Flip-O-Matic by Fabian Beutzow is a photo editing app that turns your photos into works of art with symmetric patterns. It’s free right now, so get it while you can and save yourself a dollar.
Basically, the app will choose an area of your photo that should be flipped, and will rearrange the clipped area, giving you a crazy, alien-looking carpet of repeating, symmetrical patterns.
Choose a photo or image from your gallery and choose an area to clip. Alternatively, take a photo right from within the app. You can preview to see how it will be flipped before you go ahead and do it. When you choose to continue, click on “Result” and the app will flip the image.
There are tons of applications for your resulting pieces: wallpaper for your iOS device, cover image for your Facebook profile, or even as a framed piece of art to hang on your wall.
Make it into a game: take photos of your friends, flip them, and see who guesses who is who first! For a really crazy creation, take a photo, flip it, then use that saved image as the original image to flip again.
You get a tutorial, an intuitive interface, the ability to set your own resolution and number of tiles, and sharing capabilities via Twitter, Facebook, or email. Of course, once you save it to your Camera Roll you can share it via any social networking platform you want.
Flip-O-Matic was updated to Version 2.0.0 on March 3, 2013. The update added Facebook and Twitter integration as well as support for more devices. It has a total of 16 customer ratings with an average of 4.5 out of five stars. Feedback comments are positive.
I had fun playing around with this app. I made a flipped image and am now using it as my Facebook cover photo. My friends are asking me where I got it.
For: iPhone, iPod touch, iPad with iOS 4.3 or later
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