iOS Apps

Halftone Photography App – Selected as Apple’s iPad App Of The Week

Juicy Bits is proud to announce that Halftone has been selected by Apple as the iPad App Of The Week in the UK. Halftone is a fun way to add aged printing and comic-style effects to photos to give them a vintage look. Version 1.6.2 is an upgrade for existing iPhone and iPod touch users that adds more paper styles and stamps. This version is also a Universal app that works even better on iPad.

This app retails for $0.99 and you can pick it up here


With over 300,000 users in only 3 months and an average rating of 4.7 (out of 5), Halftone is a fun way to add aged printing and comic-style effects to photos to give them a unique, vintage look. Including 27 paper styles, nine layouts, two caption formats, six different speech balloon shapes, 24 stamps, and three licensed fonts, photos can be customized, then saved to the photo album, sent via e-mail, shared with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and printed.

Feature Highlights:
* Universal app that runs on iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad
* 27 paper styles, from crisp and clean to distressed and aged
* Two different caption styles, including one with a large initial character and a gradient background
* Six speech balloon styles
* 24 stamps (BLAM!, Arrrggh!, etc.) with customizable colors
* Nine unique layouts, including layouts without any captions or borders
* Three licensed fonts: Digital Strip, Alter Ego, and Billy the Flying Robot
* Support for front-facing camera, flash modes, camera zoom, and tap to focus
* Final Halftone images can be saved to the photo album, sent via e-mail, shared directly with friends on Facebook and Twitter, and printed
* Choice of Twitter image upload services: yfrog and TwitPic
* Settings screen for more customization
* Ability to work with full size images
* Control of halftone dot size, including the ability to turn them off
* Setting for dot gain
* Setting to turn off the introductory screen

Joanne Carter, creator of the world’s most popular mobile photography and art website—— TheAppWhisperer platform has been a pivotal cyberspace for mobile artists of all abilities to learn about, to explore, to celebrate and to share mobile artworks. Joanne’s compassion, inclusivity, and humility are hallmarks in all that she does, and is particularly evident in the platform she has built. In her words, “We all have the potential to remove ourselves from the centre of any circle and to expand a sphere of compassion outward; to include everyone interested in mobile art, ensuring every artist is within reach”, she has said. Promotion of mobile artists and the art form as a primary medium in today’s art world, has become her life’s focus. She has presented lectures bolstering mobile artists and their art from as far away as the Museum of Art in Seoul, South Korea to closer to her home in the UK at Focus on Imaging. Her experience as a jurist for mobile art competitions includes: Portugal, Canada, US, S Korea, UK and Italy. And her travels pioneering the breadth of mobile art includes key events in: Frankfurt, Naples, Amalfi Coast, Paris, Brazil, London. Pioneering the world’s first mobile art online gallery - has extended her reach even further, shipping from London, UK to clients in the US, Europe and The Far East to a global group of collectors looking for exclusive art to hang in their homes and offices. The online gallery specialises in prints for discerning collectors of unique, previously unseen signed limited edition art. Her journey towards becoming The App Whisperer, includes (but is not limited to) working for a paparazzi photo agency for several years and as a deputy editor for a photo print magazine. Her own freelance photographic journalistic work is also widely acclaimed. She has been published extensively both within the UK and the US in national and international titles. These include The Times, The Sunday Times, The Guardian, Popular Photography & Imaging, dpreview, NikonPro, Which? and more recently with the BBC as a Contributor, Columnist at Vogue Italia and Contributing Editor at LensCulture. Her professional photography has also been widely exhibited throughout Europe, including Italy, Portugal and the UK. She is currently writing several books, all related to mobile art and is always open to requests for new commissions for either writing or photography projects or a combination of both. Please contact her at: