Halftone App Adds iOS 5 Face Detection Feature

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Washington based Juicy Bits released Halftone 1.6.5, an update to their popular vintage photo effects app that takes advantage of new iOS 5 face detection features. Halftone now uses face locations to automatically position speech and thought balloons to add comic-style effects to an image. The update also enables sharing with other apps like Instagram, Camera+, FX Photo Studio, Color Splash, and many more.

Halftone Sharing and Face Detection

Today, Juicy Bits released Halftone 1.6.5, an update to their popular vintage photo effects app that takes advantage of new face detection features in iOS 5 to automatically position speech and thought balloons to add comic-style effects to an image: http://www.juicybitssoftware.com/halftone/.

The update also uses the new iOS 5 built-in Twitter functionality to quickly share photos with friends. Photos can also be posted to Facebook, sent via e-mail, and output to any AirPrint-enabled printer.

Halftone can now share images with Instagram, Camera+, FX Photo Studio, Color Splash, and other PhotoAppLink-compatible apps: http://www.photoapplink.com/. This makes it possible to use multiple tools and effects to produce a final image.

Halftone has been selected by Apple as its App of the Week in both Canada and the United Kingdom, has over 750,000 users, and has a 4½ star rating in the App Store. It is consistently among the top 100 photography apps worldwide.

Halftone goes beyond typical “photo filter” apps to give images a unique, vintage style that makes them look like they came from an old comic strip. Users choose from over 25 paper styles, select from multiple layouts, and add speech and thought balloons. The app contains more than 25 stamps that can be placed on the image including sound-effect words like BLAM and shapes like bar codes, coffee stains, swooshes, explosions, and more. Halftone also includes three additional licensed fonts to add to the comic effect.

Halftone 1.6.5 is $0.99 USD (or equivalent amount in other currencies) and is available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. The Universal app runs on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch devices, and it requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Founded in 2009, Juicy Bits is a small company that produces unique, freshly squeezed software for mobile devices. Their first release, 3D Camera, earned 4½ mice (out of 5) from Macworld and is frequently among the top 100 photography apps worldwide. Their most recent app, Halftone, has been selected by Apple as its App of the Week in both Canada and the UK and has over 750,000 users.

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