Pixel Blend Pro for iPhone

December 16, 2011 | Zoltan Arva-Toth | Software | 2 Comments |
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The new Pixel Blend Pro iPhone app enables users “to manipulate their digital photos in dramatic ways previously only possible with film”, says developer Michael Valdez. Pixel Blend was inspired by Polaroid SX-70 time zero film manipulation, a process that used original tools such as paperclips to distort the film’s soft emulsion into a beautiful new look. In the app, photographers can choose from unique tools to manipulate their photos. Based on the iPad app Pixel Blend HD, Pixel Blend Pro for the iPhone adds many new features including changing tool sizes, applying new textures, and an eraser tool. The app sells for $1.99 on iTunes.

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New Pixel Blend Pro iPhone App Transforms Photos into Impressionist Art

To help photographers transform their images into impressionist art, Michael Valdez today introduces the innovative new app Pixel Blend Pro, giving iPhone users unique and unexpected tools to manipulate digital photos in dramatic ways previously only possible with film. The app lets photographers scratch, smudge, and smear photos in new ways to give them a painterly. Based on the iPad app Pixel Blend HD, Pixel Blend Pro adds new features such as tool sizes, new textures, and an eraser.

Las Vegas, Nevada - To help photographers transform their images into impressionist art, Michael Valdez today is proud to introduce the innovative new app Pixel Blend Pro, giving iPhone users unique and unexpected tools to manipulate their digital photos in dramatic ways previously only possible with film.

Pixel Blend Pro lets photographers scratch, smudge, and smear their photos in new ways to give them a painterly look that is unique in the App Store. Based on the innovative iPad app Pixel Blend HD, Pixel Blend Pro for the iPhone adds many new features including changing tool sizes, applying new textures, and an eraser tool.

“Pixel Blend Pro can help you find your inner artist by creating original photo art,” said Michael Valdez, creator of the app. “You can easily create impressionistic effects by manipulating the pixels of your images.”

Pixel Blend was inspired by Polaroid SX-70 time zero film manipulation, a process that used original tools such as paperclips to distort the film’s soft emulsion into a beautiful new look. In the app, photographers can choose from unique tools to manipulate their photos in subtle or dramatic ways. A slider can be used to increase or decrease the size of each brush.

Available tools include:
* Toothpick
* Knitting needle
* Crochet hook
* Dental tool
* Wooden knife
* Eraser

Also, Pixel Blend Pro lets users apply a sandpaper texture to photos or choose from 3 new textures. A unique feature of the app is the ability to change the photograph’s temperature - this affects how each tool works so users can achieve the exact effect they are looking for. Hot temperatures allow for maximum movement of the photo’s pixels while cold temperatures are used for less movement. Completed photos can quickly shared with friends by email, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Flickr.

Features of the Pixel Blend Pro app include:
* Create impressionist images - Photos can be transformed in beautiful new ways, giving them a painterly look
* Unique tools - Photos can be scratched, smudged, and smeared to create original, unexpected effects
* 3 new textures - Sandpaper and other textures give a dramatic “real world” look to digital images
* Use any photos - Users can pick any image from their iPhone or iPad, or take a new picture to manipulate.
* Share photo art - Finished photos can be sent by email, Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, or Flickr

Device requirements:
* iPhone or iPod touch
* Requires iOS 4.0 or later
* 6.3 MB

Pricing and availability:
Pixel Blend Pro (for iPhone and iPod touch) is currently available for sale worldwide through the App Store in the Photo and Video category for $1.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies). Pixel Blend HD (for iPad) is also available for $1.99 USD. Review copies are available upon request.

Pixel Blend Pro: http://www.pixelblend.me
Purchase and Download: http://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/michael-valdez/id449226517
Sample Photos: http://www.flickr.com/groups/1760215@N22/

Based in Nevada, Michael Valdez specializes in creating photography apps for the iPad and iPhone. His first app, Pixel Blend HD for the iPad, allows users to apply impressionist effects to their digital photos. Pixel Blend Pro is now being released for the iPhone. Copyright (C) 2011 Michael Valdez. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.



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#1 joe Dasbach

Annoying interface.
And tools don't seem to have any effect.

2:41 am - Sunday, December 18, 2011

#2 Mike Valdez

Hi Joe,
I welcome your feedback and offer an opportunity to pass along a private tutorial to help you understand Pixel Blend if so inclined. I've worked long and hard to bring a quality app to The app store and would like all of its users to have a positive experience.

Mike Valdez
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3:39 am - Tuesday, December 20, 2011