Grungetastic for iPhone and Grungetastic HD for iPad both create grungey, distorted, and distressed images. Both apps support full 5 MP iPhone 4 images. Like all other Jixipix apps, the effects are richly textured. Basically, Grungetastic does a good job of beating up your images.

Both versions recently got a big 2.0 update. Now, both the iPhone and iPad versions are free in the App Store. Click past the jump to read more about these apps and a warning from the developer if you’re upgrading from version 1. >>>

The recently released Grungetastic 2.0 is a major upgrade that is rewritten and redesigned from the ground up. It still retains all the power of version 1 with major additions. There are now over 140 “Grungies” that include scratches, grainy, blotches, texture, etc. You can print directly from the app with AirPrint-enabled devices. Version 2.0 has a huge 400% speed improvement on rendering in preview and final full resolution image. The update features an all-new UI that includes categorized grungies and categorized presets

Version 2.0 lets you randomize the effect on a global or per effect basis. The new 2.0.1 update just released tweaks the randomize slightly to allow some less drastic looks to show up while still randomly getting drastic looks as well.

If you are updating to 2.0.1 over an install of version 1.0.1, updating will erase all of your presets. Jixipix suggests that if you need your presets then do not update the app. Updating from 2.0 to 2.01 will retain your 2.0 presets.

Both the iPhone and iPad versions of the app are free right now in the App Store, however the new in-app purchases of additional grunge textures will set you back $0.99 for each new set. I’m not sure if this is a permanent price drop, so grab them both now.

Grungetastic is compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later. | Grungetastic - JixiPix Software

Grungetastic HD for iPad is compatible with iPad only. Requires iOS 4.3 or later. | Grungetastic HD - JixiPix Software