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TextArt HD app review: give a unique spin to your photos



Have you ever looked at one of those photos that is a collection of words or randomized text but looks like a photograph? That's an ASCII design photograph, and now you can turn your iPhone and iPad photos into ASCII design images with the help of TextArt HD.

What we have here is an app that enables users to simply import photos, add the effects customized to their liking, and get an incredible output with just a couple of taps. You can find this app in the Photo & video section of the App Store, where it can be purchased for a nominal price of 99 cents.

Since this app has no ads in it, I think the cost is justified and it also provides a larger editing area to work with, so users can focus on editing the photos rather than avoiding the ads. Let's get right to this app's features.

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TextArt HD


User Interface & Layout

Users will find that TextArt HD is a very lightweight app that only takes seconds to download and launch, thanks to its 1.7 MB size. The users will find it really easy to navigate around this app because of its simple and classic iOS user interface, which has four icons at the bottom of the screen to facilitate navigation. These include Settings, Effect, Share, and Camera.

First, users must pick out a photo from their native Camera Roll or take a photograph using the in-app camera in the Camera section. Once an image is imported, you can begin applying the wonderful effects within this app.

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Main interface
Main interface

Customization Options

The text that will be displayed on the photos is customizable by the user, in that you can choose the words you want displayed. The font size as well as background color can be changed to your preferences in the Settings section. Choose text color from four main effects including regular color, high contrast, vivid, and monochrome options. Your masterpiece is ready!

Finally, you can save your finished work to your Camera Roll or share it with the world via social media networks including Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or simply send it via email.

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Customization options
Customization options

TextArt HD


Pros & Cons


  • Create ASCII design-style images with just a few taps
  • Use original text for the characters
  • High-resolution output
  • Choose text color effects and set the background color as well
  • Share your work through Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, or email, and save photos to your Camera Roll


  • There is nothing negative to say about this app


Final Words

If you're looking for a way to turn your regular photos into beautiful ASCII design photos, then this app should be the one to get on your iPhone or iPad thanks to its easy-to-use interface, high-speed rendering, and high-resolution output. Highly recommended!


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Neha Sinha

Neha has been writing and editing since 2010 and has been reviewing iOS apps since early 2014. She has lived in four different countries and loves having the world at her fingertips thanks to these awesome apps.