Cool App Giveaway: Image Blender

image blender iPhone ipad

image blender for iPhone iPadImage Blender is one of the slickest iPhone apps available for blending two images together in a variety of ways. It’s got a lean, easy-to-use interface. There are 18 different blending modes. If you’ve used Photoshop, you’ll be right at home in Image Blender. The top layer can be masked, giving you the option of even great creative moves.

I’ve got several copies of Image Blender to give away today. Click past the jump to find out how you can win one! >>>

Image Blender can be used in a lot of ways. The main goal of the app, accordiing to the developer, is to get the right amount of an effect in a minimalistic way. It can be used to apply your own texture over the base image. It can be used to create a selective mask blend between two images. You can also use it to blend two differently processed images but otherwise identical images to give you precise control over the intensity of an effect. Image Blender is a lot more than just “Multiply.” It’s a slick, easy to use, powerful photo app.

Image Blender supports full image resolution, including the 8MP native resolution of the iPhone 5 and 4S.

I missed this when I first wrote this post. Image Blender doesn’t save EXIF data by default, but dig into the settings and Image Blender actually has some great EXIF data capabilities. Johan Andersson, the app’s developer, explains it:

Image Blender by default doesn’t include any of the original metadata from any of the two images, that’s basically because you can do so many different things with Image Blender that there isn’t a right answer to which metadata to use, or if it should be used at all.

But if you want to include metadata you can specify from what image you want to get the metadata in Settings. This can actually be used to transfer metadata from one image to another if you have other apps that strips metadata by:
– Set Image Blender to use metadata from foreground image
– Set image without metadata as background
– Set image original with metadata as foreground
– Set opacity to 0% and save

It’s a cool, unique feature and I don’t know of any other multi-image photo app that lets you use EXIF data like this.

Image Blender Giveaway

Today, I’ve got several promo codes for Image Blender to give away. To be eligible to win a copy, simply enter the giveaway below. If you follow us on Facebook and Twitter, you’ll have additional chances for a free copy.

Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Eastern Time, Saturday, January 12, 2013. Winners will be determined by One code per reader, please.

Winners will be notified by email, Facebook message or Twitter direct message — be sure to check your spam filter. If you enter, be sure your email info is correct or your code will go to someone else. Your email address is used for contest entry and for contacting the winning entrants only. We will not use or sell your email address for any other purpose.

If you can’t wait and would rather purchase the app, Image Blender is $2.99 in the App Store. It’s a Universal app and is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.

Image Blender - Johan Andersson


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Many thanks to developer Johan Andersson for giving us the promo codes for this giveaway.

UPDATE 01.11.13: Corrected EXIF data information.

About Marty Yawnick 1808 Articles
Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • Fernando

    Looks like a very useful app. I find myself more and more using my iPad to edit images or marketing campaigns, and less using photoshop

  • Daniela Brantlind

    Would love to try this app, looks really cool!

  • Ryan Stones

    Hope I win! :)

  • Elise

    This looks so cool! Thanks! :)

  • Robin Bartsch

    After realizing how much faster my iPad is than my 4S, I’ve been using it more often for shooting and editing. To be fair, I do feel like a bit of a tool carrying that thing around, though.

  • Denise

    Great giveaway!

  • StickyQuote

    This is awesome hope to win this cool app giveaway.Awesome giveaway!

  • Damion Berv

    I’ve always been curious about this app and how it compares to Pictwo. Would love to try it out!!

  • Aaron

    Would love to win this app. Thanks :-)

    • Aaron

      Yay, I finally won something. Thanks for the win “Life in LoFi” and “Rafflecopter”.

  • Christiane

    Oh, I’d love to win a code. Have been meaning to try this app for a while.

  • Rose

    Cool news on a shit day! Wanting this app for a long time now.

  • Uwe

    And one for me, please :)

  • James

    I like to blend.

  • Pierre Meuree

    I love your blog, it is very interesting for iphonograf like me.
    I hope to be a winner of the image blender contest.
    Thank you

  • Yawp Solo

    Really interested in this app, I’s be glad to win a copy.

  • MelissaW

    Definitely an app worth checking out.

  • daren

    I love to win a copy. love to blend images.

  • denis

    awesome giveaway!

  • Jolanda

    Always wanted this app! :)

  • Robyn | gemini606

    I have this app and it’s one of my go-to apps! If any of you dont win a promo code, RUN to the app store and buy it! :))

  • manel

    hi, great app and great giveaway!

    and thanks…

  • Morplett

    Had my eye on this one for a while. Looks great!

  • Isaak

    Thanks for another great giveaway!

  • Bethanie

    Woohoo! I’ve been wanting this app!

  • alessia

    This is awesome hope to win this cool app giveaway!!

  • Chris

    Uuhh, another great app giveaway! Come to Dadday!! 😀

  • Austin

    I’ve always wanted to try blending but heard the learning curve is a bit steep, but you can’t beat free!

  • Stephanie

    I know some people who use this app and love it! Haven’t given in and spent the 3 bucks yet.

  • Qlobster

    fingers crossed.

  • mhc


  • Matt Bassett

    I’ve been looking for an app like this. Would be really useful!

  • Allan Chitay

    Hope to win!

  • Kate Fortune

    This looks like a really interesting app – would love to have it!

  • myztero

    Another great app giveaway.

  • Luigi

    Great giveaway!

  • Jack

    Love this blog!

  • Johno

    Hope this works

  • Helder

    Thanks for the opportunity!

  • Megan

    I’ve been eyeing this app, would love to give it a try!

  • Daniel Scott

    Been meaning to try this app. Maybe I’ll win it!

  • rbnmrzn

    Yes, I definitely need this app. Thank you for the chance.

  • Tonio


  • Kate

    I’ve heard great things about this app, as seen an amazing array of applications of it. Would be a great one to win! Good luck to all!

  • Lisa Jemison

    I’ve been wanting this one!

  • tim

    Hey. Cool idea. Would enjoy the app.

  • Skip Hunt

    I’ve tried several & Image Blender is the best composite app bar none. The developer has regularly improved, tweaked & improved the app for the year I’ve owned it. Great on iPad too! Well worth buying if you don’t win a free copy.

    • Marty Yawnick

      Thanks, Skip! =M=

  • Mariellen

    This one’s been on my wish list for quite a while. I’ve seen some amazingly creative effects made by artists using Image Blender. I’d like to join them 😉

  • robbe

    looks like fun…

  • nito

    this is on my list to try. would be nice to win it.

  • Tom

    Looks like I might have to get this even if I don’t win.

  • Jackson Mah

    Wow! Heard about it so many times! I want this!!!

  • Robert-Paul Jansen

    One of the apps I have been on my want-to-buy list for a long time..

  • cesarina

    wow!! i like it!!

  • Jim V

    This sounds like a fun and interesting app I would enjoy testing it out!

  • Stephanie Cabrera

    Hope I win this!! This is a really great app!!!

  • Lily Sheng

    Thanks for the giveaway Marty!

  • sevillacreativa

    Geat app

  • EL

    Greet app

  • EL

    Greet app!

  • Steve

    Would be great to win.

  • Bernard

    It’s finally here! This is the app I’ve always wanted to get. I bought “Layover” and I believe “Image Blender” is something similar but better. I would like to get this app and compare to see which one I like best. From the reviews I’ve read, we can be really creative with this app since we can blend multiple pictures together to create a unique texture and style. Would love to see the result I could get. I hope I could win this time. Thanks for these wonderful giveaways and please keep them coming.

    • Marty Yawnick

      Hi, Bernard. Layover and Image Basically do the same thing, but differently. Layover lets you combine up to 5 (or more) layers. Image Blender only does 2, but it does some other things no other app in its class does. You would probably use both apps for different purposes.


      • Bernard

        Thanks for the reply. Sounds exciting to me! :)

      • Skip Hunt

        One thing I discovered is that you can press/hold the select either copy, flatten or switch. If you flatten it goes to one layer & you can then add a third layer.

        You can repeat this infinitely for ultimately multilayer composites.

  • toastist

    This is one I never grabbed, would like to try it out…

  • Shay

    Love LifeinLoFi! Been wanting this app for ages!!

  • Michael

    I want to win!

  • Adela

    I want, I want … Would be nice to try tricks I saw here and at other fellow iphoneography sites.

  • Stanley

    I hope I win!

  • Sasha

    Love to have this app!

  • ifstock

    Would be great to have it.

  • Gian Carlo Roxas

    I want <3 :)

  • Abhishek

    Cool. Have Ben waiting to get my hands on this one!

  • Reddie

    Cool. I wish I could win. Thanks!

  • Bill

    want this !

  • ionica

    Pick me pick me :)

    Thanks for the chance,

  • Darren

    Looks interesting

  • Sigul


  • Lux

    I’d love an app that simulates double exposure or a sandwich print! Usually I can only do it in the Darkroom or with my Holga. I would be nice to be able to make those prints on an iPhone and not have to worry about my negatives getting damaged.

  • murphy

    Would like to win something :) Would a cool addition to my 2 pages of photoapps in folders…

  • sourav

    Instafusion – top 10 image blender app – top paid app in US AppStore !!