December 6, 2010 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Haaltert, Belgium - Phoenxsoftware today is pleased to announce the release of MonoPhix 3, an update to an already popular iPhone black & white photography app. MonoPhix 3 was in development for over a year and allows users to transform their pictures into attractive fast film Black & White and vintage pieces of art in a few simple and highly adjustable steps. This update adds a complete overhaul of everything, including a new intuitive dark wood interface and more than 30 new features and improvements.
MonoPhix 3 has a completely redesigned dark wood UI as mentioned before. People who also use the iPad version will be very familiar with this interface as it's based on the MonoPhix HD UI. One day after its release it already received very positive critiques saying that the interface alone is enough to make people buy the app. The biggest complaint about MonoPhix 2 was that the previews were just too small. Complaints are there to be fixed, so now MonoPhix 3 provides users with an almost full screen preview. People even have the ability to hide the controls by double tapping any menu item or just tapping the active menu item. Now you can review your changes in detail before saving.
The tonal sliders which give users the ability to enhance the contrast of their monochrome picture have been there for a while and now they are even more powerful. Together with the new enhanced monochrome filter they allow for very high contrast while remaining details and quality.
A lot of features are gathered under the new processing tab. It allows you to blow out exposure, generate grain, posterize the image and invert the colors. But the most interesting feature is the alpha slider. It allows you to set the transparency for the monochrome layer and makes MonoPhix less of a monochrome app by allowing users to create desaturated high contrast vintage pics.
We believe that MonoPhix 3 has some of the most advanced vignetting options of any iPhone app. It allows with one slider which takes even Photoshop several actions, clicks and menus further. MonoPhix supports burned and bleached vignetting and you can adjust the radius and strength of the vignet to your specific needs. MonoPhix 2 also allowed coloring your monochrome pics to eg. Sepia or Antique. With MonoPhix 3 we took this to a whole new level. Now you can recolor the duotone to whatever you like with the 3 RGB sliders.
For the first time in its history MonoPhix also contains a settings panel and a help file. The settings panel allows you to bring back the old more grainy MonoCore 2 filter under the "Fast film" tab. It allows people with an iPhone 4 or 4g iPod touch to enable a huge high quality preview for the Retina Display and allows some other UI options to be set. A social banner was also added, in the same wood, leather and parchment style as the rest of the interface. This social banner is a quick guide to the iPhone version of MonoPhix, the Facebook page so you can share your creations and our twitter to stay up to date on the latest MonoPhix news.
* iPhone, iPod touch
* Requires iPhone OS 4.0 or later (update coming within a week for iOS 3.1.x devices)
* 2.5 MB
Pricing and Availability:
MonoPhix 3.0 is $0.99 (USD) and available exclusively through the App Store in the Photography or Productivity categories. Interested writers, reviewers and editors can always request a promo code to check it out for themselves.