Mobile photo editor to make cutout,remove and blur background


Multi-faceted photo editor with a wide range of powerful features

Price: $3/£3 Version: 3.4 Size: 74.6 MB Seller: Andor Communications Platform: iPhone / iPad

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Update! We first reviewed LightX in 2018 but by early 2019 changes were afoot and the devs split the app into two products. We now have LightX Express and LightX Photo Editor & Retouch. It appears they’ve shifted development to lớn the latter, so while the liên kết up there goes to the Express version (now priced at $4) which allows you to bởi vì the same kind of things – remove background, add color splash effects, blend và some editing effects và blur effects, all the ‘what’s new’ stuff we’ll talk about in a second applies to the second app.

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So what’s new? Turns out, despite the long-winded nature of the previous explanation, not much has been added. It seems lượt thích most of the features are the same across the 2, except the Photo Editor & Retouch version has added improvements to lớn gradient tools, a range of shape masks, and an auto-eraser to segment objects from backgrounds allowing you lớn create images with a transparent background. It’s not a groundbreaking feature though. The key difference though, is that the second app, though miễn phí to download, doesn’t let you vày much without a subscription which runs at $3 a month or $35 for a lifetime membership. While that’s cheaper than many image editing apps these days, it’s likely you can still vì most of what you need in the Express version. Though it’s unlikely to lớn get many more updates at this point.

Revised rating: It’s all gotten a bit confusing, but it’s still decent. ★★★★


Our original review, written in February 2018, is presented in its entirety below.

LightX is an incredibly powerful all-in-one editor. The phầm mềm Store is full of apps that have signature features, but LightX provides a full suite of relatively easy features khổng lồ edit your iPhone photos in a number of ways. As such, it’s incredibly hard to lớn cover every single aspect in a single nhận xét – so let’s focus on a few of its flagship capabilities.


A truly remarkable phối of features laid out in easily understandable sections

One of the most interesting and fun features is cutting out elements of images và then pasting them onto other images. The possibilities here are vast – for example, you could địa chỉ cửa hàng a person’s head onto another person’s body, or insert another individual into a photo. Stuff that historically you’d need Photoshop wizardry to lớn do. As you can see from the image below, we’ve taken an even more wry approach to this feature by having our reviewer photobomb himself.

The way to cut out part of an image lớn overlay on another is easy & just involves two of you primary digits, a keen eye, & a bit of patience.

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To get started, you just need to open an image, then if you swipe left, you’re presented with a number of different options split into different groups – instant (which includes filters, và tools for improving your selfies), creative (including cutout and erasing parts of images) và draw, which lets you địa chỉ new backdrops, or text & doodles to your images. There’s plenty more besides.


To cut out part of an image roughly draw round the subject

To use cutout, select the option và then use your finger lớn roughly drop around the part of the image you want to lớn cut out. This doesn’t require accuracy at this stage. Tap next and the ứng dụng will try and tighten the edges. This rarely works entirely, so now it’s down khổng lồ you lớn go manual. The best way is to use two fingers to lớn zoom in. One you find an edge that doesn’t quite work, use the magic erase to remove the bright red shading on the part of the image you don’t want lớn cut out. You can change the thickness of the brushes here, as well as color elements back in to lớn cut. Eventually, you want your entire subject for cutout shaded in bright red. Then tap next again.


The result is rarely perfect so it’s time to lớn go deep

You can now crop tighter around the image, or rotate, before moving on & seeing the image cut out on a transparent background. Now on the bottom menu, you can tap the địa chỉ background option & your cutout will be pasted over the top of the image where you can then resize & change its position.


With a bit of patience, you can get a good result

The possibilities in LightX are almost endless. & each feature comes with a video clip tutorial – the first time you open the feature, a short đoạn clip will play, or you can play the full đoạn phim to get more information. Other features include but are not limited khổng lồ changing focus, changing shape (so you can refine, reshape và change the perspective of the image) and curve tools for changing specific colors on a curve to entirely customize the look of the image.


The cut out can now be overlaid onto any image

They’re generally all fairly simple lớn use – but one thing that often jumps out from other image editors is their tiện ích Store screenshots show perfect results. Is this the case with LightX? Yes and no. While it’s easy to lớn achieve great results, these are largely down to two things – good images, và a lot of patience. For example, one example in their screenshots shows the ease in which a dresses màu sắc can change from xanh to red. This is certainly doable, but if the image is cropped too tightly, or there are too many shadows it can be incredibly fiddly or not fit for purpose. Don’t expect automation – but expect to lớn have plenty of power nguồn at your disposal.


Obviously, we chose to lớn resize and showroom it back lớn the same image so the subject looks lượt thích he’s photobombing himself

What sets LightX apart from other image editors is that everything is included for the basic price. There’s no premium tier, & some seriously pro tools are available to all. No matter what angle you’re coming from – touching up that selfie, blending images, màu sắc correcting, or cutting out image elements lớn paste elsewhere, LightX is for you.

Chuyên mục: Tin Tức