Graphic and photographic design trends come and go. Because it’s just so easy to day, we see ever more designs and ads in black and white with a splash of color to highlight the product. Is there an app for that?
Click To Add Color Splashes
If there’s another trend I like it’s the inexpensive apps available from the Mac App Store. Many of the 99-cent, $1.99, $2.99 even $4.99 apps are absolute bargains. They don’t do much, so you end up collecting apps with limited purpose, but what they do, they do well. Such as Color Splash Studio.
I wouldn’t call it a studio, though the controls make you feel like you’re doing something beyond point and click. Drop in a photo, adjust the grayscale, add blur, change brightness, saturation, or whatever on the colorized area.
Controls are self explanatory and easy to master, except for the colorizing tools which take plenty of effort and are in need of numerical entry.
You control color and grayscale, zoom and crop from the oversized controls in the right sidebar control area. Then just brush in the color where you want it to go.
Some features are sorely needed, but it’s hard to argue with at $1.99 price tag. For example, some control over lighting in grayscale would be beneficial. And, it’s just color, no tinting or filters or effects other than the standard saturation, hue, brightness and blur.
And, I had some trouble saving images (handles most photo file formats on the Mac) from time to time. I’d like to be able to save specific settings to use again on other images. Still, it’s $1.99.