Dozens of apps for the Mac will enhance photos by adding effects and filters, but one of the more common ways to make a photo stand out from the rest is to strip out the color, then put color back in but only on specific objects in the photo.
How can you do that?
Photoshop does it, of course, and so do most of the Mac photo enhancement apps that feature the standard array of effects and filters.
EasySplash does it easier.
This very inexpensive and delightfully easy app strips out colors in a photo then adds color back using a simple adjustable brush. Colors can also be adjusted by hue, exposure, saturation, contrast, brightness and so on. And the brush makes it simple to place the color on an object exactly where you want it.
Here’s a perfect example.
EasySplash controls are simple enough but require more than a little trial and error to master. The slider bars adjust both diameter and softness of the brush, while other sliders adjust hue, exposure, saturation, brightness, and contrast.
Finished photos can be saved in standard Mac image file formats– JPG, PNG, GIF, PSD, PDF, and others.
What’s missing is a way to save brush and color adjustments as presets which can be used on another photo. Otherwise, it’s a one-trick pony color splash app that is easy to learn and use, and works well.