The first app that turns photos into etched illustrations is now available on the App Store.

Halifax, Canada, August 30, 2012 — Available today, Etchings allows users to transform their photos into unique works of art that emulate the etching and engraving techniques used by print makers.

Etchings lets users create images in a variety of styles, ranging from classic monochrome and color treatments to postage stamp, paper money and vintage book themes. These illustrations can then be fine-tuned by varying the thickness and spacing of the etched lines, allowing users to find the right look for their photo.

“There are a lot of sketch and halftone apps, but Etchings is the first to add these unique classic effects; there’s nothing else like it in the App Store,” says iPhoneographer Marty Yawnick of LifeInLoFi.com.

The finished images can be saved to the camera roll or directly shared on social networks including Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. The app also allows users to export to and import from many other photo apps, allowing Etchings to fit comfortably into any image processing workflow.

Etchings 1.0 is now available worldwide on the App Store for $0.99 USD or local equivalent. Etchings is compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch devices running iOS 5.0 and later.

Please visit http://www.etchingsapp.com/ for more information, screenshots and samples.

Etchings is brought to you by MindSea, a mobile app company founded in 2007.