[prMac.com] San Diego, California – The photo app wizards at Pixite LLC, the developers of Tangent (App Store Best of 2013), have done it again and created another extraordinary app for iPhonographers. Called Fragment, the new photo enhancement app lets users transform their photos into stunning, visual artistry using a series of uniquely prismatic overlays. The overlays break up, or “fragment” images into a collage of mesmerizing patterns and shapes that Pixite’s Creative Director Ben Guerrette says, “mirrors the effect of looking through refracted glass, or the facets on a gemstone or prism.”
Fragment’s users can take any picture from their photo library, choose how they want to crop it and then manipulate the image by selecting from a creative toolbar of overlays featuring various frames, shapes, and patterns. Once selected, the image is then “fragmented” into a kaleidoscope of reflections, depending on the overlay, and can be scaled and rotated at will using simple finger swipes and pinches.
Additionally, there are intuitive shading and color controls with brightness, contrast, blurring, additive, inversion and desaturation capabilities. For users who love spontaneity, Fragment serves up a shuffle button, offering randomly “fragmented” creations that can provide further artistic ideas and inspiration.
What’s even more striking about Fragment is the use of a “highly-reactive, lightning-fast interface,” says Creative Director Ben Guerrette. “As users select overlays, the updates are seen in real-time, so images actually “fragment” when scrolling your finger across the controls. Technology like this is redefining the industry, and it’s exciting to harness this kind of high-level engineering for Fragment’s release.”
Keeping with Pixite’s highly-successful Tangent and LoryStripes photo apps, Fragment’s users can choose to share their pictures through Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with just a tap, or “Refragment” to continue adding additional layers to their design.
While serious iPhoneographers will gravitate to Fragment’s stunning capabilities, the app is being offered as a simple-to-use tool for the day-to-day photo enthusiast. “Even if you’re not a digital artist, the possibilities are endless,” says Guerrette.
Fragment’s unique features:
* 46 distinctive fragments (frames, shapes, and patterns)
* Fragment size and position is fully editable and scalable
* Photo size and position is completely editable inside fragments
* 62 unique blend colors
* 6 adjustable effects including brightness, contrast, additive, blur, invert, and desaturate for artistic control
* Customizability of fragments, blend colors, and adjustable effects equal infinite design possibilities
* Unlimited layering through “refragments”
* Share on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
* Creations can be sent directly to other apps, or saved to the Camera Roll
* iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch
* Requires iOS 7.0 or later
* 5.4 MB
Pricing and Availability:
Fragment 1.1 is $0.99 (USD) for a limited time and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.Fragment 1.1
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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 named App Store Best of 2013, and 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. 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.