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Warren Manser

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CLOSER LOOK JIXIPIX SOFTWARE > CREATIVE TOOLS FOR CREATIVE TYPES WORDS BY CLAUDIA PAREDES JixiPix Software has developed well-known 3D, video and multimedia products, in addition to iPhone, iPad and Mac apps. Its Photography and Natural Media apps for Windows and Mac have been used by photographers, graphic artists, and multi- media professionals around the world. The NIR Color application converts a photo into a magical and surreal infrared scene. This is the perfect way to capture the invisible light of a beautiful photograph. Make unique prints, and turn them into magical scenes with a dreamy surreal appearance. With this app your colorful landscape with a blue sky will turn dark, and foliage light to make your image pop. This app comes with a infrared color filters that add violet, blue, green, yellow, orange, and red colors. It is very easy to use, and works with hi-res images. Plus, it also has the JixiPix Randomizer. Slide controls to adjust light, contrast and texture to your desired appearance. And if you want to immediately share these images with friends, you can quickly preview and save, and email away. The Simply HDR (High Dynamic Range) application allows you to turn your photography in a vibrant HDR with unparalleled ranges of light and detail. With this app you can maximize the range of dynamic light and detail. This app is built-in True HDR camera, which allows you to reveal all the fine details of a single image. Perfect for armatures and professional photographers, it comes with a brush tool to gently smooth areas with too much detail. Add luminescence to dark areas with one touch. This app comes with five styles. Choose from high dynamic range, black and white, contrasted, shadows and light, and contrasted light. Most recently JixiPix developed the Pop Dot Comics application to create a comic worthy of the Sunday newspaper or your favorite pulp-fiction cover. Create a comic book style illustration from a simple snapshot. This app will add thick outlines, bold colors, and benday dots to give the appearance that it has been published. It is very easy to use, even add text. Simply tap to edit and long press to delete Fun Stuff and Bubbles. The app is very intuitive and fun. There is a preset to quickly transform an image. Crop high res images or not, always get high end results. In addition, there is five comic styles. Choose from Sunday Comics, Halftone, Noir Comics, Pop Comics, and Pulp Comics. Then add your own adjustments, by inserting outlines, color, and borders. Save directly to your device and share immediately with friends using social media or email. Another application that has been added to the JixiPix collection is the Hand Tint Application, which allows you to colorize with tint and tone. With simple touch use, the powerful tinting app is also an amazing colorizing tool. Then use the original brush to bring the subject into focus and into their original color. Give your image an antique look, and use the brush to add a life-blush, or draw attention to a single element. This is the perfect app to transform your photography into profound memorable images. Photo tinting adds a soft layer of otherworldly colors to a photograph. It also creates an antique look. Any photo can be taken and turned into a unique piece. Use layers to split up categories and use the 'color selection' tool to isolate specific areas in the photo to colorize. You can always save your work and come back to it later. Plus you can start with a filter, and then customize your masterpiece. Finally the Vintage Scene application will easily and quickly turn your photographs into compelling images. This unique app combines several classic effects that are all essential to creating a vintage photograph. The sepia tone, grain, darkened edges, distress paper and a look of fade that is only naturally created with the effect of time are now at the tip of your fingertips. Now all your new images have a look from the past, while still being taken in the present. Visit for more information. 84 MacDirectory

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