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LoryStripes – New iOS Photo App From The Developers Of Tangent

The photo app development team at Pixite LLC, the makers of the Editor’s Choice photo effects app Tangent, in partnership with Italian architect and designer Laurent Rosset, are proud to announce the next must­have photo effects app, LoryStripes for iPhone. Designed to elegantly personalize any photo, LoryStripes approach is one­of­a­kind. Users enhance images by adding beautifully crafted ribbons and lines, or Stripes, drawing out elements in the photo while adding elegance and zing to it. Professional graphic artists have used similar techniques in advertising and artwork, but this is the first time these techniques are accessible to artists and non­artists alike.

The LoryStripes experience is simple as well as delightful. Users choose an image from the Camera Roll, select a Stripe, adjust it, and weave it throughout the different elements in the photo. When users first use the Stripes, they will be amazed at what they actually are. The Stripes are not flat two­dimensional overlays, which is the norm even for professional artists using high­end graphic editing software, but are actually carefully crafted 3­D objects that can be positioned, scaled, and tweaked by simply swiping across the touch screen.

You can read more about LoryStripes below. It retails for $1.99/£1.49 and you can download it here.


The technology behind LoryStripes is a feat in itself. The app uses OpenGL ES 2.0 to take advantage of the iPhone’s advanced graphics hardware, allowing LoryStripes to create fully three­dimensional Stripes that render at photo quality in real time. The technology allows users to naturally move the Stripes on the screen, creating a photo editing experience like no other.

Once LoryStripes users have enhanced their photos, they can either opt to share their creations seamlessly to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with just a tap or “ReStripe,” a feature that allows the user to save their creation and continue adding more layers to their photo. This unique feature alone means that the creative possibilities for LoryStripes are truly limitless.

“For a long time, I was searching for a way to personalize each of the photos I take everyday. Something elegant and beautiful that would enhance each photo and make it more mine. What I landed on was LoryStripes,” says LoryStripes creator, Laurent Rosset.

“At first I added these enhancements to my photos on the computer using stripe overlays I carefully created. The more I shared my photos and overlays, the more I discovered that the Stripes were exactly what other artists were looking for. Now that LoryStripes is available on the iPhone, it’s easier than ever to add style and elegance to any digital photo.”



­ 40 beautifully crafted Stripes
­ 120 Stripe presets, or “Styles,” to quickly select the right Stripe for any photo
­ 62 stunning colors and 9 different shadings and blends for every Stripe
­ Completely customize any Stripe by rotating, scaling, and moving them in 3D for an infinite number of possibilities
­ Weave Stripes between different elements using the Masking feature
­ Layer multiple Stripes using the ReStripe feature
­ Share on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
­ Browse amazing LoryStripes creations in the Inspirations section, updated frequently

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: [email protected]


  • Carlos

    It just amazing the tools that keep coming out to push our creatives juices! Love tangent!

  • Carlos

    PS to see more work using this app, check out Instagram with #lorystripesapp. This will inspire you to check this app out!

  • Lanie heller

    I was a beta tester for the lorystripes app. I love it & am excited it’s out!! I encourage people to get it, it’s a lot of fun.