Create 3D Comics with Halftone 2 for iPad

By on Jun 5, 2013 at 3:37 am

Sammamish, Washington – Juicy Bits today is thrilled to announce that the new Halftone 2 app for iPad, an Apple Editors’ Choice, has added a 3D feature that makes comics jump out of the page. The 3D comics can be viewed with standard red and cyan anaglyph glasses and shared on services like Facebook, Twitter, and Flickr. The free update is now available on the App Store.

The new 3D feature is automatic, and no additional configuration is required from users. Halftone 2 takes advantage of existing depth information to create left- and right-eye perspectives that are blended to produce the final output. For more advanced users, Halftone 2 provides six configurable blending methods taken directly from Juicy Bits popular 3D Camera and 3D Camera Studio apps.

“Halftone 2 launched less than two weeks ago, and it’s already been downloaded nearly 250,000 times,” says Mike Swanson, Founder of Juicy Bits. “Customers have asked for more graphics, stamps, and caption styles in the free version, and we’ve listened. This update adds new page layouts, an additional balloon shape, more stamps, and another paper style. It definitely increases the capability of the free version.”

Halftone 2 re-imagines what it means to turn your photos into professionally-themed comic book pages on a touch device. Its extensive feature set is based on direct feedback from our most passionate Halftone users. Quickly and easily create stories that put words in your friends’ mouths and thoughts in their heads. Add some WHAMS, BAMS, and POWS, and share your creations with the world.

In response to user requests, the update also adds a square page layout and the ability to share images with the Instagram app. Juicy Bits has also released a series of short Halftone 2 tutorial videos on its Facebook page.

Device Requirements:
* iPad 2 Wi-Fi, iPad 2 Wi-Fi + 3G, iPad, iPad Wi-Fi + 4G, iPad, iPad Wi-Fi + Cellular
* iPad mini and iPad mini Wi-Fi + Cellular
* Requires iOS 6.0 or later
* 48.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Halftone 2 (v1.0.1) is Free and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo & Video category. Additional graphics, fonts, and tools are available via in-app purchase.

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Founded in 2009, Juicy Bits is a small company that produces unique, freshly squeezed software for mobile devices. Their first release, 3D Camera, earned 4 1/2 mice (out of 5) from Macworld and is frequently among the top photography apps worldwide. Their Layout app was named by Apple as one of the best photo apps of 2012, and Halftone, with over two million user downloads, was named by Apple as one of the best photo apps as part of App Store Rewind 2011. The original Halftone app consistently earns a 4 1/2 star rating in the App Store. Copyright (C) 2009-2013 Juicy Bits. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.