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ColorStrokes is the world's most popular photo app for creative color editing.
Beloved by over 1 million Mac users around the world, ColorStrokes brings you easy-to-use tools to create images with selective colors, draw with new colors, selectively enhance background or foreground, add creative blur and more.
Color Splash masterpieces with a new twist
You 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 2.3
Version 2.3 brings incredible performance improvements and iCloud support. ColorStrokes is now running on the new algorithm that makes the app at least 2X faster (depends on your Mac parameters). Color processing algorithm has been updated: the color brush works much better and it is even more easier to recolor edges of the objects. New algorithm for vignette and recoloring. We've also improved sharing to social media and added Tumblr sharing. Minor bugs with performance on OS X 10.8 are fixed as well.
More Fun Than Prom Night!
This is where being an photo artist or a photo techie draws the line. What great creative fun without boundries. This is the most fun for ten bucks ever. It's like digital crayolas for adults and you don't have to stay within the line if you don't want to. I've dug into my old files and breath new and exciting life to some of my favorite images. This program is super intuitive from the start. I found having a Bamboo pad and stylus to be a huge advantage for fine detail coloring. It would be helpful to be able to isolate portions of the image, i.e., control specific parts with effecting others with the slide bar controls. Perhaps a "Save" and proceed function, thus keeping previous work done while concentrating on other image segments.
I've posted some of my creations on my FB page and they drew lots of likes and raves. I haven't had this much legal fun since I took Mary Ann to the senior prom. Buy it, you'll love it. Same for all of the other Macphun programs. Five stars is an understatement.
Pretty nice program - fun to work with. It doesn't have a ton of features though. Needs more editing options. Maybe I am having the same trouble as another review remarked about saving correctly.
It needs to be updated so that after you save and then want go back later to re-touch or change some things it loads the updated picture as it was when you saved it.
It's like you must finish it all in one sitting. It re-loads the touched up version in black & white again instead of loading the version you were working on. It still saves the new version as you made it, you don't lose that but it can't seem to re-load the new version so you can keep working on it.
Maybe I'm missing something but it seems the program should not load EVERY picture in black & white, Should give a choice to load it in color if you want and then change it to black and white by choice.
If I'm missing something pertaining to saving and re-loading to continue editing and anyone has more insight that would be appreciated.
Otherwise it's easy to use and makes some cool pictures.
I Like What I See
I love photo manipulation software. Have about 10 different apps that I play with, depending upon my general goal for the image.
This is great for placing emphasis on a single object within the photo: perhaps the eyes of a person's portrait, or a single bloom in a garden. You're given a simple tool to separate the subject from the background. You then can set how you want each to appear: a b/w background with a color-satuated subject, like you've already seen. Or maybe a finely focused subject with a blurred-out background. There are several different tools to play with.
One gap I've found is that I wanted to wash the background in a single color wash. There's sepia, there's a purple-blue tone, but I haven't (yet) found a way to select a color on my own to just wash the background.
Why not 5 stars? It's good, but I've found more potent apps at the same price. JixiPix has impressed me.
- Category: Photography
- Updated: Jul 01, 2013
- Version: 2.3
- Size: 15.3 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: macphun.com, LLC
- © 2011-2013 MacPhun LLC
Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later