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Halftone 2

When you want to turn your photos into fun comic strips

Turn your favorite photos into vintage comics with Halftone 2

Halftone 2

by Juicy Bits
Halftone 2
Halftone 2
$2.99 in the App Store

Turn your favorite photos into vintage comics with Halftone 2.

What is it about?

Halftone 2 is a fun photo app that lets users turn their awesome photograph stories into comic strips. Just import the images that you want to use, change the comic-style filter on it to suit your needs, and add fun stickers like thought bubbles, action effects, and even speech bubbles. Our photographs tell stories, and Halftone 2 is a great app that takes that concept literally, so you can make your own cool comic strips and share them with others. The app interface is fun and intuitive, and it's a great piece of software that everyone can enjoy.

For those who...

  • Like comic books and scrapbooking
  • Like to share their stories with others
  • Want a unique way to tell their stories

Not for those who...

  • Don't like having to unlock a lot of content through IAPs
  • Want a serious photo editing app
  • Don't like to tell stories in creative new ways

Why we love it

If you’re the creative type, this is your photography app. It’s jam-packed with features, so the only limit is your imagination.

App Screenshots

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App Details

Photo & Video
Last updated
October 2, 2018
Release date
May 22, 2013
More info

Halftone 2 is $2.99 but there are more add-ons

  • $1.99

    Landscape Pack

  • $1.99

    Action Pack

  • $1.99

    Square Pack

  • $1.99

    Sound Pack

App Store Description

Easily turn your photos into comic book pages and videos with Halftone 2.

**Named One of the Best Apps of 2013 by Apple**
**Featured by Apple as an App Store Editors' Choice**
**Featured by Apple as a showcase app in Apple Retail Stores**
**Featured by Starbucks as a Pick of the Week**

Halftone 2 makes it easy to create comic and scrap books with your images. Choose a page layout, apply photo filters, position captions, add speech and thought balloons, place some WHAMs, BAMs, and POWs, mix in a few sound effects, and share your creation as an image, multi-page document, or high-definition video. There’s no faster or more fun way to share your stories.

With so many features, there’s almost no limit to your creative options:

Captions and Balloons
• Over 30 unique caption and balloon styles (speech bubbles, thought balloons, banners, scrolls, and more)
• A powerful 3D perspective feature lets you tilt your captions and balloons
• Includes six professional comic-themed fonts (plus everything on your device)
• Optional drop shadows add depth with configurable color, opacity, blur, and location
• Custom fonts can be added by opening a TrueType (TTF) or OpenType (OTF) font in Halftone 2
• Control over font color, size, line spacing, and alignment
• Ability to add multiple colored outlines to text

• Over 80 professionally-designed graphical shapes like WHAM, BAM, and POW
• Optional “Action Pack” in-app purchase adds over 50 more stamps designed by comic design company, Blambot
• A custom stamp feature allows you to add your own images (with support for alpha channels)
• A powerful 3D perspective feature lets you tilt your stamps to make them more dynamic

Photo Panels
• Photos can be imported directly from your photo library, Facebook, and Flickr
• Full control of the scale and rotation of each photo
• A configurable Juicy Bits “Toon” filter turns your photos into comic-styled artwork
• Comprehensive photo editing tools from Aviary that include automatic enhancements, filter effects, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, redeye, whiten, blemish, and selective focus

Page Options
• Choose from over 30 multi-photo page layouts
• Each page can have its own background color, gradient, or paper texture (over 30 included textures)
• An optional page blending mode simulates the way ink interacts with paper

• Video is exported at up to 720p high-definition and can be saved to the camera roll for later use or sent directly to Facebook, Dropbox, or other compatible apps (like iMovie)
• 50 licensed sound effects are included that can be assigned to each photo panel
• A “Sound Pack” in-app purchase adds 50 sound effects, including growls, crashes, instruments, vehicles, background ambience, and more
• Each panel has a customizable transition that controls the incoming speed and movement of the virtual camera
• An optional soundtrack can be added by choosing a song from your music library
• A unique “auto stretch” feature automatically shortens or lengthens the video to match the length of your soundtrack

• A document library lets you create, save, copy, and work with multiple projects
• Full support for undo and redo
• Captions, balloons, and stamps can be placed inside a photo panel to clip them at the panel’s edges
• A built-in guide introduces all of the basic concepts

Output and Sharing
• Output formats include image (JPG), PDF, CBZ, and video (MP4)
• Output can be shared via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Weibo, instant message (MMS), saved to the photo album, copied to the clipboard, sent to another app, and printed to AirPrint-enabled printers
• An experimental 3D anaglyph feature lets you put on red/cyan 3D glasses and view your output in three dimensions (yes, really)
• Optional halftone image processing with configurable dot size, opacity, and gain to give photos an authentic comic-styled look

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