Tag Archives: JixiPix

He Said, She Said: Black Friday Photo Apps

As many people head out to look for Black Friday deals, a lot of others are just hanging out at home using their iPhones and iPads. I’m one of the latter. So if you are browsing the web there are a number of deals for iOS apps this holiday weekend.

Created with XnShape and BrushStroke.

Created with XnShape and BrushStroke.

One of the big ones is the JixiPix “store wide” sale. Pretty much every one of their apps is on sale for just $0.99 (most have separate iPhone and iPad versions – not Universal). They make apps such as Simply HDR, PhotoArtista, Pop Dot Comics, Moku Hanga, and many more. I bought one of their new apps called Fold Defy and have just started playing with it. I really enjoy most of these apps. Check out all the fun stuff from JixiPix. A few shots edited with JixiPix are shown in this post.

Created with PhotoArtista by JixiPix.

Created with PhotoArtista by JixiPix.

Another fun bunch of apps that are free right now are the ones by pierre gouglelet with unique names starting with Xn: XnRetro, XnSketch, XnBooth, and XnShape. These are Universal apps. You can see the full listing on iTunes. I enjoy the image up at the top of this post (“He said, she said”) that started out with XnShape.

Waterlogue is a another great app on sale for $2 (usually $3). It’s a Universal app that has no comparison for creating images with the watercolor look.

Deteriorating dreams

Deteriorating dreams by R. Pfaff, created with Waterlogue.

And if the holiday shopping has left you glitchy, you can grab Glitch Wizard for free right now.

For the late night crowd that is glad the rest of the family has gone to sleep after a day of shopping and food, NightCap Pro is on sale for just $1 right now. It’s a Universal app that let’s you get some amazing photos of everything from stars to space station trails (with an iPhone!). You can see a lot of these photos on the NightCap site, and download the app on iTunes.

International Space Station using NightCap Pro. Photo by Grainge (Twitter: @grainge )

International Space Station using NightCap Pro. Photo by Grainge (Twitter: @grainge )

There are many other sales going on right now, so browse in the virtual iOS photo app sale world and see what looks good.

Hope you all enjoy Black Friday. 🙂

Created with PhotoArtista by JixiPix.

Created with PhotoArtista by JixiPix.

Created with Dramatic B&W by JixiPix.

Created with Dramatic B&W by JixiPix.

Valentine’s Day + Romance

Valentine’s Day was yesterday here in the states, but it is still a romantic weekend. JixiPix has joined in with the fun and made their Romantic Photo app free. There is a separate one for the iPhone and iPad.

It’s nice, but I really wish you could adjust the ‘focus’ region, but overall the app is still great for what it does. Below you can even see how romantic our blizzard looked a few days ago.

Romantic Photo creates a romantic mood or setting automatically from any picture. Using exquisite lighting and design, your photos will look like they were taken using the highest professional techniques & camera filters.

Romantic Photo for the iPhone [download]
Romantic Photo for the iPad [download]

Created with Romantic Photo. February 2014 Blizzard, Charlottesville, VA.

Created with Romantic Photo. February 2014 Blizzard, Charlottesville, VA.

Weekend Portrait Freebie

Portrait Painter is an app by JixiPix that let’s you create some interesting portraits. As you know, I really enjoy the apps they make. Right now this app is free, so go ahead and check them out.

Portrait Painter (for iPhone) [direct link]
Portrait Painter HD (for iPad) [direct link]

Here is a self-portrait created with Portrait Painter. Let’s just say I spent a lot of time in front of my computer that day.

Created with Portrait Painter

‘Programmer’ – Created with Portrait Painter

Pre-Halloween Freebie: Moku Hanga for the iPhone

I really enjoy all the JixiPix apps, and currently Moku Hanga for the iPhone is free.

You’ve discovered the fascinating art of Moku Hanga, the Japanese method of wood-block printing. Breathtaking landscapes, beautiful women, and busy cityscapes can be transformed into this exotic art known for flowing hand-chiseled outlines and brushed on color.

The Moku Hanga app, Moku the Japanese word for “wood” while hanga is known as “print”, allows you to create an artistic wood-block print from any picture or snapshot — no need for time consuming carving — the artists from JixiPix do all the work for you! With the power to fully customize your Moku Hanga, you can create a masterpiece artistic enough be part of printmaking history!

Download: Moku Hanga on iTunes

At work we had a pumpkin carving contest earlier today. I used Moku Hanga to create this image of the winning pumpkin. Let’s just say it was a rough day in the pumpkin patch for this one.

Created with Moku Hanga for the iPhone.

Created with Moku Hanga for the iPhone.

Aquarella? Nifty Water Color App

Like many apps, I have no idea what the name means, but Aquarella must mean something cool or hip…or one of those words. It is the latest from JixiPix which makes a lot of nice apps. I’ve tried it out for a few shots and so far I’m enjoying it quite a bit. It seems to work with no problems and save at full resolution (on my iPhone 5). It takes a bit long to save the file, but since the output is full res it’s worth the wait. JixiPix also seems to get their apps to run faster over time.

From the description:

Watercolor, or Aquarelle is a wonderful transparent and luminous artistic media. Watch as Aquarella transforms your image into one with liquid pools of color blended fluidly on paper to create a watercolor with all the delicate details found in a traditional watercolor media.

Look closely as you render your aquamedia to discover light delicate “blooms” of wet color running throughout your creation and brush strokes of overlapping pigment dried dark along the edges. You will be thrilled when you see your newly rendered watercolor – Auquarella is a professional artistic app and will deliver a high-end watercolor result true to the original media.

There is a separate iPhone and iPad version of the app. Both are currently $1.99. Aquarella for iPhone and Aquarella for iPad.

Here are a few shots I’ve put up on Flickr that I created with Aquarella. Click on them to see a larger version.


Growth


23/365, Wandering


Raining