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Over 2 500 000 use ColorStrokes, the world's most popular app to create beautiful photos with selective colors.

Pick a part of the image to leave in color and the rest of the photo will turn into monochrome snap. Add more drama with special effects or vignette.

Enhance images even further ColorStrokes features a set of handy tools that let you enhance the look of the image, so purchasing a color splash app you get a powerful image editor as well.

Share your masterpieces Instantly share your photos via Facebook, Tumblr, Twitter, Flickr or Email. ColorStrokes is also integrated with iPhoto and Aperture, so you can easily export pics to your libraries.

What's New in Version 2.4

Happy holidays from Macphun.
This update brings notable performance improvents and bug fixes.
If you like the app, please give us "high five" on the Mac App Store.
Have a great 2015!


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Customer Reviews


This app is a blast! I recently go a boatload of old B&W family photos - some as old as 1880. Several were quite faded so I thought I’d give them a bit of life with a little tinting here and there. Well! Suddenly, my Great-Grandmother looked like a 19th Century Grand Dame. One thing led to another … Before I knew it, my Aunt Esther out on the prairies of 1940 Montana looked like a heroine from a John Steinbeck novel!
I tested a few other similar apps but they didn’t provide the same Oomph and were no way as easy to use. I do have two issues that may be due to my inexperience: the colors occasionally bleed into each other, and after about 1/2 hour of use I can’t click & drag a color - I have to “dot” the color, which is tedious. Having said that, the ability to alter the saturation and to sharpen or blur as needed, is excellent.
Oh - there is one other thing I don’t care for: If I have to close something I’m working on, when I bring it back all my work is undone. The only way I’ve found around this is just don’t close the file. That can’t be right, right? I’m probably doing something wrong… Time will tell.

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I really enjoy using this app. It makes coloring photos, whether it is adding color or pulling out the color that is already there, very easy. It's not the type of app that I am going to be using on a daily basis, but when I do want to use it, I don't have to remember a whole bunch of arcane commands. Most of it is just click.

This brings me to my only real complaint, which has more to do with Macphun than ColorStrokes. Macphun has a number of great higher end apps (my photo workspace is becoming a Macphun environment). It would be great if all the apps that have common maneuvers like fit to screen, 100% size image, before and after, all used the same keyboard shortcuts. ColorStrokes seems to be the worse offender of this inconsistency. This is the only reason I am giving 4.5 stars instead of 5. It a wonderful stand-alone app/utility, however and easily worth the price.


Was looking for a fun way to edit some pictures and came across this app! Absolutely love it and it is fun although it takes time to edit detailed pics when you are wanting to change colors, etc. My only suggestion would be if there were a way to blend more when you have a pic that goes from EXAMPLE: grass to mulch…. in making the grass greener and the mulch tan/brown as it should be…. I would like to be able to blend it so that it looks natural instead of it being a straight line with regards to the way the landscape was done. Its that PERFECT in this location where the photo shoot was done. Other than this…. no complaints at all!

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  • $0.99
  • Category: Photography
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  • Version: 2.4
  • Size: 15.3 MB
  • Language: English
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Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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