First things first, let’s discuss the hair tool which by far has to be one of the most impressive tools I have come across in all the image editing apps I have used. This showcases how advanced image editing apps for smart phones have become. You can find this tool under the refine tab, and I guess it makes sense to put it there because with this tool you’re able to extract fine details of the subject’s hair, something not possible previously with the original cutout tool in the app. Here is what the developer has to say about the cut-out and hair tools in Pixomatic:
“Pixomatic is the first-ever mobile app that brings desktop level quality for selecting and masking images. Now, you have no problems with cutting out even the most difficult picture elements, including hair! Smoothly select and mask even the trickiest hair edges.”
This is the feature that puts Pixomatic on the list of the best image editors out there. The simplicity of the Cut-Out and Combine tool is impressive; you can easily select an object in the foreground by drawing an outline around it and separate it from the original picture, and then combine it with another picture. I was pleasantly surprised about the accuracy of the cutouts considering that you are using the feature on a small screen of an iPhone or iPad and not on a desktop computer with a huge monitor like you normally would.
The brush tool is among the most advanced tools the app offers; it allows you to control what you want to edit without altering the rest of the picture. You can change the size of the brush by gestures to zoom in or out, enabling you to make precise changes. You can also choose the strength of the changes you are making. For example, if you wish to increase color saturation of the background of the picture you are editing, with the brush tool you can do it without increasing the saturation of the rest of the image. Also, you can erase and reduce saturation using the same tool.
Another standout feature of Pixomatic is that it allows you to work easily with layers. I would go as far as to say that working with layers is easier and simpler on this app than on any other app. Layers allow you to achieve a more professional looking result, but there is a learning curve involve so be prepared for a lot of practice.
Image editing apps would be incomplete without a few interesting filters, no? Although there aren’t a lot of filters in the app, there are some that have the potential to transform your image and give them an artistic look. The art filters are great but they are not sufficient for the filter obsessed.
The quick to download and simple to use app has a clean user interface that makes it suitable for beginners. All the different tools and features have been organized cleanly in the app and everything is labeled and easy to find. To get started, simply choose a photo from the phone gallery and start editing. Quick, easy, and simple.