Giveaway: we have ten copies of FX Photo Studio Pro for Mac

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!


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

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

  3. 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

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


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

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

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

  8. I’ve been in the photoshopping business for awhile but I just can’t seem to get one in the can…….@diszabeled

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

    Would love to give it a try… @al_th0mas

  10. 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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  20. 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

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

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


  23. 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

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

  25. 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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

  37. This would be great for some of my summer shots!

    Twitter: @l_throndson

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

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

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

  41. 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

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

  43. @4CONNEXT

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

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

    Twitter: @iceismylife

  45. 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

  46. 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

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

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

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

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

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


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

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

  54. Go go wish luck for all

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

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


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

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