San Diego, California – The photo app development wizards at Pixite LLC, in partnership with award-winning creative technologist Ben Guerrette, are excited to announce the latest update to the immensely successful photo enhancement app Tangent.

Tangent Version 1.5 is once again creating buzz among the iPhonography community for its enhancements and new features, including a newly designed inline menu system that makes the process of selecting shapes and patterns easier than ever.

Those already familiar with Tangent’s simple-to-navigate controls will now be able to scroll through the shapes and patterns from all the packs without going to the submenu. The packs are color-coded to keep them easily identifiable and be expanded and collapsed as needed. This feature enables users to keep the editing process as streamlined as possible.

Tangent users will also be excited to discover the most recent patterns pack, aptly titled “Urban Decay.” The brainchild of Ben Guerrette, Urban Decay includes twenty completely unique “environmental” patterned overlays. Inspired by actual surfaces including broken asphalt, gravel, concrete and weathered paint, these overlays provide a gritty backdrop that give virtually any image a uniquely distressed mood and feel.

In addition to the interface upgrades is the inclusion of a new auto-save feature. While many apps running on iOS will be cleared out when not in use – especially when users are multitasking between apps – Tangent 1.5 saves the last edit, enabling users to return to where they last left off. This offers users the convenience of closing Tangent and later adding to and enhancing their edits whenever they feel inspired to do so.

“We’re always looking to enhance Tangent’s user experience with our updates, and in my opinion Version 1.5 totally nailed it,” says Tangent’s creator and Pixite’s lead developer Ben Guerrette. “Of course, I’m personally excited to see what Tangent’s core group of artists come up with using Urban Decay. It’s inspiring as a designer and a developer to know your ideas are expanding the way artists express themselves within the digital realm.”

To meet the needs of the serious iPhoneographer, Tangent Version 1.5 also includes improved support for working with high-resolution images. Rounding out the updates are two new blends for contrast and saturation.

Named by the Apple as App Store Best of 2013, Tangent has appeared in the New and Noteworthy section in the App Store in over 100 countries, and most recently was featured in the official iPhone 5s launch video.

Some of Tangent’s creative tools include:
* 35 easy-to-use, fully customizable styles
* 70 versatile shapes (26 out of the box)
* 88 background patterns (22 out of the box)
* 450 stunning combinations of blends and colors
* Unlimited combinations of shapes, patterns, and blends

Device Requirements:
* iPhone or iPad with iOS 6.1 or later
* 65 MB

Pricing and Availability:
Tangent is $1.99 (USD) and available worldwide exclusively through the App Store in the Photo and Video category as a universal app.

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Pixite LLC, located in San Diego, California, was founded by Eugene Kaneko and Scott Sykora in 2009. Pixite creates photo apps for iOS devices like Web Albums, the most popular and highest rated paid Picasa app on the App Store. Pixite, in partnership with creative technologist Ben Guerrette, produced Tangent, a photo editing app that empowers users to recreate photos into stunning geometric works of art. Tangent was named App Store Best of 2013, and featured in the New and Noteworthy section of the App Store in over 100 countries, chosen as Editor’s Choice, and featured in the official Apple iPhone 5s launch video. Pixite developed and produced in partnership with designer Laurent Rosset, LoryStripes. Featured in over 111 countries, LoryStripes is a unique photo effects app that enhances photos using carefully crafted graphical elements called Stripes. All Material and Software (C) 2009-2014 Pixite LLC / All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.

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