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Image editors are ten-a-penny on the App Store, but we’ve always had a soft spot for the excellent Enlight. We gave it an almost-perfect review score when it first launched, and it’s improved since. So when we heard that developers Lightricks just dropped a completely new version of the app, dubbed Enlight Photofox (or Enlight 2) we were more than a little intrigued…
So what’s new here? Well, the biggest change is the move from premium to freemium. The app is now free to download, but hides some extra features behind a monthly paywall. This will likely split its fanbase, but at least it gives people a chance to try out the app without risk.
Aside from the change in monetization policy, Enlight Photofox has had an interface makeover and adds a few new features. Most notably: layers, which will be familiar to anyone who’s ever tried to make an artistic composition in Photoshop or a similar app. It’s great for superimposing images on top of one another or blending elements together. There’s also a host of minor improvements and additional presets to play with. It looks good.
The original Enlight ($3.99/£3.99) is still excellent, and it doesn’t look like it’s going anywhere. But our guess would be that Photofox is where the devs put most of their efforts from now on, so it may be worth transitioning to the subscription service just to stay up-to-date with any cool new tools or features. Alternatively, even without a subscription this new app looks seriously powerful. If you never got around to buying the first one, why not give Enlight Photofox a bash for free?