Mextures App for iPhone Review

| October 17, 2013 | 0 Comments

Mextures app for iPhone is not a photo editing app that does not rely on just filters to transform your photos. It also provides textures that’ll help you add a different feel to the pictures. It is also pretty fast: getting in, adding a texture and exporting the photo takes less than 15 seconds. You can get Mextures iPhone app for $1.99 from iTunes App Store.

Mextures App Features

To start with, you can either click a photo using the app or load one from your photo gallery. Unlike other photo apps that try to play nice with Instagram, here you’re given an option to crop your photo square or retain its original aspect ratio. The home screen of Mextures app for iPhone features the effects that are divided into seven categories: Light Leaks, more Light Leaks, Grunge textures, Emulsion, Landscape Enhance gradients, and a selection of Vintage Gradients. There is an eighth slot that is reserved for easy access to your favorite textures.

Mextures App for iPhone

Each category has a number of textures/overlays to choose from. The quality and usability of each is reasonably good. Adding textures is pretty simple. You can start from anywhere and you can add each texture individually. Further, the app let you stack and composite multiple effects in layers. In fact, there is no limit to the number of effects you can apply to a photo. Each texture can be rotated in 90 degree increments. You can also vary the transparency of each texture using the onscreen slider. Further, anyone who’d used Photoshop might know about blending modes.

Mextures iPhone app provides 12 different blending modes that let you add subtlety or impact to a texture. Mextures makes changes a lot easy with a handy non-destructive history feature. If you feel that a particular texture is not appealing as you would have liked it after applying, just go to the history panel and delete individual textures without deleting any other edits made. If you like a particular edit, have the app save it to your formulas for a one-click processing later on. Further, if you’re looking for some inspiration, the app comes over 40 custom formulas by guest photographers to help you dive right in.Of course, Mextures is SNS integrated meaning you can share your creations via Twitter or Facebook. Another technical info worth sharing is that the app strips off all EXIF data including Geo tags.


Mextures app for iPhone is a well designed texture-app that encourages exploration rather than limited by lack of features/options. It let you be as creative, as subtle or heavy as you want. The best part is that you buy Mextures as a whole package. There aren’t any more in-app purchases to make. Verdict: if using textures is part of your work flow, this one might just perfectly fit the bill.

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