Enlight is one of the best all in one Photo Editing App we have come across yet. Though it doesn’t have the iOS 8 camera controls found in other popular photo editing apps like Camera+ or KitCamera, Enlight is specialized in doing everything else so well that it can replace most of the photo apps on your iPhone. It is not available for Android, so Android users may skip this article. Don’t worry, we have got much more amazing photo editing software for you in our other articles. Do check them out!
To claim Enlight as the best, I’d love to see manual iOS 8 camera controls implemented in their future release. Also, a dedicated undo button would definitely be a welcome addition. The absence of the undo option sometimes makes it difficult to edit the images.
That said, the app succeeds thanks to its thoughtful implementation of many high-quality tools. Previously you had to download several different apps to take advantage of the advanced features. Each app for each different feature. Well, Enlight removes that pain of inclusion of extra storage from your heart. It includes all the features itself in the app.
At its current half-off price of $3.99, it’s more than worth its cost. And even when it eventually increases to its normal price of around $8, I’ll still highly recommend it. Trust me, it is worth your money.
It is worth mentioning that Enlight has an extensive feature set. You don’t need to go through a bunch of sub-menus to explore all the functionalities. Instead, Enlight lays it out like a list so you can go through each feature easily.
Whether you are snapping a new photo from within the app or choosing one from your photo library, you can touch either the picture itself or a menu button in the upper right corner to bring out a slide-out menu from the right. Both the options are available! Do whatever suits you the best.
In the slide-out menu from the right, you’ll find several headings such as:
When you touch one, you’ll get more options for each category. If you want an explanation for the tool, you can touch a button at the top for a brief tutorial on how to use it. Pretty amazing, right? It makes it easier for beginners to get accustomed to.
Across the bottom of the screen is your camera roll. In-camera roll, you can swipe horizontally to select a photo. But what’s more convenient here is that you can swipe up to get a full-screen view of the photos you’ve taken. There’s also a button for Albums just like in your iPhone photo library. A swipe back down brings back the original view.
Across the top of the screen, there are some buttons for app settings, a button to open up the iPhone camera, a share button, and the aforementioned slide-out menu button. You also get customizable interface settings in the same.
Enlight comes with all the usual basic features you want in a photo editor. Some of them include:
- Colour correction with curves
- The ability to add text and frames
- Several other extras.
Wait, it doesn’t end here. It also has features you won’t find in other apps in the category. For example, by touching the Canvas button, you get the option to crop or skew a photo.
Another feature is there called Refit lets you freeze the subject of your photo in place (let’s say, your child), then move other objects of the photo closer so that it all fits in the image.
It may be difficult to understand through reading, but it’s a really neat feature I’ve never seen in another app. You should definitely check it out.
Enlight also has some features for Tilt-Shift photos, for that miniaturized look. You can turn your images into artistic paintings or sketches with several variations to choose from. It is like a different artist’s style in your own image.
You can type in required text in multiple different fonts, add drop shadows, and blend the text in with the background. All sorts of text related edits are available in this application. The app even has a meme feature for creating those images with a message on the top and another on the bottom.
None of these features are new, but in the past, each feature might be a separate app at 99 cents or $1.99 each, whereas Enlight has it all in one app. You are definitely going to love it!
Some suggested improvements in All in one Photo Editing App
For all the good things I have to say about Enlight, there are a couple of annoyances. Perhaps, some drawbacks.
One is that there is no dedicated undo button or history of actions, so if you make a change you don’t like, you’ll have to back out without saving, then reopen the image. This makes the editing process a bit more tedious.
Another drawback that Enlight doesn’t have is the capability to manually change the settings on the actual camera. Ever since Apple gave developers access to the camera in iOS 8.0, we’ve seen apps such as Manual, which give you control over things like shutter speed, ISO, and exposure.
Enlight doesn’t have this functionality, so those wanting to try these manual settings will need to look elsewhere. You are not going to get advanced photography features here.
It would be really considerate if they include these few improvements in their application.
Conclusion of All in one Photo Editing App
Try this software out and find out if it suits your needs.
Comment on your experience with Enlight down in the comment section!