SDFX transforms your photos into works of beautiful art. We've developed the most versatile artistic filters to date! Our filter selection cover a wide range of styles, including vectorized cartoon-like processing, realistic AI painting styles, and classic smoothing and half-toning, to name a few.

We use AI to let the filters work at different detail levels, so that for example faces are painted with more detail than unimportant backgrounds.

In the app, many effects can be used for free. With a subscription, you can unlock all filters and settings, including HD, AI smart brush, and tons of other options like SVG export and batch processing. Subscription also removes watermark and hides ads, and unlocks both iOS and Mac versions.

SDFX works 100% locally on your iOS and Mac device, so your photos & data never exits your device at all.

Some of our filters:

* Vector filter: based on "A Scanner Darkly", it provides accurate, comic-style vectorized output.

* Ink: emulates Miller's ink drawings, it gives vectorized black & white sharp astonishing results.

* Silk: a fast, silky smooth filter that turns your photos into dreamy, artistic masterpieces.

* Pencil: transforms your photos into hand-made graphite pencil drawings. We use hand-made textures to give an ultra realistic effect to your photos.

* Crosshatch: make an awesome vectorized crosshatch styled artwork.

* Cartoon: Inspired on Roy Lichtenstein and Andy Warhol, gives a cool artsy effect to your pics.

* Tricolor: An awesome vectorized effect using three main colors (customizable!).

* Palette: beautiful coloring :D. Fully customizable colors.

* Poly: Polygonal figures make up your photos. Cool!

* ColorHatch: Fully customizable hatches for your photos.

* Scribble: Scribbles into your photos, cool effect!

* Stippling: A cool stippling method based on Voronoi's diagrams.

* Carved: Simulate a real awesome stone carving.

* Sketch: A beautiful ink sketch drawing :).

* Watercolor: simulate watercolor painting, with custom papers

* Crayon: Draw your pictures using crayon-like strokes. Custom papers!

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What’s New

Version 3.36.3

Bugfix for BigSur.

Ratings and Reviews

3.5 out of 5
4 Ratings

4 Ratings

phear777 ,

It never just let's me in

I love these filters, but I'm tired of having to log out, log back in, and rarely getting the app to restore my purchases, which are on an annual basis. Sometimes it just plain doesn't work. I hope you guys fix this, and soon!!!

webbolt ,

Amazing filters!

Congtats to the makers of this software as these filters for vector, cartoon, sketch, scribble, watercolor and others have amazing results. Because I filter both 3D and photos with Corel, DAP and Filter Forge with great joy, for styles I listed above, this software gives amazing results.

Oronym ,

Astounding filters

Just amazing. Do you want a source of continual delight? Get this app and for the love of all that is beautiful give up a coffee each month for the subscription. Apps like this make me proud of the human race’s brain power.

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