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AfterLight may very well have just become my go-to photo editing app on the iPhone. In addition to the standard editing tools such as cropping and brightness, there are a ton of great filters, textures, and frames that make photos look fantastic. The final product can be shared at max resolution to a multitude of apps. There are some small issues to mention, but I'm sure they will be resolved in future updates.
As with most photo apps, users have two main options to start with: load a photo from the camera roll or take a new photo. When taking a new photo, however, this app goes a step further by providing options to view a grid and setting a timer.
Available to users are numerous basic and advanced tools such as cropping, brightness, saturation, contrast, exposure, highlights, shadows, tones, and grain. There are even more tools, but too many to mention here. Additionally, there are a variety of filters and textures that give photos that creative and artistic look. Finally, there are frames that include many different shapes such as stars, hearts, ovals, numbers, and letters. Each of these frames masks the photo and gives users the ability to slide the image behind the frame to achieve the correct alignment.
Once users achieve their desired final image it's time to share it with family and friends. There are three options for image resolution: 450x450, 900x900, and 1080x1080. In addition to the camera roll and email, images may be shared to a number of social networks.
What really makes AfterLight great is its ease of use. Even though there are numerous features and tools available, images may be edited and shared fairly quickly. The only complaints I have are the lack of support for landscape view and pinch-to-zoom. Other than that, this app is a pleasure to use and has earned a permanent spot on my device.