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Mobile Photography & Art – My Top Five Apps by Marguerite Khoury from Halifax, Nova Scotia, Canada

We are revitalising our Top Five Apps section to our Photo App Lounge column. This a section within TheAppWhisperer where we ask highly accomplished mobile photographers and artists to list their top five apps and to explain why they have selected them. Kicking us off today is highly regarded and experienced mobile photographer and artist, Marguerite Khoury from Nova Scotia, Canada, take a look! (foreword by Joanne Carter).

All images ©Marguerite Khoury



This is the first place I take my photo. It’s wonderful for choosing a color background of your choice. Blending photos together or masking out what you don’t want and saving the image in PNG format.





I usually start with HDR. It just brightens everything and makes the details pop. Then I take the photo to grunge. Ironically I almost always remove textures and it give the photo a smooth finish. I then crop it to my liking.




Although this app can do a lot more than what I use it for. I like the spray and stretch features. I like to be able to manipulate the photo for added effect.




The possibilities are endless with this app. It’s the ultimate effects app. Whether transformation your image to a painting or making an object explode this app never disappoints in creating your desired look.






Last but not least. My favorite app of all is Mextures. It’s what I finish every single edit with. This filter app allows you to create your own formulas with an array of colours, textures and light leaks. And it generates a code for you to share your formula it if you like. If you don’t want to create your own, the presets are out of this world. And if you find you love a preset but needs tweaking for your image you can do that also. It’s simply the most advanced filter app and gives a great finish to any piece of art.



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