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PhotoMagic app review: apply artistic effects to your photos



PhotoMagic by SOFTEASE TECH CO., LIMITED is a photo and video app that allows you to apply all sorts of cool effects to your pictures that transforms them into pieces of art. The app is very easy and fast to use thanks to the user-friendly interface. You don't have to be an artist to end up with professional looking photos. The app was updated on June 20, 2013 and is available in English.

PhotoMagic - Photo Effect Studio & Photo Editor


User Experience

This app excels in terms of being user-friendly. Even though there are tons of effects, filters, and frames you can add there is nothing confusing or overwhelming about how this app is put together. It literally takes just a few taps/clicks and you've got a wonderful creation.

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You can take photos right from within the app or you can use photos you have already have in your Camera Roll. There are over 30 photo filters you can apply such as sharpen, color temperature, color ting, bright, B/W, vintage, oil paint, sketch, and art.

Light effects are another way you can transform your picture by adding mystical, rainbow, sparkle, neon, nature, texture, and plenty more. The app allows you to rotate, flip, and crop your photo.

Additionally you can add text to your photo with multi-line captions. Get creative with your text by changing the pattern, color, and appearance. Finish off your photo with a photo frame and then save your work. The app also allows you to share through email, Twitter, and Facebook. Edited photos will be save to your Camera Roll and they can then be opened in other apps.

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PhotoMagic - Photo Effect Studio & Photo Editor


In-App Purchases

There are no in-app purchases.

Update Info

Version 1.3 includes 60 new text patterns and colors, 14 text appearance styles, the ability to add multiple lines of text, and five new textures.

Customer Ratings and Feedback Comments

The current version of this app has seven customer ratings with an average rating of 4.5 out of five stars. Users are happy with how simple this app is to use and the features included in it. They like that you can get extremely creative and how fast and simple it is to use.

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Personal Comments by Reviewer

I was quite impressed with the photos I was able to create through this app. It was a lot of fun to apply all the different creative looking filters, frames, and effects, and share my end result with family and friends. The fact you can save it to your Camera Roll is great as well. The addition of text support in the latest update really helps the app out and gives you another layer of creativity.

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Pros and Cons


  • Apply photo filters, effects, and frames to your pictures
  • Take photos right from within the app
  • Use photos already stored in your Camera Roll
  • Save your photos to the Camera Roll when finished
  • Share your photos through email, Facebook, and Twitter


  • While there is a good selection of filters and effects it would be nice to see more added in upcoming versions

For: iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation), and iPad with iOS 5.0 or later. PhotoMagic is optimized for iPhone 5.


PhotoMagic - Photo Effect Studio & Photo Editor

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