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mill colour for iPhone iPadFor light and color moves, few apps came close to the precision of the classic Mill Colour. The app languished at 2 MP support for years without being updated to support the higher resolutions of even the venerable iPhone 3G.

The version 1.2 update has just been released. Mill Colour is back, still free, and is now updated to support the latest devices.

“The Mill is an award-winning creative company with it’s roots in visual-effects. As the leading innovator in our industry we are proud to present Mill Colour, a unique photo grading application.

“Mill Colour allows you to alter any image with the precision and subtlety of professionals and has been specifically developed by our expert team of Colourists based on extensive experience in commercials, feature film and television. “

For those of you who remember Mill Colour, little about the app has changed. The interface and functionality is the same, the app still uses precision dials to make color and light adjustments. Mill Colour uses Lift, Gamma, and Gain to adjust darker, midtones, and highlights of an image. There’s also a Saturation setting.

The beauty of Mill Colour’s adjustments has always been that the scale of the controls is very broad, allowing you to make very precise adjustments to your image. Basically, compared to other photo apps, it’ll feel like you’re cranking the app’s dials all day to make your tweaks, but you will make the perfect light and color move. Thankfully, this has not changed in this update. Mill Colour’s adjustments are big fingers resistant.

The app also features several one-click presets that can be used as a starting point before further editing.

Mill Colour supports full iPhone 4S 3264 x 2448 pixel saves. However, it strips out much of the image’s EXIF data, including geotags. Mill Colour no longer supports iOS 3.x or older. The app defaults to 1600×1200 resolution. Be sure to update this in Settings > Mill Colour.

Mill Colour is still free, and it’s hands down the best free color editor in the App Store. I was pleasantly surprised to see this one pop up in my updates. I’d been in contact with The Mill a while back and was given the generic “an update is coming” response. I’d thought this was a dead app. I’m glad it’s not. It’s good to see this one back. This is a welcome Christmas gift from The Mill.

Requirements: Compatible with iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Requires iOS 4.2 or later.

Mill Colour - The Mill