Although it’s a wonderful thing to be able to carry a decent snapper at all times in the form of a smartphone, it has been argued that the mundane methods for editing them with a simple effect or a movable focus has sapped much of the creativity that goes with creating a well-edited image.

To a degree, it’s most certainly true, and without meaning to continually point the finger like some kind of conductor, the likes of Instagram – with its very basic yet vaguely plausible inventory of editing options – are partly to blame.

Still, every now and then, an app like Pictwo emerges to restore some faith in the creativity of the human race. Far from allowing our numb brains to lazily manipulate an image as per a handful of presets, it demands a little more time, intricacy, and endeavor in order for users to create something truly unique.

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It’s aimed not only at professional photo-enthusiasts (at least, those who can see past using a mobile app as opposed to, say, Photoshop), but also the uninitiated noob, and with a little time and patients, the results can be extremely rewarding.

The clue into how this Pictwo works is hinted quite unsubtly in its name. It allows you to blend two images (for best results, an image and one of the many unique layers) into a bespoke, very professional-looking image.

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Even if you’ve very little hands-on previous in editing images, the simple interface is very inviting, and if you spend half an hour using Pictwo, I would stake heavily on you winding up pleasantly surprised with what you can achieve.

Currently, it’s half price – down to $0.99 from $1.99, so if you’re brave enough to let your creativity run amok, then I strongly recommend you check the download link below and get going.

With a near-perfect rating over at the App Store, you needn’t just take my word for it, and I would even go as far as to bet that your favorite image-editor will pale in comparison with Pictwo.

Download Pictwo for iPhone [iTunes link]

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