Transform any digital photo into stunning artwork using LoryStripes

By on Oct 24, 2013 at 3:04 am

San Diego, California – The photo app development team at Pixite LLC, the makers of the Editor’s Choice photo effects app Tangent, in partnership with Italian architect and designer Laurent Rosset, today are proud to announce the next must-have photo effects app, LoryStripes for iPhone. Designed to elegantly personalize any photo, LoryStripes transforms plain images into something people instantly talk about. Moreover, LoryStripes is uniquely engaging – using LoryStripes is as enjoyable as the images that are created using the app.

LoryStripes approach is one-of-a-kind. Users enhance images by adding beautifully crafted ribbons and lines, or Stripes, drawing out elements in the photo while adding elegance and zing to it. Professional graphic artists have used similar techniques in advertising and artwork, but this is the first time these techniques are accessible to artists and non-artists alike.

The LoryStripes experience is simple as well as delightful. Users choose an image from the Camera Roll, select a Stripe, adjust it, and weave it throughout the different elements in the photo. When users first use the Stripes, they will be amazed at what they actually are. The Stripes are not flat two-dimensional overlays, which is the norm even for professional artists using high-end graphic editing software, but are actually carefully crafted 3-D objects that can be positioned, scaled, and tweaked by simply swiping across the touch screen.

The technology behind LoryStripes is a feat in itself. The app uses OpenGL ES 2.0 to take advantage of the iPhone’s advanced graphics hardware, allowing LoryStripes to create fully three-dimensional Stripes that render at photo quality in real time. The technology allows users to naturally move the Stripes on the screen, creating a photo editing experience like no other.

Once LoryStripes users have enhanced their photos, they can either opt to share their creations seamlessly to Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter with just a tap or “ReStripe,” a feature that allows the user to save their creation and continue adding more layers to their photo. This unique feature alone means that the creative possibilities for LoryStripes are truly limitless.

“For a long time, I was searching for a way to personalize each of the photos I take everyday. Something elegant and beautiful that would enhance each photo and make it more mine. What I landed on was LoryStripes,” says LoryStripes creator, Laurent Rosset.

“At first I added these enhancements to my photos on the computer using stripe overlays I carefully created. The more I shared my photos and overlays, the more I discovered that the Stripes were exactly what other artists were looking for. Now that LoryStripes is available on the iPhone, it’s easier than ever to add style and elegance to any digital photo.”

LoryStripes features:
* 40 beautifully crafted Stripes
* 120 Stripe presets, or “Styles,” to quickly select the right Stripe for any photo
* 62 stunning colors and 9 different shadings and blends for every Stripe
* Completely customize any Stripe by rotating, scaling, and moving them in 3D for an infinite number of possibilities
* Weave Stripes between different elements using the Masking feature
* Layer multiple Stripes using the ReStripe feature
* Share on Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter
* Browse amazing LoryStripes creations in the Inspirations section, updated frequently

Device Requirements:
* iPhone with iOS 6.0 or later
* 14.6 MB

Pricing and Availability:
LoryStripes 1.0 is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category.

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Pixite LLC, located in San Diego, California, was founded by Eugene Kaneko and Scott Sykora in 2009. Pixite creates photo apps for iOS devices like Web Albums, the most popular and highest rated paid Picasa app on the App Store. Pixite in partnership with creative technologist, Ben Guerrette, produced Tangent, a photo editing app that empowers users to recreate photos into stunning geometric works of art. Tangent was featured in the New and Noteworthy section of the App Store in over 100 countries, chosen as Editor’s Choice, and featured in the official Apple iPhone 5s launch video. Most recently, Pixite developed and produced in partnership with designer Laurent Rosset, LoryStripes. LoryStripes is a unique photo effects app that enhances photos using carefully crafted graphical elements called Stripes. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2013 Pixite LLC / 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. Other trademarks and registered trademarks may be the property of their respective owners.