Photo editors are a dime a dozen in Apple’s App Store, but the best of the bunch always seem to catch our attention. Among them is Stackables by Samer Azzam, whose iPhone apps we have featured here on BGR a few times before. Stackables is another example of unique filter options combined with great design, and the key differentiator in this app is its “stackable” layers that allow the user to apply multiple effects with tight controls.
From the app’s description:
Stackables is the most advanced and comprehensive effects layering and blending app. It’s packed with over 175 effects expertly crafted by photographer and artist, Dirk Wuestenhagen. These include tasteful grunge textures, light leaks and bokeh textures, painterly textures, abstract weather and clouds textures, grit and grain textures, original vintage filters, gorgeous gradients, elaborate geometric patterns and much more – all stackable, all adjustable, all undoable, all breathtakingly beautiful!
In addition, Stackables comes equipped with over 20 professional adjustment tools most notably White Balance, Color Balance, Vignette, Sepia, Blur, Tilt Shift and Depth of Field. And for the first time ever on a mobile device, these tools are added as layers, giving you unprecedented control over color and tonal levels in your composition.
Stackables’ layers-based architecture and nondestructive workflow encourage experimentation and foster creativity. Add layers to your heart’s content and see impressive results with every new layer. And have peace of mind knowing that all edits are completely modifiable and reversible regardless of when you’ve done them in your editing process.
Instantly transform your photos into works of art with 30 preset formulas meticulously constructed by Dirk. Explore dozens of user-created formulas hand-picked from hundreds of submissions. Or save your own edits as formulas and never lose a custom edit you love. And with our proprietary social editing platform, you can share your formulas with friends via email or transfer them between your devices.
With its revolutionary design, easy to navigate interface, and streamlined workflow, Stackables is perfect for any skill level. Whether you’re an avid photographer or an aspiring enthusiast, Stackables provides you with the tools you need to elevate your mobile artistry.
◉ 175+ unique effects (many with multiple variations)
◉ 20+ professional adjustment tools
◉ Unlimited layers. Modify, rotate, rearrange, hide and delete layers.
◉ 18 blend modes with live preview
◉ 30 preset formulas, dozens of user-created formulas and the ability to save your own edits as formulas and share them via email
Stackables for the iPhone is typically a $1.99 download but it can be had for free if you move quickly.