Halftone 2 4+

Comic Book Creator

Juicy Bits

Designed for iPad

    • 3.6 • 64 Ratings
    • $2.99
    • Offers In-App Purchases



Easily turn your photos into comic book pages and videos with Halftone 2.

**Named One of the Best Apps of 2013 by Apple**
**Featured by Apple as an App Store Editors' Choice**
**Featured by Apple as a showcase app in Apple Retail Stores**
**Featured by Starbucks as a Pick of the Week**

Halftone 2 makes it easy to create comic and scrap books with your images. Choose a page layout, apply photo filters, position captions, add speech and thought balloons, place some WHAMs, BAMs, and POWs, mix in a few sound effects, and share your creation as an image, multi-page document, or high-definition video. There’s no faster or more fun way to share your stories.

With so many features, there’s almost no limit to your creative options:

Captions and Balloons
• Over 30 unique caption and balloon styles (speech bubbles, thought balloons, banners, scrolls, and more)
• A powerful 3D perspective feature lets you tilt your captions and balloons
• Includes six professional comic-themed fonts (plus everything on your device)
• Optional drop shadows add depth with configurable color, opacity, blur, and location
• Custom fonts can be added by opening a TrueType (TTF) or OpenType (OTF) font in Halftone 2
• Control over font color, size, line spacing, and alignment
• Ability to add multiple colored outlines to text

• Over 80 professionally-designed graphical shapes like WHAM, BAM, and POW
• Optional “Action Pack” in-app purchase adds over 50 more stamps designed by comic design company, Blambot
• A custom stamp feature allows you to add your own images (with support for alpha channels)
• A powerful 3D perspective feature lets you tilt your stamps to make them more dynamic

Photo Panels
• Photos can be imported directly from your photo library, Facebook, and Flickr
• Full control of the scale and rotation of each photo
• A configurable Juicy Bits “Toon” filter turns your photos into comic-styled artwork
• Comprehensive photo editing tools from Aviary that include automatic enhancements, filter effects, brightness, contrast, saturation, sharpness, redeye, whiten, blemish, and selective focus

Page Options
• Choose from over 30 multi-photo page layouts
• Each page can have its own background color, gradient, or paper texture (over 30 included textures)
• An optional page blending mode simulates the way ink interacts with paper

• Video is exported at up to 720p high-definition and can be saved to the camera roll for later use or sent directly to Facebook, Dropbox, or other compatible apps (like iMovie)
• 50 licensed sound effects are included that can be assigned to each photo panel
• A “Sound Pack” in-app purchase adds 50 sound effects, including growls, crashes, instruments, vehicles, background ambience, and more
• Each panel has a customizable transition that controls the incoming speed and movement of the virtual camera
• An optional soundtrack can be added by choosing a song from your music library
• A unique “auto stretch” feature automatically shortens or lengthens the video to match the length of your soundtrack

• A document library lets you create, save, copy, and work with multiple projects
• Full support for undo and redo
• Captions, balloons, and stamps can be placed inside a photo panel to clip them at the panel’s edges
• A built-in guide introduces all of the basic concepts

Output and Sharing
• Output formats include image (JPG), PDF, CBZ, and video (MP4)
• Output can be shared via e-mail, Twitter, Facebook, Flickr, Dropbox, Weibo, instant message (MMS), saved to the photo album, copied to the clipboard, sent to another app, and printed to AirPrint-enabled printers
• An experimental 3D anaglyph feature lets you put on red/cyan 3D glasses and view your output in three dimensions (yes, really)
• Optional halftone image processing with configurable dot size, opacity, and gain to give photos an authentic comic-styled look

What’s New

Version 1.4.8

+ Fixes text crashing bug in iOS 12 (thank you for the reports)
+ New build based on iOS 12 SDK

Ratings and Reviews

3.6 out of 5
64 Ratings

64 Ratings

Echo1230 ,

An Almost Perfect App

I like the setup of this comic book making app. It really makes making comics so easy, but it’s just short of a couple features to being the perfect app.

1) I’d like to have the option to draw within the panels for rough sketches or draw my panels instead of solely relying on photos to fill the pages, maybe even make the drawings a middle layer between the photos and the speech bubbles. Just your typical photoshop tools like the pencil, a vector pen, a fill paint bucket, etc.

2) There should be a tool that lets the user make his own custom pages, like, for example, the user starts of with a single box in a page. Every time they swipe their finger across the box, it divides box into different panels according to the user’s swipe. I’ve seen a similar feature used in another app called “ibisPaint X,” and it’s pretty effective for what it is.

I really hope that y’all take this feedback into consideration for your next update. I enjoy how easy this app makes comic books, and I’d love for it to get better.

Stonehewn ,


I use Halftone 2 quite a bit. I enjoy creating hopefully funny cartoons to post on Facebook. On my most recent piece, I realized there was a way to to block text without a white box. A nice tool as it allows my artwork to not be completely obliterated by boxes and text. Would be nice if there was a speech balloon and thought balloon that also did that. While I was in Photos looking at both the original and the Halftone 2 versions, I noticed that the file size for Halftone 2 was much smaller than the original. Not a problem for online posting but if I wanted it printed up large, I’m sure it would be an issue. Very fun app though.

EpicEpicFail ,

No longer works

This is a great app that unfortunately, no longer works. I loved it. Sadly, I can no longer open any saved files or to create a new one. Deleting and reinstalling does not work either. Hopefully the developers can do something about it. Otherwise it's quite a waste

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