Released in the App Store just over a couple of months ago, PicLab has now been updated to version 2.0.

It’s worth noting that with the app’s 2.0 update, PicLab has made the transition from an app that merely adds text and masks to photos to a photo-editing app that does that and more.

For starters, PicLab 2.0 introduces nine new filters to enhance the look of your photos: Vibrant, Vegas, Renee, Monroe, Nevada, Cinema, Kruger, Danford, and Saga.

PicLab 2.0 also adds support for image effects. With the newly updated app, you can now adjust the brightness, contrast, blur, exposure, and saturation levels of your photos.

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The update also adds an image grid for when you are repositioning text, allowing you to, say, center text more easily.

New shapes, overlays, and masks are also included in the update.

Oh, and there’s also a new dark theme, which you can enable in the app’s settings panel to override the default light theme.

Optimized for iPhone and iPod touch running iOS 5.0 or later, PicLab 2.0 is available now in the App Store for free.

Note that with the free app, your photo edits are saved with a “PicLab” watermark located at the bottom right corner. To remove this watermark, and to unlock the app’s collection of masks at the same time, you have to avail of one of PicLab’s two $0.99 in-app purchase offers. The other $0.99 in-app purchase unlocks all of PicLab’s supported fonts.

For other photo-editing apps of note for iPhone and iPod touch, check out AppAdvice’s Photographer’s Kit AppList.