ColorStrokes is on sale now for only $0.99 for a limited time — a savings of $2. It’s a free update to owners of Color Splash Studio. Find out more about the update and what now makes this app different from many of the the other color splash-style apps availbable. More past the jump. >>>
At its core, ColorStrokes is still a color splash app, converting your images to black & white and then allowing you to selectively add color back in. It has a great toolset, including an excellent brush palette with great control over brush size and edge. It’s also got handy editing tools (gamma, contrast, blur, hue, exposure, etc.) to perform basic image tweaks in-app.
I found using ColorStrokes to be very easy. The brush is smooth and responsive and lets you paint in some clean, natural-looking edges. This style of app often demands working in close in an image — not always an easy task on the tiny iPhone screen. ColorStrokes easily toggles back and forth between edit and Pan & Zoom mode. There’s a great “loupe” that gives you an onscreen closeup look while you edit. You can also use two finger gestures while in edit mode to move and zoom onscreen. Both are good features that really help improve workflow.
ColorStrokes now has a new ReColor tool. Pick a tone and apply it to your photos. The new tool adds colors, rather than selectively restoring them. The app’s description says that “You can now color your photos as you like and also bring new life to the old snaps from b&w era.” Another great use I found was to give me very precise color and painting controls to create Warhol-esque pop-art images. Using the app’s built-in editing tools, I was even able to crank the contrast in-app.
The interface got a little sticky for me at times, but a quick tap to another tool and then back fixed it for me every time. A couple of points off for that. Overall the app is stable and rock-solid for me. Even on large images, it was smooth and fast. The app supports full device resolution — up to 8 MP on an iPhone 4S. It strips out most of your EXIF data, though, including Geotags.
ColorStrokes is a solid update to Color Splash Studio. You can do a lot more with it than just splash color.
ColorStrokes is on sale now for a limited time for only $0.99. It’s normally $2.99 in the App Store. Two bucks is a great discount for a photo app. Please share the love on Facebook and Twitter so that your friends & family can save $2 as well. Thanks!
Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.Requires iOS 4.3 or later.