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Formulas - Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames

It’s not rocket science.

Transform your favorite photos with Formulas

Formulas - Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames

by Tinkerworks Apps
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Formulas - Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames
Formulas - Photo Lab Effects and Custom Frames
$2.99 in the App Store

Transform your favorite photos with Formulas.

Select effect.

Select effect
Add frame to picture

Add frame to picture.

Create a new photo.

Create a new photo

What is it about?


For those who...

  • It’s for those who want to give their photos new life without putting in a lot of work.

Not for those who...

  • Formulas doesn’t allow you to fiddle with the effects themselves. If you want more control over the process, check out the developer’s other photography app, Stackables.

Why we love it

If you want an easy way to make your photos pop, Formulas is it.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Photo & Video
Last updated
December 5, 2015
Release date
June 4, 2015
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App Store Description


Dozens of custom, multilayered photo effects unlike anything available on the App Store, ranging from basic color and tonal to authentic vintage film emulations, textured finishes, and painterly and artistic styles. Built with scientific precision by some of the most talented artists in the mobile photography community, these effects truly deserve the “Formula” accolade. Each is meticulously constructed from components that are expertly-crafted by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen and that themselves are fully-fledged effects in the traditional sense including textures, filters, gradients, adjustments, and much more. Each formula goes through a vigorous testing process to ensure compatibility with a wide range of scenes, subjects, and editing styles from landscapes and cityscapes to street photography and portraits.

Dozens of custom frames expertly-crafted by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen, which include high quality scans of vintage paper, worn fabric, weathered stone, and a multitude of other materials and substrates that are then refined, blended, and fine-tuned to perfection in an arduous post-processing regimen aimed at exposing naturally occurring character lines, blemishes, and impurities. Moreover, a great deal of attention is given to specific color tones within an overall limited spectrum of earthy hues that are deemed to work best with images.

One-tap Auto Adjust tool that automatically analyzes color and tonal levels in an image and makes adjustments accordingly, thereby producing professional results with no effort whatsoever.

Beautifully designed and streamlined UI that is intuitive and easy to navigate. A lot of thought and effort went into making the UI appealing to and accessible by users of all skill levels.


Edit your photos right from within your photo library with a fully-fledged photo editing extension that not only provides access to the full functionality of the main app, but also preserves your sessions, allowing you to pick up right where you left off the next time you edit the image.


Think you’ve got what it takes to create your own formulas? Download Stackables from the App Store and start experimenting today.


High resolution support up to 16MP (4,000 x 4,000 px) on newer devices (iPhone 5 and later, iPad 3 and later).

Support for JPEG, lossless PNG, and lossless TIFF formats.

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