FX Photo Studio Pro (Mac screenshot 003)

FX Photo Studio, the already excellent iPhone photography app, is getting better with each new update. Recently, the iPhone version has gone free permanently and the iPad definition has been discounted to a $2 download.

iDB has teamed up with the fine folks over at MacPhun to give you, our readers, a chance to win a copy of FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac.

Mind you, we’re talking a pro photo editing app here.

FX Photo Studio Pro supports image resolution up to 32 megapixels and a variety of photo formats, including RAW. The software normally costs twenty bucks on the Mac App Store and we have ten copies to give away.

Best of all, we’re not requiring you to tweet out a message, like a Facebook page or anything like that. All you have to do for a chance to win is leave a comment at the bottom along with your Twitter handle. Good luck!

Scroll down to the bottom for the giveaway rules.

FX Photo Studio Pro packs quite a punch for a Mac photography app.

In addition to a stunning collection of more than 170 photo effects (such as Vintage, Dramatic B&W, Analog, Grunge, Sketches, 3-D, Color Splash and more), it comes with dozens of photo frames and borders, plus a bunch of pro editing tools and color controls.

FX Photo Studio Pro also plays nice with Adobe’s Lightroom/Photoshop and Apple’s Aperture/iPhoto, supports iCloud syncing, shares via popular social networks and more.

Here, check out the screenies.

FX Photo Studio Pro (Mac screenshot 001)

You have 173 effects and 40 photo borders at your disposal, each with detailed customization options. And if that’s not enough for you, FX Photo Studio Pro lets you layer and combine effects to create your own mixes of effects. You can save these to presets and share them with other photographers around.

FX Photo Studio Pro (Mac screenshot 002)

A great-looking interface (completely customizable, too) lets you preview effects, compare original and resulting images and label favorites. Some of the 173 effects include Lo-Fi, Grunge, Art, Vintage, Vignettes, Sketches, Hollywood FX, Cross Process, Glow and Black & White.

FX Photo Studio Pro (Mac screenshot 004)

Just like Photoshop, FX Photo Studio Pro features masking and color splash tools so you can apply effects and colors to an arbitrary shape. A number of pro-grade editing tools allow for finely tuned touch ups, such as exposure, brightness, saturation, contrast, temperature and hues.

FX Photo Studio Pro (Mac screenshot 005)

You can also adjust levels, shadows and highlights, sharpen your images or reduce noise. Images can be imported from Aperture or iPhoto library, folders or digital cameras and exported to iPhoto, Lightroom, Aperture or Photoshop, with sharing choices including Facebook, Tumblr, Flickr and Twitter.

All told, FX Photo Studio Pro is an all-around fine app. In my personal opinion, it’s a must-have in every photography fan’s collection.

I reviewed the initial 1.0 release in May 2011 over at 9to5Mac and you may also want to visit MacPhun’s website to learn more about FX Photo Studio Pro and other fine apps they’re making.

Giveaway rules

We’re giving away a non-App Store download, which isn’t different from the Mac App Store one. You will be able to get free updates by clicking on ‘Check For Updates’ option in the menu.

To enter the giveaway, simply post something down in the comments. Please do not forget to include your Twitter handle so we could contact you with download instructions in case you won.

The competition closes on Thursday, June 6, 2013 at noon PT, 3pm ET. This article will be updated with Twitter user names of the ten randomly selected winners by Friday, June 7, 2013 at 8am PT, 11am ET.

Thanks again to our friends at MacPhun for supporting this giveaway.

We look forward to selecting the winners and will contact you via Twitter DM if you have won.

Good luck!

We have the winners!

The competition is now closed and we have the winners:


Congrats, we will be contacting you with download instructions so please follow @iDownloadBlog so we can DM you.

Conveniently enough, MacPhun today announced that FX Photo Studio for the iPhone has been downloaded ten million times in just 45 days. Here’s a nice infographic highlighting interesting stats details and fun facts to get the whole picture.

FX Photo Studio 10M downloads infographic teaser
Click for the full version.

Keep your eyes peeled for more giveaways in the future!

195 thoughts on “Giveaway: we have ten copies of FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac”

  1. Would love to try this in my workflow. @ouphotoguy

  2. Alexandre says:

    I would like to win one 🙂 @alexandrehrosa

  3. Tobi says:

    Exactly what I need…

    Twitter: @iJoee

  4. Aqeel Ahmed says:

    This is mine: @mkint0x

  5. Tim Babbitt says:

    looks like a pretty nice app. @timm82

  6. rosssimpson says:

    This would go nicely with my photoshop and camerabag 2! My 30D will love me again 😀 @RossSimpson

  7. Andyxyoona says:

    Me like it. Me need it. Me want it. @andyxyoona 😛

  8. Jeff Handy says:

    Looks pretty cool. @handygeek

  9. Dubs20 says:

    I would love this to edit my pics of Barcelona! @dubs20

  10. Wesley Wilkerson says:

    It says may 6th and may 7th… I do believe we’re in jun 🙂
    I would love this app though

  11. Chris says:

    Yes please!! @stuckonadream

  12. Deryck Eng J. H says:

    WOw… i wan one >.< @dearme883

  13. Joseph Orloff says:

    I would love too try this out 🙂 @DublessJoe

  14. Finn Kraft says:

    I’m in! Thank you for the opportunity and for the nice review – seems to be a good app for my photo-editing-fanatism! 😀 My twitter handle is @invalididentity

  15. Willie says:

    Would love to try this app out, looks multi-featured!


  16. Ich says:

    I want one 🙂 @dpddepp

  17. Eric Wilborn says:

    Our new Mac needs some software.. this would be a great addition! @ericwilborn

  18. Darkstar1062 says:

    seems cool! would love a copy 😀 @AndyScanny

  19. Reece Storey says:

    Nice! Definitely need this! @sballa134

  20. KraKsX says:

    I could use this – @KraKsX

  21. Abraham Almada says:

    I want One for my new MacBook Air 😀 @almada

  22. Vondrook4 says:

    Awesome! Twitter: @devin_johns

  23. Omri Amit says:

    I could use one 🙂 @Omri_am

  24. Nagy Konstantin says:

    Hey ho: @costee

  25. Naruto-kun says:

    this would be awesome! @seriouslybjones

  26. Ben Thorne says:

    Pick me! I would love to try this out – @benjaminthorne

  27. Malik Saad Abbas says:

    my photos always need some extra touch to make them look better. i don’t use photoshop. I think, this will help! @saadi_malik01

  28. Cesar says:

    I want to try this with my photography, thanks! Greetings from Venezuela (@icesarquintero)

  29. TobiasFunke says:

    I’ve been in the photoshopping business for awhile but I just can’t seem to get one in the can……[email protected]

  30. Teemu Mäkelä says:

    Looks nice =) @p0sixcon

  31. MartijnRi says:

    Cool .. I’d like to try this 😀 @martijnri

  32. Al says:

    Never win any of these prizes.. Hopefully my luck will change.

    Would love to give it a try… @al_th0mas

  33. Abhishek Scariya says:

    Looks good! Would love to do some quick edits in situations where LR importing and cataloging can be a chore. Thanks for setting up this giveaway. @abhishekscariya

  34. ejtunewiki says:

    Great software. Love the UI as well

  35. Nate says:

    Nice. I should have this app.


  36. Drew Smith says:

    I should edit some photos of Jeff ;)))))) @drewwwsmith

  37. Thomas says:

    Would love to try this app. Great review.

  38. GambitGamer says:

    Friend has an Mac


  39. Martin says:

    Would definitely be an upgrade from what I use now, which is various editing websites online. Yeah, they suck. Hopefully I win! @DCssh

  40. Aaron Garcia says:

    Great App! Love to have it on my iMac! @AEGOku!

  41. Dimitri M Ballas says:

    This is a first!

  42. ricky_nguyen says:

    Great App! I would like a copy for my macbook pro.. @ricky_nguyen

  43. Alatoerka says:

    I want this app so much for my new macbook pro retina! It looks great! Twitter:alatoerka

  44. queen_ir3ne says:

    Oooh 😛 @GadgetQueenn

  45. Tiago Alexandre De Noronha says:

    Perfect for a friend’s birthday gift, he’s very into photography 🙂 twitter: @NoronhaT

  46. Max says:

    Maybe me? @mshulik

  47. Guest says:

    Wow looks like a fantastic app! @rehmoss

  48. jatenk says:

    I could really use this… @the_jannis

  49. Nate says:

    I would love one! Keep up the good work guys! @n_2the_ate

  50. Michael Driggs says:

    I’ve had this on my phone forever. Love it! @caboderoca

  51. Guest says:

    I would love to have it for mac. @pianogeek464

  52. Wout Callewaert says:

    Looks much better than stock iPhoto… >< @pixelsarebig

  53. André Ferreira says:

    I want One 🙂 #andrezpt

  54. domonic says:

    Looks very useful, would love to have this, thanks for doing this giveaway @domonic46

  55. Jacob S says:

    @jacobsliveca I would like to use this 🙂

  56. Beobkyoon Kim says:

    I’d love to give it a try. 🙂 @Beobkyoon

  57. sgchan says:

    I would like to add this to the set @pianogeek464

  58. James M. says:

    This is cool! Can I have it? @jamesm118

  59. M.a.j Stomphorst says:

    got the iphone/ipad version for free would be nice to fill it up with this one

  60. alonzowilson says:

    I’d like to try this beast out, and it’ll complement my iPad version of the app.

  61. Bhasker Sapam says:

    Would love to win these!! Please please:) @sapam002

  62. Thomas Weaver says:

    I love the site! Check it everyday! @tbobweaver

  63. Tto27 says:

    excelent app would be great to have it in my mac @Tto27

  64. Hector Martinez says:

    Looks pretty amazing


  65. Clark Taylor says:

    Nice. @vizulizit

  66. Gerlando Indelicato says:

    I want it @7even

  67. Easy.Yves.Saint says:


  68. Easy.Yves.Saint says:

    Looks awesome

  69. Tim Smith says:

    This would be awesome to have! @ihawkeyes911

  70. Rahul Nowlakha says:

    Just got a dslr, would be awesome to have this! @RaNow1

  71. Mynor Ortiz says:

    wow that would be great! i want it! @mychancho

  72. Vladislav Dovzhenko says:

    Twitter: @VladDovzhenko

  73. Asri Shaari says:

    Nice and hope can put this on my Mac @aerandir42

  74. Gabor Zulu says:

    Please! 😀 @gaborzulu

  75. Lyfe says:

    I just brought a DSLR this would be perfect if I could win 🙂 @southca03

  76. Ethan Campbell says:

    It would be a great tool to have @orlynx

  77. Kumaran Balachandran says:

    Nice giveaway… i like to win and try this


  78. Peter Sprys says:

    Hope i will win one 🙂 @matg0100

  79. giovanni van cauter says:

    Looks nice @gioken12

  80. Usama Khan says:

    Gotta get it! @mrusamakhan

  81. 660473 says:

    I really need it, would help

  82. Neil Kurien says:

    Seems like a photographer’s best friend 😀

  83. DRYN84 says:

    Looks like a great piece of software, good luck everyone!! @dkaramanoglu

  84. gustao says:

    it’s so great!! I want one! @gustaoo

  85. Abbas says:

    I have been recently discovering an attraction towards photography and FX studio will be a good start and will learn a lot.. good luck people ! @AbbasShaah

  86. herooftimeloz says:

    pick me! @ilanuki

  87. d4m1an says:

    Awesome app! @d4m1ano

  88. Joey Costa says:

    It would be cool to see some of the creations I can make with this… @joeycosta3

  89. Nir Tal says:

    I love colorstorks so i really want to try FX Photo Studio Pro


  90. Sasquatch says:

    I have never taken a photo before as it steals your soul. I am ready to start soul collecting as a new hobby. I think they would look dandy on my cyber shelf. @atlhoochfisher

  91. Alejandro M. Marez says:

    Oooh, this looks as good as Aperture, and at a fraction of the price!!!

  92. Jonas says:

    This app looks really awesome. @jonashufen

  93. Sasquatch says:

    I have never taken a photo before as it steals your yeti soul. I am ready to start soul collecting as my new hobby. I think they would look dandy on my new cyber shelf back in the cave. Mrs. Squatch just re-decorated and I want to surprise her with something nice.


  94. Kashish Tandon says:

    I’ll be really gratefull to you guys as im trying to persue my career in photography 🙂 @ICEKASH

  95. MC says:

    yeah mon! Sen on my youth! Was about to go Aperture but why not have the Mac app to compliment the mobile @tharealmc247

  96. Jagrav Naik says:

    I would love to get a copy of this app @jagravnaik0

  97. onebyone_ says:

    love to have one to edit photos of my invisble cat 😀

  98. Шулика Анатолий says:

    Really cool program! @_T01iK_

  99. Allan Toft says:

    Would love to try it. @allan6950

  100. ahood81 says:

    Awesome @ahood81

  101. disqus_FY5e32kZIU says:

    Thank you! @dipalpat

  102. Austin Portales says:

    Thanks for the opportunity. No twitter but I got email

  103. lionstan says:

    This is an app I would use allot.

  104. Huzaifa Mohammed Khan says:

    Can I have one copy out of 10 copies please? Thank You 🙂

  105. Marnix Robyns says:

    let’s hope for a win @marnix1991

  106. ralph m says:

    Would love to edit my images with this @ralph24

  107. iSas says:

    this is the firs post from the new iMac, cheers from Italy and please give me the chance to enjoy thiphoto tool..
    s wonderful

  108. Kevin Yang says:

    Exactly what I need right now @kevinyaang

  109. Ian says:

    I highly appreciate it iDownloadblog. @Fire_Bird_Flame

  110. Fizzy says:

    I have been trying out many different programs and this one seems perfect for me. @JFizz27

  111. VeRdUgO! says:

    hope I win!

  112. George V says:

    looks like a nice application definitely want try it out @gamerg21

  113. Melissa Enderle says:

    Worth a try @melissaenderle

  114. weztimonial says:

    Love it! @weztimonial

  115. Marcus Howell says:

    i would love to win this 🙂 @marcush0well

  116. Dave Male says:

    More effects for photos… count me in!

  117. Jeff Daggs says:

    Nice I love photo apps!!

  118. Tyler  says:

    I have the other Macphun programs but this last one is what I have been eyeing for a while now. @tylerw510

  119. Radek says:

    Great app for me to improve my photography @radek_ko

  120. dpacemaker says:

    This would be the perfect app for me to start editing photos for small projects, mainly weddings and graduation photos(for slide show use).

  121. Ryan says:

    Would love to download this! 😀 @rnewstrom

  122. mohangbits says:

    Given a chance to win, I will definitely use it 🙂 And So am I @mohangbits

  123. JoshuaHulgan says:

    Send instructions right here. This is mine.

  124. Ahmad A. ElMoslimany says:

    I would be so happy if I won a copy :)) @a_elmoslimany

  125. Drew Smith says:

    Tools for iPoneography @drewski131313

  126. Brian Dorsainvil says:

    Looks nice @Bwavy9

  127. Rahn says:

    Would like to give it a try, it looks nice. @rahnolds

  128. Throndson says:

    This would be great for some of my summer shots!

    Twitter: @l_throndson

  129. LuckyCat7 says:

    I need all the photography help I can get @LuckyCat7:disqus

  130. kokeropie says:

    This could be very useful to enhance my albums 🙂

  131. Celex Lee says:

    Awesome!!! It will really helpful with Aperture~~~exciting with that

  132. Andres Artiles says:

    I would also love a copy! Pick me! you won’t regret it!!! @totin734

  133. Adhithya Gokul says:

    I would love to get one @adhithyagokul

  134. Boz Schmid says:

    Already using in my iPhone now love to see in my Mac too. If luck permits

  135. Linkjul says:

    Would be a great addition to the iPad app!

  136. Apple Cracks says:

    FX photo studio pro is the best. I tried it at my friends house and i loved it.only the price factor was affecting me but thanks to iDownloadBlog for this giveaway. Hope i win.
    twitter : @mainm0de

  137. Eric Bryan Muñoz Denilla says:

    Loved the iPhone version. Would like to have this one too. @ebmd86

  138. césar says:

    i wanna @hernanderson

  139. tasuga says:


    I would love to see how this would work with my workflow and how many ways I can use this! The iPhone app rocked!

  140. JomanJi says:

    I don’t have twitter, so I guess I can’t win 🙁

  141. jeff stryker says:

    Wouldn’t mind being able to finally edit some of my pictures with a solid, well built app.

    Twitter: @iceismylife

  142. Julian Williams says:

    yep yep yep yep yep. @ju_will22

  143. Joey says:

    WoW, that looks like a really Awesome App, I would love to use something like that for editing my photo’s. I take a lot of family and scenic photos that this app looks like it would do the job very well. I would love a free copy of this app! @ijoeyantonini

  144. Devam says:

    Great now the only think I want is a mac

    1. Ian says:

      I think you mean thing, lol.

      1. Devam says:

        Yes sorry thing* happy??

      2. Ian says:

        Wasn’t happy or mad. Just caught it, that’s all.

  145. Fahad Mahmood says:

    Would be amazing to have. @oilersmyth

  146. lks. says:

    looks really nice! I want one to edit my Pictores. @HerbstLukas

  147. Erikk Jimenez says:

    hello @erik1992

  148. Mark Sawyer says:

    Looks good

  149. Sean says:

    Nice giveaway action! @swborgsteede

  150. bioghost says:

    My good luck 🙂


  151. josteinliverod says:

    Wonderful! @josteinliverod

  152. Sahil says:

    Awesome @leo72445

  153. ikatplus says:

    I love being creative with my iPhone photography and this sounds like a great addition to my Mac software collection. Thanks for all the great giveaways! @ikatplus

  154. Sisterhood for Zumba says:

    I would love to win a copy for my photography business @sisterhoodunite

  155. Dianne says:

    Move over Photoshop says @diral…

  156. Jon says:

    I love to edit my photographs so much and I think FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac is the best choice! @LimJunWei95

  157. disqus_BsQ4wtMdV8 says:

    hey!! i really want this.. i love taking photo.. that’s worth to give to me 🙂

  158. Ricky says:

    Would like to win onecopy @rick5up

  159. Maoz Zogravo says:

    Want to try it on my new Macbook air.

  160. quietinchaos says:

    I hope I win this! Would be great for my Mac!

  161. JOKERz says:

    Zupper Giveaway.
    Send 1 to me

  162. BoyBastos says:

    looks good 🙂 @jlimph

  163. bovey2012 says:

    Oooooh, me, me, me, would help my post workflow @TimBovey

  164. Rob van Herpen says:

    Yes great i hope i win one copy. Greetings from Holland

  165. robhert says:

    I would like to try it out. nice app! @robhert

  166. Parker Crain says:

    This looks really useful! @parky190

  167. Shaun Defense says:

    Gotta get my hands on it! @shaundefense:disqus

  168. Christian says:

    Great looking program, definitely would be fun to try out!


  169. BenTen says:

    I’d love to have this! @BenTenAtl

  170. Mamdouh Agaibi says:

    I Would Like to Win

  171. itzhiss says:

    Looks awesome

  172. mynanolife says:

    I would love to get a copy of FX Photo Studio PRO. I would definitely make it worth! @mynanolife

  173. Ben Levine says:

    I’d love to try this out — @ben_levine

  174. Elvis Tawiah says:

    wow will love to own this after trying it on my friends mac. such a great app. @headybow

  175. Mustafa Ahmed says:

    Looks pretty cool.

  176. Patrice Mathurin NGASSA says:

    nice contents

  177. Eduardo Ocampo says:

    Photoshopping! 😉

  178. ولا رئيسي ولا أعرفك says:

    Go go wish luck for all

  179. James Gunn says:

    I’d love to win this app. Looks like a great bit of software. @James_Gunn_

  180. !!! MiRO !!! says:

    cool Benjamin !!! 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛 😛

  181. Heitor Castro  says:

    I’d like to win a copy. It’ll be really helpful on my projects. Even though, thanks iDB for this giveaway.


  182. Jared says:

    Looks awesome. I’d love to win. @melovestoast

  183. Diego Sanchez says:

    Perfect to spend a lot of time. @DiegoSnchz

  184. AppleBits says:

    Can’t win if ya don’t play! Love the opportunity-thanks!!

  185. Jailbrkr21 says:

    Great comp prize, would love to try this. @jailbrkr21:disqus

  186. Curtis Roberts says:

    I would love this 🙂

  187. AppleDevFan says:

    I would like to give this app a shot

  188. Sam L. says:

    Awesome giveaway! Can I have one please?

  189. Syamil Shahimi says:

    Cool. Hopefully i’ll win. @syamilshahimi

  190. Michael Driggs says:

    Had this on my phone forever. Love it! @caboderoca

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