Merek Davis today announced the release of the image enhancing Mextures app for iPhone. Over the last year iPhone photographers have downloaded Mextures textures more than 200,000 times directly from Merek Davis’ store and tagged 140,000 images on Instagram; now they have an iPhone app to more easily create and share visually stunning images. I have got to say that after buying and playing with the app this morning, this is one that you don't want to miss out on.
“Mextures users have long asked for an app,” said Davis. “I’m excited to let them know the day has come.” The Mextures app comes with more than 70 original high resolution textures made specifically for photographers by photographers. Included are light leaks, gritty and grainy film textures, dusty vintage film scans, tasteful grunge, and gradients created from actual 35mm film scans from various cameras and a multitude of other natural elements. The app provides 12 different blending modes, so every new layer adds millions of possibilities to enhance images.
“In addition to the number of textures that come with the app, users will note that the app is built for speed. They can get in, add a texture, and export in under 15 seconds,” explained Davis. “Also, once they’ve created a custom edit they love, they can save it for future use. They can stack an unlimited number of layers, move, hide, rotate, and adjust opacity of the layers and see the results in real time. And they can edit any previous step at any time without having to use an ‘undo’ button. These are features I believe differentiate Mextures from other [image editing] apps.” Check out this introduction video about Mextures as they show just how easy the app is to use.
The app comes with built-in inspiration, showcasing nine iPhoneographers who have created over 40 custom textures combinations. An in app curated Tumblr feed also features a regularly updated stream of some of the most popular images created with Mextures. The app’s launch features a promotional price of just $0.99. Visit the Mextures site at www.mextures.com. The app is available now for purchase in the Apple app store.
One of my favorite features from the app is the ability to create different formulas of stacked layers and then save those formulas to use with other future photos you edit. Other popular photo editing apps such as Instagram require you to use the same set of effects as everyone else, but with Mextures you are able to create your own looks you love and differentiate your photos from the pack. Once finished you can quickly upload your photos to Twitter, Facebook, Instagram or email. The app is easy to figure out and quite honestly has made editing shots with my phone quite exciting again. Here are a couple shots I edited this morning using Mextures on my iPad mini.
The app just launched this morning and it is being offered at a promo price of just $0.99 in the Apple store --- I'd say worth every last penny!