Although there are several Android apps that allow users to create custom filters and effects on their photos MIX, the new app by Camera360, is touted to be the best. It reportedly allow you to not only edit photos, it also enables users to create custom filters that can be saved and used again.
Other Android apps like Litho and Adobe Photoshop Express also allows users to create custom filters and effects, but MIX differentiates by being centered entirely on “the creation and propagation of DIY photo filters.”
The following information from TechCrunch describes how it works:
“Once you take or load a photo from your gallery into MIX, the app gives you a selection of nine series of filters (MIX has a total of 115 pre-made filters, including ones designed for portraits, HDR, or black and white photos) to chose from if you want to edit photos in a hurry. Alternatively, you can also add a filter and then start building on it by adding different effects.
If you skip the filters, MIX takes you to the rest of its features, which include 10 more filter series (including ones designed for portraits, HDR, or black and white photos), a comprehensive selection of editing tools, including a blur tool that allows you to replicate the depth-of-field in a photo taken with lens ranging from f1.0 to f3.2 in aperture size. Then you can add different textures (from a selection of 40), light effects, like lens flare, “stage” lights, and light leaks, and a rainbow of adjustable tints.
MIX allows you to save filters as “formulas” in the app. You can see how your photo looks before and after editing by tapping on it to see the original, which is a helpful feature, but one of MIX’s drawbacks is that you can’t undo each step. Hopefully Camera360 will add an undo feature to its next update, because with a total of 200 filters, textures, light leaks, and other effects, it’s a pain if your photo doesn’t quite look the way it should. The app does, however, allow you to save your edits at any point for future use.
The app will monetize by offering in-app purchases including, presumably, more filters and effects. For more examples of what MIX can do and formula guides, check out the app’s blog.”
MIX by Camera360 is available for free on Google Play.