November 30, 2013 in Photo and Video (E)
[prMac.com] San Diego, California - With media sources and bloggers raving about all of the deals for the upcoming Cyber Monday shopping day, iPhone and iPad users are counting down the hours for the release of the "Apps for Snaps" photo app bundle sale. News of the sale was revealed early last week.
The brainchild of photo app wizards Pixite, "Apps for Snaps" features eight of the industry's top photo enhancement and management apps. The sale begins at midnight on Cyber Monday, December 2nd and runs for twenty-four hours. Each of the apps will be offered during the sale for just 99 cents for a savings of up to 80% off the retail price.
From the ultra-savvy iPhoneography artist to the every day photo enthusiast, the "Apps for Snaps" bundle is an attractive way to add artistry to their images at an affordable price point.
The bundle is comprised of (in alphabetical order) Deco Sketch, LoryStripes, Mextures, Percolator, PicShop, Tangent, TitleFx and Unbound.
These "Apple Featured," "Editor's Choice" and "Top 10 Photo Apps" offer a wide assortment of photo-enhancement features, techniques and user-centric capabilities.
For example, Deco Sketch and Tangent both offer the ability to add graphical elements, textures and patterns to images for endless photo enhancement possibilities. LoryStripes features beautifully crafted ribbons and lines, called "Stripes," that can be manipulated and woven into photos. Percolator is a fun, easy and creative app that transforms photos into dazzling multicolor mosaics. PicShop is a complete "photo editing solution," with a full editing suite of filters, effects, frames, overlays and buttons where users can access such enhancement tools as Sharpen/Blur, Red Eye Remover, Tilt Shift and Depth of Field. And Mextures features light leaks, gritty textures and gradients, and provides the opportunity to add infinite layers for the ultimate in blending effects.
For photographers wanting to add text, TitleFx provides numerous fonts and hundreds of symbols that can be customized by users and transformed with drop shadows, gradients and chrome effects. Rounding out the bundle is Unbound, which gives users a highly functional platform for Dropbox photos, allowing the user to quickly upload, download, share and stream photos with ease.
While only three of the apps are Pixite developed (LoryStripes, Tangent and Unbound), Pixite founder and Product Manager Eugene Kaneko sees "Apps for Snaps" as an opportunity to showcase the "best-of-the-best" in the world of iPhoneography. "We're thrilled to share this stage with such an elite group of world-class developers," says Kaneko, "I've always consider these particular developers as peers in a field where technology is rapidly redefining how images are viewed, enhanced and shared."
Here's a closer look at what's available in "Apps for Snaps":
Deco Sketch by Ben Guerrette:
Enhance your photos to make detailed masterpieces or minimally affected compositions with Deco Sketch, the geometric effects and drawing suite for professionals and hobbyists. Featuring a diverse collection of unconventional brushes and presets, Deco Sketch lets you organize intricate patterned styles over simple photo filters to produce beautiful, completely original artwork. It's simple enough for the mobile creator but with advanced tools for the professional designer. Consider it "mobile artistry for the geometrically obsessed."
LoryStripes by Pixite:
The makers of Tangent, the Editor's Choice app featured in the official Apple iPhone 5s launch video, bring you the next must-have photo effects app - LoryStripes. Enhance any photo from portraits to landscapes by adding beautifully crafted ribbons and lines, called "Stripes". Simply choose an image from your Camera Roll, select a Stripe, adjust it, and weave it throughout the different elements in your photo. LoryStripes is a unique and fun way to take any photo, draw out the best parts, and make it into something people instantly talk about.
Mextures by Merek Davis:
Mextures is the best app for applying film grain, textures, light leaks and beautiful gradients to your images in seconds. And with a revolutionary non-destructive workflow, you can make changes at any time during your editing process and then save your style for future use. 80 Original Textures have been made specifically for photographers by photographers. There are tons of light leaks, gritty and grainy film textures, dusty vintage film scans, tasteful grunge, and gorgeous gradients. Most of these textures are created from actual 35mm film scans from various cameras, and a multitude of other natural elements. With 12 different blending modes, every new layer adds millions of possibilities to enhance your images and make them uniquely yours.
Percolator by Tinrocket:
Percolator is a fun, easy, creative app that lets you transform your photos into dazzling multicolor mosaics. Featuring intuitive dial-based controls with an elegant retro look, Percolator is a fun way to play with your photo library. Select from Amazing Brews, each with their own unique style. Be prepared for some amazing surprises, and then share your creations through Email, Twitter, Facebook or the Instagram app.
PicShop by esDot Development Studio:
Beautiful interface, tons of editing options and dozens of filters make this the premier mobile editing suite on the market. You will absolutely love this app. With support for HD images up to 8MP, PicShop is great for serious photographers as well as casual. We've integrated social sharing right into the app, so you can to post to Facebook, Twitter or Email with a single click.
Tangent by Ben Guerrette & Pixite:
Tangent provides infinite opportunities to transform your photos into amazing works of art that can be shared and enjoyed, no matter what your level of artistry. It's an incredibly easy way to elevate your photos into a new realm of creative expression. Simply snap a shot or upload a photo from your Camera Roll and let your imagination take over. Select from a toolbox of dazzling frames, shapes, patterns, fills and blends, then apply. Drag, resize, rotate and zoom, add colors and adjust opacity-whatever inspires you. When you're done, share instantly with friends or continue adding more layers by tapping "Retangent." It's that easy.
TitleFx by East Coast Pixels:
Make a statement with your photos by adding dynamic text. TitleFx makes it easy to get stunning results with the most full featured text on photo app available for the iPhone and iPad. Start with over 50 wonderful fonts. You can also pick from 200 fun symbols! You have complete control over font size, position, rotation, character and line spacing, and transparency. All adjustments use interactive slider controls that give you direct control and stay out of your way. Select a color and then pick from a dazzling array of text effects. These effects are unique to TitleFx and include simple drop shadows and gradients, as well as emboss, cutout and chrome effects. You can even render any font as an outline. There are also tasteful text backgrounds. Export to the usual social media suspects or at full resolution to your Photo Album.
Unbound by Pixite:
Try out the app that Cult of Mac says is the "Best Dropbox Browsing App!" Blazing fast, simple to use, and chock-full of features. It's the ultimate viewing experience for your Dropbox photos. Unbound lets you view your photos in full resolution even when you're offline, flatten your folder structure so you can easily view all your albums, and stream your photos to Apple TV from your iPad using AirPlay. You can even keep your photos private by using the passcode feature. Go ahead - quickly upload photos in batches to your Dropbox account, upload photos in the background while using other apps, create new albums, or move and delete your photos. Unbound even allows you to directly export photos to other popular apps like PhotoToaster.
Pricing and Availability:
Each of the eight apps in the "Apps for Snaps" photo bundle will be available for 24 hours on Cyber Monday (Monday, December 2) for $.99 (USD). After Cyber Monday they will return to their retail price. All apps are available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.
Pixite LLC, located in San Diego, California, was founded by Eugene Kaneko and Scott Sykora in 2009. Pixite creates photo apps for iOS devices like Web Albums, the most popular and highest rated paid Picasa app on the App Store. Pixite, in partnership with creative technologist Ben Guerrette, produced Tangent, a photo editing app that empowers users to recreate photos into stunning geometric works of art. Tangent was featured in the New and Noteworthy section of the App Store in over 100 countries, chosen as Editor's Choice, and featured in the official Apple iPhone 5s launch video. Most recently, Pixite developed and produced in partnership with designer Laurent Rosset, LoryStripes. Featured in over 111 countries, LoryStripes is a unique photo effects app that enhances photos using carefully crafted graphical elements called Stripes. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2013 Pixite LLC / 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.