Deluxe FX is an easy to use, straightforward, square format filter app. It’s not a one-click workflow — it’s more like a three or four click photo app. It quickly and easily lets you apply filters, textures and frames to your images.

We are giving away some free copies of Deluxe FX over on the Life In LoFi Facebook page today. Click past the jump to find out how to get one.

Deluxe FX is a little more advanced than a basic one-click photo app. You can separately apply one each of the 19 filters, texture overlays, and frames to your image. The filters add color effects, ranging from several faux-lomo types to old black & white. Most of the overlays were surprising useful for me, ranging from a subtle bokeh to a pretty cool old, fractured lens. Overall, the frames are good-looking. They add a nice textured edge without distracting from the image. Not all effect will hit a home run with everyone here, but the ratio of filters I’d use to the stuff I wouldn’t is pretty good. Overall, I found most of the filters and textures to be well-done and quite usable, unlike many filter apps in this class.

The app supports up to to 2048×2048 pixel resolution on an iPhone 4S– 4 MP, that’s pretty good and definitely usable for prints and enlargements. It strips out most EXIF data, though, including location tags.

There is also no way to share images within the app. It only saves to the camera roll. This app would be perfect for future Facebook and Instagram integration.

I’m not a fan of the wood interface, but honestly, I was pleasantly surprised as I played around with the filters.

You can find more info and samples on the Deluxe FX website.

We’ve got promo codes for Deluxe FX and we’re giving them away on our Facebook page only today. To be eligible to win one, simply head over to our Facebook page. Find the Deluxe FX giveaway — it’ll be pinned to the top of our timeline. Then request on in the comments on that post. Cut-off time to enter is 11:59 PM Central Time, today, Friday, July 7, 2012. Winners will be determined by random selection. One code per reader, please.

If you haven’t already, please “Like” our Facebook page while you’re there to keep up with the latest photo app freebies and sales. We only post the good ones….

This is a Facebook-only giveaway. If you don’t have a Facebook account, don’t fret. We’ve got plenty of other giveaways coming soon. Stay tuned….

Deluxe FX is $0.99 in the App Store. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.

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Big thanks to Umit at for the promo codes for this giveaway!