Quick Review: Pixel It for iPhone and iPad

Pixel It was updated earlier today and it became a Universal app. It allows you to pixelate a photo (you can take it on the fly or pull from your library) with a variety of control ranging from pixel size to the edge detection scheme which can have a big impact on your image, as well as the color depth of the RGB channels.

The typical control screen is shown below. You can click on any of these images to see a larger version.

Screen in Pixel It app

Screen in Pixel It app

The output resolution on my iPhone 4 is currently 720×536, but the author said he is working on increasing the resolution (you can follow him on Twitter) in a future version.

For those interested in the pixelated look, this app can really produce some interesting shots. There are many sample images on the Pixel It website.

Here are a few that I made from this original image, along with a cute dog 🙂

Festival of Photograph Coming Soon!

Festival of Photograph Coming Soon!

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

Sample from Pixel It app

The ability to control the various parameters really helps out on this app. If you enjoy the pixelated look you should definitely give this one a try.

Currently the app is available on iTunes for $0.99.


Description from iTunes:

Ever wonder what your photo would look like on an old computer or video game console? Want to create a truly unique avatar? With “Pixel It” you can:

* Individually control the red, green, blue or greyscale depth of your image.
* Enhance your image by adding definition with a contrast contour or one of two edge-detection schemes.
* Choose your “Pixel” size.
* Make something totally rad!!!

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