Leonardo is from the same stable as Superimpose and can be described as its big brother. It supports all the layering, masking and blending capability you would expect of a specialist app capable of working with multiple active layers.
Rating (all versions): 4.5 (360 ratings). Rating (current version): 3 (15 ratings). Current Price: USD4.99. Where there are iPhone and iPad apps, rating data and pricing relate to the iPhone app.
Universal Photo Editor with support for Layers, Selection, Masks and of course filters, effects and other tools.
An editor so powerful that you could do almost anything that you thought was possible only on a desktop.
√ True layer support, just like photo editing on desktop. √ Selection. You can select an area and work with filters and effects only on that area. √ Layers can be masked. And not just with brush, you get a whole set of mask editing tool. √ Layers support all that a true layer app should. Blending, Opacity, Transform, Duplicate, Merge and flatten. √ The app is so fast that most of the operations are real time. You don't have to wait while adjusting the sliders. √ Handles Exif, IPTC, Geotag etc. You can even edit Geotag and IPTC. √ Exports PSD with layers. And of course exports JPEG and PNG too. √ Copy/Paste with selections and masks. √ Undo/Redo. √ Powerful filters you will hardly find on many other apps. √ 25 preset photo effects. √ Tools like Crop, Straighten, Clone stamp, color gradient, paint brush, red eye brush and add text etc. √ You can save your projects with all layers and selections preserved and work on them back and forth. √ 18 video tutorials. √ Resolution up to 4096x4096 on iPad3 and above and on iPhone max resolution is equal to the resolution of the built-in camera.
And yes, it runs on both iPhone and iPad.
Note that reduce noise filter is available only on iPhone 5 and iPad3 and above.
To get maximum resolution you will need to... 1. Go to home screen. 2. Press on the "?" button. 3. Under resolution, select the max.
Leonardo is my go to iPhone photography app for working with more than two layers at the same time. It’s a 5 star app created by Pankaj Goswami who is also behind another of my favourite blending apps Superimpose.
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