Why settle for one filter, when you can have four in one image? 4Effects divides your image in four different parts and then you can apply different effects to each one. You can come up with many different looks out of a single image. 4Effects is free at the Windows Phone Store and has thousands of positive reviews already. Want to see it in action? Check out our hands-on video.

Before you start, we suggest going into settings and disable the watermark. You can also change the image size. To get started, tap the big camera icon at the main screen. The app then asks which layout you like. There are currently six layouts available.

After selecting the layout, you choose a photo from your album. You can also choose photos from your OneDrive. Before you can start editing, 4Effects lets you crop the image. There's currently only one aspect ratio available, but we hope more will be added in the future.


Once your image is cropped, you can apply filters to each section. Just swipe and browse at the bottom. There's a thumbnail for each filter with a preview of how they look. Tap anywhere on your image to switch over to another section.

When you're happy with the adjustments, tap the Apply button. The image will be saved, but you can still continue adding filters. The Save button at the bottom saves the image to your camera roll, while the Share button brings up the Windows Phone sharing screen. You can share your image via email, Facebook, Twitter, OneNote, and more.


4Effects doesn't have the prettiest user interface, but it gets the job done. It's a different way to play with your images. What do you think? Let us know in the comments!

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