Today Pixology is officially launch of the app by the developers of Moxie. Now most of the bugs have been worked out and runs pretty smoothly, they’re still working hard to make better improvements and updates. I ran the app on my iPhone 4S and iPad 4. The top image was edited with Pixology, titled “The Sun Sets”.
Pixology is an iPhone only app but you can loaded it onto your iPad. All the screen shots in this blog post comes from my iPad. You can either take a photo or load a photo from your device.
It’s really important to follow the developers and send them feedback if you’re having issues with the app. I know Kyle said most of the bugs are worked out on most of the devices. The only problems he’s expecting are from iPhone 4S. A lot of the iPhone 4S problems from is the 8 megapixel camera and not enough RAM. You run into the low memory issues. I gave Kyle some helpful advice from other developers that were having the same problems. So if you’re like me and still have and use your iPhone 4S, follow Pixology on Instagram or make sure you send them feedback through the app. There is always the App Store to leave a review.
After you have loaded the photo, you have your choice of crop ratios. Since I like to use Instagram, I’ll put my photo as 1:1 (square format).
You have three button an “X” for restart the loading process, “ARROW” for posting and saving your photo and “+” to add your layers.
Here are you options after you tapped on the “+” button, you can layer and blend a photo, textures (layer and blending) and adjustments to enhance the quality.
These are screen shots of menu pop-ups for each of the editing options.
I decided to pick “Blur” for my textures and these are your layering options. I know over time and future updates you will have more to choose from and more variety.
Here I am playing with the opacity of blending in the blur layer, if you want to change the blend modes them tap on little picture from the left hand side of the opacity slider.
I’m in adjustments playing with the Hue/Saturation sliders. I always like to play around with the hues and saturation to give me images that otherworldly look to them. Now you know my secret on how I play with colors and hues.
I added another layer and as you can see it’s in “Normal” blend mode, so I’m going to change that but tapping on the left hand side picture on the slider.
Here are your blend modes !!!
I picked color because I liked the look and how it came out on top of my photo. I wanted to show the textures and to blend in naturally.
Here are you options to post and share, save on to your device or send your photo to another app to be edited.
When you send your photo to another app, it will not save. So I suggest you save first then send it off to another app to be on the safe side.
This is my finished demo with Pixology. The images save at 1920 x 1920 on my iPad 4 but on my iPhone 4S the images saves at 641 x 641. I’m not sure what the other output saves are on other devices. All I can say is check and let me know by making a comment.
Some of the outcomes I’ve made with Pixology reminds me of taking an Alternative Process class. Like this image here, it’s the same as the top photo shown at the beginning of the blog post but with a grungy style to it.
This image was done on my iPhone 4S using Pixology, titled “Creepy Feelings”. Overall I like this app because it has lot of room for potential and growth. At the moment with official launch Pixology is at an intro price of $.99 at the App Store and will go up to $1.99. I wanted to thank Kyle and his team with the communication and heads-up with Pixology.
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I leave you with the Pixology video advert and key features. If you have any questions please leave a comment or email me firstname.lastname@example.org. I recommend you send Pixology feedback, suggestions and creative ideas to help them. It’s important to let developers know if you’re having issues and/or helpful suggestions to improve the quality to make a better app. Without your feedback and helpful suggestions developers will not know if the app is working properly. Have a good day and see you soon !!!
Combo Apps: Mobile Extreme Editing, a group on Flickr.