Artistic photography app Fragment is Apple’s new Free App of the Week

Fragment (App Store Free App of the Week teaser)

Artistry in iPhone photography can now be in everyone’s hands with Fragment, Apple’s new Free App of the Week. As you know, each Thursday the App Store editorial team cherry-picks a new app to slash from its regular price to zero bucks, for a week.

Fragment by Pixite is a nifty little iPhone and iPad app that puts cool prismatic effects in your pocket, allowing you to transform your snaps into unique artworks.

It also plays nice with iOS 8 and includes a handy extension to edit your images right within the stock Photos app. Fragment is free until next Thursday, a $1.99 saving.

The app makes it easy and fun to apply one of the 46 distinctive fragments. You can also tell it to randomize the effects for some unique looks.

What’s great about the software is that each fragment can be moved around and resized with your finger. Once you’ve found a combination that fits you, Fragment lets you tweak brightness, contrast, blur and more for some added artistic control.

Fragment screenshots

Fragment features include:

  • A collage of inspired frames, shapes and patterns
  • Lightning-fast interface that works in real time. No lag time here, thank you.
  • Rotate, resize, frame, drag, zoom and crop
  • Add colors and adjust levels
  • Desaturate, blend, blur and invert
  • Want a different look? Tap Shuffle for something completely random
  • Still going? Hit Refragment and keep creating.
  • Share your works of art on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter and other photo enhancement apps

Created by the same team that brought you Tangent, a $1.99 app (the App Store’s Best of 2013) for custom shape and pattern overlays, and LoryStripes, a $1.99 download for transforming photos into styled artwork with 3-D graphic stripes and ribbons, Fragment is a no-brainer — even more so if you’re into mobile photography.

By the way, we have nominated both Tangent and LorryStripes as some of the 10 Best Photo Apps of 2013.

Here’s Fragment in action.

To learn more how the app can give your photos a whole new angle, check out Sébastien quick review of Fragment here.

Just a quick snippet from the review:

I feel like Fragment is challenging my creativity by pushing me to take my photos further than just a quick edit in Snapseed or a simple filter in Instagram.

The 63.9-megabyte app requires an iPhone, iPod touch or iPad running iOs 7.0 or later. A refresh Monday has added three new shape packs and fixed the issue with the Photos album initially appearing empty on iOS 8.0.2 due to Apple’s inexplicable removal of the Camera Roll in iOS 8.

Three additional shape packs are available as a 99-cent In-App Purchase each. Or, you can get all three packs for a reduced price of two bucks.

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