February 10, 2009 in Entertainment (E)
[prMac.com] Studio City, California - Squires Studios releases the Valentine's update of Squiggles, an advanced paint and image app for the iPhone. Users can create and send their own customized Valentine's Day cards from their iPhone. The Valentine's update of Squiggles comes with a number of special images that can be layered on personal photos on the iPhone. Combining these with the Valentine image paintbrushes and advanced tools makes it easy to create a unique personalized photo gift that can be sent directly from Squiggles.
Images include a variety of hearts, chocolates, balloons, bubbles, Love You text, candy hearts and heart glasses.
New features allow images to be emailed directly from Squiggles, an eyedropper tool and easy layer positioning.
The App Store has featured Squiggles on What's New and as part of their Staff Favorites.
Squiggles includes a wide range of styled brushes, unlimited colors, variable opacity and paint modes making it ideal for working on iPhone size drawings, sketches and specifically for work on the iPhone since it is not always easy to draw with your finger on a piece of glass.
Paint smoothing - Draw a shape and the stroke will be redrawn smoother. This removes any wobble or jitter.
Finger Offset - When painting with your fingertip it is difficult to precisely place a stroke because your finger obscures the paint as it is being applied. This makes it difficult to connect lines or mark a photograph. The finger offset allows users to apply paint away from their finger where they can see it. A cursor allows them to make the exact lineup before commencing to paint.
Smart Shapes - Draw an approximation of a line or circle and the shape will be redrawn precisely. This is great for notations on photos and minimizes the need to keep changing tools.
The eraser restores the image to the original. This works with both paint and any filters applied to the image to allow advanced images.
A clone brush allows the cloning of an area just as in desktop painting programs.
Since part of owning an iPhone is having fun, Squiggles has a full collection of Stamps. These are full color paintbrushes that apply images to a paint stroke. (Stars, flowers, bubbles, etc)
Squiggles comes with a full collection of Overlays. These are images that can be layered on top of existing photos and rotated, sized and placed to best create a final image. Photographic overlays include real hats, tinted glasses, balloons, thought balloons and other images can be used to make on the fly photo cards.
Text layers can be created with different colors and fonts. The same two-finger process to resize and rotate overlays is used with text layers as well. The text can be used to document a photo or to make a greeting.
Squiggles also includes a number of filters similar to the PhotoBooth application on the Mac to distort the image or change values.
All images are saved to the Photo Album so users can email them, save them to their desktop, make wallpapers or save as contacts.
Squires Studios is Scott Squires, Director and Visual Effects Supervisor. Besides working on visual effects for feature films Mr. Squires also develops advanced software tools. He developed Commotion, which was a successful visual effects software package now owned by Avid. He developed Squiggles, a paint and image manipulation tool, exclusive to the iPhone. (Available opening day on the App Store). Fliparoni is his second iPhone app and features moving real-time video in a puzzle. Copyright 2009 Squires Studios. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPod are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries.