We all love to take pictures of our loved ones, our favorite pets, our favorite places, and just about anything else you can think of. These pictures are a way of capturing moments in our lives that we want to remember and share with others. Most smartphones are capable of taking some great pictures these days and the iPhone is no different but there are apps that can help you transform those pictures into spectacular keep sakes. PicMask PRO is one such app that will allow you to add all kinds of different effects to your pictures including text if you want to. This app is available for purchase in the App Store at a cost of $2.99 and it’s compatible with the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Apps that are designed for enhancing pictures abound in the App Store: some are pretty simple and others can be quite sophisticated, but there aren’t too many that can rival PicMask PRO for features and ease of use. This is a great little app with a very small learning curve that will appeal to users of all ages so there really is something for everyone.
PicMask PRO really is worth the purchase price. What I really liked about this one is the range of choices you have available to you. There are different colors and hues, multiple fonts for adding text, and a ton of different masks you can use to overlay your pictures and turn them into something special. Best of all they’ve include the ability to share your creations in many different ways. I did notice the app would crash on occasion, mostly when I made multiple changes to the same picture but this is really the only complaint I have. This app will require 35.5 MB of free space on your iOS device.
How it Works
The app has a very simple interface. When you first open it up you’ll notice the screen is divided into four main sections: two menu bars at the top, the main edit area, and a menu bar at the bottom. The first menu bar contains the different masks you can choose from to superimpose over your pictures; there are 20 different topic areas and each area contains at least 10 different mask choices. The second bar is a preview bar and from here you can select pictures from your library and you will also view the mask choices here once you’ve selected a topic area. The main edit portion of the app comes next and this is where you’ll get to preview the changes you make to your pictures. You’ll find additional tools to edit your pictures in the bottom menu bar; from here you can change the hue of your picture, adjust the intensity of the mask you’ve applied, and change the pictures exposure to look like a cartoon if that’s what you want to do. There are a ton of options here as well and while I’m not going to go over them all, suffice it to say, you won’t run out of options. This really is an excellent app and a bargain for the price.
Multiple image mask categories with lots of choice within each mask
Countless sharing options including social media and email
Crashes on occasion
PicMask PRO is one of the most user friendly picture editing apps you’ll find in the App Store. It includes tons of different masking options for your pictures and best of all, they’re easy to apply. This one’s definitely worth the $2.99 price tag.
Cherry is a hard-working writer and an aspiring web designer who can't go a day without using her favorite apps. She's always on the lookout for new apps and enjoys discovering ones that others have overlooked.