Thursday, June 6, 2013

Is it a Photo or a Painting?

I have a new favorite app. Repix.
I have a deep love for texture-y painterly funky photos and this app makes it possible. This is what I've done the past 3 days.

My first attempt after watching Geri's tutorial here at the end of her interview with the maker of Repix, Ilkka If you like this type of editing you'll want to spring for the in app purchase of the master collection for $4.99. If you buy them onesie twosie it amounts to $11. It was soooo worth it to me. My DIL wants this on a canvas for her wall. that was worth the $5 alone. (Taken with my Canon 7D)

Second try: I found a photo of my hubby taking a photo of me taking a photo of him taking a photo of me.

This was too much fun! I had to find some more portrait pics. Fortunately I had imported my last photo shoot of Hallie to the iPad a few days ago so I found another I thought would work. (Canon 7D)

And a selfie I took at the Arboretum amongst the poppies and larkspur.

Tonight however, I went a step further. (iPhone)
Here is my before.

This is my first edit in Repix.
Hmmmmm, I decided to open it in Snapseed and play a bit with the Tuning adjustment. 

The results:
It perked it up quite nicely, but that wasn't enough for me. 

I wanted to try a Drama setting. The result:
I liked how this brightened up her face. 

But wait there's more. Retrolux: (without a light leak)

Then I reloaded the drama version and tried out a Grunge setting with the texture turned down:
It's hard to say which version is my favorite. I love them all. Now to try it out on some flowers.


  1. Beautiful! I don't know which one is my favorite, either! I love them all!

  2. Oh dear more apps lol... you shots are fab Roxi ....

  3. This is an amazing ap. I love what it has done for the photo of the little one.

  4. Amazing results...I can tell you really enjoy this.


  5. Wonderful Photos & edits! I'll head on to check this App right away :)
    I've tried a new App called Mextures - It has layers of textures from Merek Davis, also cool light effects {yet not that creative as Repix}

  6. Wow!! Leaves me speechless. Thank you for sharing this app, I'll be trying it.

  7. Really interesting to see such possibilities! Great effects!

  8. So Beautiful so different . I love them all. Great work as always.

  9. Wow! Great edits! I I think I love them all... Maybe the one with the warm colors...❤
    It's a great app!


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