For those looking for a great weekend sale there are three fun Universal apps you can grab for free right now: Simply B&W, Pixel It, and Posterize. I’ve used all three to create some nifty images in the past. See my earlier reviews: Simply B&W, Pixel It, and Posterize.
I’ve been having a lot of fun with the Pixel It app and I have five promo codes to give away! All you have to do is follow me on Twitter and retweet about this giveaway, OR leave a comment on this post. I’ll randomly pick 5 winners on Sunday from those that are eligible.
A new version of Pixel It will soon be released which has full resolution images!
Here are a few shots I did using Pixel It (the apple picture used several apps). Click to view them on Flickr.
More samples of Pixel It shots can be found here.
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Update: This promo has now ended. No need to tweet about it 🙂
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.
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 🙂
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!!!