July 21, 2011 in Lifestyle (E)
[prMac.com] Vitebsk, Belarus - Macsoftex is pleased today to introduce Impression HD 1.0 for iOS, their lifestyle app that gives the user access to an outstanding, searchable collection of 900 great paintings by 14 the most prominent impressionists and post-impressionists. Art lovers may browse the immense collection by Genre (thumbnail mosaic of every work) or by Artist. Users may download HD versions of any work, or receive high-resolution files of any painting via email, both at no additional cost. Artists whose work appears in the collection include: Alfred Sisley, Van Gogh, Camille Pissarro, Mary Cassatt, Claude Monet, Paul Gauguin, Paul Cezanne, Edgar Degas, Auguste Renoir, Georges Seurat, Jean Frederic Bazille, Edouard Vuillard, Eugene Boudin, Edouard Manet.
Impression HD launches in either portrait or landscape mode. At the top of the screen is a blank text field for search entries, and at the bottom of the screen are two buttons: By Genre and By Name. The first brings up a scrollable radio button list of twelve different genres, each with a sample painting. The second of the two mode buttons, By Name, brings up a scrolling list of artist's names.
In both By Genre and By Name modes, there is an intelligent search field. Also, there are hideable navigational arrows at the bottom of full screen images, allowing the user to incrementally move forward or backward, one painting at a time; and horizontal scrolling can also be performed by swiping.
Impression HD has an extensive set of features for sharing, favorites, and obtaining HD and high resolution copies of each work. The app includes integrated email, Facebook, and Vkontakte (the popular Facebook clone serving Russia, Belarus, the Ukraine, etc.) connectivity for sharing paintings. Users may download HD versions (approximately 2,000 x 700 pixels) of any painting directly from the Macsoftex server at no charge. Also available by email are high resolution files, again, at no cost. These larger files, intended for personal use only, are appropriate for the iPad display, close study of small areas of a painting, fine art printing, etc.
* 900 of the best paintings by 14 authors
* Separation of paintings by artist
* Separation of paintings by genre
* Easily search for paintings
* Custom filter results
* Send pictures via email
* Download HD pictures from server to iOS Photo Album
* Get the HD version of each picture via email
* Support for HD graphics on iPad
* Paintings are seen to their best advantage on the self-illuminated, hi-res iPad screen
* Publish pictures on Facebook
"Impression HD is the ideal app for the art lover, student of art history, painter, or any person who enjoys the beauty of great paintings," stated company manager, Alex Baturski. "A great deal of care has gone into the creation of this app, in order to do justice to the works it presents."
* US English, Russian
* iPhone, iPod touch, iPad
* iPhone OS 3.0 or later (iOS 4.3 tested)
* 637 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Impression HD 1.0 is only $0.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Lifestyle category. Review copies are available upon request.
Located in Vitebsk, Belarus, Macsoftex Company operates in the IT field. The main strategic direction of the company is developing applications for the Apple iOS. Currently, the company has more than 30 titles on the App Store. Copyright (C) 2011 Macsoftex Company. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPad and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.