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Testing photo editing apps: “Photo Lab”

If you want to take pictures with your smartphone and quickly share beautiful results, you need effective image editing tools. DW Digitales Leben tests the most popular apps. This week: “Photo Lab”.

Whether as Mona Lisa, Clown or van Gogh - with "Photo Lab" your photos become true works of art. Photo Lab is available for free in the iOS-App-Store for iPad and iPhone. The app features a wide selection of filters and effects that let you edit Selfies and other photos to their full potential. GIF effects and sound photomontages bring a lot of fun to moving image fans – bringing your “still lifes” to life! Unfortunately, the full functionality of the app is only available in the Pro-version, which you can test for three days free of charge.

The advantage of Photo Lab is the price of the Pro-version. The monthly subscription with 3,99€ is comparatively cheap. The annoying watermark that bothers you in the free version on every edited photo disappears from the screen. Unfortunately, Photo Lab offers few possibilities for creativity. There are some standard tools, like "cropping" or color corrections, otherwise all filters and effects are made with one simple click. The software does the job - which unfortunately diminishes the fun factor a bit. If that doesn't bother you, you can still have a lot of fun with the filters. Because: you can rely on the preset filters. The results are impressive.


Top 3 Pros:

  • Large selection of tools
  • GIF Effects for Moving Images
  • Cheap Pro Version


Top 3 Cons:

  • Advertising and watermarks in the free version
  • App does not run smoothly in some cases
  • No documentation of the tools used


Price: Free for iOS / Full version as a monthly subscription: 3,99€

Manufacturer: VicMan LLC