We are delighted to publish Jerry Jobe’s latest mobile photography/art tutorial for our reading and viewing pleasure. This week Jobe takes a look at the new mobile photography/art app, RipPix by JixiPix Software. Read his thoughts as he puts it through its paces (foreword by Joanne Carter).
“This week I cover the 110th app since I started writing about iPhoneography apps back in November 2012. That’s quite a few; but with the large number of new apps arriving almost daily, I’m barely able to scratch the surface.
One app that I’ve been meaning to cover is Modern Grunge, by Appnotix. It has some nice textures, which it added to the ability to “rip” away part of an image it borrowed from its sister app, Ripped from Reality (the fourth app I covered). Modern Grunge has not been updated for a while, and I was beginning to wonder if it would become another abandoned app, like at least a third of the apps I cover.
Imagine my surprise when I saw that JixiPix released a new app, RipPix, that duplicates the capability of Modern Grunge while adding in a few extra perks. According to Tina Rice, who writes on iPhoneography over at Combo Apps, Appnotix was bought out by JixiPix. Modern Grunge and Ripped from Reality are being abandoned, and are replaced by RipPix.
RipPix is a universal app, running on both iPad and iPhone. The iPhone version runs only in portrait mode, while the iPad version runs in both portrait and landscape. The iPad version even has two splash images – which one you see depends on how your iPad is turned. The image below is the iPad landscape splash screen; the remainder of the screenshots in this tutorial are done in portrait mode on the iPad”.