PixelMagic for iPad. Mobile Photo Editing Application. App Review

PixelMagic iPad

PixelMagic [rating: 3.5/5]

A Great Mobile Photo Editing Application!

PixelMagic is a professional photo editing application for the iPad which enables you to edit and manipulate your photo’s using the large screen of your iPad.

The irony of this is the fact that the iPad itself doesn’t have a camera so you’ll have to get any pictures you want to edit there manually. Once you have done that though you will be able to take advantage of the multiple options to get your pictures looking as good as possible. The changes can be as simple as a little bit of red eye reduction to the complexities cropping, rotating, filters and more.

You select the picture you wish to edit from your Photo Albums but while you are working on your photo’s you can also save them directly in the app itself to it’s ‘shelf’.

Once the picture is loaded accessing the picture editing options is all done via the toolbar placed along the bottom of the screen. Clicking any of the options brings up a pop-up menu of the available options. Applying any of the filters brings up an additional slider that you can drag back and fourth to see the desired affect applied to the whole image. The effect is applied instantaneously and you can then either re-adjust the level of the filter or use the undo button to revert back to your prior setting. Some options can’t be undone but as long as you haven’t saved your changes you can easily reload the photo from your shelf with just a couple of taps.

There are 5 pre-set effects to choose from too which you can instantly apply to the whole picture. From Black and White and Sepia to Matte and Vignette, with these effects you can make instant changes. The crop option allows you to flip, rotate and crop your photo while the brush options allows you to apply details to large areas or specific parts of the photo with a significant range of options.

PixelMagic doesn’t have the extensive options as it’s desktop equivalents or allow the level of detail that can be easily picked out using a mouse and keyboard. However, as a mobile editing suite PixelMagic offers plenty of options at only $4.

The Good

  • Good range of options and effects
  • Easy to use
  • Ability to undo effects

The Not So Good

  • No layers
  • Only import photo’s from your Photo Album

Price: $3.99 (iTunes Store Preview)
Updated: Apr 08, 2010
Reviewed Version: 1.1
Size: 3.5 MB
Seller: Stefan Piesche
© 2010, BlackLizard
Rated 4+
Requirements: Compatible with iPad. Requires iPhone OS 3.2 or later.


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