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Grab This Good Comic Creation App That is Free Today

August, 2014
Halftone is now available for free for a limited time in the iTunes app store (at least here in Canada and the United States). Halftome is ideal for comic creation. It enables you to turn photos and pictures into vintage comics using a wide variety of tools including: speech balloons, different fonts, captions and many more. Users can also select from the various paper styles to add to their comics before they share their final work with others.


If you are planning to use comics with your students then you should definitely grab this app and try it out. Here are more features Halftone provides for users:

  • Open images directly from your photo album and from Facebook
  •  Send real, physical postcards through the mail
  •  iOS face detection for automatic balloon placement
  • Tight integration with Camera+ for improved image capture
  • Upload images directly to Dropbox
  • Save final images to the photo album, print them, or send them to friends via Facebook, Twitter, Flickr, and e-mail
  •  Share images with apps like Instagram, Camera+, Color Splash, and many more
  • Full size image editing, including: auto enhance, special effects, cropping, rotation, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, redeye, whiten, and blemish
  • More than 25 paper styles, from crisp and clean to distressed and aged
  • Multiple caption styles
  • Six speech and thought balloon shapes
  • More than 25 stamps (BLAM!, Arrrggh!, etc.) with customizable colors
  • A customizable stamp that can use images from the photo library (including transparent PNGs)
  • Nine unique layouts, including layouts without any captions or borders
  • The ability to use any installed font at Small, Medium, and Large sizes
  • Three licensed fonts: Digital Strip, Alter Ego, and Billy the Flying Robot
  • Two of the licensed fonts include international characters (Alter Ego and Billy the Flying Robot)
  • Support for a front-facing camera, flash modes, zoom, and tap-to-focus
  • Settings screen for lots of additional customization, including halftone dot size, strength, and gain
  • Support for full size images

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