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638 days ago

Kaleidomatic 1.2 is out!

Kaleidomatic 1.2 is now available on the App Store! A bunch of new features have been added, including improved image filters, Instagram integration and external display support.

709 days ago

iOS6 Update

We have submitted a new version of Kaleidomatic, addressing some iOS6 compatibility issues, most notably that the app tends to generate blank images. The update should hit the App Store in a couple of days. Stay tuned!

712 days ago

Kaleidomatic is now on Instagram!

You can now find Kaleidomatic on instagram as kaleidomatic. Followers can expect a steady stream of groovy patterns. Use the #kaleidomatic hashtag to spread the love!

720 days ago

Announcing Kaleidomatic!

Graphic design master mind and kaleidoscopic collaborator Alexis Holmqvist and myself are very pleased to announce that Kaleidomatic is now finally available on the App Store! Go get it and make some awesome patterns!

Make patterns out of anything!

Kaleidomatic transforms the simple into something unique and mesmerizing. With this easy-to-use app, your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch becomes an interactive kaleidoscope, allowing you to create high-quality images using 12 different kaleidoscope patterns and over 20 image styles.

  • Seamless integration with Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Photobucket and Picasa.
  • Use either the front- or back-facing camera or load images from your camera roll.
  • Use intuitive pinch, drag and rotation gestures to manipulate your patterns and watch them evolve in real-time.
  • Easily create infinitely repeatable high-resolution images.
  • Camera flash support
  • Support for external displays, e.g projectors.
  • In-app help pages.
  • Option to save uncompressed, high resolution PNG images suitable for professional use.
  • Runs on iOS 4.3 or later.

Follow Kaleidomatic on Instagram!

You can find Kaleidomatic on Instagram as, you guessed it, kaleidomatic. Use the #kaleidomatic hashtag to make it easier for others to find your creations.

Through the eyes of Kaleidomatic

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Recycling

One way of squeezing more visual variety out of Kaleidomatic is recycling your saved kaleidoscope images. Simply save an image to your camera roll, load it back into the app and explore a new world of possibilities. If you’re into really crazy patterns, just repeat the procedure.

Creating tileable images

With Kaleidomatic, you can easily create seamlessly tileable images that can be used as desktop wallpapers for example. Just select the tile image type and you’re done!

The appearance of a tile image is only affected by the current kaleidoscope rotation, and not by the position or level of zoom. The higher the resolution of the camera, the higher the resolution of the image.

Saving high quality images

Apart from saving your creations to the camera roll, Kaleidomatic also provides an option to output high quality PNG images that can be accessed via iTunes. Detailed information about how to do this can be found here.

The resolution of a saved Kaleidomatic image is determined by the current level of zoom. The more you zoom out, the higher the resolution of the saved image will be (up to a certain maximum resolution). High quality output images are not only saved in a lossless format, but also have a greater maximum resolution than images saved to the camera roll.

Using the composition guides

If you are serious about your creations, Kaleidomatic offers composition guides to make it easier to position parts of an image in its frame. Holding down one finger for about a second on the kaleidoscope image will bring up a square box containing a number of grid lines. This box shows the part of the screen used for the square image type, and the grid lines allow you to, for example, easily locate the center of the image.

Photo privacy settings

Starting in iOS 6, a user can decide whether a given app can access the user’s photos. Just before the first image is saved or the first image is picked from the camera roll, Kaleidomatic will request access to your photos. Grant access by pressing OK.

If, for some reason, Kaleidomatic cannot access your photos, a message will appear notifying you of the problem. To grant access, go to Settings > Privacy > Photos and make sure the switch for Kaleidomatic is set to on.