The latest trend in photography post processing is to convert a color image to grayscale, then add color back to specific objects in the photo. It’s a trendy artsy craftsy tool to use color to bring visual focus to the object.
This is how it looks:
One of the many Mac apps that change photos to grayscale and insert color splashes is Tintii, a very inexpensive Mac App Store app with a few extra tools.
Tintii’s tools are decent, though a bit cumbersome to use. Sliders allow you to change the color tint so you can refine saturation, hue, lightness.
From a full color photo, Tintii’s tools pull out the dominant colors, and give you options on which color to use to pop out of the photo.
It also adjusts edges, color decay, and mixing. The sliders, though, don’t have numeric controls and you need to know about color mixing before tweaking a photo.
It’s a simple app with an attractive price, though others on the Mac App Store offer more controls. Tintii still uses a floppy disk icon to save an image. Macs haven’t had floppy disks for well over a decade.