It’s that time of the week again! We have yet another paid iOS app going free on the App Store as part of Apple’s Free App of The Week initiative. Today’s offering will give goosebumps to those into editing photographs and images on the go, in a very comprehensive manner.

Enter – Stackables, the app that packs comprehensive effects for your images and photos, allowing you to add those effects in layers; hence the app’s name. The arsenal of effects in Stackables has been curated by renowned photographer Dirk Wuestenhagen, and you will have access to over 200 of them which should easily suffice for even the most choosiest artist inside of us. “These include tasteful textures, light leaks, emulsion, grit and grain, analog film filters, vintage gradients, elaborate geometric patterns, and much more.”


Stackables at this moment has a dedicated version built for the iPad as well, and owners of the tablet will be delighted to know that not only is the iPhone version available for free, but iPad version has followed suit as well which is not always the case on the App Store.

In addition to those over 200 hand-picked effects, Stackables also carries over “20 professional adjustment tools most notably White Balance, Color Balance, Vignette, Sepia, Grain, Blur, Tilt Shift, and Depth of Field.” The fact that all of this works in layers, makes experimentation all that much fun as you let your creative juices flow, without destroying your creation all the way through.


There are some 30 plus preset formulas that have been “meticulously crafted” by Wuestenhagen, but that’s not where your choice is cut off. Stackables also allows users to submit their own formulas, which means you get access to additional preset formulas that have been submitted by other Stackables users.


A summary of some of the key features of Stackables, is as follows:

200+ unique effects (many with multiple variations).
20+ professional adjustment tools.
60+ gradient and geometric masks.
Unlimited layers. Modify, rotate, rearrange, hide, and delete layers.
18 blend modes with live preview.
30 preset formulas, dozens of user-created formulas, and the ability to save your own edits as formulas and share them via email.

Both the iPad and iPhone version of Stackables usually retails for $3 on the App Store, but till next Thursday can be grabbed for absolutely free, so what are you waiting for?

(Download: Stackables for iPhone from the App Store)
(Download: Stackables for iPad from the App Store)

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