November 30, 2011 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Sammamish, Washington - Juicy Bits today is pleased to announce the release of Halftone 1.7, an update to their popular vintage photo and comic effects app that now has over 1 million users. The update adds new cropping and rotation features along with image adjustments like brightness, contrast, saturation, and sharpening, all powered by Aviary.
In addition, title captions now have multiple color choices, and Halftone can extract the "date taken" from photos. Both of these, along with a new "Santa hat" stamp, make it easy to create images for the upcoming holiday season.
Halftone uses iOS 5 face detection features to automatically position speech and thought balloons, and it can share images with Instagram, Camera , FX Photo Studio, Color Splash, and other PhotoAppLink-compatible apps. This makes it possible to use multiple tools and effects to produce a final image.
Halftone has been selected by Apple as its App of the Week in both Canada and the United Kingdom, has over 1 million users, and has a 4 1/2 star rating in the App Store. It is consistently among the top 100 photography apps worldwide.
Halftone goes beyond typical "photo filter" apps to give images a unique, vintage style that makes them look like they came from an old comic strip. Users choose from over 25 paper styles, select from multiple layouts, and add speech and thought balloons. The app contains more than 25 stamps that can be placed on the image including sound-effect words like BLAM and shapes like bar codes, coffee stains, swooshes, explosions, and more. Halftone also includes three additional licensed fonts to add to the comic effect.
Pricing and Availability:
Halftone 1.7 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. The Universal app runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and it requires iOS 4.0 or later.
Founded in 2009, Juicy Bits is a small company that produces unique, freshly squeezed software for mobile devices. Their first release, 3D Camera, earned 4 1/2 mice (out of 5) from Macworld and is frequently among the top 100 photography apps worldwide. Their most recent app, Halftone, has been selected by Apple as its App of the Week in both Canada and the UK and has over 1 million users. Copyright (C) 2011 Juicy Bits. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.