Every week, as you may know, the iTunes team responsible for the curation of the App Store hand pick an app to be featured as the free “App of the Week.” The choice is generally limited to a premium offering that serves up some exceptional content and functionality mixed with an impressive and immersive user-interface, after all, only the best-of-the-best get the Apple featured love. This week the privilege goes to Tangent by Pixie LLC – usually $1.99 – an app that provides “infinite opportunities to transform your photos into amazing works of art that can be shared and enjoyed.”

You only have to delve in the Photo & Video category of the App Store to understand that photo editing apps are ten a penny, so you could be forgiven for thinking Tangent is just another “off the shelf” addition to this growing collection of apps.

You would be wrong.

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Tangent is a well designed, extremely well thought through app that offers a plethora of unique features to revamp any photo, whether it be uploaded directly from the Camera Roll on the device or captured via the native camera from within the app.

As part of its arsenal, Tangent includes 35 easy-to-use, customizable preset styles that utilize the combination of geometric shapes, patterns and blends to dramatically enhance a photo. If you aren’t happy with certain aspects of those styles, then simply customize to your own taste.

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The app also contains 70 versatile shapes, 68 background patterns (some available via in-app purchases), and 350 beautiful pre-built combinations of colors and blends. When you add this together with the fact that there are also exclusive art packs, it becomes immediately evident that Tangent has been built with the serious photo tinkerer in mind.

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Edited photos are full scalable, zoomable and can be interacted with via simple touch gestures before being saved and shared to popular social networks such as Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. If you love snapping the sights when you’re out and about, but struggle to bring them to life, then Tangent’s ability to reimagine the snap could be just the power that you need.

Grab it now while it’s hot!

(Download: Tangent for iOS on the App Store)

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