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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.


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Customer Reviews


I just got this. I have already made three outstanding fun pictures. I would buy this again in a heartbeat. I highly recommend it!

Love this App :)

Super easy to use and I love the results :)

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.

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  • $2.99
  • Category: Photography
  • Updated: Jul 01, 2013
  • Version: 2.3
  • Size: 15.3 MB
  • Language: English
  • Seller:, LLC

Compatibility: OS X 10.6 or later

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