March 12, 2014 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] Sammamish, Washington - Halftone 2, an Apple Editors' Choice and App Store Best of 2013 winner, has added a new perspective feature that enables users to interactively tilt and rotate their graphic elements. The update also adds support for user-defined graphic shapes, making it easy to incorporate custom photos and artwork.
"The new 3D perspective feature makes it easy to tilt captions, balloons, WHAMs, and BAMs to add more excitement and action," says Mike Swanson, Founder of Juicy Bits. "Best of all, if you export an image using Halftone 2's anaglyph format, you can put on a pair of red and cyan 3D glasses and see the shapes jump right out of the page."
With this update, users can also add their own custom stamp shapes to the app. Custom shapes can be loaded from photos or from PNG images that include transparency.
Halftone 2 makes it easy to create multi-page comic books by assembling photos from Facebook, Flickr, and the photo album. Users can add filters, customize page layouts, add speech and thought balloons, position captions, place some WHAMs, BAMs, and POWs, and share their creations with the world.
Other recent additions include a new set of licensed artwork from professional comic design firm, Blambot, the ability to copy projects using the iTunes file sharing feature, the return of the Aviary image cropping tool, a new cartoon-style image filter, a new "faceted" balloon style, three new page layouts, and localization to German, Spanish, French, Italian, Japanese, and Simplified Chinese.
Pricing and Availability:
Halftone 2 is currently available for $1.99 USD on the App Store. Halftone 2 is a Universal app that runs on iPad 2 (or later) and iPhone 4 (or later) with iOS 7.0 (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 photography apps worldwide. Their Layout app was named by Apple as one of the best photo apps of 2012, and Halftone, with over two million user downloads, was named by Apple as one of the best photo apps as part of App Store Rewind 2011. Halftone 2, an Apple Editors' Choice, was also selected for the App Store Best of 2013. Copyright (C) 2009-2014 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.