Popsicolor 2.0: Check Out the Preview

popsicolor 2.0 screenshot

popsicolor-icnUPDATE: The Popsicolor 2.0 update has hit the App Store and is available now!

Popsicolor is the very cool Pop-Art photo app from the creator of Percolator. It turns your photos into vivid, high contrast “watercolors.” Popsicolor is about to get a pretty big update with a slick new interface and a bunch of cool new features.

Keep reading for a sneak peek video of the new update.

Popsicolor 2.0 from Tinrocket, LLC on Vimeo.

You can read my review of the original Popsicolor release here.


The new 2.0 update should hit the App Store within a couple of weeks. Among its new features are some powerful new tools and effects.

The gradient tool gets a big update. The new gradients tool will give you much greater control over how the color blend together. In addition to a basic gradient there are also plenty of other options, including radial, vortex, ripples and more.

In addition, there are greater color controls, including a really cool duotone feature and the ability to easily swap colors in the gradients.

The focus tool looks to be more tweakable, giving you greater control over how the image will process. Another cool new feature is the ability to add black edging within the image, adding definition to the image.

Check out the video above for a look at all the cool features. Although the video above was created on an iPad simulator, the new tools and features will also work on an iPhone. This looks to be an exciting update to this fun and unique photo app.

Popsicolor 2.0 will be a free upgrade in the App Store. Version 1.0.1 is available for $0.99 in the App Store. It’s a fun app and well worth it. Requirements: Compatible with iPhone 3GS, iPhone 4, iPhone 4S, iPhone 5, iPod touch (3rd generation), iPod touch (4th generation), iPod touch (5th generation) and iPad. Requires iOS 5.0 or later.

Popsicolor - Tinrocket, LLC



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Marty is a self-employed graphic designer in the Fort Worth/Dallas Metroplex. He is an avid Rangers baseball, Chicago Cubs, Packers and Highbury Arsenal fan. In addition to capturing random moments with whatever camera is close by (usually his iPhone), his other interests include coffee, film, music, and traveling in seats 5E and 5F with his fiancé.
  • jovike

    It looks great. I shall be playing with the edging and duotone.

  • http://twitter.com/skiphunt @skiphunt

    I have this app… although the interface looks better and appears to have more control… the results in this video don't really look that much different than the current version.

    • http://lifeinlofi.com lifeinlofiblog

      Hi, Skip! How've you been? Where have your travels taken you recently?

      Back on topic, the new gradients are really cool. Right now, there's just a basic top-to-bottom gradient. This adds several options. Finer focus control. And black ink-style edging.

      I didn't see it in the video, but I hope the drips are not a casualty of this update.


      • http://twitter.com/tinrocket @tinrocket

        The drips code has been untouched in version 2.

        As a user, I don't like when the core functionality or filters change in an app (i.e., like Instagram) so I make sure that what goes in is what I want and then maintain that functionality through the updates. Additionally, in Popsicolor's case, the original Focus and Gradient modes are marked as "Classic" and labeled with their original names to help 1.0 users find them. :)

        • http://lifeinlofi.com lifeinlofiblog

          Awesome! Thanks, John!


    • http://twitter.com/tinrocket @tinrocket

      Hi Skip,

      The current version has 1 Gradient option and 3 "Focus" options.

      Version 2.0 has 24 Gradient options (Including a Duotone effect) and 16 Focus options, plus the ability to remove borders or auto-enhance the image. There are also a few more colors. The goal with these improvements was to add additional control and options while keeping faithful to the spirit of the original app.

      Popsicolor's original inspiration was fashion and design illustration. The "Ink" option is completely new with 2.0 and one-ups the output of the previous version while still keeping to the original vision.

      The Popsicolor website details these changes as well as the improved import and export options. http://www.popsicolorapp.com

      • http://twitter.com/skiphunt @skiphunt

        Hi Tim, I've got the @popsicolor update & played a little. Love all the extra control but haven't spent enough time with it yet. Most interested in the new ink option. Very cool app and glad I bought it. Thanks for making it a universal iPad/iPhone app and for making this update free instead of charging for a new app. MUCH appreciated!

        • http://twitter.com/tinrocket @tinrocket

          You're welcome. :)