Selectively Desaturate ImagesSome popular graphic photo retouching techniques once available only to Photoshop users now comes to the iPhone! ColorSplash is a new application for the iPhone and iPod Touch that lets users give photos a dramatic look. Now you can convert photos to black and white, while keeping chosen details in color. This effect, known as "cutout" or "selective desaturation," produces eye-catching images, drawing the viewers' attention to the colored areas.
ColorSplash lets users interact directly with the photo via the device's touch screen. The user's finger acts as a brush that removes (or returns) color from the original image. The application's seamless zoom allows for smoothly zooming in and out using a two finger pinching gesture, enabling detail-work with pixel-accuracy. Thanks to its intuitive and responsive user interface, ColorSplash is easy and fun to use.
ColorSplash is built on the same stable and efficient foundation as the popular photo-manipulation application Juxtaposer and inherits Juxtaposer's elegant, intuitive and responsive user interface.
* In addition to saving the new images to the users' photo album, ColorSplash supports saving multiple sessions so users can resume work on an image at a later point.
* Transparent brushes can be used to partially desaturate regions of an image, and users can choose between hard- and soft-edged brushes.
* An alternative display mode shows colored regions tinted in a vibrant red, making it easier to see and adjust the boundaries between color and black & white regions.
* ColorSplash supports both portrait and landscape orientation, and users can switch to and from full-screen mode with the tap of a finger.
* ColorSplash also features unlimited undo, detailed in-program help, and lets users configure several advanced options in the Settings application.
System Requirements: any iPhone or iPod touch with firmware version 2.0 or higher. ColorSplash is available now for purchase at a price of $1.99 (USD), distributed exclusively through Apple's App Store. Review copies are available to the media upon request.
Located in Vancouver, BC, Canada, Hendrik Kueck is a computer science PhD candidate doing research in machine learning as well as an independent iPhone developer. Before starting to develop iPhone applications, he contributed to the development of Adobe Photoshop Lightroom 2.0. In his role as an iPhone developer he is dedicated to creating high quality applications that are intuitive and fun to use. His current lineup of iPhone applications consists of Juxtaposer, Juxtaposer Lite and ColorSplash. All Material and Software (C) 2008-2009 Hendrik Kueck. All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPod, the iPod logo, are registered trademarks of Apple Computer in the U.S. and/or other countries. Photoshop Lightroom and Adobe are registered trademarks of Adobe Systems Incorporated in the U.S and/or other countries. - Vancouver, Canada - Published on 02/16/09
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