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Over 3 000 000 people 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

Version 2.4

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This update brings notable performance improvents and bug fixes.
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Ratings and Reviews

4.3 out of 5

265 Ratings

265 Ratings

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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.


T Trull

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!

Bringing scanned photos to life


I enjoy using this coloring app. I used others before, but this one is easier to use than those. I have scanned all my mother’s old shoeboxes full of photos and this really makes a striking difference. I had some trouble finding a realistic skin tone for some of the photos and when found it it worked fine, but I would like to have been able to save if as a favorite for future use. I don’t think the program has a facility for this. I would also like to be able to zoom in just a bit closer in some cases. I have recommended this program to friends.


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