BOSTON, Feb. 23, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Looking for a new way to document your pregnancy? Thinking about something more than just taking pictures of your growing belly? How about a baby shower activity in the palm of your hand? Try Art Bellies Pocket, the new iPhone app that let's you easily turn your pregnant photos into fun digital works of art.
"Our goal is for every pregnant woman to feel amazing about her shape and to be comfortable with her changing body," says Paola Dias, the founder of Art Bellies. "So we created a pregnancy app that lets anyone turn a regular photo into a totally creative digital painting. The results are creative and stunning! Women see their pregnant portraits and instantly feel beautiful!"
Here's how it works. Take a picture of you and your growing baby bump, trace and share. That's it! It's an easy way for non-artists to make art and to share their digital creations with friends and family.
"It was our mission to make this fool-proof. We designed a system that lets everyone feel like Picasso!" says Paola. "Before you know it, you experience a creative explosion and you won't be able to put the app down. It's a completely addictive way to document and track your pregnancy!"
Designing an intuitive program that anyone can use was no easy feat. Art Bellies Pocket is essentially a very powerful digital tracing program.
"That's the secret sauce," says Sean Levin, the developer. "Very few people can make a painting from scratch but anyone can trace an image and make something they want to show their friends."
After you take a picture with the built-in camera or choose a photo from your library, you trace the outlines with your finger. Paint with a brush for big strokes or draw with a pencil for detail. Choose from a color palette that includes all available skin tones and then swap out the original photo for a fancy background such as worn canvas or rice paper. The end result is quick, simple, impressive art.
And if making the art sounds like fun, sharing the pictures is even better. You can upload any of your pregnancy portraits directly into your Facebook account. You can email your artwork to your friends and family. You can even send high-resolution images to TinyPrints.com and print out baby shower invitations and baby announcements.
A video capture option allows you to watch your painting come to life and lets you upload your video instantly to YouTube.
Sharing has never been so easy. Art Bellies Pocket is the perfect way to show family and friends your healthy, happy, creative pregnancy!
Available for purchase on the iTunes App Store for only $2.99.
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