MacPhun makes a boatload of photo editing apps for iOS and the Mac; for the next two days, their meat & potatoes Mac app, FX Photo Studio, is half off at $10.
FX Photo Studio has a clean, easy-to-use interface, a button that allows you to instantly compare your modified image with the original and simple masking tools, and you’ve already got a much better tool than OS X’s own Preview app.
Add over 100 ready-to-go filters (brush strokes, alien skin, 3D-effect, etc.) and the ability to instantly upload creations to not just Facebook and Twitter but also Tumblr and Flickr, and $10 seems like a pretty good deal. Perfect for the casual photographer who wants quick-hit fixes with minimal time and effort.
When he was eight, Eli Milchman came home from frolicking in the Veld one day and was given an Atari 400. Since then, his fascination with technology has made him an intrepid early adopter of whatever charming new contraption crosses his path — which explains why he's Cult of Mac's test editor-at-large. He calls San Francisco home, where he works as a journalist and photographer. Eli has contributed to the pages of Wired.com and BIKE Magazine, among others. Hang with him on Twitter.