Grungetastic 2.0 Is Out

With new content and a revamped UI.

by Pu on September 9, 2011

GrungetasticGrungetastic 2.0 is out in the App Store. This is a major update for JixiPix’s app.

The UI of the app underwent a considerable renovation. Now preset categories are all conveniently accessible from the bottom menu in the main edit area; all the presets in each category are also scrollable from the bottom menu, so that choosing and applying the right preset is much easier than before. Rendering times were also significantly improved in 2.0 and Grungetastic now is faster when processing and saving photos. Slow rendering times were one of the issues of the past versions of Grungetastic.
Grungetastic 2.0Another noteworthy change in the latest release is the new content. Grungetastic now offers 140+ additional items to process photos. The content includes textures, scratches and splatters, which are arranged into four new themed packs: Gritty Grunge, Distressed Grunge, Worn Grunge and Worn Pop Grunge. All packs are available individually through in-app purchase, each for $0.99.

Grungetastic 2.0

Worn Grunge (left) and Gritty Grunge (right).

Please note that installing version 2.0 will delete all your custom presets, so be aware that your personal styles will be lost after updating.

Grungetastic is currently on sale. The updated version of JixiPix app for iPhone is now $0.99/€0.79/£0.69.

Grungetastic - JixiPix Software

ILAR September 11, 2011 at 10:38 pm

Very detailed analysis. I have upgraded purely based on this review.

ILAR September 11, 2011 at 10:43 pm

Oh, BTW – I love the new interface jixpix has brought forth with this upgrade. Good speed too. Wish they’d do the same with other apps – artista, et al.

Alysia September 12, 2011 at 10:40 pm

This app is a bit too extreme for my taste. Nice effects, but I like my photos a bit less worked on.

ILAR September 12, 2011 at 10:51 pm

@Alysia — Very true! It kind of lays it thick. But then you get to remove the unwanted – a la Rodin – to help the hidden beauty break free. Or, may be, it’s my jixpix bias speaking 😉

Alysia September 12, 2011 at 10:59 pm

Rodin? I would like to end with Rodin-like photo using any app 🙂 Unfortunately I am not that gifted and I tend to mess things up when they get out of control. I’d rather go lighter on processing, with a few exceptions now and then.

ILAR September 12, 2011 at 11:18 pm

Agreed 🙂 the Rodin analogy is way off the mark. It’s more like, hmmm… Banksy?

Whatever it is, this app is a piece of art, IMVBO [in my very biased opinion] 🙂

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