Mac Apps

Mac – Modern Grunge – New

Developer Appnotix today is proud to announce Modern Grunge for Mac, a photography app that brings back the nostalgia of grunge in a fun and creative way. Modern Grunge totally rocks out your photos with disheveled scratchy textures and tones, like those in the angst-filled lyrics of the grunge era, then contrasts them with modern ideas of the present using outlined borders, as well as cuts and rips.

Grunge Is Dead, or is it? Modern Grunge totally rocks out your photos with disheveled scratchy textures and tones, like those in the angst-filled lyrics of the grunge era, then contrasts them with modern ideas of the present using outlined borders, as well as cuts and rips created with finger gestures.

Grunge is filled with a sludgy guitar effect that can almost pass as a ‘fuzz’ sound. But bringing that style into the modern era – is it possible? The answer is YES, and rock on! Modern Grunge does this by allowing you to draw heavy outlines around your subject choosing between simple cuts or ones deckled with beautiful madness; then allows you to adjust creations with an array of raw edgy textures and murky tones for an infinite combination of dirty photos with a timeless fashion statement.

This app retails for $5.99/£3.99 in the Mac App Store and you can download it here.


Grunge rock artists went against the grain of the 80’s, so why shouldn’t you? Close your eyes; go back to the moment of unique guitar sounds and strong riffs, then let it flow from your fingertips to create a graphic atmosphere with your image so chords aren’t the only things being ripped. It’s all about the performance and your photograph is on stage, exposed, and ready to be transformed into a visual piece of art.

So who says grunge is dead? The era may have come to a close but the inspiration lives inside of flannel shirts, ripped jeans, and grungy photos. Modern Grunge retains the resolution of the original and saves your creation out in Full-Res.



* Get a quick start using premade grungies in the preset library. Use the "save" preset option to save your creations for future modifications or to apply it to other images.

* Experiment with infinite combinations of grungy scratches, pits and wear from a collection of two content libraries.

* Add or remove outlined borders, cuts and rips by drawing around your subject. Hold the "option" key down to toggle between add and remove outline.

* Choose between a "cut-in" look that gives the appearance of a photo with a hole cut through it but still allowing you to see the original image under; or the "cut-out" option which gives the appearance of part of your image torn away from the photo and pasted above the original. Both options can be done dynamically without redrawing the outline.

* Apply grungy attributes to the torn out image and then adjust the grunginess on the one above or below for another level of creativeness.

* Make your outlines, cuts and rips "pop" using shadow strength and height.

* Finish your grungy photo with a shady textured vignette that fades to black around the photo’s edge.

* Save your work or share them with your friends.

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: