App simplifies photo editing

App simplifies photo editing
Updated 02 October 2013

App simplifies photo editing

App simplifies photo editing

Exbel, designed by Yaser AlMajed, a Saudi-based app developer and photographer, is a double exposure application for iPhone that creates impressive images in just a few minutes.
Exbel app is the most suitable application for iPhone users seeking to integrate images in a simple manner. The designing and programming of the application is convenient as it allows you to capture an image directly and combine it with another image from your gallery profile.
Normally, double exposure photos require starting with darker, silhouetted images against a clear background, and then applying a second image via layering techniques. The process can turn everyday images into works of art; however, it’s also frustrating and time-consuming.
Exbel tries to solve this problem by making the process easier: first, the user must select an image and draws a mask over it, using a brush or magic wand tool. After adjusting the mask, the user chooses a second image to blend with the masked one. The app comes with a few sample images; however, the user can choose any captured image or picture they have taken.
Having established a fan base, mainly on Instagram, for his double exposure photographs, AlMajed noticed an opportunity to provide an app that can produce similar results to those in his photos, without the hassle of advanced Photoshop editing. This led him to form the concept behind Exbel.
The app was released June 17 this year and has so far received rave reviews from Gizmodo and AppAdvice. The app’s performance has also been quite impressive, the app has been downloaded by more than 17,000 users last month and was ranked #1 in the UAE and Kuwait app stores on its first day, #2 in Saudi Arabia and #30 in the US.