Mextures is a photo editor that focuses on applying multiple high-resolution textures to your images for some truly unique results. This app isn't like most photo editors that have you add a filter or a frame and then save the image; instead it requires a good amount of experimentation, mixing and matching textures to get the look you want.
On the first screen there are three buttons across the bottom: Camera, Inspiration, and Library. Camera and Library are self-explanatory for selecting a photo to use in the process, but the Inspiration button is where you'll find a gallery of Mextures images from other users that can give you ideas for how to use the app.
After only a little fiddling around you'll realize that the key to Mextures is using a combination of textures to get the results you want. Created from actual 35mm film scans, the textures in this app give you everything from grainy overlays to light leaks you can combine together. Each has a slider so you can adjust the strength of an effect on your image. You also can choose between 12 blending modes for each texture. There are over 70 textures to choose from, but with an included layer manager, the possibilities are almost limitless. You also can move or rotate each texture over the image to get the exact look you want.
When you find a combination of textures you particularly like, you can save it as a Formula to use on other photos. From there you can grab an image, switch to Formulas, then apply the same combination of textures to a different image. But there are also featured Formulas from nine featured artists you can either browse for ideas or use them on your own images.
When you're finished, Mextures has a number of options for what to do next. You can save to your photo library, open in other photo-editing apps on your iPhone, or share your work with Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram. Unfortunately, with Instagram's limitation of square photos, Mextures won't let you edit full-size (landscape or portrait) images.
Mextures is a unique app among the photo editors in the App Store. With tons of textures to choose from, a layer manager, and a well-designed interface, anyone who wants to try something different with their photos should download this app.