Albuquerque September 17, 2008 - Big Stone Phone today has shipped a brand new revolutionary application for the iPhone and iPod Touch named “Gesture”. Gesture V 1.0 lets you create digital paintings from your photos simply by dragging your finger over the photo.
With just a little imagination, you can can make beautiful works of art. Be as rough or tight as you like as Gesture translates your movements into paint strokes using a sampled color from the photo below. Bringing a popular artistic technique from the desktop to the iPhone and iPod Touch, Gesture makes creating stunning works of art a breeze for the artist and non-artist alike.
Big Stone Phone cofounder and CEO of Stone Design (stone.com) Andrew Stone remarked, “We had so much fun with iGraffiti, we conceived of a new way to make original art quickly and easily on your iPhone. What’s more, you can share and view your paintings with our online Public Art Space: http://stone.com/art/”
Gesture has a simple model - you create works of art in your “Studio” and you view your art in your “Gallery”:
- View your masterpieces in landscape mode
- Add and delete paintings
- Share and view paintings from other Gesture users online
- Save your painting to Photos
- Play back your painting like a movie
- Instantly Pointilize your photo
- Zoom in for detail work
- Unlimited undo
- Load any image on the internet
Stone Design is a New Mexico based software corporation founded in 1984 by Andrew Stone which has shipped over 20 titles for Mac OS X and its parent operating system, the NeXT, in the last 20 years. Major applications include Create, a page layout and web authoring app, iMaginator for image processing and Videator for video effects and VJ’ing. This year, in conjunction with BigStonePhone, has added 5 iPhone applications to the collection: TalkingPics for field photography and audio recording, iGraffiti which lets you paint on photos and share them, Gesture which lets you turn photos into digital paintings and share them, and Twittelator Lite. BigStonePhone is a collaboration between Stone, Jeff BIggus of Hyperjeff.net and artist and UI designer Ollie Wagner.