Many high school students use smartphone apps on a daily basis, but few actually create them.
A San Mateo high school student, however, can now add the invention of an iPhone app to his list of accomplishments.
After working on movie sets over the summer, senior Clint Thodos came up with Pixcisely -- an app that ensures sure props, wardrobe, and make-up stay consistent throughout production and post-production.
The app allows users to take a photo of anything, save the photo and title it for future use. Then, the user selects the photo desired and Pixcisely allows the user to change the transparency and line up the photo with what the user is viewing through the camera.
While using the transparency bar, the user can see what’s missing, moved, changed, and fix it so the photo lines up perfectly with what’s shown through the camera.
The transparency bar can appear or disappear with a simple tap on the right hand side of the screen if the user needs to view everything on the right.
Thodos, 18, came up with the idea while interning on a movie set last summer in Los Angeles.
Thodos said he learned sets, wardrobe, and make-up needed to be recreated day after day.
"Not everything was recreated exactly the way it was the day before," Thodos said.
Having inconsistency of wardrobe, props, or make-up on a movie, TV, or any film production can give the effect that those items are moving, changing or disappearing on the screen after the editing process, he said.
Pixcisely is available on the Apple App Store for $0.99.