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Fragment – A Fabulous Brand New iOS Photography App From The Developers Of Tangent and LoryStripes

Wow! this app Fragment looks fantastic, it’s a brand new app from the developer Ben Guerrette (Pixite LLC), from Tangent (App Store Best of 2013) and LoryStripes fame. Fragment allows users to transform their photos into stunning, visual artistry using a series of uniquely prismatic overlays. The overlays break up, or “fragment” images into a collage of mesmerizing patterns and shapes that Pixite’s Creative Director Ben Guerrette says, “mirrors the effect of looking through refracted glass, or the facets on a gemstone or prism.”

Fragment’s users can take any picture from their photo library, choose how they want to crop it and then manipulate the image by selecting from a creative toolbar of overlays featuring various frames, shapes, and patterns. Once selected, the image is then “fragmented” into a kaleidoscope of reflections, depending on the overlay, and can be scaled and rotated at will using simple finger swipes and pinches.

Additionally, there are intuitive shading and color controls with brightness, contrast, blurring, additive, inversion and desaturation capabilities. For users who love spontaneity, Fragment serves up a shuffle button, offering randomly “fragmented” creations that can provide further artistic ideas and inspiration.
What’s even more striking about Fragment is the use of a “highly-reactive, lightning-fast interface,” says Creative Director Ben Guerrette. “As users select overlays, the updates are seen in real-time, so images actually “fragment” when scrolling your finger across the controls. Technology like this is redefining the industry, and it’s exciting to harness this kind of high-level engineering for Fragment’s release.”

Keeping with Pixite’s highly-successful Tangent and LoryStripes photo apps, Fragment’s users can choose to share their pictures through Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with just a tap, or “Refragment” to continue adding additional layers to their design.
While serious iPhoneographers will gravitate to Fragment’s stunning capabilities, the app is being offered as a simple-to-use tool for the day-to-day photo enthusiast. “Even if you’re not a digital artist, the possibilities are endless,” says Guerrette.

Take a look below at Fragment’s unique features and the video demonstration, it is available now in the Apple App Store, it retails for $0.99/£0.69 and you can download it here.


Unique Features



– 46 distinctive fragments (frames, shapes, and patterns)
– Fragment size and position is fully editable and scalable
– Photo size and position is completely editable inside fragments
– 62 unique blend colors
– 6 adjustable effects including brightness, contrast, additive, blur, invert,
and desaturate for artistic control
– Customizability of fragments, blend colors, and adjustable effects equal
infinite design possibilities
– Unlimited layering through “refragments”
– Share on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
– Creations can be sent directly to other apps, or saved to the Camera Roll

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPad with iOS 7.0 or later


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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]