Earlier this week, I reported a rumor that the popular photo app Diptic by Peak Systems may support high resolution in the next update. This has been confirmed by the developer. The forthcoming update to Diptic will support full device resolution on your iPhone.

Currently, Diptic only supports up to 1024×1024 pixel resolution. The new update will be a huge improvement and also includes other user-requested features.

I spoke at length today with Nick Hall from Diptic’s development team, which also includes Rob Reinhardt, Rhia Bucklin and Steve Bowen. He confirmed that the update will support full (or high) resolution of the iDevice it’s on, up to 2592×2592 pixels of the iPhone 4. Here’s the breakdown:

  • iPhone 4: 2592 x 2592
  • iPad gen 1, iPhone 3GS, iPod gen 3, iPod gen 4: 2048 x 2048
  • iPhone 2G, iPhone 3G, iPod gen 1, iPod gen 2: 1600 x 1600

(Users may see variations based on how they use the app, quality of photos, etc.)

“Bottom line… if your device is awesome your output will be awesome,” says Nick about the output sizes. Users will have the option of switching between the faster, current output resolutions or the new higher resolutions which will take more processing time.

The update also features “Adjustable Layouts” which allow users to use different aspect ratios (16:9, 4:3, etc. — and all sizes in between) for better, more variable layouts. The new Adjustable Layouts offer the ability to ‘snap’ to a ratio or use a slider to scroll around.

The update for Diptic, including full resolution support is a free update for existing users. The new Adjustable Layouts will be available as an in-app purchase.

The new update has already been submitted to Apple for approval and should street in about a week or so.

Nick also mentioned that there is an Android version of Diptic in the works, which will be similar but not identical to the iPhone version of the app.

Diptic is a universal app that currently works on any iPhone, iPod Touch, or iPad running iOS 3.0 or newer. It’s $1.99 in the App Store.

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