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Plugin site announce ColorWasher for Mac OS X - ColorWasher plug in for correcting colour, contrast, exposure and saturation of 8bit and 16bit photos is now available for Mac OS X
ColorWasher features a wide range of automatic, semi-automatic and manual tools for correcting, enhancing and restoring photos. It is easy to use, offering interactive explanations and hints for each feature, as well as incorporating an Easy Mode and detailed step-by-step instructions in the manual.
ColorWasher can be used on both digital photos and scanned photos, and can even achieve great results on old and faded photos. ColorWasher can also be used to enhance web graphics, drawings, cartoons, paintings or screen shots. If you want to create artistic and stylish color or black and white effects, ColorWasher lets you correct photos and apply impressive color effects in one step.
ColorWasher's revolutionary algorithms can help you turn even the worst photo into a delightful visual experience, containing seven sophisticated methods called Cast Types for reconstructing lost colors and details in photos. ColorWasher's exposure correction features are superior to simple brightness and gamma correction methods used in known graphics applications and plugins. It also features built-in mechanisms for hiding image noise, camouflaging overexposed areas, boosting contrast, keeping saturation constant and fixing chopped histograms.
ColorWasher provides five different automatic methods for achieving perfect results with photos that have a wide range of different color problems. Even more powerful is the semi-automatic sample area feature, which lets the user select a white or gray image area for correcting the color cast. Additionally there are twelve different Split View modes that let you visually perform photo corrections with the help of color or exposure stripes and grids that are laid over the image. The manual controls include source and target color boxes, three sliders adjustable to five different color models, a color picker, a color dialog and a lightness balance button. You can also manually enter the color temperature, open and save presets and process photos in one batch with Cloak Mode.
As far as Contrast and Exposure are concerned, ColorWasher offers Auto Contrast and Exposure Fix features, which can be set to three or five different levels. In addition to these two automatic features, you can also adjust the contrast and exposure manually in percent and EV values, alter the highlights or shadows and change saturation using 10 different methods. Experts can also view 10 different histogram types in four styles to supervise the correction.
ColorWasher was developed because of the lack of color correction tools that combine precision, speed and ease of use. Many available tools have insufficient automatic modes, don't manage to remove color casts completely or demand expert knowledge to be used properly. Some even make photos look worse or seduce the user to overdo the correction. ColorWasher is the first tool that performs 100% precise corrections within seconds and is flexible as well as very easy to use. It also guides the user with interactive comments and explanations. Additionally ColorWasher makes it very hard for inexperienced people to unintentionally apply destructive corrections. Best of all, ColorWasher saves you precious time when correcting photos and is available for an affordable price.
ColorWasher is available for MacOS X and Windows and is priced $49.95 (Regular License) or $29.95 (Academic/Educational License). It can be purchased at www.thepluginsite.com/products/photowiz a demo version can also be downloaded here.