What is it? An advanced photo-editing app, allowing users to correct, combine, and filter images for engaging social content.
Price: Free (with in-app purchases)
How is it of use to journalists?
Although there are a range apps on the market that let us apply filters or text to our smartphone images, Enlight Photofox, made by Lightricks, aims to give users more of an advanced level of editing control, edging more towards that seen in complex desktop software.
Enlight Photofox is an upgrade to Lightricks’ existing app, Enlight, which won an Apple Design Award earlier this year.
This free app lets journalists combine multiple photos together, creating editable layers that can be adjusted separately through a variety of controls such as exposure dials, blending modes, filters, backdrops, fonts and light leaks.
Enlight Photofox will be useful whether you want to create an eye-catching photo advertising your latest work on social media, or graphics unique to you to use in bigger projects.
The app is versatile, allowing you to alter the size of your finish product, perfect if you're posting to a specific platform such as Instagram, which requires square photos.
Get started by giving the app access to your camera roll and uploading a picture onto the canvas. Tapping the '+' icon will allow you to insert another image, which will create another layer.
Tap the layer you would like to edit. You'll see tools surround the image, which have different functions. On the bottom toolbar, choose from these headings: layers, tone, tools, text, stickers, artistic, which open up other editing tools.
Upload your image directly to social media afterwards, or save the project to continue editing later on.
Most of the tools are free, such as adding vignettes and blurs, but some, such as the reshape option that alters objects along with extra fonts and graphic elements, are paid-for.
Users can subscribe monthly for $3.99 (£3.10) or annually for $19.99 (£15) for unlimited access. The app is currently running a 50 per cent off deal, so all subscriptions are available for half their original price.
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