Add Cartoon Strip Effects, Annotations To Images On Your iPhone

Halftone is a very cool application available on the app store that lets you add cartoon strips type of effects to images. Halftone originally is a technique of generating pictures with dots of same or different sizes and now even we can try our hands on this technique on our iPhone or iPad.

The interface is very neat with 6 buttons in order at the bottom and two buttons on the top on either side of Halftone text. The buttons at the bottom are in a particular order to help you accomplish the task of creating cool images and is as follows:

  • Find or take a picture
  • Choose a paper style
  • Pick a layout that you like
  • Add balloons with text as seen in comic strips
  • Add stamps
  • Select a font to finish the image and then you can share or print it.


Now to start press the first camera button at the bottom left and either choose an existing picture from the camera roll or capture a fresh one. Your image will look like the one below with a caption at the bottom and date at the top of the image. To make any changes to the text or date just tap on it and type in what you wish to.


The next button, a sheet with folded corner – second from the left is for adding paper effect. You can select from a number of different paper types.


The third button is to be used to change the layout of the page. Whether you want to have captions or not and in case you want to, then where do you want the captions to be place. So from 9 different layouts, you can choose any one.


The fourth button with a bubble, is to add text bubbles as seen in comic strips.


To change the text or shape of the bubble, you can tap on it and then change the following. You can also delete a bubble from here itself.


The fifth button is the stamps button and very common and catchy stamps like BLAM BLAM or HAHA HAHA can be used.


Unfortunately one cannot create stamps with wished texts and can only choose from a list by tapping on an already added stamp.


At last you will have to select the font and its size via the last button and then your image is complete.


To further share the image on mail, on Facebook and Twitter or print it, press the button at the top right corner of the main screen.


Settings can be accessed by tapping on the top left button to change enable disable options like Full size, save camera, blend original, process original etc. You can also alter the dot size, strength and gain.


If you are running iOS 5 then the app can also detect your face and add speech bubbles on its own by recognizing the face.

App Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.0 or later.

Conclusion: I must say that the developer has done a brilliant job and i love it. Things i regret include the in unavailability of contrast & brightness adjuster, inability to resize the speech bubbles and also the lack of adding custom tints to images.

Our Rating: 4.5/5 | Price: $0.99 | Visit Apple Store Link To Install This App

[ This App Comes For Android –No ]

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