April 4, 2012 in Photo and Video
[prMac.com] Los Angeles, California - Jazz, a new mobile application that allows users to easily transform their iPhone and iPad photos into unique works of art, has officially launched in the iTunes Store. This flexible photo editing app stands out from the crowd by giving users an unlimited number of photo styles at the touch of a button, while also allowing complete control of every feature so users can refine the look of their photos manually if they so choose.
Jazz's creator, Ray Giarratana, is an award winning visual effects director from Hollywood's top visual effects studios with a long career spanning films, television commercials and music videos. His frustration with the limitations of current photo editing apps led him to create Jazz. "I wanted something that would give me the options that a power user like myself would want, but at the same time, I wanted it to be simple enough for my kids to use and get the same great results. And on top of it all, it's extremely fun to see what Jazz will create."
How Jazz works:
Jazz starts in Quartet view with a photo from your photo album or camera and improvises 4 unique and creative looks. Touch the G-clef button and Jazz will improvise 4 more looks, or as many as you like. Once you see a style you like, touch the photo to go to Solo view to further refine and edit the photo.
When users are done creating their photo masterpiece, they are able to share their images with the world via Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr all through Jazz's easy to use, one-touch interface.
"If you know the look you want, Jazz's 15 powerful filters can get you there easily and intuitively," said Giarratana. "But the real fun comes when you're not sure about the look you want. That's where Jazz shines. At the touch of a button, Jazz can improvise an unlimited number of unique looks and styles to inspire your creative needs."
In addition to Jazz's random style generator, the app has 15 professional-grade image processing filters including: Film Treatment, Tones, Vignette, Bloom, Color Balance, Spot Focus and even creative filters such as Plastic and Glass, and Dirt, Grunge and Schmutz. The combination of these powerful filters lets Jazz create and endless range of looks for your photos.
* iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, 3/4G iPod touch and iPad
* Requires iOS 5.0 or later
* 37.7 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Jazz... 1.0 is only $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category.
Ray Giarratana has been a staple in the commercial industry for the last 20 years. He began as a supervising director in award-winning visual effects for Michael Jackson music videos and other high-end commercial campaigns while at Pacific Data Images which later became Dreamworks Animation. In 2002 Ray joined Limbo Films as a director to broaden his horizons and pursue more performance based work. His credits include spots for Aflac, Coca-Cola, Budweiser, Hallmark, Ikea, Pontiac, Frito-Lay, Mercedes-Benz, Gatorade, Carnival Cruise Lines and many others. Creatives love his truly collaborative working style while producers love his problem solving abilities and years of experience working with the most demanding clients. Ray brings a strong visual style to his storytelling and a honed skill at working with talent to all his work. Ray has won numerous awards for his work, including Clios, AICP awards, and national Emmy's. Copyright (C) 2012 Ray Giarratana. 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.