It’s just not true that photo enhancement apps for the Mac are a dime a dozen. Sometimes they’re less expensive. There seems to be a race between app developers to cram the most features into each photo app and charge less than the competition.
Sprout FX is one of that new breed which costs little but contains plenty of photo enhancement functionality. What I like about this one is the wide variety of effects, filters, textures, and frames but still wrapped up in a rather elegant package of tools.
Look what you can do quickly with a bland photo.
Getting there is simple. Sprout FX’s tools consist of a menubar with thumbnails of each function– Effects, Frames, Textures.
Select one, then select an option and use the sidebar tools to adjust to infinity and beyond.
The Sprout FX options for frames and textures are nominal, but there’s probably a reason for that.
Sprout FX is part of that new breed of Mac app which takes advantage of the in-app purchase option for Mac App Store apps.
In other words, the app comes with a set array of functionality for a low price, but additional functions are available as extra cost items.
For example, more color options are 99-cents. Ditto for more textures and more frames. 99-cents each. Still, even adding up all the add-ons, Sprout FX is a decent package with good value. It’s not Photoshop, of course, but there’s absolutely no learning curve and results are quite attractive.