to 2024x1536 pixels because of hardware restrictions. All other devices handle the full photo resolution of the camera and even more.)

- Follow @TangledFX on Instagram featuring the best tangled photos tagged with #tangledfx.
- See the official "Tangled FX" Flick group
- Add the official #tangledfx tag to take part in growing tangled community on Instagram, Flickr and Twitter :)

Last screenshot contains photos from the great Instagram users:
@dccitygirl (daisy), @sylviestokes (cat), @exiad (owl), @david73_ud (flower) @kristincannonphoto (alligator), @gomiko (wave)
Thanks :)

What's New

Version 2.1

+ Support for iOS 8.2, 64 bit and iPhone 6/6+
Tangled FX now supports iOS 8.2 and 64 bit devices. Also now the UI takes into account the new screen sizes of iPhone 6/6+ and additional UI graphics were created to handle the new x3 retina display.

+ EXIF, IPTC, TIFF metadata handling
You asked for metadata so here it is. Now Tangled FX not only copies the original photo's metadata but also adds the preset name used for tangling.

+ Even less RAM memory needed
After lots of chin scratching and pondering I've managed to decrees the RAM memory needed by Tangled FX. So even when rendering huge 16M photos Tangled FX behaves stable and there should be no need to close other apps or reset your device.

... and a bit of polish here and there ...
As always thank you for all your tangles. I really like to sit down and search the #tangledfx on Instagram to find the next great feature.

And thank you for the reviews. They really help Tangled FX, especially at the fragile time of a new update.

Ratings and Reviews

4.9 out of 5

225 Ratings

225 Ratings

Ensnared by Tangled!

Don Coyote -><-

I have loads of photo apps on my iPhone, this one does not try to be a jack of all trades, it does one type of effect perfectly. I've never seen any effect like this, and the app enables you to apply it in a variety of ways, and tweak each of them either in a basic mode or the advanced mode with several more factors to fine tune. It is easy as can be to use, yet with enough depth that one could experiment with it for months (years?) to get precise images just the way they want them. So, whether you just want to apply a cool preset filter and be done, go in a bit more and fine tune various settings (all of them or just the basic set), or start making and saving your own custom settings and using the app to make something that feels your own, this app is terrific. I've been exploring it for a couple of days, and just realized I can apply filters over photos I've already filtered through Tangled, getting some really nifty looking stuff. I'm just goofing around mostly, but sometimes I realize an hour or two have gone by, this app is such a joy to use.

I agree with others, the only thing I can think of to make this app better is a mask or other way to apply the effects to only certain parts of a photo. It'd be nice, but I'm fine without it.

❤️❤️❤️ It's awesome. ❤️❤️❤️


Quick update:
This app still rocks. Granted, I haven't really seen any updates lately, but as solid as this app is, I'm not sure it really needs one. This app is so amazing, in fact, I would love to see the developer implement something similar into another photo app!

What can I say? It's stable, it saves at high resolutions. It does one thing and it does it extremely well. I'd love to see the devs come out with even more apps with this quality!

Really different ,

Got The Eye

This app is very similar to one I paid a lot more for that works in Photoshop. It is my favorite filter there and now on my IPad. I now have the ability to apply it to my photographs on my IPad . I recommend it to anyone to add its effect to their photos or artworks. I Think I good extension for this would be a masking feature so some parts of the image could have the effect and others not. Otherwise a great filter!


Marcin Jachmann
24 MB
Photo & Video
Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2013 Orange Qube


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