Now before I start with which app is better, I want to let you know where this type of editing came from. It started with a Photoshop Plugin called Fractalius by Redfield Plugins. The photo up above was edit with Fractalius back in 2009. You can look through my Flickr Album of Fractalius editing HERE. This type of editing is nothing new, considering this dates back to pre-iPhone Editing or Mobile Art days. It’s important to know where this type of effect comes first before I do the comparison post.
Alright, I did a selfie comparison and posted this on Instagram @combo_apps. It was clear that people wanted the comparison post. I wanted to show you the difference between the two apps on Spektrel Art and Tangled FX with very little tweaks and adjustments. I did have to turn down the saturation with Spektrel Art because my face looked really red. It made me look sunburned or on the drunk side.
This was my other qualm with Spektrel Art. If you load a black and white photo, you will have a color shift. You can’t really adjust the tonal or hue range with this app. I recommend make your color edit first and convert the image in another app.