A funny thing happened on the way to the app store revolution that Apple started with the iTunes App Store. Good apps, low prices. For iPhone users who want better photos, the App Store has hundreds of photo enhancement apps that range from free to a few dollars. Even the Mac App Store has spawned a revolution of sorts with lower prices and many apps too choose.
One on my Mac that gets repeated use is PhotoMagic, the pro version photo editor and effects app. If iPhoto just doesn’t do it for you anymore, PhotoMagic is a good one to try. It comes with over 200 filters, effects, borders, frames and special options to drop in text, and adjust more than the basics– all point and click.
As user interfaces go, PhotoMagic is spartan, but simple enough for newbies to make quick work of applying filters and effects with a click.
All the filters and effects as well as the borders and frames can be added to a photo with a click, the adjusted as needed.
PhotoMagic comes with basic brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpen, exposure options, of course, but also adds nature lighting effects, textures, Bokeh effects, and presets for vintage, sketch, oil painting, and other artistic options.
If you want an app that goes beyond iPhoto but not as expensive as Pixelmator or other photo enhancement apps of consequence (and complexity), PhotoMagic is a good choice. You can buy it on the Mac App Store, but the developers have wisely provide a trial version, too (seems to be a substantial difference in price between the developer’s store and the Mac App Store version).