Posterize – Make Posters Quickly

Posterize was recently updated to be a Universal app for your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad. It is a really simple app for converting your images to just two or three colors.

From the iTunes description: Create awesome, posterized photos with ease. With Posterize you can:

  • Edit photos to create unique two or three color images.
  • Set thresholds for shadows, mid-tones and highlights.
  • Pick custom colors for shadows, mid-tones and highlights.
  • Save in the image in low resolution (up to 1024×1024) or at a higher resolution (up to 2592×2592)
  • Share the image via email or Facebook from within Posterize.

To use the app you simply select a photo (or take a new one) and then you get to apply threshold levels. If you want to choose new colors you simply select the Shadow, Mid, or Highlight color splotch and then drag the indicator around in the big color square (what is the name for that – I never really thought about that).

Posterize Threshold Controls
Posterize Threshold Controls

Posterize Color Controls
Posterize Color Controls

Pros: Does a fine job in a very quick/simple way. Enables creation of really nice posters in just a few moments when you have a good initial image (that is key!). The output images can also be very helpful when composing multiple images or using it in another program.

Cons: The sliders on the Threshold screen are sometimes a bit unresponsive on the iPhone. Maybe placing that slider at the top of the screen (away from the selection options at the bottom) would help out (or make my fingers smaller). On the color selection screen I would like an RGB slider option, and having some “good” color combination presets would also help out (quick sketch below). As you can tell, I’m no expert about color 🙂 Allowing the user to save their own favorites would also be a nice addition.

Possible Improvement?
Possible Improvement?

Overall this app is worth it if you like to quickly achieve this look on your images. For those interested I started a Flickr Group for this app. Feel free to join and post a few shots.

Current cost is $0.99 on iTunes. [Download]

Here are a few promo codes. Grab while you can!


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