The Original Is Better 2/5
By The Dark Angel1126
Enlight was a masterpiece for photo editing on a mobile device. Photofox, it’s predecessor is a poorly made sequel (or spin-off) to the original. Instead of building off the architecture of the previous program, this one changes up the UI and you’ll spend more time trying to figure out where everything is than enjoying it’s capabilities.
Best FREE Photo Editor Ever 5/5
I can’t say enough good things about this app. With this free version you get so much access to editing whatever you want to create. Thanks PhotoFox!!!! 💜💙💚💛❤️
I have been Enlightened. 4/5
This app is awesome. that is, if you buy the full version.
For people who don’t want to pay, (you DO NOT know what you’re missing,) I recommend the original photofox.
It costs, like, way less than this. (But.. PAY CRYBABIES!!!)
3 mo trial... with limits? 3/5
Why would you make Search the new default when selecting photos? Don't most people want to work on the photos they themselves take? How about making it an option in settings. I personally would rarely, if ever, use that and it's getting irritating to have to switch back to my photos each time.
You advertise 3 mo free Pro trial for Enlight 1 users, yet why are some features still crippled? B&W > Cinema, for example. Other Pro features that I've used so far work fine.
If you're wanting us to lay down the substantial price increase from v1, we should be able to try all of it. I don't want to use 90% of it, spend the money, then find out the other 10% is useless.
After last upgrade this app in crashing. ((
Stick with the original as long as you can 1/5
By Pegleg Pete
When I review a product, it is about the merits of the product. Not the value of app developers in general or to trivialize the opinions of other reviewers. So let's talk about Photofox...
Features of Enlight 1 that are NOT available in Enlight 2: Perspective correcting tools, refit, tilt/shift, and natural media rendering tools.
Features included in Enlight 1 that are BEHIND A PAYWALL in Enlight 2: Clarity, fine sharpening, blacks adjustment, shadows adjustment, highlights adjustment, offset adjustment, temperature, tint, curves, white balance picker, targeted adjustments, reshape tool, and heal tool.
NEW in Enlight 2: Layers (the Mixer tool in Enlight 1 was 90% of the "New" Layers feature), facial retouching (small subset of the features from their other app FaceTune), light leak overlays, various new stickers and filters, and RAW support.
The bottom line is this, the original Enlight still provides way more value. The new features in Photofox Enlight 2 do not justify its 2000% price increase. Currently, they are offering a 50% discount. That's still 1000% more than the previous version! The developer's response to complaints here has been that the features of the previous app are available for free in the new one. This is demonstrably false. They complain that $5 for an app is unsustainable while $1 apps are making millions for other developers.
Many photo editing apps cost way more. I have the 1st version and the free version of this. I am certainly upgrading soon. Keep up the good work! Don't allow people with limited mental resources to discourage you. I support you.
This app helps me to edit, create and fix images from other apps.
Contrary to belief...... 5/5
I have to say, Enlight (first version) caught my eye at random and I don't remember how or when, what I knew though.... were two things...
(one) I needed to know how much it was going to set me back and (second) how fast could I get it downloaded and into my life?!
The app was/is gorgeous! There are a ton of options and features. It's even great for beginners the tutorials are fantastic.
When the developer released Photofox, I was thrilled and signed up for the lifetime access. It is great as well. Each are definitely my go to editing apps. I can't wait to see what rolls out next.
So would I recommend this? Everyone has their own tastes and preferences.... This definitely suites me. So, yes. I would absolutely recommend this app a try.
It was very difficult to use and wouldn't let me do anything if I could give zero stars I would. It constantly made me try to use pro which I did not want to do. I don't care if it asked to pay for money I just don't want to spend money. It looked like it would be fun at first and I tried to give it a try but it just did not work.
Please, it's still missing options from the original Enlight. 2/5
I want to get this app, but the Skew, Refit, Instafit, and Collage features from the original Enlight are still missing here. If this app is going to charge much more than the original Enlight, then these features should not only be included, but also refined and expended. Otherwise, it really makes no sense for me to get it yet. Thank you.
It gets agitating watching all these apps gradually move to subscription, saying that it’s a necessity to stay alive in the market. Another way, would be to offer software that’s superlative to most of what is out there. Your argument, is not a valid argument in the slightest. Let’s take a BMW and a Honda— a BMW costs more because of the engineering, parts, and legacy. If Honda isn’t selling as much, the answer isn’t to price it the same as a BMW, or to charge you a recurring price because they aren’t making as much as they want. When a company isn’t selling as much, the answer isn’t to table innovation, and charge BMW prices, and then to make it recurring. Complaining that it isn’t sustainable, doesn’t have anything to do with the customers. That is boring, unoriginal, and flat out bonkers. App delvelopers are becoming the airline industry by “nickel and diming” you. If only business worked like that. When they say it isn’t sustainable for them, that isn’t a good excuse to charge customers more. I see developer responses always relying on that hollow argument. That is why some business survive and some don’t. If there isn’t enough innovation, reliability, or quality, the answer is always, “it’s not sustainable for us”. Guess what, that’s how business works. Not bringing something new and useful to the table doesn’t mean, “subscription”. There are real professional apps out there, charging way less on subscription, or even for the 1 time cost you are asking for, in this case. Enlight is a Honda.. it’s fine, it’s reliable, and there is a case for having them exist, but the paltry features that people aren’t crazy about doesn’t scream, “let’s charge as much as actual professional software”. Business don’t survive by switching the cost sky high and offering subscriptions, it’s by bringing things to the table that don’t seem like warmed over, half baked, slightly differentiated features from an app they have already developed but are angry that Enlight doesn’t pay for all of their business costs until the end of time. You guys are making this about “you”. It’s not. It’s about the customers. An analogy from a different profession; a writer completes a book.. that book sells well for awhile, and then not so much. Instead of writing a new book, the publisher just charges people a recurring monthly cost to have the book to read. Also, I know the argument that they are making updates, so it’s different than an already completed book. But basically an editor came by and said, let’s just change a few things. It will still largely be the same book.. a special edition if you will. Which some people would pay extra money for. You don’t pay indefinitely until the editor stops tinkering. You pay for the finished product.. you are offloading the risk to your customers by making them pay for something, even if they have no real sense if that editor is working on anything at all. The customer isn’t renting the editor. The customer pays when the editor has something to show for their work. And even then it’s a transactional cost. Not the “idea” of what it may be.
I would also like to echo a previous reviewer, who requested you to withhold the canned response about enjoying the free features. For people that have done research and know the lay of the land, as far as iOS software goes, it’s really condescending. I know this is probably throwing gasoline on a fire here, and I’m sure you guys are actually great people, but business relies on innovation, trust from the consumer, and track record. Because you think it is unsustainable has nothing to do with the argument. This is why businesses can thrive, or die. You can’t make 1 product and expect that to pay for everything you want or need in the future. I work in the entertainment industry.. it would be great if I was paid residuals in a new structure that says, as long as the network might play an episode of a show, they have to pay me monthly until the day the decide that they definitely aren’t going to air it ever again. Yeah, that would be great, but that’s not how things work. Then all i would have to do is rely on a few jobs, and wouldn’t need to work again.— bottom line, your product has a place for some people, hopefully, but don't ask customers to pay BMW prices for a Honda.
Great app from a greedy developer 1/5
Sure... There are new business models and everyone wants to earn more money with in-app purchases and monthly subscriptions. But believe me! You can have all the premium options of this app with buying pixelmator and by paying a reasonable price(not 40$).
If a single layer and simple editing tools are enough for you, then this is your app. Enjoy playing with it.
Modify photos 3/5
I’m curious why this app cannot just modify a photo in the photos app. Having to save a duplicate photo is just messy.
Having been an avid user and fan of Enlight, I decided to try the new Enlight 2 after reading so many negative reviews.
As much as I want to support a company with great apps, after trying it out, I can't see why anyone would either pay a subscription or the expensive one time fee.
In my honest opinion, I don't believe any photo editing app on a phone will ever appeal to users by introducing subscription fee or a high fee that equals close to the price of an actual professional program on a computer.
Only reason I'd spend that much money is if it's for a program I'd use professionally and I am not planning to do that on my phone.
No matter what features this app plans to introduce in the future, it's not enough to cover for the asking price.
It's unfortunate because app itself is promising but nowhere near for the asking price.
I'm willing to dish out x amount of money if I believed it was worth it. Photo editing app on an iPhone is not.
I respect your company for producing a quality app and wanting to make money to stay afloat, but this is not the way to go about it.
On a side note, please don't try to downplay the cost by saying it's the price of a cup of coffee. That's a terrible advice to give financially to ask your users "yes spend your money everyday for our app." Keep in mind that a photo editing app isn't something users need everyday. Think of a better way to convince your users why they should pay 3.99 every day even if they use it maybe once or twice a week.
Wrong Pricing Model 1/5
Yes, the app is good, but I'm ready to cancel my subscription as soon as my 3 free months come to an end. I am not cheap. I've purchased literally almost every photo and graphics app for iOS, but I cannot support the hefty subscription model, or the overpriced one-time purchase price. There are many one-time purchase price points between $0 and $40 that would be much more appropriate and would at the same time expand your happy user base. Would I pay $10? Absolutely. Would I pay $15? I likely would. Would I pay $20 one time? I likely would, but I believe that would be the upper limit for an app in this category. It's fun and creative, but not necessary nor life saving. I would rather you revise your one time purchase price now, rather than wait until you have alienated and burned through your entire existing customer base. Just my 2¢.
5stars B4 I even use the app on principle 5/5
I am sick and tired of whiny brats, socialistic people, that believe everything should be free. I have no idea why anyone would offer a service for free. Even when it says "free" Someone is paying. If you don't believe that someone that has created something should charge for it because you can't afford it, or you just won't pay because it's not free. Create your own app. Spend hundreds of thousands of dollars developing a program, and then give it away. Other than that, shut your hole, and pay the people who create. I guarantee no one on here complaining about the app being charged a fee for, has ever created a business. And of course 50 of them will chirp, "I own a business". Bull crap. I do own business... in fact a very successful, $8 million in revenue business. And I rarely purchase "free" apps. The only reason I would use a "free" app, it's because they don't offer a paid version. Because know what it takes to create something, and I know what it is worth. So if you like the app pay for it. Support those who create. Or just sit back and whine. Complain, and be a loser.
We want the Arab font 5/5
By Al kahafji
We want the Arab font
Love it 4/5
By David Chartier
Enlight is the perfect app for my needs—more tools than Photos without turning into full on Photoshop and requiring a PhD to use. The new pricing makes a lot of sense too, this app is easily worth it for my work and hobby. Thank you!
Got a request: could you consider doing these live streams somewhere other than Facebook? Or at least hosting an archive somewhere else? I don’t have a Facebook account anymore, so it would help.
Either way, keep up the great work.
Easiest photoshop ever 5/5
Just using the app once and I honestly already feel like a pro using it
Its Awesome 5/5
Too many people expect something for nothing.
Bastante dinero para lo poco que trae la app 1/5
Le faltan demasiados efectos ,. Como atroke, shadow , outline,. Más pinceles , más stikers,. Leaks no son suficientes, poder agragar texturas de nuestra galería , más filtros, terminado en png, filtros artísticos , cambiar de capas al mismo tiempo que estas dibujando eso es un grave error ,. Poder insertar nuestras propias fuentes y pinceles .....etc. etc.
They abused their customers trust with this app 1/5
Enlight 2 is a terrible money grab and lacks many functions from the first version. I paid $40.00 based on the reputation of the first app, and i feel scammed to put it lightly;) They popped up an ad with this 'Normally $100.00 but for you, $40.00' fear of loss offer and i bit. The layers functionality would have been great if it was usable. You cannot properly edit each layer, so you just get stuck with what looks like a stack of sloppy pictures. They should have just continued to improve on the first app and raised its price for new buyers. If they wanted to make more money that would have been the best road. I think this and other recent apps from this developer have permanently damaged their reputation. This app is worth $5.00 tops IMO, and that's being generous. This is coming from someone who spends $200 plus on a single app, so this isn't about being cheap. It's about getting what you pay for, especially when we are asked to believe the real value was actually suppose to be $100, but they supposedly did me a favor offering it for $40.00. Not cool... and not appreciated. GL
WHAT A RIP OFF! I've paid ALLOVER AGAIN FOR SAME FEATURES!!! 1/5
I've gone on to use AFFINITY photo so I kno that I won't at least get hit with a whole new app full of the same stuff every few years. At least if so they would have the courtesy to grandfather all or pre existing members! WHAT DOES THIS MEAN?? This mean with an app with few options already and a trivial amount of fonts to select from, i as a very active pre member have LEFT YOUR APP COLD TURKEY due to your company having the balls to realize that without the support of you FURST MEMBERS you COULD STILL GO BELLY UP!!! Your app is beautiful but once you get in there the options are very limited anyway. It's a lot of hype than content. And even a 3.99 one time price is pushing it. So I decided to go with the new Affinity thst can actually do everything you're coming across as being able to do only not really. Your app is clumsy and not truly for a even a semi home pro with many features missing that a semi Pro would desire. It moves like a sophisticated amateur editing app but I've seen better. And now that I've paid again FOR THE SAME DAM FEATURES I feel effed over and I'm done with you. Affinity will get all my energy. You will belly up if you keep disregarding your members with your personal problems. You are no where near good enough to be subscription service. Are you freaking kidding me?? Yeah good luck with that. What, Did yaw all rally up in the board room and come up with that garbage ration of a $4 cup of coffee theory together??? Well because most of us already waste more than enough daily on $4 coffee what in the hell makes you think we have more to throw your way??? Did you ever stop to think about that when you young millennial mindless developers were creating your lame rationale ?? Clearly not. We're all in debt enough. Nobody has $4 to give you monthly. $4 more and you got endless supply of movies. Your slightly above app features will never be worth monthly payment. You got life --- up.
Fantastic PRO app 5/5
Stop complaining about the price! PRO quality apps cost money. If you’re looking for a cheap toy, look elsewhere. The App Store is full of those! This is the best RAW processor I’ve come across on iOS. Snapseed seriously degrades the sharpness of photos. Affinity handles shadows and colors terribly. This app simply produces the highest quality images possible.
I do have a few feature requests:
- Lens correction/distortion
- iOS 11 Drag and Drop
- iOS 11 Files integration (allow me to import photos from the files app)
Keep up the awesome work!
My most used app 4/5
I would like to be able to use more layers. But over all i love this app!!
Don't waist your money 1/5
By Latin Flavor
Not worth the $40 I paid
Was Good Until iOS 11 2/5
The app was great until the new iOS 11 on iPad Pro was installed. Now the app won't open at all. I paid for all the extras and can't use the app at all. But Enlight (the light version of Photofox) works fine with iOS 11. I wish the developer would fix it...otherwise it is just a useless app now and a waste of money. :(
good Application 5/5
Amazing app! 5/5
An amazing app. I am having so much fun with it. Kudos!
Exceptional App! Stop COMPLAINING ABOUT Price. 5/5
Running a business is very expensive. $3.99 is nothing especially when Photoshop CC is $59.99. The $39.99 one time is a generous offer. The point of reviews is to rate the app not the price. If you don’t want to pay then don’t. And Don’t Complain. Round of applause to the developers.👏👏👏
It's a super awesome app but how do u unsubscribe and deactivate your card w the account, can't fit this into my budget currently..thank you!
Happy so for BUT 5/5
The app is great I pretty use it everyday for little to big project.
The only complaint I would have is that when adding a pic and adjusting it to a desired size it freezes for about 2-3 sec.
I think maybe it might be loading in or compressing or something ? But other than it's one of my favorite apps on my phone :)
Don’t get me wrong 1/5
I completely understand that it takes money to run a business and to make improvements but I feel the quality of the product itself should be enough to sell mass amounts of downloads at a low fixed rate and through this the creators can make a fair amount of money . considering after all that most users are using this for phone photography , and most iOS phones although great at taking photographs , aren’t the gold standard for photography ... Youd figure for that amount you can just buy desktop software . I understand the portability of this being on a phone but you also have to be fair when considering the medium .if you were using a 12 megapixel digital camera ... it’s just not logical to pay a recurring fee or the high amount you’re charging .
Not worth the money... 1/5
Was a previously Enlight 1 user and LOVED it. Not quite sure why they made a new one, but bought the subscription anyway because I thought the RAW editing would be great on the go. I was wrong. With poor export quality (even when its maximized) I am not a happy user any more. I have since moved on to different, better performing (and cheaper) editing apps.
Awesome software 5/5
Super easy to use and quality features. Excellent software.
Photoshop layers 5/5
Power of layers like Photoshop in the palm of your hand. Awesome app I have waited a long time for this. Thanks
Updated: Charging For Features I Already Purchased In Enlight 1/5
UPDATE: There should be a special discount for the one time purchase to those who own a full copy of Enlight and the lifetime subscription for Facetune 2 such as myself. It's just wrong to pay all over again. At least, make upgrade possible. I paid for Enlight hoping it would be updated, getting better. Not to see a brand new separate one. I still lost 3 months fre subscription. It wouldn't be enough.
I purchased the other app and most of the features I use on the other is a pro including most text, almost everything. It's like I have to buy it all over again. Keep your Garbage. I regret purchasing the lifetime membership for Facetune 2. You don't deserve the support. Also you lied about people with Facetune subscription get 3 months free. Anyway, is never pay for the features twice.
Now you only get one star
Better then light x 5/5
I saw this advertised on Instagram. I saw what it could do and went "is this better then light x?"
A free download later I found out.
This is the most advance photography program I have used on my phone and it beats light X (which I paid 4 dollars for) and photoshop fix which I get the full version unlocked with my adobe cloud subscription.
The tutorials are really nice and for a free download you get so much power. It is worth the look.
I understand that past owners of 1 may be upset, but I don't believe their reviews are fair after reading 9 of them and seeing what the app can do. Especially since the company is trying to be transparent.
Personally I am going to take advantage of the half off sale and pay the lifetime amount. For my investment it is worth it to me to have my art and my fun photos backed up with this powerful program.
The price is way too much and why would i buy something over and over again? I could of just got photoshop. Enlight 1 is so great, and is definitely worth the money but I didn't pay multiple times it was just once and I do not regret it. But this time? I'm really disappointed.
More of the same 1/5
Target is yet another feature that was already available and included in the Enlight V1 purchase, that is now behind a pay wall. I will gladly pay a fair price for new features, but refuse to pay again for features I've already purchased once. Frankly this approach seems to show no regard for an existing user base. Your existing users would gladly pay for new features, perhaps even as subscription. But I'm guessing you've alienated many with this business practice.
Update: to be clear, I don't have a problem with the new business model. As much as I don't care for a subscription model, it does help sustain development. But I believe you've overvalued yourself at the current rates. You're also not being transparent about the feature comparison between v1 and v2. Some features you hail as being new, and thereby justifying the purchase price, already existed in v1. It's a market driven economy, and judging by the 1 1/2 star review rating, others share the same opinion. Either make the value proposition more attractive or lower your prices, and I'll gladly pay, even if I did already purchase most of these features
Pay to play 5/5
But yeah its totally worth it. For a phone editing app it's definitely one you should have.
Dishonest business model 1/5
Bought the Enlight app just before the v2 release, I don't find either app easy to use, probably me and that has nothing to do with disappointment in v2. I find myself cheated with my commitment to buy Enlight, as I realise that with a business model that just milk you for a lifetime commitment and then leaves you with a $40 bill if you want in on the new app... can't wait until v3.
The honest business model would have either upgraded for free or a similar amount you originally paid not 1000% increase in price.
Don't download this app 1/5
By Erfan pin34
Everything in this app needs purchase don't download it
Ulgly and slow app - why? 1/5
And they asking for subscription! Its stupid. I will not use this ugly and cheap looking app even for free!
It way worse than default photo editor in the photos app.
Ambitious pricing but stupid 1/5
By Cptn. Amir
$40 for an app that will be dumped in a year?!!!! Dont know what the developers were thinking but its not very sound strategy long term. We used to have app light Enlight and Facetune with one time payment with a reasonable price however now you have to give a fortune that almost does the something as its ancestor!
What once was great 1/5
So again I never bother to leave reviews but when I first purched the ORIGINAL enlight app I felt the need because it was an incredible product at an incredible price.
The opposite is true with this app. They are trying to give you almost the same product but expect a monthly fee of what the original product was priced at. Seems like a ploy to get more money. Greedy
Crash and even can't open again!
Nope no nah notta 1/5
You can't use the app for 5 seconds without ads being shoved down your throats to upgrade. If I can't use the basic for more than five seconds what makes you think I'm gonna pay to use a better version 😡😡😡
Failed build app! 1/5
The Skew, Refit, Instafit, and Collage features from the original Enlight are still missing on Enlight 2. I'm disappointed.
By Limey britt
Very easy to navigate and excellent to use even for a shmuck like myself. Lots of excellent stuff to utilize to make all you photos look smart and " nifty". You won't be disappointed, thanks guys I'm just using the free app at present , really considering purchasing the premium package👍