Version Reviewed: 1.0.4
Device Reviewed On: iPhone 5
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Part of a continuing trend of photography apps that aim to subtly change the appearance of a photo, rather than turn things too garish, Repix is a simple yet useful tool.
Repix uses a brush style interface, requiring users to brush their finger along an image to add the desired effect. It immediately empowers the user, ensuring they don't have to rely upon an entire filter doing what they wish it to do. Nine brushes are available in this free package, with more purchasable via the in-app store. Impressively, these add on brushes can be previewed before purchasing. A useful feature that more artistic apps should offer. The bundled in brushes are a suitable bunch to start out with, too, including tools for adding charcoal coloring, a flare effect as well as adding a cartoon or poster style to the image. Painting with one's finger means it's easy to implement, as well as undo through a comprehensive undo button, as well as an eraser brush.
Typical editing features are also supplied, such as a crop tool, saturation and brightness adjustment, as well as temperature and contrast. In each case, controls are simply a matter of swiping gradually with a finger. It's not overly complex or detailed, but it's a handy inclusion.
It's possible to import images through the usual method of the Camera Roll and taking a photo directly, as well as via Facebook, a neat and convenient touch. Alongside that, sharing is quite comprehensive covering all the relevant bases such as Tumblr, Instagram, Facebook and Twitter.
It's all quite smooth sailing for Repix, greatly encouraging the prevalence of subtle photographic changes rather than filters that just make everything look the same. Such simple to use controls round off the package, wonderfully.