Halftone 1.9 Improves Integration with Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram

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[prMac.com] Sammamish, Washington - Juicy Bits today is pleased to announce Halftone 1.9, an app that turns photos into unique, vintage comics that was named by Apple as one of the best photography apps of 2011 and now has more than one million users. The free update for iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch includes a new photo picker that opens images directly from Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram, in-app news and tips, improved handling of image metadata, and increased performance.

"Halftone version 1.9 adds one of our most-requested features: the ability to open photos directly from Facebook, Flickr, and Instagram. Users tell us that more and more of their photos are stored online, and this update makes it just as easy to browse and download photos from these popular services," says Mike Swanson, founder of Juicy Bits. "We think our users are going to love it."

Halftone turns photos into unique, vintage comics. More than a simple "photo filter" app, Halftone makes it easy to add paper styles, captions, speech balloons, graphic stamps, and fonts (including built-in comic fonts). The final image can be sent via e-mail, uploaded directly to Facebook and Twitter, shared with apps like Instagram, Camera , and Color Splash, printed, and even sent as a real, physical postcard through the mail.

Pricing and Availability:
Halftone 1.9 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 4.2 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) 2009-2012 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.


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