Repix – try this creative photo editing & remixing app
Sep 10, 2013 9:58 AM –
Repix is a hugely popular photo editing app that has made its way from iOS to Android. Now we’ve got plenty of photo apps out there, so it takes a real belter to stand out next to the likes of PicShop Pro and Pixlr Express. Repix essentially offers a more organic, arty-feel to photo editing that goes beyond merely adding a frame. It perhaps gives you a more creative vibe than others and certainly includes a number of unique effects. Is it going to replace the likes of Snapseed however? Read on for the review…
Price: Free plus in-app purchases for additional features.
Tested on: Nexus 4
Pros & Cons:
- Smooth, elegant and easy to use interface!
- Plenty of great filters, even without the IAP’s!
- Loads of cool frames!
- Cropping effects!
- Coloring settings!
- Lacks some editing tools; red eye removal, tilt-shift, text on photos, etc.
- Fully unlocked app is quite expensive compared to other solutions.
Repix is another new photo editing app in a market with hundreds and hundreds of photo editing apps. I think most Android users already have a favourite; from the completely free and hugely powerful Pixlr Express to the slick PicShop Pro. Then there’s Snapseed, which essentially fits into the Google family of apps which is, again, free and beautiful to use. This doesn’t even include PhotoShop for Mobile or many of the other superb apps out there.
Repix is, however, a little different and definitely worth a look, even if in the long run it’s not for you. The app puts a great deal of focus on flair and the filters/effects themselves are very ‘arty’ and expressive. This means colors are quite natural and yet still vibrant where you want them to be. The special effects give your images a whole new aesthetic that you don’t really see elsewhere. The app perhaps goes even further than the likes of Paper Camera, giving you visual masterpieces rather than sketches and doodling effects.
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There are plenty of tweaks and adjustments included too. So you can adjust color levels; saturation, brightness, etc. on a sliding scale so there’s plenty of opportunities to find something quite unique and original. It takes it beyond normal photo editing as your results are really good, especially if you’re looking for an artistic look. The bottom line is that it’s a little bit hipster.
This lends the app very well to sharing snaps you’ve taken quickly and on the go. It’s very simple to do a quick edit and post to Facebook, Instagram and the like- there’s even the ability to adjust the crop to make it suit your social network. From that perspective, the app is fantastically easy to use, if being able to post quickly is important to you.
However, Repix falls a little short when you go looking for more advanced editing tools. So, there’s no red-eye removal, blemish removal or serious tilt-shift. You cannot add text or specific textures. There’s no quick fix solutions either- apps like Snapseed have a great tool that endeavors to give you a one-touch solution for making your image automatically look great.
Repix is free to download and comes with loads of filters, frames and effects. However, for IAP’s you can either uniquely unlock extra filter and frame sets or, for a one-off fee of £3.99 (around $6) you can unlock everything. Now, while the app is nice and quite original, it strikes me as a little expensive for a casual photo editing app. The app already comes with plenty of cool filters, however, so I would still suggest trying it out.
Repix – Still plenty of free frames to try (2)
Repix – Still plenty of free frames to try (1)
Repix – Still plenty of free frames to try (3)
Repix – Cropping options
Repix – Adjust levels
Repix – Familiar and user friendly UI (1)
Repix – Familiar and user friendly UI (2)
Repix – Select effect
Repix – Select filter
Repix – Great app for sharing on social networks
Repix – Modern, slide out menu
Repix – Unlock everything
Repix – Buy extra frame packs
Repix – Buy more sets
Check out the video above if you haven’t already. The app gives you plenty to do and provides a nice canvas to create whatever you from your images. While this is limited, it’s definitely a cool application to use and you can create some impressive images.
Ease of Use:
The app is incredibly simple to use and if you’ve played with any photo editing tool from the Google Play Store, the interface should feel quite familiar.
I don’t think the app is going to interest serious amateur Android photographers. It’s a nice app to play with, but overall it’s not outstanding. I’m of the belief that all photo editors are worth a look though, just in case one particular filter is perfect for the image you’re trying to create. Repix offers quite a number of unique filters and more than a few awesome effects to try out.
I personally like using the app, but it’s unlikely to replace the likes of Snapseed and PicShop Pro for day to day image editing. For me it’s nice to have, but not essential.
The interface is very cool. I really like the design and the layout makes it fantastically simple to use.
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